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…

Chairman Newhouse Responds to Biden Administration Ban on Canadian Game Bird Imports

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement in light of the continued troubling implications of the Biden Administration’s recent ban on the importation of hunter-harvested game birds from Canada:   “Hunting – a tradition throughout rural America which generates revenue for local communities and…

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…

Forum Outlines Roadmap for Species Recovery

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) hosted a Congressional Western Caucus Species Week forum titled, “A Roadmap for Recovery.” The forum featured Western Caucus Members and experts from across the United States who highlighted the importance of modernizing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in order to support effective species recovery.   “What Western…

BRANDED: Minnesota is the model for gray wolf management

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BRANDED: Minnesota is the model for gray wolf management By Rep. Pete Stauber (MN-08) Western Caucus Members are highlighting the need to modernize the Endangered Species Act (ESA) this week to empower those that know best, including states, private landowners, and job creators, to protect wildlife and live our way of life without the intrusion of faraway bureaucrats. Managing gray…

Western Caucus Members Lead Forum to Highlight State & Local Collaboration on Lesser Prairie Chicken Recovery

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Vice Chair Yvette Herrell (NM-02), and Reps. August Pfluger (TX-11) and Tracey Mann (KS-01) recently hosted a Congressional Western Caucus Species Week virtual forum titled, “ESA Solutions: The Case of the Lesser Prairie Chicken.” The forum featured local leaders from New Mexico, Texas, and Kansas who discussed the ongoing state and…

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…

Arrington, Pfluger Host Western Caucus Field Tour Across West Texas

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19), Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11), and Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) hosted a West Texas Energy and Agriculture Field Tour throughout Texas’ 19th and 11th Congressional Districts.   “The Western Caucus is one of the most influential coalitions in Congress, and it is field tours like this – hearing directly from…

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…

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