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…

BRANDED: House wildlife recovery bill is not the bipartisan solution Americans deserve

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House wildlife recovery bill is not the bipartisan solution Americans deserve By Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-04) Last week, the House voted on the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), a bill that Members on both sides of the aisle should have been able to wholeheartedly support. Unfortunately, while the bill is well-intentioned, House Democrats went about it the wrong…

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…

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)…

What They Are Saying: Stakeholders Applaud Western Caucus on FY22 Sage-Grouse Provision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, industry leaders, stakeholders, and representatives of rural America issued the following statements in support of locally-led greater sage-grouse conservation efforts across the West and in support of the Congressional Western Caucus’ work to secure the long-standing provision prohibiting the use of federal funds to list the sage-grouse under the Endangered…

Western Caucus Members Secure Long-Standing Sage-Grouse Provision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressional Western Caucus Members applauded the inclusion of a long-standing greater sage-grouse provision in the Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus package. The provision prohibits funds being used to enact federal listing of the greater sage-grouse, thereby empowering state and local species managers to continue protecting sage-grouse populations in communities…

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