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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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China is Not Our Ally

Jul 6 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

China is not our ally, but apparently Democrats in Congress haven’t received that memo.

Newhouse Slams House Democrats for Allowing U.S. Funding To Benefit Chinese Communist Government

Jul 1 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced an amendment to the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs appropriations bill to prohibit funding in the bill from being used, directly or indirectly, by recipients of U.S. assistance to repay debts owed to the Government of the People’s Republic of China.

Newhouse Protects U.S. Food Supply From Chinese Influence

Jun 30 Press Release

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Newhouse Emphasizes Importance of Wine Industry on Rural Economies, Calls for Removal of All Tariffs

Jun 14 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) was joined by Congressional Wine Caucus Co-Chair Rep.

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.