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…

Branded: Western Caucus Permitting Month: The keys to unlocking rural America

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Western Caucus Permitting Month: The keys to unlocking rural America By Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) March is Western Caucus Permitting Month, and our Members are excited to share how improving our current permitting processes will help unleash American potential.   The Congressional Western Caucus is at the forefront of the challenges rural America experiences, and our Members…

Newhouse, Joyce Lead Western Caucus Members in Demanding Transparency on Aerial Firefighting

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Interior Appropriations Ranking Member David Joyce (OH-14) led 13 Members in sending a letter to U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Chief Moore and Interior Secretary Haaland to demand an overdue report to Congress on 10-year contracting for aerial wildfire operators, as directed by the Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations…

Newhouse Resolution Celebrating Local Conservation Highlighted by Natural Resources Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife hosted a hearing on H. Res. 641, a resolution commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD). The bipartisan resolution, led by Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02), Vice Chair Bruce Westerman (AR-04), and…

Newhouse, Fulcher, Simpson Host Forum to Highlight New Idaho Cobalt Mine

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Rep. Russ Fulcher (ID-01), and Rep. Mike Simpson (ID-02) hosted a Congressional Western Caucus virtual forum titled, “Celebrating the Benefits of Domestic Mining in the Gem State.” The forum highlights the Idaho Cobalt Operations project in the Salmon-Challis National Forest, managed by Jervois Mining Ltd., which will be the first…

Newhouse, Westerman, Stauber Lead Forum on the Importance of Domestic Mining

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional Western Caucus and House Natural Resources Republicans hosted a joint forum on the economic, national defense, and energy security benefits of mining in northern Minnesota and the development of the Twin Metals mine.   “This isn’t just about Minnesota, it’s about the whole country,” said Chairman Dan Newhouse…

OPINION: A blueprint for real conservation

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This piece was originally published in The Hill. Conservation is engrained within our western way of life. Our livelihood and quality of life out West is reliant upon healthy landscapes which is why we take pride in stewarding the land for current and future generations. Western land users should be seen as partners for accomplishing our conservation goals, not…

Biden Administration Ignores Utah Communities, Opts for Bloated National Monument Designations

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Biden took yet another step toward misguided preservation and mismanagement of lands and resources in Utah by expanding the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument from 201,000 acres to 1.37 million acres and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument from 1 million acres to 1.87 million acres.   “Instead of listening to the concerns of…

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