Newhouse Leads Western Caucus Energy Field Tour in Central Washington

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) led Members of the Congressional Western Caucus on an energy field tour through Central Washington, hosted by the Western Caucus Foundation. Vice Chair Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02), Cliff Bentz (OR-02), and Matt Rosendale (MT-AL) joined to learn about the region’s all-of-the-above energy portfolio and...

BRANDED: Severe drought threatens America's farmers & food supply

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Severe drought threatens America's farmers & food supply By Rep. David Valadao (CA-21) I’m proud to represent the farmers that feed the world. With less than one percent of our country’s farmland, the Central Valley supplies a quarter of our Nation’s food. Our well-deserved reputation as America’s breadbasket comes from the help of nature, and a whole lot of hard work and skill from our farmers, r...

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 folks in West Texas – that help us work effect...

Newhouse, Miller-Meeks, Davis Submit Amicus Brief in Support of Landowners in WOTUS Supreme Court Case

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) and Rodney Davis (IL-13) submitted an amicus brief for the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case, Sackett v. EPA, which could set forth the proper test for determining the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act. The Members released the following joint statement: “Co...

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 Chair Westerman. “Through uniquely ...

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) joined to highlight the Wes...

What They Are Saying: Industries Join 200+ House Republicans in Calling on Biden Administration to Halt WOTUS Expansion

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Tags: Water , WOTUS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, 201 House Republicans sent a letter urging the Biden Administration to halt their rulemaking expanding the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a related case, Sackett v. EPA. Today, industry leaders, stakeholders, and representatives of rural America issued the following statements in support of the letter, which w...

Graves, Rouzer, Newhouse Lead 201 House Republicans in Renewing Calls for the Biden Administration to Drop WOTUS Expansion

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Tags: Water , WOTUS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (MO-06), Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member David Rouzer (NC-07), and Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) are leading 201 House Republicans – including the entirety of the Congressional Western Caucus – in renewing calls for the Biden Administration to drop its plan to exp...

Newhouse, Miller-Meeks Respond to SCOTUS Announcement on "Waters of the United States"

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Tags: Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) issued the following joint statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement that it will consider a case focused on the scope of the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS): “We are heartened the Supreme Court will hear this crucially important case for rural America. As we h...

Western Caucus Members Speak Out Against Biden’s Return to Obama-era WOTUS Definition

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Tags: Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Western Caucus Members released the following statements in response to the Biden Administration’s proposed rule to redefine “waters of the United States,” an action that will severely impact rural America and the efforts of states, local conservationists, and private landowners who are working to protect clean water: "Rural America is committed to clean water, and any step the ...

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