Western Caucus Members Affirm Commitment to Conservation, Demand Answers on ‘30 by 30’ Initiative

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairmen Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Steve Daines (R-MT) of the Congressional & Senate Western Caucuses led 12 Senate Members and 50 House Members of the respective Caucuses in sending a letter to President Biden asking important clarifying questions about the Biden Administration’s Executive Order establishing a directive to put restrictions on at least 30% of lands and wate... Read more »

Newhouse: Massive Land Grab Legislation Will Devastate Rural Communities in the West

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) spoke on the House floor to urge a no vote on H.R. 803, a partisan package of eight wilderness bills affecting lands and waters in Colorado, Arizona, California, and Washington. The package creates 1.5 million acres of new wilderness, which is the most restrictive federal land use classification. It permanently withdraws 1.2 million acres from... Read more »

Western Caucus Members React to Massive Federal Land Grab in Colorado

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Western Caucus Members released the following statements in response to provisions of H.R. 803, the federal land grab package that will be brought to the floor this week. The package includes the text of Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO)’s Colorado Wilderness Act of 2021 and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO)’s Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act. Combined, these bills will create re... Read more »

Western Caucus Members React to Dangerous Arizona Mining Ban

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Western Caucus Members released the following statements in response to provisions of H.R. 803, the federal land grab package that will be brought to the floor this week. The package includes the text of the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act, legislation introduced by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) to eliminate mining opportunities on over 1 million acres of land surround... Read more »

Chairman Newhouse Statement on Democrats’ Massive Federal Land Grab Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement in response to the announcement that the House will vote next week on massive federal land grab legislation. The Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act, introduced on February 16, bans oil, gas, and mining leases on 1.2 million acres of land, contributing to President Biden’s devastating attack on Americ... Read more »

Western Caucus Members Listen to Local Communities Harmed By Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, Western Caucus Member Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) hosted a roundtable in Philip, South Dakota alongside Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) to discuss the disastrous impacts of President Biden’s Executive Order to terminate the Keystone XL Pipeline. The lawmakers heard directly from the individuals, small business owners, and community members w... Read more »

Chairman Newhouse Leads Western Caucus Members to Condemn Biden’s Attack on American Energy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, February 4, Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) led his Congressional Western Caucus colleagues in an hour-long Special Order on the House floor to discuss the negative impacts of President Biden’s recent attacks on American energy. Executive Orders to revoke the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline and indefinitely halt oil and gas leases on federal lands have significant ... Read more »

Forest Service Announces Final NEPA Rule

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Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after the U.S. Forest Service announced their final rule to reform their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementation regulations. “The final rule announced today by the Forest Service is a giant leap forward in protecting communities from catastrophic wildfire. The current NEPA process has become too cumbersome and ... Read more »

DOI Announces Final E-Bike Rule on Federal Lands

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Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after the Department of the Interior announced the final rule to update E-Bike regulations on federal lands. “Recreational access and multiple use are core principles of public lands management in the United States. Today’s announcement by DOI shows this Administrations commitment to these two core principles and will open our ... Read more »

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Secure Our Critical Minerals Supply Chain

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Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after President Trump signed an Executive Order on addressing the threat to the domestic supply chain from reliance on critical minerals from foreign adversaries. “The Executive Order signed by President Trump yesterday is a great step in the right direction. The Congressional Western Caucus has been at the forefront of highlig... Read more »

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