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 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

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Ensuring water supply for generations to come

As a farmer, former state director of Agriculture, chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus, and congressman representing one of the most flourishing agricultural regions in America, I fully understand the extent to which... — Updated 7/14/2021

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Tracy Stone-Manning is dangerous for Central Washington and Rural America

Tracy Stone-Manning is an unacceptable nominee to serve as Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and President Biden’s nomination of her highlights just how out of touch he is with rural America. The Bureau of Land Man... — Updated 6/30/2021

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Return to WOTUS will hurt Central Washington farmers

President Biden is stretching the limits of his executive authority – and this time, the livelihoods of farmers and rural communities across the nation are at stake. As a lifelong farmer, representative of this area, and... — Updated 6/23/2021

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

An income tax in Washington is unconstitutional

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: An income tax in Washington state is unconstitutional. Democrats in our state legislature recently passed Engrossed Senate Substitute Bill (ESSB) 5096, a bill that would impose a new... — Updated 6/16/2021

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Honoring our commitment

For many of us, Memorial Day serves as a turning point in our calendars. The beginning of summer, the end of another school year, and the start of many trips with family and friends. While many of us are looking forward to the new... — Updated 6/2/2021

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

President Biden's policies directly responsible for border crisis

President Biden has created and perpetuated a crisis at our southern border, and I’ve seen it firsthand. On Friday, I visited the United States-Mexico border to see for myself what was going on. Based on media coverage alone in... — Updated 5/26/2021

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

The Pacific Northwest agrees: Keep your hands off our dams

There’s been a lot of talk about our dams over the last few weeks, and I want to make it abundantly clear: Any “solution” for our salmon population that includes removing the dams on the Lower Snake River is a nonstarter.... — Updated 5/19/2021

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Has Biden forgotten our farmers?

Millions of Americans tuned in last Wednesday night to see what President Biden had to say about the first 100 days of his Administration and his plans for our country. Unfortunately for farmers, ranchers, and agricultural... — Updated 5/5/2021


The Democrats are changing the rules to win

The saying goes: if you can’t win the debate, change the rules. And that is exactly what the Democrats in Congress are doing. Over the past few weeks, Democrats in Congress have pressed forth numerous pieces of legislation to... — Updated 4/21/2021


Politicizing Violence for Political Gain

We all agree that senseless acts of violence are unacceptable, and in our nation of law and order, there is no room for gun violence. Unfortunately, the Biden Administration is utilizing heartbreaking crimes to push its agenda.... — Updated 4/14/2021


WHO Is Pulling the Strings?

A year into living with the ramifications of a global pandemic, it is clearer now than ever before how important science is to our decision-making – and how quickly it can get tossed to the side in lieu of more politically expedi... — Updated 3/31/2021

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

American rescue plan or American recession plan?

In Central Washington, we know the best way to jumpstart our economy is by reopening our small businesses and letting America’s free markets get individuals back in the workplace. Unfortunately, far-left Democrats in Congress... — Updated 3/24/2021

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Strong agriculture labor program needed to stop illegal immigration

In the first two and a half months of 2021, illegal immigration has reached a crisis point. There have been more than 200,000 illegal border crossings with as many as 5,000 illegal crossing encounters in one day. In order to mainta... — Updated 3/17/2021

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Governor Inslee, what is Phase 3?

When our state moved into Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s latest iteration of a reopening plan, it signaled a well-deserved step forward for our region. Following guidelines under the leadership of local health districts and elected... — Updated 3/3/2021


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