BRANDED: Our commitment to affordable, clean American energy

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BRANDED: Our commitment to affordable, clean American energy By Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) “Conservation is a great moral issue, for it involves the patriotic duty of ensuring the safety and continuance of the nation.” President Theodore Roosevelt uttered these famous words during a speech titled Conservation as a National Duty in 1908. He was well ahead of his time, 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…

Newhouse Responds to Supreme Court Ruling Checking EPA's Authority

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to uphold limits on EPA’s authority and reaffirm Congress’ Article 1 power: “Today’s decision is a win for rural America. The Court rightfully ruled that it is up to lawmakers – those of us who represent the…

Newhouse, Pfluger Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Domestic Critical Mineral Supply

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) introduced the Critical Minerals Classification Improvement Act to secure a domestic supply of critical minerals. The bipartisan legislation is also supported by Reps. Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15). The bill strikes the “non-fuel” requirement from the critical…

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…

Johnson Showcases Ohio Energy Producers on Western Caucus Field Tour

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, May 20, Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-06) welcomed Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) to eastern Ohio for a Congressional Western Caucus field tour.   “I was honored to host Reps. Dan Newhouse and Mariannette Miller-Meeks in Eastern Ohio,” said Rep. Johnson. “We met with energy producers and employees to…

Newhouse Blasts Biden Administration for Cancelling Lease Sales, Guaranteeing High Gas Prices

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of the Interior's announcement of lease sale cancellations in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska:   "'Working like the devil to bring down gas prices.' That's the claim President Biden made to the American people," said Chairman Newhouse. "Yet, by…

BRANDED: Actions Speak Louder Than Words: The Need for Domestic Mining

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words: The Need for Domestic Mining By Reps. Pete Stauber (MN-08) and Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) When it comes to President Biden’s domestic mining policy, it’s important to watch his actions and not just listen to his words. During October 2020, in the throes of the presidential campaign, then-candidate Joe Biden told U.S. miners he supports domestic…

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…

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