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 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Continuing the fight for missing and murdered native women and girls

This week, as Native American tribes and communities gather to honor the women and girls who have been murdered or gone missing at alarming rates here in Central Washington and across the country, the glaring question remains:... — Updated 5/4/2022

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Serving Our Nation's Finest

Currently, a little over 1.3 million people are serving on active duty in our nation’s military—that is less than half of one percent of the U.S. population. Securing our national defense and protecting our interests is a heavy... — Updated 4/20/2022

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Inflation is devastating to our family farms

 Farming season is here, and unfortunately, due to supply-chain issues and rising energy costs exacerbated by President Biden’s policies, input costs are at a record-high. This has placed a huge burden on Central Washington... — Updated 4/13/2022

 

Biden Administration ignores the facts: Dams are not the problem

It is completely mind-boggling that amidst an energy and supply chain crisis, President Biden would remove a source of power and transportation for an entire region. Yet, just last week, the White House updated their blog with a... — Updated 4/6/2022

 

Farmers follow the sun, not the clock

One of the biggest misconceptions about Daylight Saving Time is that farmers pushed for it, because “they needed daylight hours to work in their fields”. Nothing could be further from the truth. The adoption of daylight saving... — Updated 3/23/2022

 

Delivering wins for Central Washington

As the Congressman for Washington’s 4th Congressional District, my number one priority is advocating for the people who live and work right here in Central Washington, contributing to our communities and economy. That’s why,... — Updated 3/16/2022

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Strengthening national security through responsible labor reform

If you ask almost any farmer in Central Washington these days what their most pervasive problem is, I can guarantee they’ll say labor. Producers across Washington and the country are keenly aware that there simply isn’t enough... — Updated 2/16/2022

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Combatting the opioid epidemic

Living in Central Washington means you’re pretty much as far as you can get from the southern border while remaining in the land of the free, so it’s easy to think President Biden’s open-border policies don’t affect us. Unf... — Updated 2/9/2022

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

A new year brings new hope

Christmas is the season of hope and joy, and as we look to the brightening days ahead, it is important we bring that same sense of love and generosity that has filled our hearts and homes over the last few weeks with us into the... — Updated 1/5/2022

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

For this Sunnyside farmer, there's no place like home

A few weeks ago, I was speaking with former Defense Secretary General James Mattis about some of the lessons he’s learned over the years. One of his biggest takeaways? How incredible of a community Central Washington is, and... — Updated 12/22/2021

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

It's Time to Wake Up and Smell the Inflation

On Friday, the Labor Department announced that consumer prices increased by 6.8 percent in November compared to last year, the largest annual increase in over 39 years. If that doesn’t make apparent the impacts President... — Updated 12/15/2021

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Let our officers do their jobs

As talks of defunding the police ring through the halls of Congress, West-side legislators in Olympia continue to push through policies that are negatively impacting our communities, and this time, the consequences could be... — Updated 12/1/2021

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Honoring our servicemembers

103 years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect and ended “the war to end all wars.” Now, we honor that day, the 116,516... — Updated 11/10/2021

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Murray, Inslee bend to political hostage-taking

For more than 20 years, a group of plaintiffs led by a litigious special interest environmental group have held our region hostage, threatening to breach our dams and drain the lifeblood of our region. Their lawsuits have never... — Updated 10/27/2021

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

President Biden's energy crisis and the case for American energy independence

This month, gas prices nationwide are the highest they’ve been since October 2014, and President Biden’s failed energy policies are directly responsible. Since assuming office in January, President Biden has worked with... — Updated 10/20/2021

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

The Impact of Democrats' Policies on Rural America

Central Washington is made up of honest, hardworking, freedom-loving Americans who provide food and fiber for this nation, and my district is home to some of the most dedicated and innovative agriculture producers in the country.... — Updated 10/13/2021

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Providing relief for our farmers

For the first time in a long time, we have good news for our family farmers who have been under tremendous economic strain caused by drought, wildfires, and extreme heat. Last week, the president signed into law H.R. 5305 ... — Updated 10/6/2021

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

The Constitution is not controversial

I never thought I’d have to be writing this but let me be clear: The Constitution and Declaration of Independence, our nation’s foundational documents and declaration of beliefs, are not controversial – period. I will always... — Updated 9/22/2021

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Too much smoke means not enough fire

Sometimes, to stop fires, you have to start them. Democrats like President Biden often point to the West’s devastating wildfires as evidence of climate change, and while that’s certainly contributed to some of the events we... — Updated 9/15/2021

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

20 Years later, we still remember

September 11, 2001: a day that no American who lived to see will ever forget. I was recently asked about where I was that day, and I remember it keenly, deeply. I think it’s a question every American has an answer to — a... — Updated 9/8/2021

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Working on behalf of our veterans

Throughout American history, the burden of keeping our great nation free and secure has largely fallen on the shoulders of the men and women bravely serving in our Armed Forces. The care we provide to our veterans reflects our grat... — Updated 8/25/2021

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

President Biden has betrayed our allies and our troops

For the past 20 years, our men and women have served heroically in Afghanistan to protect both global security and the shared interests of our allies across the world. Now, President Biden risks making their sacrifices all for... — Updated 8/18/2021

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

America's food supply is at risk

Last week, Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson, the Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, joined me in Central Washington to hear firsthand from farmers in our district about the challenges they are facing. While GT... — Updated 8/11/2021

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Governor Inslee, believe in science

For months, activists and bureaucrats alike have told the American people to “believe in science” – to take the pandemic seriously, to practice social distancing and handwashing, and to wear masks and get vaccinated. I have... — Updated 8/4/2021

 
 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Liberal policies are putting our communities at risk

Washington law enforcement officers are concerned by recent legislation introduced by Washington State Democrats and policy stances made by Big Tech. These developments are concerning for our communities, our children, and our... — Updated 7/21/2021

 

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