Leveling the Playing Field for Central Washington Farmers
Agriculture drives the Central Washington economy. To protect jobs and grow our economy, we need to open new markets overseas and lower unfair one-way trade barriers.
Whether it’s helping Washington cherries make it to South Korea, defending our farmers from a tariff dispute fueled by the liberal Teamsters Union, pressing Democrats to move forward on pending fair trade agreements – these no-cost economic solutions must be a priority.
I serve as Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, which oversees most federal land use and water policies, national forests, parks and monuments, BPA, the Columbia Basin Project, the Yakima Project, endangered species recovery and federal hydropower dams. Protecting our dams, reforming ESA, and stopping regulations that hurt our farmers and Central Washington’s farm economy are among my top priorities.