Westerman Welcomes Western Caucus to Arkansas

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 8 and 9, Vice Chair Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) led a group of Western Caucus Members on a field tour of Arkansas’ 4th Congressional District. “I was honored to have the opportunity to show so many members of Congress firsthand how Arkansans use our natural resources to their fullest potential,” said Vice Chair Westerman. “Through uniquely ...

Boebert, Tiffany Lead Members in Urging the Biden Administration to Defend Science-Based Gray Wolf Decision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Vice Chair Lauren Boebert (CO-03) and Rep. Tom Tiffany (WI-07) led Western Caucus Members in sending a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland urging the Department of the Interior to support effective locally-led and voluntary species management efforts for the gray wolf. In 2020, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service used the best available science and commercial data...

Newhouse, Amodei Join Local Leaders to Spotlight Critical Domestic Lithium Mine

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Vice Chair Mark Amodei (NV-02) hosted a Congressional Western Caucus virtual forum titled, “Nevada’s New Lithium Mine: Securing America’s Independence.” The forum featured local leaders who discussed the bureaucratic and regulatory delays that result from broken permitting processes while celebrating the recent permitting of the Thacker Pass Lit...

Western Caucus Conservation Blueprint Gains Nationwide Support

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the Western Caucus Foundation hosted a virtual forum to discuss the Biden Administration’s misguided “30 by 30,” or America the Beautiful, initiative and the importance of locally-led conservation and active land management. Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Vice Chair Chris Stewart (UT-02), and Senate Western Caucus Chairman Steve Daines (MT) joined to highlight the Wes...

Cheney, Newhouse Lead Call to Establish Domestic Uranium Reserve

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Vice Chair Liz Cheney (WY-AL) led a letter to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm expressing concerns about her delay in implementing a national uranium reserve. In 2020, Congress appropriated $75 million to be used for the establishment of a national uranium reserve, and the Department of Energy (DOE) has not yet secure...

Fischbach, Newhouse, Marshall Introduce Bicameral Gas Prices Relief Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. Michelle Fischbach (MN-07) introduced the Gas Prices Relief Act alongside several Western Caucus Members. A companion bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senate Western Caucus Member Roger Marshall (KS). The legislation aims to protect Americans from President Biden’s anti-energy agenda. "Since the day he took office, President...

Newhouse, Armstrong Host Forum to Highlight Permitting Challenges Facing North Dakota

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. Kelly Armstrong (ND-AL) hosted a Congressional Western Caucus virtual forum titled, “Cut the Red Tape: Permitting Reforms to Benefit North Dakota & Rural America.” The forum featured local leaders who discussed the permitting challenges and opportunities facing North Dakota’s communities, from agriculture and energy production to small busi...

Newhouse, Thompson Lead Inquiry Into EPA Pesticide Proposal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and House Agriculture Ranking Member GT Thompson (PA-15) led 46 Members in sending a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan to inquire about a recent proposal that could hinder the registration process of new pesticide active ingredients. The letter includes several questions for the EPA regarding the prop...

Western Caucus Members Highlight Permitting Challenges, Opportunities on House Floor

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On March 15, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) hosted a Special Order with Congressional Western Caucus Members to highlight permitting challenges and opportunities throughout the United States. Members representing diverse communities across the country spoke about the impacts of broken permitting processes across the federal government and outlined their vision for streamlined, mo...

What They Are Saying: Industries Join 200+ House Republicans in Calling on Biden Administration to Halt WOTUS Expansion

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Tags: Water , WOTUS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, 201 House Republicans sent a letter urging the Biden Administration to halt their rulemaking expanding the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a related case, Sackett v. EPA. Today, industry leaders, stakeholders, and representatives of rural America issued the following statements in support of the letter, which w...

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