Western Caucus Members Introduce Legislation to Overturn Onerous Biden ESA Rules

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Today, Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Representatives Harriet Hageman (WY-AL) and John Duarte (CA-13) introduced Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions to overturn the Biden Administration’s recent rule updates to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). These changes from the current administration reverse critical reforms to the ESA implemented during previous…

Hageman, Western Caucus Members Demand Answers on Western Solar Plan

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Today, Representative Harriet Hageman (WY-AL) was joined by Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and six Caucus Members in expressing concerns over the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed revamp of the 2012 Western Solar Plan.   “President Biden is continuing his war on the American West with this latest attempt to prop up unreliable energy to the detriment of the…

Western Caucus Members Blast BLM’s Coal Leasing Restrictions in Montana and Wyoming

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Today, Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Vice Chairs  Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and Ryan Zinke (MT-01), Representatives Matt Rosendale (MT-02) and Representative Harriet Hageman (WY-AL) released the following statements on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) resource management plans (RMP) for Montana and Wyoming. These RMPs remove millions of acres of Federal lands from…

Rep. Valadao Hosts Members of Western Caucus for Ag and Water Field Tour

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Members of the Western Caucus and their staff attended an agriculture and water field tour in Bakersfield, California. The field tour was hosted by Rep. David Valadao (CA-22), with participation from Vice Chair Jay Obernolte (CA-23) and Reps. Burgess Owens (UT-04), Russ Fulcher (ID-01), and John Duarte (CA-13). Congressional Western Caucus…

La Cámara aprueba la legislación del Vicepresidente Amodei para proteger minería Americana

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Hoy, el Presidente del Western Caucus, Dan Newhouse (WA-04), y Vicepresidente Mark Amodei (NV-02) emitieron las siguientes declaraciones tras la aprobación del H.R. 2925, la Ley de Claridad Regulatoria Minera. Este proyecto de ley corrige una decisión judicial perjudicial conocida como la "Decisión Rosemont", que amenaza el sistema minero de los Estados Unidos y crea más burocracia bajo…

House Passes Vice Chair Amodei’s Legislation to Protect American Mining

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Vice Chair Mark Amodei (NV-02) released the following statements following passage of H.R. 2925, the Mining Regulatory Clarity Act. This bill corrects a harmful court decision known as the “Rosemont Decision” which threatens America’s mining system and creates more red tape by which American mining operators must…

Western Caucus Members Participate in Natural Resources Committee Field Hearing on Gray Wolves

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries, led by its Chairman Cliff Bentz (OR-02), hosted a field hearing in Sandstone, Minnesota, to hear from local leaders about the impact of an unmanaged gray wolf population and the need to delist the species from the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Congressional Western…

House Passes Legislation to Unleash Energy Development in Alaska

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Today, Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Western Caucus Vice Chair Pete Stauber (MN-08) released the following statements following passage of H.R. 6285, Alaska’s Right to Produce Act. This bill overturns the Biden Administration’s anti-energy restrictions in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The…

House Passes Rep. Curtis Legislation to Overturn Illegal Conservation and Landscape Health Rule

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Today, Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Representative John Curtis (UT-03) released the following statements after passage of H.R. 3397, the Western Economic Security Today (WEST) Act. This bill will repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Conservation and Landscape Health final rule and was introduced by Rep. Curtis. The legislation passed by a bipartisan vote of 212…

House Passes Rep. Boebert Bill to Follow the Science and Delist the Gray Wolf

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. Lauren Boebert (CO-03) released the following statements following passage of H.R. 764, the Trust the Science Act. This bill directs the Department of the Interior to remove protections for the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), effectively delisting the species from the ESA. The legislation…

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