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Newhouse Named Assistant Whip for House Republican Conference

January 25, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced Monday that he has been named Assistant Whip by Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). Scalise was re-elected as the Republican Whip for the 117th Congress earlier this month.  As Assistant Whip, Rep. Newhouse will mobilize Republican votes in support of conservative priorities in the House of Representatives.

“The priorities of Central Washington – and the West at large – are distinct to the unique challenges facing rural America. As part of the Whip Team, I will be an active voice on behalf of our nation’s rural and agricultural communities, working to ensure our Republican Conference understands the negative impacts of the Democrats’ partisan policies,” said Rep. Newhouse. “I’m honored to have been selected for this role by Whip Scalise and grateful for the opportunity to serve alongside him to advance the cause of Central Washingtonians and conservatives across the country.”

“I’m very excited to welcome Dan to the Whip Team for the 117th Congress. With a historically close margin between the parties in the House, it’s more important than ever that we stand together against Democrats’ radical plans to remake our country,” said Whip Scalise. “Dan will be a central player in this effort. Dan brings a solid background in farming, state legislating, and appropriations experience, which will make an immediate impact in our whip operation. As the head of the Western Caucus, Dan also brings a strong understanding of the needs, aims, and motivations of our Western Members and their constituents. He is a great addition to our team and I look forward to working together over this Congress.”

Rep. Newhouse has represented Washington’s 4th District in Congress since 2015. In addition to his position as Assistant Whip, he serves as Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus.