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Senators issue statements on oil and gas permits

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently signed a secretarial order to help streamline the backlogged permitting process for mineral leases on federal lands. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., applauded the decision, which directs the Bureau...

 

Senators introduce wildlife legislation

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), joined with Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Boozman (R-AR), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to...

 

EPW committee moves Svinicki nomination forward

On June 15, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), delivered the following remarks at a committee business meeting on the reappointment of the Honorable Kristine Svinicki, to serve...

 

Senate passes conservation legislation

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), and committee ranking member Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) released the following statements regarding the Senate passage of S. 826, the Wildlife...

 

Barrasso statement on Paris climate agreement

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), released the following statement on the administration’s decision for the United States to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement....

 

Wyo delegation introduces bill to protect mineral royalties rightfully owed to states

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, and Representative Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., introduced legislation today that would allow states to collect their own federal mineral royalties, protecting money that is rightfully owed to the states. The...

 

Barrasso secures commitments on soda ash, beef and energy exports from ambassador to Japan nominee

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) questioned William Hagerty, President Trump’s nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan, on soda ash, beef exports and energy security. The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held Hagerty’s...

 

Barrasso statements on nomination of Susan Bodine, Senators' letter to Sec. Zinke

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), released the following statement on President Trump’s announcement that he intends to nominate Susan Bodine to serve as the Assistant...

 

Barrasso talks soda ash, beef and human rights

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) questioned Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, President Trump’s nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to China, on soda ash, beef exports and human rights. The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held Branstad’s...

 

Energy Committee advances two Barrasso water bills

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) praised the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for passing two Barrasso water bills, the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Transparency Act S. 216 and S. 199, a bill that would expand the water storage...

 

Making water infrastructure a priority

Even though it is invisible to most Americans, every community across this country relies on a complex system of reservoirs, aqueducts, dams, levees, treatment plants, pumping stations, and millions of miles of pipes forming our water...

 

Barrasso, Wyden introduce American soda ash bill

U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced bipartisan legislation to maintain competitive royalty rates on America’s natural soda ash, which is critical in manufacturing industrial products like glass. The Soda Ash...

 

Endangered species: Making recovery a priority

As a doctor, if I treat 100 patients and just three recover enough to be discharged from the hospital, I would deserve to lose my medical license. A similar standard should apply to the Endangered Species Act. This law was meant to protect animals,...

 

Wyoming delegation fights activist lawsuits

U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi and U.S. Representative Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., recently introduced the Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act. The legislation prevents abuse of the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) by large environmenta...

 

Washington Monthly Report

We now have a new administration. In January, I became chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. President Trump announced his nominee to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate also started the process of rolling back punish...

 

Wyoming delegation reintroduces bill to increase water storage in southwestern Wyoming

U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi and U.S. Representative Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., reintroduced legislation to approve the expansion of water storage at the Bureau of Reclamation’s (BOR) Fontenelle Reservoir in Lincoln County, Wyoming....

 

Bipartisan bill that addresses flooding in Wyoming headed to President's desk

Recently, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) praised final passage of the bipartisan Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act by a vote of 78 to 21. The bill already passed the House of Representatives and now heads to the...

 

Barrasso outlines the future of Obamacare

U.S. Senator John Barrasso recently delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the future of Obamacare. Barrasso outlines how Republicans plan to dismantle Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered care. Excerpts of Senator...

 

Senators press for answers on Obamacare insurance bailout

U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Mike Lee (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Ben Sasse (R-NE) pressed the Obama administration about its potential multimillion-dollar bailout of select insurance companies through Obamacare’s Risk Corridors Program...

 

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