Chairman Newhouse Announces Executive Leadership Team

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Washington, D.C., February 3, 2021 | Elizabeth Daniels (202-280-8720) | comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced the Members of the Congressional Western Caucus’ Executive Committee for 2021.

Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA)

“Already, the new Administration has demonstrated that rural communities across the country are under attack,” said Chairman Newhouse. “The Western Caucus will continue to defend the values of local government control, conservation, and responsible land and resource management. Our membership represents diverse communities throughout the United States, and with our strong Executive Committee at the helm, we will continue to be a voice for rural America.”

Executive Vice Chair Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)

“The Western Caucus is a highly effective platform for Northern California priorities, and I’m proud to take the fight for commonsense policies to benefit the West into this new Congress,” said Executive Vice Chair LaMalfa. “Unfortunately, this new Administration has already proven hostile to good policy on conservation, forestry management, agriculture and energy. With so much at stake today, the Western Caucus’s work will be more important than ever.”

Vice Chair Doug Lamborn (R-CO)

"It is an honor to continue to serve on the Western Caucus Executive Committee for the 117th Congress. The Western Caucus is a strong advocate for issues important to Colorado, such as managing our nation's vast energy and mineral resources, expanding economic and recreational opportunities on Federal lands, and conserving our nation's water and fisheries supplies,” said Vice Chair Lamborn. "Under the Biden Administration, Democrats are advancing policies that increase the federal government's size and scope, limit domestic energy production, infringe on Constitutional rights, expand federal land, kill well-paying American jobs, and leave Western states behind. We cannot let this happen. I look forward to working with Representative Dan Newhouse, chair of the Western Caucus, and all our members as we fight for our Western state way of life. "

Vice Chair Garret Graves (R-LA)

“I’m ready to hit the ground running this Congress and keep advancing our priorities. I’ll be the first to tell you Louisiana is blessed an abundance of natural resources, our geographical position and a great way of life. But it takes all of us, working across the country, to find appropriate solutions that promote energy production and conservation minded policies for future generations,” said Vice Chair Graves.

Vice Chair Bruce Westerman (R-AR)

“I’m honored to be a member of the Western Caucus’s executive committee again this Congress. Many of the issues we cover – things like public land and energy development – are based in the West, but they affect every American no matter where you live. I look forward to using this caucus to advocate for sound policy and bipartisan progress here in Congress,” said Vice Chair Westerman.

Vice Chair Mark Amodei (R-NV)

“Policy challenges for the West have never been greater than now,” said Vice Chair Amodei. “I’m looking forward to seeing how facts and thoughtful policy fair in the 117th Congress.”

Vice Chair Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)

“As someone who was born and raised in the Golden State, I understand the unique challenges that face Americans living in California and the West. The Western Caucus provides my colleagues and I the opportunity to work together to amplify the voices of our constituents in the West so that our communities are best represented in Congress,” said Vice Chair McCarthy. “I am proud to serve in the caucus, along with Chairman Newhouse and my fellow Vice Chairs, where we will work to hold the Biden Administration and congressional Democrats accountable when they pursue policies that threaten the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of Californians and millions of Americans working in jobs supported by the oil and gas industry, when they seek to reduce access to our public lands and forests, and when they attempt to block water to those legally entitled to receive it.” 

Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY)

“I am honored to serve on the Executive Committee of the Congressional Western Caucus for the 117th Congress. The Western Caucus advocates on behalf of key issues that impact Wyoming and the West. I look forward to continuing to fight for Wyoming’s agriculture and energy industries, and ensuring our priorities are at the forefront of every debate,” said Vice Chair Cheney. “Under the Democrats’ regime, rural America has come under attack. House Democrats continue to advance policies that increase the size and scope of the federal government, limit domestic energy production, infringe on Constitutional rights, expand federal land, and leave rural America behind. We cannot let that happen. I look forward to working with Representative Dan Newhouse, chair of the Western Caucus, and all our members as we fight for our Wyoming way of life.”

Vice Chair Andy Biggs (R-AZ)

“As we start a new Congress, I am grateful to again be included on the Western Caucus Executive Committee. The Western Caucus has become one of the most effective caucuses on Capitol Hill, and its work will be even more important in the months ahead, pushing back against the expected overreaches of the Biden administration and congressional Democrats. I look forward to working with Chairman Newhouse and my colleagues in this caucus to defend the interests of the west and to promote freedom for all Americans,” said Vice Chair Biggs.

Vice Chair John Curtis (R-UT)

“I am honored to serve this Congress as a Vice-Chair for the Western Caucus. I will work diligently to ensure Utah's public lands and national treasures remain accessible to the American people as we find solutions to preserve our Western way of life,” said Vice Chair Curtis.

Vice Chair Lauren Boebert (R-CO)

“I am honored to join the Western Caucus which has a reputation of being one of the most effective caucuses in Congress. I look forward to working with my colleagues to promote responsible energy production, preservation of public land, and fighting against overregulation,” said Vice Chair Boebert.

Vice Chair Pete Stauber (R-MN)

“I am honored to be named a Vice Chair for the Congressional Western Caucus in the 117th Congress,” said Vice Chair Stauber. “After joining as a freshman two years ago, I was able to see firsthand this Caucus’ importance to advancing issues crucial to rural America. As the Representative of a largely rural district, I will utilize my leadership role on the Caucus to continue championing the many important issues facing my constituents, and other rural constituencies across the nation. Together with my Western Caucus colleagues, I look forward to fighting for America’s energy independence, ensuring a domestic supply of critical minerals, standing against overregulation, and protecting the rights of sportsmen and women everywhere. I am sure we will achieve many victories over these next two years.”

Vice Chair Chris Stewart (R-UT)

“I’m honored to serve on the Executive Committee of the Congressional Western Caucus. With a district mostly composed of rural counties, the issues that this Caucus focuses on directly affect the daily life of my constituents.  There’s no organization in Washington, D.C. that works harder on public lands, natural resources, and rural issues.  I look forward to working with my colleagues to bring home wins to Utah and the West,” said Vice Chair Stewart.

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