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In 2011, then-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Admiral Mike Mullen said, “I believe the single, biggest threat to our national security is our debt, so I also believe we have every responsibility to help eliminate that threat.”

The federal government cannot continue to burden our children and grandchildren with high yearly deficits and insurmountable national debt.  Currently, our national debt has surpassed $28 trillion – to put that number in perspective, the total U.S. economic output in the first quarter of 2021 was $22 trillion. That's roughly $84,940 of debt for every man, woman, and child living in the country right now. We owe our children, grandchildren, and future generations a return to fiscal responsibility, and I am committed to reining in federal spending and utilizing taxpayer dollars in a prudent and responsible manner. Congress must take steps to balance the budget and eliminate our debt over the long term, which is why I support a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.

Reining in the federal debt is not a partisan issue. A broad majority of Americans are united in consistently supporting a requirement to balance the federal budget. Runaway federal spending creates an unsustainable outlook for our economy and our nation’s future. We must rein in government spending through reforms, effective oversight of current programs, and addressing waste. 

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Newhouse: National Debt is a Threat to National Security

May 21 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) joined his colleagues in introducing a resolution to recognize America’s national debt as a threat to our national security. Earlier this month, the national debt reached $28 trillion.

Newhouse Introduces Legislation To Get Americans Back to Work

May 18 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the National Signing Bonus Act of 2021. This legislation will encourage Americans to get back to work by incentivizing employment opportunities through signing bonuses and stop the federal government from paying people more money to stay at home. 

Newhouse: Small Businesses Hamstrung by Progressive Democrats’ Policies

May 12 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) spoke on the House floor to highlight the struggle American businesses are facing in finding employees to fill open positions and the need to focus on getting people back to work to kickstart our economy.

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President Biden Turns a Blind Eye to Abysmal Jobs Report

May 11 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

President Biden’s policies are killing jobs for American workers, and rather than opening his eyes to the harm he’s causing, he’s doubling down on his massive tax hikes.

Newhouse: President Biden’s Job-Killing Policies are Hurting American Workers

May 7 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after President Biden’s tax-and-spend policies led to a dismally low jobs report for April:

Fiscal Year 2022 Community Project Funding Requests

Apr 28 Page

The House Committee on Appropriations recently announced that it will be accepting Community Project Funding requests from Members of Congress, designed to help deliver targeted federal funding to select projects in districts across the country. Below are the eligible requests for project funding submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations.

Transportation & Infrastructure Requests

Apr 27 Page

US 97/Jones Rd - Intersection Improvements
Project Sponsor: Washington State Department of Transportation
Location: US 97/Jones Road intersection, approximately one mile north of Wapato, WA, 98951

Newhouse Supports Equal Pay for Women, Votes Against Democrats’ Attack on Small Business

Apr 15 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 7, a bill that would unfairly punish business owners and reward trial lawyers rather than workers.

Fool Me Once, Shame on You. Fool Me Twice…

Apr 6 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

Politicians like to tell you that there’s only one way to pay for new projects: raising taxes. After all, the money has to come from somewhere. Right?

COLUMN: American Rescue Plan or American Recession Plan?

Mar 23 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

In Central Washington, we know the best way to jumpstart our economy is by reopening our small businesses and letting America’s free markets get individuals back in the workplace. Unfortunately, far-left Democrats in Congress don’t see it that way.