America is a land of immigrants, but our current immigration system is broken. Executive actions that can be revoked with the stroke of a pen or struck down as unconstitutional create uncertainty for millions of families and individuals instead of security. The need for reform, both in our nation and in Central Washington, is critical. I am committed to fixing it for families, for our local communities, and to create a stable, reliable, legal agriculture workforce. Our nation currently faces national security threats that demand vigilance and securing our border. That first step is the beginning of this conversation. Next, we should offer a pathway to legal status for the people here who are contributing to our communities and have no criminal record. We should also streamline and modernize guest-worker programs, so that they are workable for those who want to come here to work legally and then return home. Make no mistake, the federal laws on the books must be enforced. It is the job of Congress to work together for a solution to our immigration system that encourages respect for the rule of law and legal entry to our country. I am committed to supporting a long-term solution to fix our broken immigration system.

More on Immigration

Newhouse Statement on Supreme Court DACA Decision

Jun 18 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

Bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act Passes the House of Representatives

Dec 11 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill spearheaded by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a 260-165 vote.

Over 300 Agriculture Groups Send Letter of Support for Farm Workforce Modernization Act

Nov 19 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, over 300 agriculture groups sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in support of H.R.

Newhouse Votes to Send Supplemental Border Bill to the President’s Desk

Jun 27 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after voting to approve the supplemental appropriations package to address the humanitarian crisis at the southern border. The bill was overwhelmingly passed by the Senate by a vote of 84-8 Wednesday evening. Today, the House voted to concur with the Senate amendment by a bipartisan vote of 305-102.

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.

COLUMN: Recognizing National Dairy Month

Jun 25 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

June is National Dairy Month, and Washington has many reasons to celebrate. Washington is home to almost 400 dairies, nearly 275,000 cows, and 18,000 dairy jobs. In fact, while Washington may be known for our iconic apples, dairy is our second leading commodity, valued at $1.2 billion.

COLUMN: The Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

Jun 17 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

People from all over the world come to the United States for a chance to live a better life. Some are coming here to work, some are coming to reunite with their families, and some are escaping corrupt governments. We should welcome them with a strong legal immigration system.

Newhouse Statement on Passage of H.R. 6

Jun 4 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after voting to approve H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act, in the House of Representatives. The bill was approved by a vote of 237-187. Rep. Newhouse was one of only 7 Republicans who voted in support of the legislation.