Newhouse, Lummis Lead Effort to Overturn Biden Administration’s Restrictive ESA Rules

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Today, Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Senate Western Caucus Chair Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) introduced legislation to prevent the Departments of the Interior and Commerce from finalizing three rule proposals and retain the Trump-era regulations within the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The legislation will preserve legal clarity to landowners and businesses out…

Forum Emphasizes The Importance Of Reforming The Endangered Species Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the Congressional Western Caucus and the House Natural Resources Committee’s Joint ESA Working Group co-hosted a Forum to hear directly from organizations representing farmers, ranchers, county commissioners, and small businesses about the need to reform and modernize the Endangered Species Act.  The forum was led by Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04)…

Western Caucus Applauds Passage Of CRA's To Protect Farmers And Landowners

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S.J. Res. 9 and S.J. Res. 24, joint resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) on the Biden Administration’s listing of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Administration’s uplisting of the Northern Long-Eared Bat to ‘endangered’ from ‘threatened’ under the…

Western Caucus, House Natural Resources Launch Endangered Species Act Working Group

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Western Caucus and House Committee on Natural Resources launched an Endangered Species Act Working Group. The Working Group will seek to examine how the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is being implemented by federal agencies, the practical impacts on the American people, how litigation is driving ESA decision making, and how success is defined…

Chairman Newhouse Slams Proposed Endangered Species Act Rules

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed several burdensome rules related to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement in response: “The Endangered Species Act has long been weaponized by special interest groups to halt projects and economic development in rural…

Beach Mouse Takes A Bite Out of Alabama’s Growth

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Carl ESA

Beach Mouse Takes A Bite Out of Alabama’s Growth By Congressman Jerry Carl (AL-01) Oftentimes, the federal government identifies a problem, implements a solution, but fails to consider the long-term costs and impact that its decision may have. These unintended consequences can create massive headaches, cost people tons of money, and be difficult to undo. I have seen this time and…

Putting The American People Ahead of Violent Predators

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Boebert ESA

Putting The American People Ahead of Violent Predators By Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (CO-03) The devastation farmers and ranchers face due to wolf attacks is unthinkable. The filtered images circulated through the media of innocent wolf pups does not paint the entire picture—the reality is, wolf attacks are gruesome. The countless letters I have received from families, farmers, and…

The Great Struggle Over the Lesser Prairie-Chicken

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Estes - ESA

The great struggle over the lesser prairie-chicken By Congressman Ron Estes (KS-04) If you want to know what ruffles the feathers of an intrusive federal government, meet the humble lesser prairie-chicken. There’s been great debate in Washington about this bird, which finds its home more than 1,000 miles from the D.C. swamp in Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. At issue…

Western Caucus Members Highlight Issues with the Endangered Species Act on the House Floor

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Species Week 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) hosted a Special Order with Congressional Western Caucus Members to talk about the Endangered Species Act and the harm it’s done on rural communities across America. “As we have seen over the past 5 decades, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has become a weapon—used by extreme environmentalists and serial litigators to slow or…

BRANDED: Growing America’s Future After Fifty Years of ESA

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Flood - ESA

Growing America’s Future After Fifty Years of ESA By Congressman Mike Flood (NE-01) December of this year will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). For most Americans, this anniversary may come and go unnoticed. Some may see a social media post in passing and others may come across a snippet of a cable news special highlighting stories of wildlife that have…

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