ABOUT THE WCF
The Western Caucus Foundation (WCF) is a non-profit organization that educates law and policy makers about the cultural and policy issues unique to the American West.
The Foundation provides a much needed cultural exchange to bring people together to gain a mutual understanding of and appreciation for the challenges facing the western states.
While a separate organization from the Senate and Congressional Western Caucuses, the Foundation works with similar goals as the Caucuses to inform and educate policy makers and the public on ‘Western’ ideals – including individual and private property rights, a strong state and local government influence over federal bureaucrats, optimistic self-reliance, utilization of our abundant natural resources, and boundless economic growth and opportunities.
Our Honorary Co-Chairs are traditionally those holding the same titles with the Senate and Congressional Western Caucuses. Currently, Senator Cynthia Lummis (WY) and Representative Dan Newhouse (WA-4) serve as the Honorary Co-Chairs of the Western Caucus Foundation.
Darrell Henry is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Western Caucus Foundation.
The Western Caucus Foundation is a charitable, independent non-profit organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Charitable contributions are tax-deductible for income, gift, and estate taxes to the extent allowed by law. WCF accepts person, corporate, and PAC contributions. The Foundation is governed by a board of former Western Caucus staff and advisors.
The Western Caucus Foundation is proud to have Senator Cynthia Lummis (WY) and
Representative Dan Newhouse (WA-4) serving as our Honorary Co‑Chairs.
SENATOR CYNTHIA LUMMIS (WY)
Born on a cattle ranch outside of Cheyenne, WY, Cynthia Lummis has spent her entire career fighting for Wyoming families, communities, businesses and values. From the halls of the Wyoming House to the halls of the U.S. Senate, her time in public service has always been focused on advocating for Wyoming’s future.
REP. DAN NEWHOUSE (WA-4)
Representative Dan Newhouse is a third-generation Yakima Valley farmer in Central Washington. He is honored to represent Washington’s 4th District by bringing conservative solutions to Congress.
PRIORITIES & PRINCIPLES
The House and Senate each have their own respective Western Caucus.
The Senate Western Caucus (SWC), Chaired by Senator Cynthia Lummis, 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 Dan Newhouse, 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.
Stay In Touch with the Western Caucus Foundation
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
or complete the contact form and we’ll respond to you via email.
410 First Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003