The Western Caucus is committed to protecting private property rights, strengthening local control, fostering economic growth, preserving multiple-use of public land, ensuring affordable and safe domestic food production, maintaining healthy forests and increasing energy independence. We believe economic growth and conservation are not mutually exclusive goals and can be accomplished by promoting balanced, common-sense policies.
It is a unique time for the Western Caucus in its over two decade history. The Caucus was born in the West, founded to promote rural values and preserve our uniquely American way of life. But over time the Caucus has grown beyond the West, allying with Members of Congress from all across the country who share our values and our vision of a stronger America. As the Caucus has grown in numbers, we have also grown our influence in Washington, where federal overreach over our land, water, and natural resources is at an all-time high.
Now, under a new President and Congress, we have an opportunity to make unprecedented and lasting progress on these issues. We cannot take our new majority for granted and must hit the ground running in the 115th Congress. We must reverse the onslaught of job-killing regulations and overreaching mandates imposed by previous administrations that have threatened our way of life and the future prosperity of this great nation. We have a mandate to end the status quo and dysfunction that exists in Washington D.C. in order to make real progress for the American people. The Caucus will lead and govern effectively in this transformed political and legislative environment.