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In Washington, international trade supports 40 percent of jobs and creates economic growth. Our export economy relies on access to international customers - especially to sell the agriculture products that farmers produce here at home. In fact, Washington is the most trade-supported state in the nation. As economies in the Asia-Pacific expand, our Central Washington retailers, manufacturers, and agriculture producers are well-positioned to strengthen our trading position through effectively-negotiated agreements that reduce trade barriers. To benefit our local economy and create jobs, our producers need a level playing field to offer world-class products to overseas customers. In addition to promoting engagement in the world market, increasing the stability of the supply chain is also critical for our economy. Preventing another devastating West Coast ports shutdown, when a disagreement between labor and port management dragged on for months and damaged our economy and reduced our market share, is a top priority of mine in Congress. I support increasing Washington’s competitive export economy through improving trade opportunities.

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Newhouse Addresses National Potato Council, Urges Senate Action on Ag Labor Reform

Feb 25 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) addressed potato growers from Central Washington and across the country at the National Potato Council’s 2020 Potato D.C. Fly-In. They discussed H.R.

Newhouse Joins President Trump at USMCA Signing Ceremony

Jan 29 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after joining President Trump at the White House signing ceremony for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

COLUMN: A Monumental Week for U.S. Trade

Jan 20 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

In Central Washington, we understand how reliant our economy is on international trade. From our flourishing agriculture industry to our small business and manufacturers, we all feel the effects of strong trade agreements with our global partners.

Newhouse Applauds Passage of USMCA After Year of Urging Support

Dec 19 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after voting to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement:  

Newhouse Calls on USTR to Elevate Washington Apple Access in India

Sep 18 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, calling on him to elevate Washington apple access in India by reducing tariff rates for U.S. apple growers.

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.

Murray, Cantwell, DelBene, Newhouse Call on Trump Administration to Save Washington State Jobs, Resolve Trade Dispute with China

Mar 14 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and U.S. Representatives Suzan DelBene and Dan Newhouse sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer calling on him to defend the U.S. polysilicon manufacturing industry from Chinese tariffs to save hundreds of high-paying Washington jobs.

Bipartisan WA Congressional Delegation Urges U.S. Trade Representative to Address Trade Retaliation Affecting Washington’s Economy

Jun 11 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Dan Newhouse (WA-04) joined Chairman of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, Dave Reichert (WA-08), and a bipartisan group of Members of Congress from Washington State urging the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, to address retaliation by our trading partners in response to the Administratio