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  • President Trump Keeps Promise to Redefine WOTUS
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water , Property Rights

    Today, Members of the Senate and Congressional Western Caucus released the following statements after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the improved definition for "waters of the United States" with the Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04): "Under the previous administration, the WOTUS Rule was one of the most egregious examples of federal overreach I’ve seen in my lifetime. The rule gave unprece... Read more

  • Modernizing the Endangered Species Act for the 21st Century
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Endangered Species Act and Wildlife

    Today, Members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after the introduction of a 17-bill legislative package to modernize the Endangered Species Act to better protect species, and to treat property owners, states and local stakeholders as partners rather than obstacles: "The Endangered Species was enacted with the best intentions, but it has failed to live up to its noble vision. Instead of recovering species, the status quo of the ESA leaves threatened and endangered species o... Read more

  • Bringing NEPA into the Future
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released it's proposed rule modernizing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to facilitate more efficient, effective, and timely environmental reviews: "Enacted with the best intentions in mind, NEPA has been hijacked by serial litigants to halt construction on critical infrastructure projects. Under the guise of environmental protection, special interest gr... Read more

  • Twin Metals Takes Another Step Forward
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Property Rights, American Energy Security, Economy and Jobs

    Today, Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) and Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statements after Twin metals Minnesota offered their Mine Plan of Operation: "Today’s announcement by Twin Metals is a tremendous step forward for Minnesota and America, the submission of the mine plan of operation is an important step to seeing this mine become a reality. While there is likely years of permitting and environmental review ahead, there is no question that... Read more

  • Aurelia Skipwith Confirmed to Lead USFWS
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after the Senate confirmation of Aurelia Skipwith to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS): "The Fish & Wildlife Service plays a critical role for Arizona, and with Aurelia Skipwith at the helm, I am confident it will thrive. Skipwith, who is the first African-American to lead USFWS is battle-tested and I'm grateful to President Trump for nominating her. I look forward to working with Ms. Skipwith... Read more

  • IG Exonerates Bernhardt
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Members of the Western Caucus released statements affirming support for Secretary Bernhardt following the release of exonerating report: "Today we are reminded that contrary to the fantasies of impropriety dreamed up in the heads of Senators, Secretary David Bernhardt is one of the most dedicated, ethical and effective public servants to serve our nation. It is that effectiveness that gives Senators nightmares and results in them concocting schemes to degrade and insult the hardworking pe... Read more

  • Chairman Gosar Statement on Confirmation of Dan Brouillette to Lead the Department of Energy
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04) released the following statement after the Senate confirmation of Dan Brouillette to be Secretary of Energy: "Dan Brouillette's track record of success and service makes him the ideal person to fill the void left behind by Rick Perry at the Department of Energy. Brouillette has been a tireless advocate for President Trump's energy dominance agenda, and will hit the ground running on day one. As we continue to strengthen America's domestic energy independence, I... Read more

  • Key Nominations Voted Out of Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, members of the Senate and Congressional Western Caucus released the following statements after several key nominations were reported out of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04): "I applaud the Senate Energy and Environment Committee for their quick action on these three nominees. Dan Brouillette is battle-tested and will help implement President Trump's Energy Dominance agenda. I worked alongs... Read more

  • Au revoir Paris Climate Accord
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Members of the Western Caucus released statements applauding President Trump's formal withdraw of the Paris Climate Accord: "The Paris Climate Agreement is an unconstitutional treaty negotiated by President Obama, and the United States should never have been a part of it in the first place. Not only is it a clear violation of the Constitution, it would harm the American economy and American workers. The very same agreement that would harm the United States, also let’s China off the hook, ... Read more

  • Some Scary Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Chairman Emeritus Rob Bishop (UT-01), Executive Vice-Chairman Scott Tipton (CO-03), and Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) released the following statements after the Democratic majority passed three job-killing land grab bills: "This is yet another attempt by Chairman Grijalva to deceive people into believing that modern mining poses a health and safety risk to the American people. The Grand Canyon is the most iconic landmark in Arizona and one of the most icon... Read more

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