Our Mission

The mission of the Western Caucus is to enhance, sustain, and preserve the West’s dynamic and unique culture, and to find innovative solutions that address the distinctive concerns facing western and rural communities. We believe economic growth and conservation are not mutually exclusive goals and can be accomplished by promoting balanced, common-sense reforms.

To accomplish this mission, the Western Caucus is committed to advancing the following key principles: protecting private property, strengthening local control, promoting economic growth, and increasing energy independence. As part of our advocacy of these principles we will focus on an agenda which will increase energy independence and security, protect and promote multiple use access to federal lands, help educate the public and eventually bring about common-sense reforms to outdated environmental statutes such as the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act, and to reevaluate and reorient current views and policies on federal land ownership.

The Western Caucus will build on the proud legacy and tradition of this Caucus by producing real results for our constituents during the 113th Congress.

Latest News

Feb 24, 2015 Blog
After 2,349 days, time is about to be up for President Obama’s dodge on the Keystone XL pipeline. America’s New Congress has made a unified effort to make jobs a priority for the American people, and S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, is en route to the president’s desk.
Feb 20, 2015 Blog
EPA’s Clean Power Plan came under intense scrutiny this week in the nation’s capital as regulators and stakeholders met to discuss the legality, cost, and feasibility of EPA’s proposed plan and its impacts on ratepayers and electric reliability. - See more at: http://energycommerce.house.gov/blog/worst-week-washington-epa%E2%80%99s-clean-power-plan#sthash.8h3wWG5m.dpuf
Feb 18, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (February 18, 2014) – This week, President Obama plans to unilaterally designate 21,000 acres around the Arkansas River in Colorado as the Browns Canyon National Monument. Western Caucus Chairman Cynthia Lummis (WY-At Large) and Western Caucus Member Doug Lamborn (CO-05) released the following statements in response to the announcement:
Feb 11, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (February 11, 2015) – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act with a bipartisan vote of 270-152. This bill would at long last approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The bill, passed by the Senate on January 29th, will now move to the President’s desk for his signature.
Feb 2, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (February 2, 2015) – Today, the Obama Administration released its Budget Plan for Fiscal Year 2016. The President’s proposal includes a $78 billion increase in discretionary spending. Western Caucus Chairman Cynthia Lummis (WY-At Large) released the following statement in response to the announcement: