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 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    July 13, 2017

Counting every step while walking through Cowboy State in summer

Is there a better place in the world for a morning walk than a nice path in Wyoming? Especially quite early in the morning. This time of year, you can actually start walking about 5:30 a.m. but you...

 

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...

 

Enzi says new Senate health care draft would allow for flexibility, continued improvements

The Senate health care bill would make a bad situation better, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.). Enzi told reporters the bill would make initial improvements and allow states to make even more. He said budget rules prevent some proposals...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    July 6, 2017

Climbing Michael's Mountain was great memory 30 years ago

A Sunday afternoon 30 years ago this week found me busy sitting at my desk as editor-publisher of our local newspaper office. While the weather was beautiful outside, there was work to be done...

 

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...

 
 By Sen. Mike Enzi    Opinion    July 6, 2017

Enzi applauds water rule

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., released the following statement on the administration’s announcement today of a proposed rule to repeal the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “The overreaching Waters of the United States rule would allow...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    June 29, 2017

Here are some more favorite Wyoming political stories

Former U. S. Rep and Vice-President Dick Cheney would often tell this story about how his last name is pronounced. He says he attended a family reunion some years ago and sought out a favorite uncle...

 

League of Women Voters urges Wyoming senators to protect health insurance for people at home and to conduct work in public

The League of Women Voters of Wyoming (LWVWY) is urging Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso to use their roles on the U.S. Senate’s working group on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to protect health care and insurance for 20,000 Wyoming reside...

 

Enzi statement on health care proposal

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., made the following statement after Senate Republicans released their discussion draft of legislation to stabilize health insurance markets and bring down health care premiums: “After months of hard work, Senate...

 
 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...

 

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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 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,...

 

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