Newhouse, Kilmer Lead Inquiry Into Low Forest Service Timber Harvests

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Forest

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06) led a bipartisan letter to U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore requesting information on the Forest Service’s low timber harvest in FY22 which was down 11% from FY19—the last pre-pandemic year of timber harvests. The West continues to face the risk of catastrophic wildfire because federal forests have been…

Chairman Newhouse Introduces Legislation to Improve Forest Health and Management

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the bicameral Root and Stem Project Reauthorization Act alongside Senators Steve Daines (MT) and Dianne Feinstein (CA). This legislation provides the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management with a clear statutory tool to treat forests more efficiently and empower collaborative…

Western Caucus Members Raise Awareness on Danger of Fire Retardant Ban

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Fire Retardant Ban Special Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. Matt Rosendale (MT-02) hosted a Special Order with Congressional Western Caucus Members to raise awareness about a case in the Federal District Court of Montana that could ban the use of aerial fire retardants nationwide during the coming 2023 fire season, placing western communities who routinely experience wildland…

BRANDED: The Voice for Rural America is Louder Than Ever

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118th Branded Voice for Rural America

The Voice for Rural America is Louder Than Ever By Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) Over the last two years, Americans have watched as the Biden Administration and Democrats in Congress recklessly spent trillions of dollars and led our country into a recession, punished the agriculture industry with unclear and ever-changing federal regulations, and tied the hands of our energy producers…

Newhouse, LaMalfa Lead Western Caucus Members in Raising Local Concerns on Livestock Slaughter in Gila National Forest

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Vice Chairs Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) and Chris Stewart (UT-02), and Reps. James Moylan (GU-AL), Ryan Zinke (MT-01), and Ronny Jackson (TX-13) sent a letter to U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore requesting they immediately halt the proposed plan to aerially shoot cattle in the Gila National Forest. “There is no direct statutory authority…

Chairman Newhouse, Peters Introduce Root & Stem Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the Root & Stem Act, which provides the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management with a clear statutory tool to treat forests more efficiently and empower collaborative processes through “Root & Stem” projects.   “I have seen firsthand how these collaborative…

Chairmen Newhouse, Daines Renew Call for Details of Biden Administration's 30x30 Initiative

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Senate Western Caucus Chairman Steve Daines (MT) sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland renewing their request for details on the Biden Administration’s “30 by 30” initiative, or “America the Beautiful.” The letter was sent on the one-year anniversary of the Congressional and Senate…

Western Caucus, Oversight Republicans Rebuke Interior, EPA for Incentivizing "Sue and Settle" Agreements

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Vice Chair James Comer (KY-01), Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, led 36 Western Caucus Members and Oversight Republicans in sending letters to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan regarding the Biden…

Western Caucus, Natural Resources Republicans Demand Transparency on Prescribed Fires Ban

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Vice Chair Bruce Westerman (AR-04) led 25 Western Caucus and House Natural Resources Members in sending a letter to U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Chief Randy Moore urging more active management of federal forests in order to prevent catastrophic wildfires and to demand information surrounding the Biden…

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…

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