Chairman Newhouse Leads Bill Protecting American Lands from Chinese Communist Party

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Today, Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) introduced the No American Land for Communist China Act to prevent the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from purchasing any land adjacent to federal land.   “The Chinese Communist Party is at our doorstep, and we best not let them in,” said Chairman Newhouse. “I have been closely watching the rise in cases of the CCP’s…

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…

Western Caucus Members Visit Lake Tahoe for Forestry Field Tour

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Last week, the Western Caucus Foundation hosted a Field Tour and Policy Discussion in Lake Tahoe with four Congressional Western Caucus Members, congressional staff, and stakeholders. Members attending included Representatives Kevin Kiley (CA-03), Cliff Bentz (OR-02), Jerry Carl (AL-02), and Tom McClintock (CA-05). In total, 22 Congressional offices and committees…

What They Are Saying: Industry Leaders Respond to the Biden Administration Locking Up America’s Public Lands

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Industry leaders and associations representing rural America released statements denouncing the Biden Administration’s recent Conservation and Landscape Health final rule from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). National Mining Association President & CEO Rich Nolan: “This rule flies in the face of the government’s legal obligation to manage public lands for…

Western Caucus Members Blast the Biden Administration’s Decision to Lock Up America’s Public Lands

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Western Caucus Members responded to the Biden Administration’s recent Conservation and Landscape Health final rule from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This rule violates the multiple-use mandate established by the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and is a direct threat to rural America. "This devastating decision threatens the western way of life…

Chairman Newhouse, Chair Lummis Denounce Biden Administration’s Conservation and Landscape Health Final Rule

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Today, Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Senate Western Caucus Chair Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) released the following statements on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Conservation and Landscape Health final rule. This rule contradicts Congressional intent under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976 by elevating conservation as an eligible…

Western Caucus Members Demand the EPA Withdraw Pesticide, Herbicide Proposals

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Western Caucus Vice Chair Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and Rep. Jim Baird (IN-04) led a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan demanding the EPA withdraw the Vulnerable Species Pilot Project and Draft Herbicide Strategy Framework, renegotiate the Stipulated Settlement Agreement,…

Newhouse, Lummis Request Comment Period Extension on Draft BLM Sage Grouse Plan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Senate Western Caucus Chair Cynthia Lummis (WY) sent a letter to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Tracy Stone-Manning urging a comment period extension on the agency’s Greater Sage-Grouse Rangewide Planning Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement…

ICYMI: "Champions of Rural America"

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RFD-TV

The Western Caucus Foundation recently debuted episode 5 of “Champions of Rural America” on RFD-TV. In this episode, Western Caucus Members toured the Southern Border to survey the consequences of the disastrous border policies on farmers, ranchers, and landowners throughout the region. Members also participated in a House Natural Resources Committee field hearing where firsthand…

Western Caucus Members Tour Southern Border, San Xavier Mining Laboratory

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Last week, Representative Juan Ciscomani (AZ-06) hosted Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), nine additional Western Caucus Members and over 40 Congressional staff for a southern border and mining field tour.   “One of the main missions of the Congressional Western Caucus is putting boots on the ground across the West to show Members the unique issues in our districts firsthand,” said…

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