Kicking off the 116th Congress

On Jan. 3, I took an oath of office to uphold the U.S. Constitution as the representative of the people of the 4th Congressional District in the 116th Congress. It is an honor to be entrusted with this office to represent the people of Central Washington, our values and our liberties.
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Farm Bill passage helps Central Washington farm country

This column was adapted from a speech Rep. Newhouse gave on the House floor on Dec. 12.
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More agreements needed to open markets and strengthen trade relationships

Recently, I sat down with President Trump and members of Congress at the White House to discuss the impact of trade on agriculture in Central Washington.
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Farm Bill helps ag in uncertain times

I can share from firsthand experience that farmers typically have a lot to worry about in the best of times.
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Rep. Dan Newhouse | When Disasters Strike, Central Washington Communities Come Together

By Rep. Dan Newhouse “Okanogan Strong” was the motto that aptly described the community’s response during devastating wildfires that struck our region in 2014. That same saying applies again today as the Okanogan community grapples with a natural disaster — this time severe flooding that is potentially the worst since 1972. Emergency declarations have been issued by the state, county, and...
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Rep. Dan Newhouse | We need a stronger Iran deal

By Rep. Dan Newhouse 4th Congressional District of Washington Last week, President Trump used his legal authority to withdraw the U.S. from President Obama’s flawed 2015 deal with Iran, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA). I opposed Obama’s Iran deal in 2015 because it did not do enough to keep Iran from a path to developing a nuclear weapon. One of my main concerns was that...
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Progress in Congress on Protecting Northwest Hydropower

By Rep. Dan Newhouse For months, my Pacific Northwest congressional colleagues and I have been raising our voices and working on legislation to prevent increasing forced spill at the lower Snake and Columbia River dams from raising electricity rates in our region by $40 million. That forced spill order, the result of a ruling of a single federal judge in Portland, took effect at the beginning of...
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Progress report for 2017

2017 is now behind us. We are mid-way through the 115th Congress, and it is timely to take stock and focus on the progress made for Central Washington and the country during the past year.
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Promise kept on reducing tax burdens for Americans

For hard working families and entrepreneurs in Central Washington, keeping more of your own paycheck was my goal in supporting historic legislation approved by Congress, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
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Making Central Washington’s voice heard on wildfires

In the past several weeks, much of the nation’s attention has focused on devastating hurricanes on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts as well as in the Caribbean.
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