Newhouse Elected Chairman Of The Western Caucus

Dan Newhouse can add one more title to his resume; Chairman of the Western Caucus. On Thursday, the Caucus Executive Committee voted unanimously to elect Central Washington’s Dan Newhouse as Chairman for the 117th Congress. The Western Caucus, currently led by Arizona Republican Paul Gosar, is a bipartisan coalition of nearly 70 Members of Congress from […]

Interior Delists Gray Wolf

On Thursday, the Department of the Interior announced it has removed the gray wolf from the endangered species list, signaling a successful recovery under the Endangered Species Act. The gray wolf spent more than four decades on the endangered species list, and federal officials say the population is now thriving in the lower 48 states. […]

Newhouse: Trade With EU Will Be A Challenge

As the U.S. looks to expand trade opportunities for farmers, one areas of focus right now is Europe. The United States is currently in talks with the both the EU and the U.K. about improving trade relationships, and allowing more American Ag imports. Central Washington’s Dan Newhouse said increasing trade with the EU will be […]

Newhouse: It’s Important We Pick Up Where We Left Off After Pandemic

So much of the attention in D.C., and on many farms across the country, is financial assistance to get farmers through the coronavirus pandemic, now roughly eight months old. But, Central Washington’s Dan Newhouse says it’s not enough for lawmakers to look at the present, but they much look to the future; a life after […]

Federal Agencies Sign EIS, Keeping Snake River Dams

Earlier this week, several federal agencies signs the Environmental Impact Statement regarding management of the Columbia and Snake River systems. The draft EIS, which was released earlier this year, said removing the Snake River dams would destabilize the power grid and increase greenhouse emissions. The risk of a regional power shortages, the report said, would […]

Fairs Are Vital To Farm Economy, Education Efforts, Says Newhouse

One of the many events that took a hit in 2020 because of the pandemic, the local, regional and even state fairs across the northwest. In an effort to help those fairs weather this financial storm, Central Washington’s Dan Newhouse is a co-sponsor of the Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act. The proposal would provide $500 million […]

Newhouse: CFAP2 Funds Critical For Future Of Ag Industry

Many Northwest producers will benefit from the expanded CFAP funding, CFAP 2. The additional $14 billion, according to the USDA, will help producers who continue to face disruptions and associated costs due to the pandemic. While some have questioned the price tag, Central Washington Representative Dan Newhouse says it’s critical to ensure producers are fiscally […]

Newhouse Throws Support Behind WIFIA Improvement Act

On Tuesday, Representative Dan Newhouse announced he was joining a bipartisan group of lawmakers looking to amend the 2014 WIFIA Act. The group said House Resolution 8217 would improve the six year old Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, allowing public water projects to be eligible for low interest, longer-term federal loans from the EPA. […]

Newhouse, Thompson Ask For Relief For Wine Industry

On Friday, Dan Newhouse and Mike Thompson, co-chairs of the Congressional Wine Caucus sent a letter to Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue seeking COVID-19 relief for wine grape growers. The bipartisan letter, signed by 41 members of Congress, is in response to the fact that wine grapes were not included in the list of commodities eligible […]

Newhouse Hopeful DATA Act Will Help Farming Community Use The Latest Technology

Agriculture, specifically the tools used to produce food, fiber and fuel changes at a brisk pace. And while more and more farmers are interested in applying the latest technology on their operation, without reliable broadband, that’s nothing more than a wish. In an effort to better access where broadband service exists and where it lacks, […]