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  • Cheney planning 2.0 disapproval resolution passes U.S. Senate

    Rep. Liz Cheney|Mar 16, 2017

    Congressman Liz Cheney (WY-AL) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the disapproval resolution to overturn the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Resource Management Rule, which is commonly called “Planning 2.0”. “I am very pleased the Senate voted today to overturn BLM Planning 2.0. Planning 2.0 was a misguided and damaging attempt by the Obama administration to undermine the rights of state and local governments to manage resources and land use inside their own communities.” Congressman Cheney said, "I was honored to i...

  • VA purchases land for a new national cemetery in Wyoming

    Rep. Liz Cheney|Feb 9, 2017

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced on January 30 that it purchased 5.04 acres from Cheyenne to establish Wyoming’s first VA National Cemetery. “We are proud to announce the shared goal of honoring our nation’s Veterans by expanding burial service to Veterans, their spouses and eligible family members,” said Interim Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Ronald E. Walters. “This national cemetery will help us reach Veterans in rural parts of Wyoming who have not previously had reasonable access to a national or state Veterans...

  • Cheney co-sponsors No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017

    Rep. Liz Cheney|Feb 2, 2017

    Wyoming Congressman Liz Cheney, a member of the Rules Committee, managed debate on the House Floor concerning the rule for consideration of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017. Congressman Cheney also co-sponsored this bill, which makes the Hyde Amendment permanent and expands it to all federal agencies. Despite President Obama’s promise to the contrary, under Obamacare federal funds are being used to subsidize insurance plans that include abortion services. H.R.7 is necessary to e...

  • Cheney statement on Manning commutation and Obama Guantanamo releases

    Rep. Liz Cheney|Jan 26, 2017

    On January 17, Congressman Liz Cheney (R-WY) released the following statement on President Obama’s commutation of Chelsea Manning and the transfer of Osama bin Ladin’s bodyguard from Guantanamo Bay: “President Obama has commuted the sentence of a traitor who leaked thousands of classified documents, putting our national security and our men and women in uniform at risk. Documents provided to Wikileaks were used by Osama bin Laden to gain information on the U.S. battle plan in Afghanistan. Today we also learned President Obama recently relea...

  • Cheney announces committee assignments for the 115th Congress

    Rep. Liz Cheney|Jan 19, 2017

    Congressman Liz Cheney (WY-AL) recently announced her three committee assignments for the 115th Congress. Congressman Cheney has been selected to serve on the Natural Resources Committee, Armed Services Committee, and Rules Committee. Congressman Cheney said, “At home and abroad, threats to our jobs, our values and our way of life command national In communities across Wyoming, our workers, farmers, ranchers and families have made clear that America must be taken in a new direction. They want a congress and president who are accountable to t...