Newhouse Elected Chair for 117th Congress
Today, Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Gosar and incoming Chairman Newhouse released the following statements after the Western Caucus Executive Committee voted unanimously to elect Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) Congressional Western Caucus Chairman for the 117th Congress.
“The Congressional Western Caucus is the premiere organization advocating for rural policy issues throughout the West and beyond. Chairman Gosar brought our Caucus to new heights, and I want to thank him for his strong leadership over these past four years. I intend to build upon this robust foundation, expand our influence, and help achieve new victories for our Members in the 117th Congress. Based on feedback and conversations with fellow Members, I have developed a strong vision for a Member-driven, solutions-oriented future of our Caucus. I look forward to continuing to learn, collaborate, and serve as your next Chairman,” said Incoming Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04).
“I congratulate my friend, Dan Newhouse, on becoming the new Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus. Over my 4 years as Chairman, Dan has been a constant by my side. From the Arizona desert to the North Slope of Alaska, I could always count on Dan to be there working for rural and western constituents. I know him to be an outstanding advocate for the priorities of the Caucus and a leader for Western and Rural America. He will lead the Caucus and its membership into a bright future and I look forward to continuing to work with him in the years to come,” said Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04).
The Western Caucus serves as a common voice for members of Congress representing western, rural and resource-based communities and fighting for the priorities of the American people in the process.
The Western Caucus has an established track record of success on Capitol Hill with more than 25 years serving members and staff. The Caucus has never been stronger in its quarter-century history and is a dominant force, currently comprised of nearly 70 bipartisan members from 35 different states and territories.
Initially, the Caucus was born in the West, out of concerns of undue federal interference with rural, agricultural, timber, water, energy and hunting values that had been a part of American society for centuries. The Caucus was founded to fight this federal overreach, promote rural values and preserve our uniquely American way of life. Over time, the Caucus has grown beyond the geographic West, allying with Members of Congress throughout the country that share our values, issues and vision of a stronger America.
The Caucus focuses on hands on member education and experiences of rural, resource and western life has been a hallmark of the Caucus for the last two decades. Employing four professional staff, the Caucus brings policy, press, educational opportunities and advocacy for its entire bipartisan membership through the official Eligible Congressional Member Organization (ECMO) status.