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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 $18 trillion – to put that number in perspective, the total U.S. economic output in 2014 was $17.7 trillion. That's roughly $56,000 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. 

More on Budget & Fiscal Responsibility

Newhouse Statement on Short-Term Continuing Resolution

Sep 22 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after voting to support H.R. 8319, the Continuing Appropriations Act, a spending bill that funds the government through December 11, 2020:

COLUMN: Socialism and skyrocketing debts are wrong for the United States

Aug 6 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

You owe the government $204,000. That may seem like an exaggeration, but that is the share of the national debt shouldered by each household in the country. The total national debt of the United States just surpassed $26 Trillion – its highest number in history. It has quintupled in just the past twenty years, and it grows with every passing second.

Newhouse Introduces Bill to Provide Relief to Small Businesses Using PPP Funds

May 15 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced H.R.

COLUMN: Strengthening the Bridge

Apr 27 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

Our local, state, and federal governments are working together to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and provide a bridge for our economy – and our society as a whole – to get to the other side of this outbreak.

Newhouse Votes to Support Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

Apr 23 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after voting to support the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act:  

COLUMN: Restarting Our Economy, Reopening Our Society

Apr 20 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

Washington is not a one-size-fits-all state. That can be said of our recreational activities, our professions, our political leanings, and our way of life across the diverse regions of our great state. So, a stay-at-home order should not be one-size-fits-all.

COLUMN: Tough Decisions

Aug 5 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

Congress is responsible for funding our country, and we have some difficult decisions to make. I came to Washington D.C. to advocate for the priorities of my constituents, and I have heard loud and clear that the people of Central Washington want to ensure we aren’t further saddling our future generations with crippling debt.

Newhouse Statement on Budget Deal

Jul 25 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 3877, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019:

COLUMN: One-Size-Fits-All Minimum Wage Hike Hurts Rural Central Washington

Jul 22 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

Last week, the House of Representatives voted on the Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, despite warnings from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office that this would result in the loss of nearly 4 million American jobs.

Newhouse Rejects Democrats’ Supplemental Appropriations Bill, Calls for Sufficient Funds to Address Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

Jun 25 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 3401, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act.