WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and 29 Congressional Western Caucus Members urged their House colleagues to vote in support of H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, on the House floor. The legislation is a comprehensive solution to address the Biden Administration’s failed, anti-American energy policies.
“H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, will finally get… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the House Committee on Agriculture hosted a Farm Bill listening session in Waco, Texas. Congressional Western Caucus Members "GT" Thompson (PA-15), Austin Scott (GA-08), Jim Baird (IN-04), Tracey Mann (KS-01), Kat Cammack (FL-03), and Ronny Jackson (TX-13) participated.
“When it comes to public policy, if you’re not at the table, you’re probably on the menu.… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the House Committee on Ways & Means hosted a field hearing in Yukon, Oklahoma, examining the state of the economy for American workers, farmers, and families. Congressional Western Caucus Vice Chair Adrian Smith (NE-03) and Western Caucus Members including House Committee on Ways & Means Chair Jason Smith (MO-08), and Reps. Kevin Hern (OK-01), Frank… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) led Members of Congress, stakeholders, and congressional staff to North Texas for agriculture tours and a Western Caucus Foundation Farm Bill Summit in Fort Worth, TX.
Industry leaders, State Departments of Agriculture, and State Farm Bureaus chimed in on the importance of this event:
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller:… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the Western Caucus Foundation hosted an Agriculture Summit and Field Tour in Fort Worth, Texas, with over a dozen Western Caucus Members, over 40 congressional staff, and numerous stakeholders.
“Western Caucus Members are proud to serve as a voice for rural America and honored to have the opportunity to travel across the United States to hear from these… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. Austin Scott (GA-08) led a letter to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack with Chair of House Agriculture Committee “GT” Thompson (PA-15) urging immediate action to improve outdated and inefficient FSA program operations and specific recommendations on how to do so.
“Congress and USDA request… Read more »
This piece was originally published on Agri-Pulse.
It’s true, for the last two years, rural Americans have been left behind, their concerns ignored, and their voices silenced. All the while, the Congressional and Senate Western Caucuses have been listening to these same men and women who feed and clothe the world. Now, we’re acting.
As Chairs of the Congressional and Senate Western… Read more »
The Voice for Rural America is Louder Than Ever
By Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04)
Over the last two years, Americans have watched as the Biden Administration and Democrats in Congress recklessly spent trillions of dollars and led our country into a recession, punished the agriculture industry with unclear and ever-changing federal regulations, and tied the hands of our energy producers… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee Ranking Member Andy Harris (MD-01) led 10 Members in a letter to the Biden Administration regarding the recently announced Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities pilot program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $2.8 billion in funding from the Commodity Credit… Read more »