Johnson Showcases Ohio Energy Producers on Western Caucus Field Tour

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, May 20, Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-06) welcomed Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) to eastern Ohio for a Congressional Western Caucus field tour. “I was honored to host Reps. Dan Newhouse and Mariannette Miller-Meeks in Eastern Ohio,” said Rep. Johnson. “We met with energy producers and employees to learn how we can help Americans who a...

Newhouse Blasts Biden Administration for Cancelling Lease Sales, Guaranteeing High Gas Prices

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of the Interior's announcement of lease sale cancellations in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska: "'Working like the devil to bring down gas prices.' That's the claim President Biden made to the American people," said Chairman Newhouse. "Yet, by once again cancelling future planne...

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...

BRANDED: Democrats' Disingenuous Disconnect

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Democrats' Disingenuous Disconnect By Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) Last week, Democrats yet again dragged leaders of our nation’s oil and gas companies in front of committee proceedings to pass the blame for high gas prices onto these domestic producers. Meanwhile, President Biden blames Vladimir Putin – using the disingenuous “Putin’s Price Hike” motto – for skyrocketing prices. So, the question for...

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...

Fischbach, Newhouse, Marshall Introduce Bicameral Gas Prices Relief Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. Michelle Fischbach (MN-07) introduced the Gas Prices Relief Act alongside several Western Caucus Members. A companion bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senate Western Caucus Member Roger Marshall (KS). The legislation aims to protect Americans from President Biden’s anti-energy agenda. "Since the day he took office, President...

BRANDED: American producers deserve certainty in the permitting process

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American producers deserve certainty in the permitting process By Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) American energy independence is unobtainable without functioning pipelines. Pipelines are vital infrastructure for transporting crude oil and natural gas across the nation. They are safer than trucks, barges, and rail, all while emitting less greenhouse gas. To ensure we have a strong energy infrastruct...

BRANDED: To modernize infrastructure, start with NEPA reform

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To modernize infrastructure, start with NEPA reform By Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-05 Arizonans have felt the burden of America’s fraying energy infrastructure for decades. As a state located in the desert southwest, the highly variable environment places an emphasis on the need for modernized infrastructure and energy innovation. Heat waves often cause blackouts here at home, and in places like Tex...

Newhouse, Westerman, McMorris Rodgers Lead 64 Members in Urging Administration to Prioritize Offshore Leasing Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Vice Chair and House Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (AR-04), and House Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) led 64 Members in sending a letter U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Amanda Lefton to urge the prioritization of the National Of...

Texas Western Caucus Members Call on Biden to Address Energy Crisis During Lone Star State Visit

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – As President Biden visits Texas following his announcement that the U.S. will ban Russian imports of oil – amidst rising gas prices, an international energy crisis, and the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Congressional Western Caucus Members from Texas are calling on him to unleash American energy potential and meet with energy producers...

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