Newhouse Calls On Interior To “Follow The Science” When It Comes To Gray Wolves

Last week, Dan Newhouse, chair of the Western Caucus, joined 20 of his House Republican colleagues in introducing the Trust the Science Act, which looks to strengthen state management of the gray wolf. The legislation would require the Department of the Interior to reissue the 2020 final rule delisting the gray wolf from the list […]

Central Washington Irrigation District Named WaterSMART Recipient

The Bureau of Reclamation announced that the Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District has been selected to receive a federal WaterSMART grant. The Water and Energy Efficiency grant will help the District improve water use, increase renewable energy production, reduce the risk of water conflicts and provide “other benefits that will enhance water supply sustainability.” The $300,000 […]

Newhouse: Ag Labor Reform Stalled In Senate

Ag Labor remains one of the chief concerns for the farming community, not only due to increasing costs, but limited availability in 2022. Dan Newhouse, chair of Western Caucus said unfortunately, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which has already cleared the House is stalled in the Senate. He said they continue to work with counterparts […]

Newhouse: Administration Can Do More To Address Rising Input Costs

It’s a theme the farming community has become all too familiar with over the past six months, rising input costs. Dan Newhouse, chair of the Western Caucus, said there is a host of reasons why prices have moved higher, but he’s confident if changes were made in D.C., farmers and consumers would benefit. Newhouse said […]

Farming Community Must Standup For The Dams, Newhouse Says

Many in the farming community, including Representative Dan Newhouse, said the opposition against the Snake River dams has become more intense as of recent. The Chair of the Western Caucus points out that Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Washington senator Patty Murray, and the White House have stepped up their pressure on breaching the dams. “The […]

Newhouse: Policies Of The Administration Hurting Rural America, Farmers

Dan Newhouse, chair of the Congressional Western Caucus, took to the House floor last week to call on the Biden Administration to do more to help producers. Newhouse noted farmers across the PNW work hard to feed to country and the world, adding many across the U.S. appreciate that hard work. “Unfortunately, President Biden and […]

Newhouse: Administration Cannot Return To WOTUS

As many in farm country know, the Biden Administration is looking at returning to the Obama-era Waters of the U.S. Rule, better known as WOTUS. Dan Newhouse, chair of the Western Caucus, said such a move would not only devastate the Ag industry, but it would also be very unpopular. Newhouse said he recently crafted […]

Newhouse Introduces Legislation Designed To Help Rural Communities

Earlier this week, Representative Dan Newhouse introduced the Rural Prosperity Act (H.R. 7019). The legislation would establish the Office of Rural Prosperity within the White House to coordinate rural economic development programs across government. It would also make recommendations on how to coordinate, streamline, and leverage existing Federal investments to address challenges faced by rural […]

Newhouse: Farming Community Must Remain Vocal About The Importance Of The Snake River Dams

Both Republicans and Democrats have initiated studies looking at removing the lower Snake River dams. One of the more high-profile studies is being supported by Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Washington’s senior senator Patty Murray. Dan Newhouse, chair of the Western Caucus, said multiple studies have demonstrated the many benefits of those dams for irrigation, […]