Newhouse Statement on House Democrats’ Stand Against Harmful Energy Reconciliation Provisions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement after seven House Democrats sent a letter to House leadership outlining their opposition to oil, natural gas, and refining provisions within the House budget reconciliation package: “As Democrat leaders in Congress push a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package and an anti-oil and gas agenda...

Newhouse Statement on Biden Administration’s Appeal of Oil and Gas Injunction

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement after the Department of the Interior announced the filing of an appeal to the Louisiana v. Biden decision, which placed a temporary injunction on the Biden Administration’s federal oil and gas leasing moratorium: “Just days after begging the Russians, Iranians, and the OPEC+ cartel to inc...

Newhouse Applauds Injunction for Extreme, Unlawful Biden Ban on Oil and Gas Leases

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) issued the following statement on a U.S. District Court Judge's ruling to issue a preliminary injunction on President Biden's ban on oil and gas leases on public lands and waters: "Within the first few days of his presidency and by the simple stroke of a pen, President Biden eliminated thousands of jobs, prevented millions - potentially billi...

Western Caucus, HEAT Members Champion All-of-the-Above Energy at Oklahoma Roundtable

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Western Caucus and House Energy Action Team (HEAT) participated in a roundtable hosted by the Western Caucus Foundation in Tulsa, Oklahoma to discuss the importance of Oklahoma’s all-of-the-above energy approach and the state’s contributions to American energy independence. The roundtable’s panel featured Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Rep...

OPINION: Biden wants to restrict American energy, we want to grow it

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This piece was originally published in the Tulsa World on April 23, 2021. President Joe Biden’s approach to energy is wrong for America, and we are here in Oklahoma Friday to help demonstrate why — as well as to share House Republicans’ pro-American energy vision. Oklahoma has embraced an all-of-the-above energy portfolio, from traditional resources like natural gas and coal to renewables like hyd...

Chairman Newhouse Slams Reintroduction of the Green New Deal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) reintroduced the Green New Deal, a radical climate change proposal: “The Green New Deal is a radical wish list that will decimate our economy, destroy good-paying American jobs, and exacerbate the damage already done to our energy sector by...

Newhouse: President Biden, where are the green jobs?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement ahead of President Biden’s first official press conference: “It has been 64 days since President Biden signed his executive order canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline, devastating the livelihoods of thousands of hard-working Americans in the middle of a pandemic that has already wreaked havoc on rural communities across...

OPINION: Arrington's Leadership Benefits Texas Energy Dominance

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This piece was originally published by RealClearEnergy on March 24, 2021. As citizens, business leaders, and state officials gather today at the Capitol in Austin for Texas Energy Day, it is incumbent upon Texans to continue to tell the important story of the state’s history – and future – of energy leadership at the federal level as well. Texas’s energy producers, including many multi-generationa...

OPINION: Biden hypocrisy on critical minerals – here's how it hurts US industry, security

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This piece was originally posted by Fox News on March 15, 2021. President Biden has added yet another tally-mark to his ever-increasing list of executive orders. This time, it was an order declaring his purported recognition of the need to secure our nation’s domestic supply chains. On its face, the motivation behind such a declaration is one we would agree with. Our nation’s domestic sourcing of ...

Western Caucus Members React to Dangerous Arizona Mining Ban

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Western Caucus Members released the following statements in response to provisions of H.R. 803, the federal land grab package that will be brought to the floor this week. The package includes the text of the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act, legislation introduced by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) to eliminate mining opportunities on over 1 million acres of land surround...

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