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…

BRANDED: Reject WOTUS expansion to ensure affordable, reliable housing

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Reject WOTUS expansion to ensure affordable, reliable housing By Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) When you hear “waters of the United States,” or WOTUS, it’s likely that your mind immediately shifts to the impacts this regulation has on America’s agriculture industry. As a farmer, it’s on my mind constantly. WOTUS and an overbearing Clean Water Act have the potential to destroy the…

Newhouse, Miller-Meeks, Davis Submit Amicus Brief in Support of Landowners in WOTUS Supreme Court Case

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) and Rodney Davis (IL-13) submitted an amicus brief for the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case, Sackett v. EPA, which could set forth the proper test for determining the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act. The Members released the…

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)…

What They Are Saying: Industries Join 200+ House Republicans in Calling on Biden Administration to Halt WOTUS Expansion

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, 201 House Republicans sent a letter urging the Biden Administration to halt their rulemaking expanding the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a related case, Sackett v. EPA. Today, industry leaders, stakeholders, and representatives of rural America issued the following statements…

Graves, Rouzer, Newhouse Lead 201 House Republicans in Renewing Calls for the Biden Administration to Drop WOTUS Expansion

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Tags: Water , WOTUS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (MO-06), Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member David Rouzer (NC-07), and Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) are leading 201 House Republicans – including the entirety of the Congressional Western Caucus – in renewing calls for the Biden Administration to drop…

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