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…

BRANDED: Reject WOTUS expansion to ensure affordable, reliable housing

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Reject WOTUS expansion to ensure affordable, reliable housing By Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) When you hear “waters of the United States,” or WOTUS, it’s likely that your mind immediately shifts to the impacts this regulation has on America’s agriculture industry. As a farmer, it’s on my mind constantly. WOTUS and an overbearing Clean Water Act have the potential to destroy the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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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…

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…

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