Newhouse Introduces Legislation To Protect Critical Workers

In an effort to protect workers from what he calls the Administration’s overreach, Dan Newhouse recently introduced the Exemption for Critical Workers Act. The Chair of the Western Caucus said HR 5978 would provide an exemption for federal workers in the supply chain identified as “critical” or “essential” from President Biden’s vaccine mandate. Newhouse said […]

Newhouse: Vaccine Mandate A Bad Idea For The Farm Economy

A federal appeals court recently pushed the pause button on efforts by the Biden Administration to mandate that all companies with 100 employees or more require the COVID-19 vaccination to maintain employment, but that does not mean the possibility of such a mandate has gone away. Representative Dan Newhouse, chair of the Western Caucus says […]

Newhouse: More Needs To Be Done To Keep Supply Chains Open, Trucks On The Road

The port bottleneck has not only hurt the farming community when it comes to shipping products out, but also when it comes to inputs arriving in the United States. Whether its implements parts, fertilizers, high tech gadgets or anything in between, farmers across the industry have reported short supply or difficulties it getting essential items […]

Newhouse: Administration Needs To Fill FSA Positions

The 2021 growing season has been challenging for producers in a number of ways, from the pandemic, to trade disruptions, to record heat, this year has been one for the record books in many ways. But, Dan Newhouse said some of the frustration farmers are facing right now does not need to happen. The Chair […]

Newhouse: Administration Threatening To Cripple Rural America, Family Farms

Over the weekend, Representative Dan Newhouse, Chair of the Western Caucus, delivered the Republican address. The Central Washington farmer used the time to focus on how the GOP believes the policies of President Biden and his party hurt rural America. Newhouse noted that Democrats are currently focused on “radically altering the country” via the $4.3 […]

Newhouse Expresses Disappointment With Decision To Return BLM Offices To D.C.

Last month, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced a reversal of a Trump Administration decision to relocate leadership of the Bureau of Land Management to Grand Junction, CO. Haaland said at the time, “the bureau must have the appropriate structure and resources to serve the American public.” But the return to D.C. is not sitting well […]

Washington Lawmakers Hope Visit Highlights The Devastation Of Massive Wildfires

Washington Representatives Dan Newhouse, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Kim Schrier are reaching out to federal officials in an attempt to bring attention to the level of destruction caused by massive wildfires in the state. “The three of us sent an invitation to the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, as well as the Secretary of the […]

Newhouse Work Continues To Address Ag Labor In D.C.

With so many issues being addressed in D.C., some in farm county may feel like agricultural needs are not being addressed. However, Dan Newhouse says one of the biggest issues facing today’s farmer is getting more and more attention: Farm Labor. The Chair of the Western Caucus said there is a growing level of awareness […]

Newhouse: ESA Must Move Forward Not Back

Some in the Ag community are concerned discussions about rolling back changes made to the Endangered Species Act during the Trump Administration, are politically motivated all while making it more challenging to protect threatened species. “I think we need to take a step back, make sure that the things that we do actually are positive […]

Newhouse: CIAO Act Provides Clarity For Organic Producers

Earlier this Spring, Oregon’s Peter DeFazio and Washington’s Dan Newhouse joined Rodney Davis of Illinois, Ron Kind of Wisconsin, Jimmy Panetta of California and Chellie Pingree of Maine, introducing the Continuous Improvement and Accountability in Organics Standards Act, better known as the CIAO Act. Newhouse noted this bipartisan legislation will provide assistance to the industry, […]