We must continue to increase the development of domestic energy sources to ensure greater economic security for Washington State and the U.S.  In order to maintain access to affordable energy for Central Washington’s residents, it is essential that the U.S. continue to develop a safe, domestic, all-of-the-above energy strategy.

Renewable energy plays a critically-important role in our nation’s energy portfolio and is a key source of energy in Central Washington and in the 4th Congressional District.  We are blessed to have a diverse mix of renewable energy sources in the region—from hydropower and nuclear energy to natural gas, biomass, wind, and solar power – making Central Washington a great example of an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy.  Much of the clean, renewable energy produced in the Pacific Northwest comes from hydropower, and I support protecting dams that provide this affordable, renewable energy source. I led efforts in the House to prohibit any federal funds from being used to remove federal dams – a vital component of water infrastructure in the west – and directed the Environmental Protection Agency to recognize hydropower as a renewable, carbon-neutral energy source.


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Newhouse, McMorris Rodgers Introduce Hydropower Clean Energy Future Act

Mar 5 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) reintroduced the Hydropower Clean Energy Future Act, a bill to expand clean, renewable, reliable, and affordable hydropower production in the United States and promote innovation of the next generation of hydropower technology.

Newhouse, McMorris Rodgers, Herrera Beutler, and Fulcher Reaffirm Support for Pacific Northwest Resources

Feb 5 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) joined his Pacific Northwest colleagues, Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), and Russ Fulcher (R-ID) to reaffirm their support for hydropower and emphasized the importance of protecting existing hydropower resources in the Pacific Northwest.

Newhouse Joins House Republican Leadership to Oppose Biden’s Oil & Gas Moratorium

Jan 27 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) joined House Republican Leaders in sending a letter to President Biden opposing the Administration’s 60-day moratorium on new mining, oil, and gas leasing and permitting on federal lands, officially titled Secretarial Order 3395

Newhouse Statement on Inauguration of President Joe Biden

Jan 20 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States: 

COLUMN: Representing Our Values in the 117th Congress

Jan 4 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

This week, we convened the 117th Congress, and it is my sincere honor to begin a fourth term as the Representative for Washington’s 4th Congressional District.

COLUMN: It is Time to Secure an Updated Columbia River Treaty

Dec 14 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

Without the systems and infrastructure we have built to harness the power of the mighty Columbia River, the Pacific Northwest as we know it would cease to exist. Dams along the Columbia provide countless benefits to our communities – from reliable, affordable electricity and flood control to irrigation, navigable waterways, and a clean energy grid second to none in the country.

Bipartisan NW Lawmakers to President Trump: Terminate Columbia River Treaty Power Provisions to Benefit U.S. Ratepayers

Dec 9 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), and Greg Walden (R-OR) introduced a resolution to encourage the Trump Administration to immediately issue a notice of intent to terminate the commercial and power coordination provisions of the Columbia River Treaty.  

What They Are Saying: Newhouse Elected Western Caucus Chairman

Nov 24 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On November 19, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) was unanimously elected as Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus for the 117th Congress.

COLUMN: A Voice for the West

Nov 9 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

In Central Washington, we understand all-too-well the frustrations that come from feeling like rural communities are being ignored. Large cities and urban areas seem to suck all the air out of the room, leaving those of us in rural America feeling we do not have a voice.

“An Absolute Game-Changer”: Newhouse Applauds Department of Energy Investment in Central Washington Nuclear Energy Projects

Oct 14 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the recipients of the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP). ARDP will provide initial funding to projects developing advanced nuclear reactors in the United States.