Western Caucus Members Speak Out: “It’s Time to Unleash American Energy”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and 29 Congressional Western Caucus Members urged their House colleagues to vote in support of H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, on the House floor. The legislation is a comprehensive solution to address the Biden Administration’s failed, anti-American energy policies. “H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, will finally get…

Chairman Newhouse, Executive Vice Chair LaMalfa Introduce House Bill to Fight Fires, Protect Western Communities

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Fire Retardant Ban Special Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressional Western Caucus Executive Vice Chair Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) introduced H.R. 1586, the Forest Protection and Wildland Firefighter Safety Act of 2023, with Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04). Senate Western Caucus Chair Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) introduced a companion bill in the Senate. This bill creates a Clean Water Act exemption for federal, state,…

What They Are Saying: Agriculture Industry Leaders Participate in Western Caucus Summit in Texas

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) led Members of Congress, stakeholders, and congressional staff to North Texas for agriculture tours and a Western Caucus Foundation Farm Bill Summit in Fort Worth, TX. Industry leaders, State Departments of Agriculture, and State Farm Bureaus chimed in on the importance of this event: Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller:…

Leading the West forward

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This piece was originally published on Agri-Pulse. It’s true, for the last two years, rural Americans have been left behind, their concerns ignored, and their voices silenced. All the while, the Congressional and Senate Western Caucuses have been listening to these same men and women who feed and clothe the world. Now, we’re acting. As Chairs of the Congressional and Senate Western…

Newhouse, Kilmer Lead Inquiry Into Low Forest Service Timber Harvests

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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…

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…

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