The responsibility “to provide for the common defense” is one of the fundamental roles of the federal government—the duty is explicitly mentioned in the preamble of the Constitution. With the importance of preserving national security in mind, few provisions are more critical than the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Last week in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court accepted the federal government’s argument in the case of King v. Burwell, and in the process effectively rewrote legislative text. I was deeply disappointed with the Court’s ruling.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) welcomed Katie Patterson, winner of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in the Fourth District, to the U.S. Capitol. Katie’s winning entry titled, Liberty, will be hung in the U.S. Capitol for a year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) introduced an amendment to H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015, which would direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recognize hydropower as a renewable energy source under the EPA’s carbon reduction regulations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Secretary, Thomas Vilsack, announced the designation of select Central Washington counties as primary natural disaster areas due to the ongoing drought.
YAKIMA – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement on the passing of Washington State University President Elson Floyd:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) led a bipartisan letter, signed by 34 House Members, to U.S.
President Obama confirmed the experience of many Americans with his signature health law last week when he noted that HealthCare.gov has been “a well-documented disaster.” The President is correct, but he did not go far enough: Obamacare itself has been the disaster.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after voting for House passage of Trade Promotion Authority language to strengthen Congress’ oversight of trade deals introduced by the President: