Founded in 2013, The Western Caucus Foundation (WCF), a non-profit 501(C3), is a cultural exchange organization committed to educating public policy makers and communicating with the public in an effort to enhance, sustain, and preserve the West’s dynamic and unique culture.

The Western Caucus Foundation is committed to advancing the following key principles: protecting private property, strengthening local control, promoting economic growth, and increasing energy independence.

The Foundation provides support, education, and networking opportunities to advance the public policies important to the West, and offers stakeholders a non-partisan and non-political organization to facilitate discussion of Western issues.  We disseminate information to people in Washington, and across the country, about how the West is a real place where people live, work and play, and that it is not an abstraction or an idyllic playground.

The Foundation also educates Congressional staff and others on public policy issues unique to the West via a robust agenda of meetings, conferences, and programs to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information to address critical issues facing the West and rural America. In particular, we highlight how decisions made in Congress can have significant consequences in the West that most of the country never sees.

It is the policy of the Western Caucus Foundation to NOT advocate for or support either directly or indirectly, the election or defeat of any candidate for public or political office. The Western Caucus Foundation shall not donate or contribute to any candidate’s campaign, nor will it participate in political fundraising events or otherwise solicit political contributions, or endorse or oppose a candidate.

Honorary Co-Chairs

The Western Caucus Foundation is proud to have Senator Steve Daines (MT) and Representative Paul A. Gosar (AZ-4) serving as our Honorary Co-Chairs.


Senator Steve Daines (MT)

Honorary Co-Chair

A fifth-generation Montanan, Steve Daines brings 28 years of private-sector business experience to Washington, D.C. as he serves the people of Montana in the U.S. Senate. Learn More


Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-4)

Honorary Co-Chair

Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S., is serving his third term in Congress as the Representative from Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District. First elected in 2010, he came to Congress with no prior political experience. Paul believes that the Constitution is the cornerstone of our Republic, and always pursues policies that allow for more individual liberty and less government involvement. Learn More

Honorary Chair Emeritus

Senator John Barrasso (WY)

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Representative Rob Bishop (UT-1)

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Representative Steve Pearce (NM-2)

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The House and Senate each have their own respective Western Caucus.

The Senate Western Caucus (SWC), Chaired by Senator Steve Daines, is made up of Senators from Western and rural states who are committed to upholding the fundamental principles of the West.

The Congressional [House] Western Caucus, Chaired by Representative Paul Gosar, seeks 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.

The Senate and Congressional Western Caucuses believe that the people who live on the land in the West are the best stewards of the land. Their main goal is to empower the residents, workers, and local leaders in the West to make the decisions that best serve, and most affect, their families and communities.

Joint Senate and Congressional Western Caucus Principles:
Principle 1 – Energy:
Promoting access to our nation’s abundant, affordable, secure, diverse, and reliable energy and mineral resources, making the United States a global energy leader.

Principle 2 – Environmental Stewardship:
Focusing on state and local environmental solutions that put communities first.

Principle 3 – Agriculture and Forestry:
Promoting affordable, safe, and abundant domestic food production for American families, and creating healthy forests.

Principle 4 – Judicial and Regulatory Reform:
Leveling the playing field for states, local governments, businesses, and individuals.

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If you, or your organization, would like to contact the Western Caucus Foundation (WCF) to help promote or discuss Western issues please contact us at 202-220-1331 or

Our Address

Western Caucus Foundation
400 N. Capitol St., #382-B
Washington, DC 20001