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

Newhouse Leads Forum on Skyrocketing Lumber Prices and the Impacts on American Forests

Jun 29 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and House Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (AR-04) led a forum on skyrocketing lumber costs and potential solutions to the resulting impacts on American forests and communities.

Tracy Stone-Manning is Dangerous for Central Washington and Rural America

Jun 29 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

Tracy Stone-Manning is an unacceptable nominee to serve as Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and President Biden’s nomination of her highlights just how out of touch he is with rural America.

Newhouse Announces Nearly $14 Million Reclamation Investment in Central Washington

Jan 15 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced significant investments by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) for Central Washington water infrastructure:

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: Recognizing Native American Heritage Month

Nov 30 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

Native American history is engrained in the culture of the Pacific Northwest. Throughout our region, we are reminded of Tribal culture and heritage which greatly influence our way of life. November is Native American Heritage Month, and in Central Washington, we have a rich, storied Tribal history that should be recognized.

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.

Newhouse: Gray Wolf Delisting By Trump Administration Follows Sound Science, Not Politics

Oct 29 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced the final rule to remove the gray wolf from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the lower 48 states:

COLUMN: Delist the Gray Wolf

Oct 12 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

The Endangered Species Act was signed into law to help protect and recover animals and wildlife facing critical threats or risk of extinction. As Americans, we share the common goal of protecting our environment, creating healthy ecosystems, and ensuring that our growing human populations can live in tandem with the plants and animals around us. 

COLUMN: Renewing Our Commitment to Impact Aid and Rural Students

Sep 28 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

Many of us are familiar with how our school districts are funded. Construction costs, maintenance updates, teacher salaries, and more are funded by local taxpayers. With local property taxes, levies, and bonds, superintendents and school district administrators work to ensure our students receive the high-quality education they deserve.