Newhouse: The Return Of Vilsack Good News For Northwest Ag

Dan Newhouse says Tom Vilsack returning to head the USDA is a good thing for the farming community. The Chair of the Western Congressional Caucus, and a central Washington farmer himself, Newhouse said Vilsack can hit the ground running. Adding the Secretary understands many of the issues before Northwest producers. “He is very familiar with […]

Newhouse: Rejoining Paris Climate Agreement Will Hurt Rural America

On Friday, the United States officially rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement. This came after President Biden signed an Executive Order on his first day in office to reenter the Agreement. Late last week, Dan Newhouse, chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus said the Paris Agreement was a bad deal then and it’s a bad deal […]

Newhouse: I Will Continue To Push Ag Committee To Help Farmers, Producers

With Democrats controlling the House and Senate, the priorities of the respective Ag committees have changed compared to sessions past. More of a focus are climate change, racial equality, and hunger programs in more urbanized areas. Dan Newhouse, chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus, said while he plans to work with the majority party to […]

Newhouse Named To House Appropriations Subcommittee On Ag

Central Washington Representative Dan Newhouse has been appointed to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration. Newhouse said he will also continue to serve on the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies as well as the Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch.  “I am honored to continue […]

Newhouse Looks Forward To Working With The Biden Administration

Dan Newhouse says the return of Tom Vilsack as head of the USDA will be a good one for Northwest producers. Newhouse said Vilsack, who served as Ag Secretary for eight years under President Obama, understands the unique issues facing the local farm community. “Tom Vilsack has been to the Northwest several times, and I’ve […]

Newhouse: Despite Challenges, Perdue Did A Good Job As USDA Head

As the Trump Administration prepares to exit Washington D.C., that means Sonny Perdue’s time as the Ag Secretary is coming to a close. Dan Newhouse Chairman of the congressional Western Caucus, said the past four years were challenging for farm country, and he felt Perdue did a good job listening to the concerns of everyday […]

Newhouse: Western Caucus Chairman An Opportunity To Help Ag

Late last month, Central Washington’s Dan Newhouse was named the new Chairman of the Western Caucus for the upcoming Congress. Newhouse says he plans to use the leadership position to help farm country up and down the west. He said for some western states, 70% up to 90% of the lands are publicly owned which […]

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 […]