Chairman Newhouse, Rep. Miller-Meeks Named 2022 Clean Energy Champions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks have been named the 2022 Clean Energy Champions by Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES).   “It is an honor to be named a CRES Clean Energy Champion,” said Chairman Newhouse. “In Central Washington, we are not strangers to clean energy innovation, and I have worked…

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, 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…

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…

Newhouse, Amodei Join Local Leaders to Spotlight Critical Domestic Lithium Mine

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Vice Chair Mark Amodei (NV-02) hosted a Congressional Western Caucus virtual forum titled, “Nevada’s New Lithium Mine: Securing America’s Independence.” The forum featured local leaders who discussed the bureaucratic and regulatory delays that result from broken permitting processes while celebrating the recent permitting of the Thacker…

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)…

Cheney, Newhouse Lead Call to Establish Domestic Uranium Reserve

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Vice Chair Liz Cheney (WY-AL) led a letter to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm expressing concerns about her delay in implementing a national uranium reserve.   In 2020, Congress appropriated $75 million to be used for the establishment of a national uranium reserve, and the Department…

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…

Branded: Western Caucus Permitting Month: The keys to unlocking rural America

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Western Caucus Permitting Month: The keys to unlocking rural America By Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) March is Western Caucus Permitting Month, and our Members are excited to share how improving our current permitting processes will help unleash American potential.   The Congressional Western Caucus is at the forefront of the challenges rural America experiences, and our Members…

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