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 By Rep. Dan Newhouse    Opinion 

Column: Strengthening our water supply infrastructure

As a farmer, former state Director of Agriculture, and now a Congressman representing one of the most flourishing agricultural regions in America, I fully understand how important it is that we reinvest in the water infrastructure... — Updated 10/17/2019

 

Column: Dams and salmon can-and do-coexist

There has been a lot of buzz around the Snake River dams. In the decades-old argument, anti-dam advocates consistently point out that if the people of the Northwest love salmon, the dams have got to go. The communities I represent... — Updated 10/10/2019

 

Column: Local communities deserve to be heard on grizzly bear proposal

In light of the proposal that just never seems to go away: introducing grizzly bears in the North Cascades, I invite all constituents of the 4th Congressional District to join me in expressing your opinion about how this will... — Updated 10/3/2019

 

Column: Creating opportunities for agriculture research

With over 300 different commodities, Washington state has one of the most diverse agriculture industries in the country, and we are recognized around the world as a top producer of specialty crops. From apples and tree fruit to... — Updated 9/26/2019

 

Column: Supporting healthcare solutions for rural America

Across the country, we have seen communities and patients struggle to access and afford healthcare. In rural areas, this struggle is intensified by longer distances and the remote nature of our communities. Living in rural... — Updated 9/19/2019

 

Column: Back to work in the other Washington

Each year, Congress breaks from session for what is referred to as “August Recess.” This month isn’t much of a “recess” at all, which typically implies time to play and relax. Instead, August Recess, more aptly called... — Updated 9/12/2019

 

Column: Central Washington is leading in clean energy production

There has been a loud nation-wide conversation about clean and carbon-free energy sources, and I am proud to represent Central Washington, where we are leading in renewable energy production. If you drive through our congressional... — Updated 8/28/2019

 

Column: Hardworking farmers deserve a strong trade agreement

A story out of Ritzville recently gained national attention: Larry Yockey is a fourth-generation wheat farmer, and for nearly fifty years, he hasn’t missed a harvest. Sadly, Larry was recently diagnosed with stage four cancer,... — Updated 8/22/2019

 

Column: Liberty, equality, diversity and unity

The United States was founded on the values of liberty, equality, diversity, and unity. As Americans, we should work to promote these values every day. As I travel around Central Washington, I see these values reflected in our... — Updated 8/14/2019

 

Column: Making the tough decisions in Congress

Congress is responsible for funding our country, and we have some difficult decisions to make. I came to Washington D.C. to advocate for the priorities of my constituents, and I have heard loud and clear that the people of Central... — Updated 8/8/2019

 

Weekly Column: We remember the Carlton Complex fire

Five years ago, Washington state experienced the most catastrophic wildfire in its history. The Carlton Complex fire raged through Central Washington, burning more than a quarter of a million acres and leaving more than 500 homes a... — Updated 8/1/2019

 

Holocaust remembrance fading

Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate, the late Elie Wiesel, once said of that horrific state-sponsored genocide that, “to forget the victims means to kill them a second time. So I couldn’t prevent the first death. I surely... — Updated 4/26/2018 Full story

 

Good riddance to the old and outdated tax system

“And don’t let the door hit you on your way out,” one might say to the old tax code that allocated more of American families’ earnings to the federal government. Tuesday, April 17, was the final filing day under the... — Updated 4/19/2018

 

Promise Kept on Reducing Tax Burdens

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. The last time the nation’s... — Updated 12/28/2017

 

Jerusalem, Capital of Israel

“By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion….If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill!” The words of the psalmist in Psalm 137 evoke the longing that the Jewish people felt during... — Updated 12/14/2017

 

Raise the Standard

The recent cases of sexual harassment allegations against lawmakers and their staff, past and present, demand a strong response from Congress. Our bosses are you, the American people, and you deserve accountability. Staff working i... — Updated 12/7/2017

 

Streamline water infrastructure planning

Life on our eastern side of Washington’s so-called “Cascade divide” certainly offers many natural advantages: Less rain, more time spent outdoors in the sunshine, and an ideal climate for apples, wine grapes and many other cr... — Updated 11/30/2017

 

Answering questions on tax reform

I was proud to support House passage last week of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. I am convinced that our tax reform bill not only fulfills our promise to take a historic step to simplify and modernize our tax code, but it is designed... — Updated 11/23/2017

 

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