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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 Call on Governor Inslee to Veto Federal Dam Breaching Study

May 20 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following joint statement urging Washington Governor Jay Inslee to veto the $750,000 line item in the capital budget that would commission a state-funded study on breaching the federally-owned and operated Snake River dams in Central Washington:

Newhouse Leads Bipartisan Letter to Prevent Sale of Bonneville Power Administration Transmission Assets

May 9 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Representatives Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) led a bipartisan letter to the leaders of the House Committee on the Budget opposing transmission asset divestment and changes in pricing structure of fou

COLUMN: Renewable Energy and Agriculture Reduce Carbon Footprint in Central Washington

May 6 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

Last week, the House voted on legislation that would force the President to participate in the Paris Climate Agreement to reduce carbon emissions in the United States and the world. On the surface, this bill paints a pretty picture: reducing our carbon footprint. However, this federally-mandated top-down approach will not help advance that goal.

House Approves Funding Bill with Newhouse Amendment to Prevent Bonneville Power Administration Privatization, End Forced Spill at Dams

Jun 8 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) voted in favor of House passage of H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act. Rep.

Washington State U.S. Representatives Applaud the Administration’s Decision to Abandon Plan to Sell Bonneville Power Administration’s Assets

May 24 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives from Washington state Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) and Dave Reichert (WA-08) issued a joint statement following the U.S. Department of Energy’s announcement that they will not sell off Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) assets.

House Approves Bill to Move Forward on Yucca Mountain

May 10 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018, which provides practical reforms to the nation’s nuclear waste management policy to ensure the federal government fulfills its legal obligations to dispose of spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste.