Rep. Valadao Hosts Members of Western Caucus for Ag and Water Field Tour

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Members of the Western Caucus and their staff attended an agriculture and water field tour in Bakersfield, California. The field tour was hosted by Rep. David Valadao (CA-22), with participation from Vice Chair Jay Obernolte (CA-23) and Reps. Burgess Owens (UT-04), Russ Fulcher (ID-01), and John Duarte (CA-13). Congressional Western Caucus…

ICYMI: "Champions of Rural America"

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The Western Caucus Foundation recently debuted episode 4 of “Champions of Rural America” on RFD-TV. In this episode, Western Caucus Members discuss efforts in Congress to preserve the western way of life and fight back against infringements on rural America's lifestyle such as rodeo bans. The episode highlights the great economic and social impact that rodeo brings to rural communities…

Western Caucus Members Issue Statements On The Biden Administration’s Revised WOTUS Rule

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Tags: Water , WOTUS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Western Caucus Members released the following statements in response to the Biden Administration’s revised Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “Rural America celebrated the Sackett decision in May, which forced EPA and Army Corps to amend their WOTUS rule and rein in their blatant overreach,” said Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04). “Unfortunately,…

Western Caucus Members Participate in Field Hearing on Lower Snake River Dams in Central Washington

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Lower Snake River Dam

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the House Committee on Natural Resources hosted a field hearing in Richland, Washington, to discuss the importance of the Federal Columbia River Power System, in particular the Lower Snake River Dams, to the region and their impacts on commerce, agriculture, and reliable energy production. Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse, and Western Caucus…

Forum Emphasizes Importance of Hydropower

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Hydropower Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) hosted a forum titled, “The Importance of Hydropower for Rural Communities.” The forum featured Western Caucus Executive Vice Chair Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), and Western Caucus Members Russ Fulcher (ID-01), Cliff Bentz (OR-02), and Jim Baird (IN-04). “It’s…

Western Caucus Members Participate in Field Hearing on Water Storage Challenges in the West

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Natural Resources Water Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the House Committee on Natural Resources hosted a field hearing in Tulare, California, to examine California’s continued water storage issues and their impact on local communities. Congressional Western Caucus Executive Vice Chair Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Vice Chair and Chair of House Natural Resources Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and Western Caucus Members…

Western Caucus Members Speak Out: “It’s Time to Unleash American Energy”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and 29 Congressional Western Caucus Members urged their House colleagues to vote in support of H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, on the House floor. The legislation is a comprehensive solution to address the Biden Administration’s failed, anti-American energy policies. “H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, will finally get…

BRANDED: The Voice for Rural America is Louder Than Ever

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The Voice for Rural America is Louder Than Ever By Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) Over the last two years, Americans have watched as the Biden Administration and Democrats in Congress recklessly spent trillions of dollars and led our country into a recession, punished the agriculture industry with unclear and ever-changing federal regulations, and tied the hands of our energy producers…

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