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 Administration’s recent re...

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...

Boebert, Tiffany Lead Members in Urging the Biden Administration to Defend Science-Based Gray Wolf Decision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Vice Chair Lauren Boebert (CO-03) and Rep. Tom Tiffany (WI-07) led Western Caucus Members in sending a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland urging the Department of the Interior to support effective locally-led and voluntary species management efforts for the gray wolf. In 2020, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service used the best available science and commercial data...

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...

Newhouse, Armstrong Host Forum to Highlight Permitting Challenges Facing North Dakota

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. Kelly Armstrong (ND-AL) hosted a Congressional Western Caucus virtual forum titled, “Cut the Red Tape: Permitting Reforms to Benefit North Dakota & Rural America.” The forum featured local leaders who discussed the permitting challenges and opportunities facing North Dakota’s communities, from agriculture and energy production to small busi...

Newhouse, Thompson Lead Inquiry Into EPA Pesticide Proposal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and House Agriculture Ranking Member GT Thompson (PA-15) led 46 Members in sending a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan to inquire about a recent proposal that could hinder the registration process of new pesticide active ingredients. The letter includes several questions for the EPA regarding the prop...

Western Caucus Members Promote Drought Resilience & Energy Security in Arizona

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Western Caucus Members traveled to Arizona for the Western Caucus Foundation’s Spring Field Tour and Roundtable, where they discussed how local communities are collaborating to combat historic drought conditions, as well as the importance of domestic mineral development. “In Arizona, we worked to highlight two of the most significant issues facing the United States...

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