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News from Representative Newhouse

Upcoming: Free File Tax Event

Date: January 23, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Columbia Basin College, SWL Building, Meeting Room 117, 2600 North 20th Avenue, Pasco

Next week, my office will participate in a Free File community briefing and workshop hosted by the Computer & Communications Industry Association. Representatives will be available to discuss free tax prep services provided by the IRS, like Free File, and provide assistance for those filing their taxes. This is the first filing season that Americans can take advantage of lower tax rates, doubled standard deductions, enhanced Child Tax Credits, and flexibility – thanks to the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Even under this new, simpler system, Free File will be there to help filers feel confident that they are claiming every deduction and credit they are eligible for.

Shutdown Update: Come to the Table

Another week has passed, and the partial government shutdown is still in effect. Democrats have, once again, proved they are more interested in playing political games than in serious negotiation when the country needs a bipartisan compromise to fix border security and reopen the government. House leadership continues to bring up legislation from the Senate that does not contain priorities for Members in the House of Representatives that the President has explicitly stated he will not sign.

Last week, Congress passed and, on Wednesday, the President signed legislation to guarantee backpay for employees that are currently furloughed or working without pay once the government is reopen.However, this week, my colleagues in the majority rejected a vote that would have ensured federal employees receive their first paycheck of the year while negotiations continue.

On Tuesday, House Democrats boycotted a meeting requested by President Trump to negotiate a compromise to secure the border and reopen the government. Then Speaker Nancy Pelosi cited “security concerns” in an unprecedented request to reschedule and dictate the form of the President’s State of the Union address to the nation later this month. The Department of Homeland Security responded that DHS and the Secret Service are “fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union.” These shameful games must end, but they continue to refuse to come to the table. 

I will continue to work on behalf of my constituents to find a compromise that the House, Senate, and the President can agree on. I am eager to provide real relief for federal employees and get to work on Central Washington’s priorities.

I want to hear from you:

Which issues would you most like to see Congress address? 
Reining in the federal debt
Agriculture and trade
Immigration reform
Health care
Economy and jobs
Education
Regulatory relief
Infrastructure

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Military Academy Nominees

Every year, I have the honor of nominating students from Central Washington to attend one of our nation’s prestigious Military Service Academies. I am always impressed by the academic success and personal accomplishments of the young people who strive to serve our country. I am grateful for my nomination board that helped to review applicants, and I am very proud of the nominees we have recommended. I wish them the best of luck as they continue through the application process. Click here to learn more about the nominees.

Standing Up for Life

Each year, on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I am reminded that all life is precious. When hundreds of thousands of Americans march in Washington D.C. in support of the unborn, I am reminded to keep fighting for the innocent lives who can’t speak for themselves. I will continue to promote pro-life policies, make adoption more accessible, and empower families in Central Washington and across the country because I believe protecting the dignity of human life upholds our society’s highest values.

To stay current on the work I am doing around the District and in Washington D.C., I encourage you to follow me on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram and to read updates on my website. It is an honor and a privilege to represent you in Congress.

Sincerely,

Dan Newhouse
Member of Congress

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Did you get this in Wenatchee?

 

Did you see this? Yesterday, more than 100 people dropped a banner in Washington, DC to send a clear message to Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats: we need a climate plan that meets the urgency and scale of the climate crisis. We need a Green New Deal.

We brought the call for a tangible, timely, and bold climate action plan to the Senate. Now, we need you to deliver the message to your representatives at home.

Yesterday in DC, we showed our elected leaders this movement isn’t going anywhere — now, we have to keep up the pressure. Sign up here today to host a Real Climate Leadership petition delivery in Cashmere.

Banner drop to call for a Green New Deal (Credit: Eman Mohammed)
We dropped a banner yesterday in DC putting Democratic leaders on notice. Now, let’s take the pressure home. (Photo: Eman Mohammed)

The climate clock is ticking, and millions of people in the US and around the world are already suffering from the impacts of the climate crisis. We need our leaders to take meaningful action to combat climate chaos and build the 100% renewable energy-powered future we need — now.

That’s where you come in. The week of February 4-8, thousands of people across the country will deliver messages to show our Representatives how much widespread support there is for a Green New Deal.

Since the midterm elections in November, 350 and dozens of allies have gathered hundreds of thousands of messages from people nationwide calling for the real climate leadership we need. Now, we’re calling for people like you to deliver those signatures to their members of Congress to bring the message home.

Sign up here to host a Real Climate Leadership petition delivery in your district to make it clear to your Representatives that Cashmere wants a bold Green New Deal — now.

And one more note: If you’re interested in hosting an action but have questions or want support, don’t worry — our organizers are here to make sure you have everything you need. We’re hosting two training calls on on January 22nd and 28th, both at 8pm EST, to help you lead the charge for a Green New Deal in your community. You can sign up to join either of those training calls here.

We can’t let another Congress waste two more years without taking meaningful steps toward bold, just climate solutions we need. It’s our job to turn up the heat — and we won’t stop until all our members of Congress are real climate leaders.

Onward,

John

PS: If you want some motivation to start planning your local action, watch this short video from yesterday’s banner drop in DC here — then share it to encourage your friends and family to take action with you!


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Climate Conversations News

Monday CCNCW Meeting:  January 14 – 5-6pm Social Time; Meeting at 6pm.  Chelan Co. Fire Station #11, 206 Easy Street. Even if you’ve never come before we’d love to hear your ideas.
Wednesday Interfaith Group: January 16th  – 1-2:30PM @ Susan Evan’s Home – 1101 Appleland Dr.
 
Saturday Global Women’s March: January 19th – 11AM-2PM @ Wenatchee Memorial Park, Orondo & Chelan
SAVE THE DATE:
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Coastal Plain – A Visual Conversation 

Join North Central Washington Audubon members, Susan Ballinger and Tim and Mary Gallagher, as they share stories and photographs of caribou, grizzly bears, birds, and plants from their adventures to the remote reaches of the coastal plain and Beaufort Sea of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  Additionally, at the Wenatchee and Leavenworth presentations, Mark Oswood will share his work studying the ecology of Alaskan fresh waters.

Come see for yourself how irreplaceable this far corner of our country is and join in a conversation regarding YOUR role in protecting the Refuge.

Sponsored by North Central Washington Audubon Society, dedicated to furthering the knowledge and the conservation of the environment of North Central Washington, our Nation, and the World.

Three locations:

Wenatchee–Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Wenatchee Valley Museum -127 S Mission St – Talk 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. doors open at 6:30 p.m.      Free

Leavenworth–Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wenatchee River Institute – Barn Beach Reserve – 347 Division Street -Talk 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Free

Winthrop–Thursday, February 7, 2019

Methow Conservancy- Winthrop Rink- upstairs – 208 White Ave.- Talk 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Free

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This is awesome work!

Backbone Campaign

 

The photo below is the view from the presidential motorcade, taken yesterday by Jim Watson of the White House Press Corps for Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Backbone pulled this action together for our LULAC allies in record time. We got the GO at 8pm on Tuesday night and had two people and the BabyTrump on planes to Texas at 8am Wednesday morning. We have worked for years to build a cadre of experienced action ready activists with tactical, logistical and communications skills necessary to pull off stunts like this.

Each spectacle image has its challenges and there’s no time for learning curves. All focus has to be on solving problems with speed and gracefulness that serves our allies. William Johnson​ and Jacob Johns​ worked on the ground in Houston and McAllen, while Danny​ O’Brien back at Backbone HQ on Vashon coordinated social media with Carlos​ Martinez in Houston. The on-the-ground team was bolstered by other LULAC allies and Patrick​ Anderson, Backbone’s Solidarity Brigade contact in Brownsville, TX, who had banner-building gear and other tools.

Together they did what others would deem impossible – launching the BabyTrump for #45 to witness on both his entrance and departure from his propaganda stop at the Texas/Mexico border. They coordinated with allies and got into local, national and international press. They live streamed video, interviewing front line community members, capturing the drama of the moment and the folly and petulance of our infantile demagogic president.

There isn’t any other organization or network in the country that could have pulled off what our team did in a short 36 hours lead time. I am incredibly proud of what we created together and what we repeatedly accomplish.

We need your support to keep it growing.  Please pitch in at http://BackboneCampaign.org/donate

Again, thank you to you for all your support over these many years to grow Backbone Campaign’s capacity.  And thank you to our action team and allies. I am endlessly proud of what we all accomplish together.

In collaboration and gratitude,

Bill Moyer
co-founder and executive director

PS – Livestream and more photos easily accessed at Backbone Campaign’s Facebook page.


 

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