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Giving our farmers a seat at the table

As many of you know, Central Washington is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. From Sunnyside to Okanogan, our hardworking producers provide the food for our nation, and the world. Central Washington is... — Updated 5/22/2024


From China to Central Washington: tracing the deadly path of the fentanyl epidemic

Communities across Central Washington have been devastated by the epidemic of synthetic opioids like fentanyl, which is the leading cause of death for people ages 18-45 in the United States. Dubbed the “silent killer” of Ame... — Updated 4/24/2024


Biden Administration violating consumer choice

In the United States, one of our most important freedoms is individual choice. However, the Biden Administration has unmistakably signaled its determination to advance its aggressive climate agenda at any cost — even at the e... — Updated 4/10/2024


Challenging the Biden Administration's ill-conceived grizzly bear relocation proposal

For decades, the debate over grizzly bear introduction into the North Cascades ecosystem has raged on, and I have been fighting tirelessly to ensure that the voices of Central Washingtonians are heard. Regrettably, last week saw... — Updated 4/3/2024


Recognizing our nation's future farmers

As a third-generation farmer from Sunnyside, I understand the crucial role agriculture plays in our region. From tree fruits and hops to apples, potatoes, and wine grapes, Central Washington farmers produce over 300 different... — Updated 2/28/2024


Unlocking our nation's domestic energy potential

The United States produces the cleanest and safest energy in the world from traditional resources like oil and natural gas as well as from emerging resources and innovative technologies. This is something we should be celebrating,... — Updated 2/21/2024


Protecting our nation's farmland from foreign adversaries

As a third-generation farmer, I understand how important agriculture is for families, jobs, and trade in Central Washington. Our district’s farmers and producers grow the highest quality hay, wheat and more than 300 specialty c... — Updated 2/1/2024

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Advocating for common sense on the ballot

The new year is here, which means the Washington State 2024 Legislative Session has just begun. On January 8th, our state legislature began consideration of a multitude of new bills, which could impact just about every aspect of... — Updated 1/24/2024

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Hamas: 'Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it'

Over a month after Hamas’ brutal attack on Israel and her people, both parties have agreed to a deal on hostage and prisoner exchanges, and a ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza. While civilians will receive food, w... — Updated 11/29/2023

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

What does the Biden administration not understand about clean energy?

Since day one in the White House, President Biden has touted that his administration would promote “the most ambitious climate change agenda in history” and “expand affordable clean energy to every American.” While this is a talki... — Updated 11/15/2023

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

We must stand with Israel

In the aftermath of the heinous attacks on Israel orchestrated by the Iran-backed terrorist organization, Hamas, it is crucial to acknowledge Israel’s right to defend itself against a repressive regime. Over the past weekend, I... — Updated 10/11/2023

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Fighting back against the Biden administration's attempt to introduce grizzly bears into Central Washington (again)

The debate surrounding grizzly bear introduction into the North Cascades ecosystem is far from new. For decades, Central Washingtonians have been fighting to ensure their voices are heard in opposition to this ill-conceived plan.... — Updated 10/4/2023

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Strengthening tribal law enforcement for safer communities

Native communities are disproportionally impacted by the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls (MMIW). Having engaged with the tribes and law enforcement officers throughout Central Washington; it’s clear t... — Updated 7/12/2023

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

A landmark victory for property rights and rural America

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a resounding victory for individual property rights for the people of Central Washington and rural America when they unanimously sided with the Sacketts in the Sackett v. EPA case. The... — Updated 6/14/2023

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Protecting gas stoves and individual freedom

At home, the kitchen is at the heart of many American households. It’s from where we send our children off to school after cooking breakfast, enjoy delicious meals with family, and come together with friends and neighbors. While t... — Updated 6/7/2023

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

Securing our southern border cannot wait

In just a few days, Title 42, a measure which allows border agents to automatically turn away migrants without documentation at the border, is set to expire. And when it does, border officials anticipate tens of thousands of... — Updated 5/10/2023

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

All-of-the-Above Energy is necessary for American energy independence

Central Washington is home to a diverse and reliable energy portfolio, and with abundant natural resources at our doorstep—from hydropower to wind energy—we are proud to play a leading role in our nation’s energy indep... — Updated 5/3/2023


Work requirements for welfare programs: A path to dignity, self-sufficiency, and fiscal responsibility

Right now, there are more job openings in the United States than people looking for work. Allowing anyone to qualify for welfare when they simply don’t want to work isn’t making things any better. Medicaid and food stamps were orig... — Updated 4/26/2023

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

The Biden Administration's assault on America's agricultural producers continues

Last week, President Biden turned his back on agricultural producers, small business owners, and anyone who wants to have authority over their own property by vetoing a bipartisan, bicameral effort to stop the Biden... — Updated 4/12/2023


Serving our nation's bravest

In the United States, there are currently over 1.3 million people serving as active-duty military. These men and women are dutifully serving our nation, and when they return home, it is crucially important they have the support of... — Updated 3/29/2023

 By Dan Newhouse    Opinion

An unprecedented time of "record-breaking" is hurting all Americans

Every month we hear of a new “record-breaking” disaster under the Biden Administration. Whether it be record-breaking inflation, gas and grocery prices, crime rates, illegal border crossings, fentanyl deaths — the list goes on an... — Updated 2/22/2023


The border and fentanyl crises put our communities at risk

We are now two years into the Biden Administration and the crisis at our southern border has only gotten worse. Recent figures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) show record levels of border crossings with no sign of... — Updated 2/15/2023


America must protect her sovereignty from the Chinese Communist Party

Last week, news outlets around the country had wall-to-wall coverage of a spy balloon sent by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) transiting across America. While a balloon itself does not sound very dangerous, it’s the intent b... — Updated 2/8/2023


It's past time to permanently ban fentanyl-related substances

Last year, over 100,000 people in the United States died from a drug overdose, largely driven by the rampant spread of illicit fentanyl. In Washington state, drug overdoses have been increasing at shocking rates in the past few... — Updated 2/1/2023


Administration's overreach continues with WOTUS rulemaking

If someone asked you what the single worst, most egregious example of government overreach was, what would you say? The death tax? Emissions standards on cars? Livestock trucking rules? Excessive workplace safety requirements?... — Updated 1/11/2023


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