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Washington’s political leaders respond to Mueller report

The summary of the Mueller report is simply not enough. That is the growing message from Democrats, Congress members, and other Washington leaders.

Feds propose eliminating protection for gray wolves

States, tribes would take over management

Gray wolves, listed as a federally endangered species in the western two-thirds of Washington state, including the Methow Valley, would be removed from the list of protected species under a proposal announced recently by the Trump administration.

Yakima Water Plan Heads for Trump's Desk

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A land-use and natural resources bill that includes authorization of Phase III of the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan passed the U.S. House, 363 to 62, on Feb. 26.

The bill passed the Senate on Feb. 12, so it now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Newhouse Reintroduces Kennewick Water Bill

KENNEWICK, Wash. — A bill to transfer title of U.S. Bureau of Reclamation irrigation assets to the Kennewick Irrigation District has been introduced again in the U.S. House by Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash.

Opponents Call New Dam Agreement to Help Salmon 'Worse Than Useless'

A new agreement aims to boost salmon populations and preserve inexpensive power in hopes of ending a decades-long legal battle over the future of the four lower Snake River dams.

House Budget Would Reduce Proposed Hanford Cuts

The House budget proposal for the Hanford nuclear reservation next year would add almost $54 million to the amount requested by the Trump administration.

The additional money is the result of work by Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., along with two other Hanford supporters on the House Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee...

Newhouse Bill Would Override Court Decision in Order to Save Dams

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress aimed at saving the Snake River dams in Washington state.

The bill — introduced by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers with Rep. Dan Newhouse, both R-Wash., and others — would keep in place the Federal Columbia River Biological Opinion, or BiOp, until 2022. It’s a plan created by a collaboration of federal agencies, states and tribes to protect salmon while operating dams...

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Congressman Newhouse

Yakima, WA – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced their endorsement of Congressman Dan Newhouse’s re-election. The U.S. Chamber is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region...

Dan Newhouse for Congress