ICYMI: "Champions of Rural America"

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RFD-TV

The Western Caucus Foundation recently debuted episode 6 of “Champions of Rural America” on RFD-TV. In this episode, Western Caucus Members discussed American mining and ways that government officials can expand mining domestically and harness America's natural resources. Also discussed was foreign ownership of U.S. farmland by the Chinese Communist Party and efforts to prevent this…

Western Caucus Members Demand the EPA Withdraw Pesticide, Herbicide Proposals

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Western Caucus Vice Chair Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and Rep. Jim Baird (IN-04) led a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan demanding the EPA withdraw the Vulnerable Species Pilot Project and Draft Herbicide Strategy Framework, renegotiate the Stipulated Settlement Agreement,…

What They Are Saying: Industry Leaders Applaud Western Caucus Efforts to Rescind NAAQS Rule

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Industry leaders and associations representing rural America released statements following a letter led by Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Western Caucus Vice Chair Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and Representative Buddy Carter (GA-01), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee, demanding…

What They Are Saying: Western Caucus Members Denounce NAAQS Rule for Fine Particulate Matter

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Western Caucus Members representing rural America released statements in response to the Biden Administration’s decision to tighten National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter reducing the current 12 μg/m3 to 9 μg/m3. “I am deeply concerned to see the Biden EPA's new rigorous National Ambient Air Quality Standards,” said Rep. Mike Simpson…

Western Caucus Members Condemn EPA’s Decision on NAAQS Rule for Fine Particulate Matter

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Timber

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Western Caucus Members released the following statements responding to the Biden Administration’s finalized rule on National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). The final update to the NAAQS will have devastating economic consequences for timber mills, manufacturers, and American industry. “In another misguided decision by…

Western Caucus Members Respond to GAO Report on the Dangers of Foreign Ownership of U.S. Farmland

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Western Caucus Members issued statements responding to the latest report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office on the dangers of foreign investment and ownership of U.S. farmland. “This report confirms one of our worst fears: that not only is the USDA unable to answer the question of who owns what land and where, but that there is no plan by the…

Western Caucus Members React To USMCA Dispute Panel Allowing Canadian Dairy Restrictions

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Cows

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Western Caucus members released the following statements in response to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) dispute settlement panel issuing their final report allowing Canadian dairy restrictions that prevent U.S. farmers’ market access to continue. “I’m disappointed in the USMCA dispute panel’s ruling, allowing Canada to continue practicing…

Western Caucus Members Demand BLM Approve Use of Rejuvra on Lands to Combat Invasive Cheatgrass

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) led 24 Members of the Western Caucus in sending a letter to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Tracy Stone-Manning urging the approval of the herbicide Rejuvra on BLM lands to help grazing permittees eliminate cheatgrass, an invasive species. Rejuvra has already been approved for use by the Forest Service and the…

Western Caucus Members Tour Southern Minnesota

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Minnesota Field Tour

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this week, the Western Caucus hosted a production agriculture field tour in Southern Minnesota, with five Western Caucus Members and congressional staff. The field tour was hosted by Vice Chair Michelle Fischbach (MN-07), with participation from Vice Chairs Pete Stauber (MN-08) and Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-01), as well as House Agriculture Committee…

Forum Emphasizes Dangers Of The CCP Buying American Farmland

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the Congressional Western Caucus hosted a forum titled, “The Dangers of the CCP Buying American Farmland.” The forum was led by Rep. Randy Feenstra (IA-04) and included Vice Chair Adrian Smith (NE-03), and Representatives Dusty Johnson (SD-AL) and Ronny Jackson (TX-13). “I enjoyed leading a forum with my Congressional Western Caucus colleagues about the…

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