OPINION: Armstrong stands up for ND jobs, American energy

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This piece was originally published in the Minot Daily News on February 17, 2021. When it comes to standing up for their way of life, the people of North Dakota could not have a stronger advocate than Representative Kelly Armstrong. For the past two years, I have worked with Representative Armstrong on a number of issues through his involvement in the Congressional Western Caucus, a group that adv...

OPINION: Amplifying Voices of South Dakota

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This piece was originally published in the Capital Journal on February 12, 2021. By now, many of us understand that President Biden’s Executive Order to halt the Keystone XL Pipeline is going to have disastrous effects on our nation’s economy, energy security, and thousands of American jobs. By terminating the Pipeline, we are even risking our international standing and relationship with our Cana...

Western Caucus Members Listen to Local Communities Harmed By Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, Western Caucus Member Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) hosted a roundtable in Philip, South Dakota alongside Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) to discuss the disastrous impacts of President Biden’s Executive Order to terminate the Keystone XL Pipeline. The lawmakers heard directly from the individuals, small business owners, and community members w...

Chairman Newhouse Leads Western Caucus Members to Condemn Biden’s Attack on American Energy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, February 4, Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) led his Congressional Western Caucus colleagues in an hour-long Special Order on the House floor to discuss the negative impacts of President Biden’s recent attacks on American energy. Executive Orders to revoke the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline and indefinitely halt oil and gas leases on federal lands have significant ...

Western Caucus Members Condemn Biden’s Expansion of Oil & Gas Moratorium

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Members of the Congressional Western Caucus released the following statements in opposition to President Biden’s expansion of the moratorium on oil and gas leases for federal lands and waters. The moratorium imposed by Executive Order just days after President Biden took office will negatively impact the economies, jobs, and local communities of rural America while threat...

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Modernize Water Management and Infrastructure

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Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after President Trump signed an Executive Order on modernizing America's water resource management and water infrastructure. “Water is a necessity for life and nowhere is that truer than in the West. Water infrastructure powers our homes, ensure farmers have water to irrigate their crops, and ensure our communities of enough to...

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Secure Our Critical Minerals Supply Chain

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Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after President Trump signed an Executive Order on addressing the threat to the domestic supply chain from reliance on critical minerals from foreign adversaries. “The Executive Order signed by President Trump yesterday is a great step in the right direction. The Congressional Western Caucus has been at the forefront of highlig...

EPA Announces Final Rule on Regulatory Guidance Transparency

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Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after the Environmental Protection Agency announced their final rule on regulatory guidance transparency. “Today’s announcement by EPA is another example of this Administration putting transparency at the forefront of their decision making. The American people deserve to know the exact science that goes behind regulatory decisi...

Bernhardt Signs Record of Decision to Begin Leasing Program in ANWR

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Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed a Record of Decision approving the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska. “Today’s announcement by Secretary Bernhardt is another step towards American energy independence. Oil and gas development in ANWR will not only he...

Critical Minerals Legislation Included in Senate COVID-19 Recovery Package

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Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after it was announced that the American Mineral Security Act would be included in the Senate COVID-19 relief package. “Including the Murkowski/Manchin language addressing our critical mineral shortage in the next COVID response package will be a win for the American people and our national security. We currently rely on China ...

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