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 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    June 22, 2017 

Wacky weather batters state: 20 tornadoes sighted on June 12

Now this is a headline that I never thought I would write for any news story or column: Tornadoes strike Wyoming. But on Monday, June 12, sightings of up to 20 tornadoes were reported all across the...

 
 By Sen. Mike Enzi    Opinion    June 22, 2017 

U.S. Senate passes new bipartisan sanctions on Iran, Russia

The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan measure June 15 that would allow expanded sanctions against Iran and Russia. Wyoming Republican U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso both supported the measure. The bill would impose sanctions on persons invol...

 

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...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    June 15, 2017

How does our threesome compare when it comes to Congressional clout?

As a long-time observer of our two U. S. Senators and one U. S. Congressperson, it would seem to me that today we have a chance to have more clout in Congress than ever before. Senior Sen. Mike Enzi...

 

June 27 deadline for Enzi U.S. Senate page application

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming juniors in high school to apply to be a Senate page for the fall session in Washington, DC. There are 30 page positions in the U.S. Senate each session. One of those positions is reserved for...

 

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...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    June 8, 2017

Eight generations in state comes with responsibility

Although they have had eight generations living in Wyoming, the Driskill clan of Devils Tower originally came from Texas and as a result, it seems most everything about these folks is big. State Sen....

 
 By Sen. Mike Enzi    Opinion    June 8, 2017

Enzi issues statement on U.S. withdrawing from Paris agreement; compliments the Administration's attempt at a balanced budget

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., released the following statement on President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. “I applaud President Trump for making the decision to withdraw the United States...

 

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....

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    June 1, 2017

Impending 100 year flood is scaring the heck out of us

A flooding mountain river in Wyoming can be an “insatiable monster.” That is what I called the middle fork of the Popo Agie River here in Lander seven years ago when we experienced a 50-year...

 
 By Sen. Mike Enzi    Opinion    June 1, 2017

Bipartisan coalition in Senate introduce major legislation to lift Cuba trade embargo

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) today led a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers to introduce major legislation to lift the Cuban trade embargo. The bipartisan legislation would...

 

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...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    May 25, 2017

Hey grads, your learning days are not over... not by a long shot

I am not afraid of tomorrow for I have seen yesterday and I love today. – William Allen White This is a message for 2017 graduates – there are just two times in your lives when you feel you are...

 
 By Sen. Mike Enzi    Opinion    May 25, 2017

Bills to control government regulations move forward in the Senate

The Homeland Security and Government Affairs (HSGAC) Committee voted May 17 to advance two bills that could help control excessive government regulations. The bills, cosponsored by U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., would give...

 

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...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    May 18, 2017

Running hard toward life's home plate; Count your lifetime by innings played

It was 21 years ago this spring that my old friend Loraine Ocenas emceed my 50th birthday party and claimed its theme was: “How does it feel to have your future behind you?” My answer, of course,...

 
 By Sen. Mike Enzi    Opinion    May 18, 2017

Senators introduce bipartisan bill to protect law-abiding knife owners

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced legislation on May 10 to ensure that those traveling with a properly secured knife are not prosecuted under local or state laws which ban certain knives. “Growing up in Wyoming, I k...

 

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... Full story

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    May 11, 2017

TV show scheduled about grisly murder of mother and her two boys, 37 years ago

Investigation Discovery, a network featuring the solving of horrible crimes, was in Wyoming this past week filming the story about how Virginia Uden and her two sons were murdered in Fremont County...

 
 By Sen. Mike Enzi    Opinion    May 11, 2017

Enzi votes to fund government, strengthen Wyoming priorities

Congress passed a government funding bill on May 4 that would help strengthen a number of American priorities, including border security, defense and support for communities and education. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., voted in favor of the bill, w...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    May 4, 2017

Can't get away from Wyoming even when 2,000 miles away

So there we were, enjoying Easter week in Dallas with our daughter and family. Although we were a long way from Wyoming, headlines in the Dallas newspaper were asking questions about why Gov. Greg Abb...

 

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... Full story

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    April 27, 2017

Notorious Miss Wyoming-World set bar very high for crazy antics

There have been many weird stories and odd people during the 127 years of Wyoming’s history. For example, there was the guy who parachuted onto the top of Devil’s Tower in 1941. Or the wild...

 

Game and Fish to install 200 Poo-Poo screens to save raptors

One of the top dangers facing raptors, and many other cavity nesting birds in Wyoming, is accidentally getting trapped in a vent pipe. For some raptors, that means entering down a vent pipe of a vault toilet- an outhouse - and being unable to fly...

 

Proposed Archer Events Center a "facility with possibility"

When local voters head to the Sixth Penny Tax polls May 2, they will see among the ballot propositions an option for the construction of a multi-purpose event facility. Proposition 4 proposes the building of a multi-purpose events facility at the...

 

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