I am in support a fairer, simpler tax code to promote job creation and a healthy economy. I believe our tax code is overwhelmingly complicated and can be detrimental to individuals unable to afford a tax professional, which is why I favor making our federal tax code consistent so that we can encourage economic growth and allow Americans to plan their futures with certainty. I will continue to work in Congress to adopt reforms to our tax code that make it simpler, fairer, and encourages economic growth.

I am a proud cosponsor of H.R. 27, the Tax Code Termination Act, which would abolish the current tax code.  This would then allow the Congress to debate a new tax system, such as the Fair Tax or Flat Tax to take the place of our current complicated tax code. Additionally, I support repealing the federal estate tax – or “death tax” – which affects rural landowners, small businesses, farmers, and ranchers. The death tax is a form of double taxation that hurts families by getting in the way of passing on a lifetime of hard work to the next generation.  


More on Tax Reform

Democrats Are Raising Taxes on Working Americans, Again

Aug 31 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

Democrats’ latest attack on the American economy has arrived – to the tune of $3.5 trillion in new spending and tax increases. This, on top of the record levels of inflation, is unraveling the job growth and prosperity we were able to achieve under the last Administration.

An Income Tax in Washington is Unconstitutional

Jun 15 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: An income tax in Washington state is unconstitutional.

Democrats in our state legislature recently passed Engrossed Senate Substitute Bill (ESSB) 5096, a bill that would impose a new 7% tax on capital gains in Washington state.

Newhouse: President Biden’s Job-Killing Policies are Hurting American Workers

May 7 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after President Biden’s tax-and-spend policies led to a dismally low jobs report for April:

Fool Me Once, Shame on You. Fool Me Twice…

Apr 6 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

Politicians like to tell you that there’s only one way to pay for new projects: raising taxes. After all, the money has to come from somewhere. Right?

ICYMI: Newhouse Testifies Against State Income Tax at Washington House Hearing

Mar 16 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) testified before the Washington State House Finance Committee in opposition to Engrossed Senate Substitute Bill (ESSB) 5096, a bill that would impose a new 7% tax on capital gains in Washington state.

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.

Newhouse, Kirkpatrick Introduce Local Journalism Sustainability Act

Jul 16 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the Local Journalism Sustainability Act, a bipartisan bill that helps preserve community journalistic endeavors throughout the United States. Joining Reps.

COLUMN: Tax Reform is Working for Central Washington

Apr 22 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

Tax Day is a day that has been historically regarded as stressful, complicated, and unworthy of any significant praise. It is a day that is typically dreaded by American taxpayers and business owners. However, on Monday, April 15th, we observed the first Tax Day under the new Republican tax code that was signed into law in December 2017.