I believe we have a responsibility to use our natural resources wisely and with care. As a farmer, I consider myself a conservationist and steward of our resources.  I believe we must continue to respect the environment and ensure clean water and air for our citizens. As a life-long resident of Central Washington, I have a great appreciation for, and interest in, protecting our region’s and our nation's rich natural heritage. I believe it is important that we preserve our beautiful national parks, forests, recreational areas, and wildlife for our children and grandchildren to enjoy.  Upon entering the 114th Congress, I was assigned to serve on the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committees. I believe these assignments to be a reflection of the strengths I bring to Congress as a state legislator, farmer, and former Director of the Washington State Department of Agriculture.  

Accountable and transparent public land management is a critical issue for farmers, businesses and landowners in our region. Land-use decisions should be made locally, not by far away federal bureaucrats. It is Congress’ duty to ensure that public land management promotes economic development, not burdensome regulations and red tape.

More on Public Lands & Public/Private Land Use

What They Are Saying: Interior Listened to Central Washington’s Rural Communities on Grizzly Bears

Jul 10 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, July 7, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) welcomed U.S.

Newhouse, Interior Secretary Bernhardt to NCW: No Grizzlies in the North Cascades

Jul 7 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) welcomed Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary David Bernhardt to North Central Washington, where he announced the final rulemaking decision on the North Cascades Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan.

Newhouse Applauds Interior Investment for Rural Communities

Jun 30 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Bernhardt announced PILT payments for Central Washington’s local communities:

COLUMN: Legislation to Address Public Lands Must Include Debate

Jun 22 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

Our largely rural, agricultural district understands the importance of conservation firsthand. The public lands we enjoy in Central Washington depend on local environmental stewardship, maintenance, and upkeep.

COLUMN: Local Conservation Efforts Having Big Impact

Mar 16 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

For generations, farmers and ranchers in Central Washington have understood that in order to continue their important job of feeding the world, we must work together to conserve one of our most precious assets: our land.

Newhouse Leads Call to Modernize ESA

Jan 31 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, January 28, Rep.

COLUMN: Local Communities Deserve to be Heard on Grizzly Bear Proposal

Sep 30 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

In light of the proposal that just never seems to go away: introducing grizzly bears in the North Cascades, I invite all constituents of the 4th Congressional District to join me in expressing your opinion about how this will affect you and your family.

COLUMN: Make Our National Parks Great Again

Jul 1 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

This Fourth of July, America will celebrate its 243rd birthday. Our country has come a long way since 1776, and there is still more progress to be made. Our independence and our patriotism are what set the United States apart from the rest of the world, and we have a lot to be thankful for. 

COLUMN: Caring for the Land and Serving People

Jun 3 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) motto is, “Caring for the land and serving people.” That is exactly what the students of USFS Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers do.

Newhouse, McMorris Rodgers Strongly Oppose USDA Decision to Close U.S. Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers

May 28 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)  released a joint statement following the U.S.