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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 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

Anti-faith bias making it harder for some children to get help

Faith-based providers and individuals helping children should not be prevented from providing welfare services because of their religious faith, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa. The lawmakers say some people in...

 

Senators Enzi and McCain reintroduce the Coins Act to save billions in taxpayer dollars

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and John McCain, R-Ariz., recently reintroduced the Currency Optimization, Innovation, and National Savings Act of 2017 (COINS Act), legislation that would modernize our currency by moving to a $1 dollar coin, reduce...

 

States deserve to be heard before an endangered species listings

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., introduced legislation today that would require the federal government to disclose the data it uses for Endangered Species Act (ESA) listings. It would also ensure that ESA decisions are more reliant on the input of...

 

U.S. Supreme Court needs a judge who understands the West

Last month President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to be America’s next Supreme Court Justice. He is an admirable choice, not only because of his unquestionable legal experience, but because of his knowledge and understanding of the West....

 

Senate acts to protect authority of states to manage their own schools

The Senate voted on March 9 to rescind a Department of Education regulation that directly contradicted a bipartisan education bill Congress passed in 2015, which put control back in the hands of states and parents. The Department of Education rule...

 

Enzi, Barrasso join fight to protect Second Amendment rights of social security beneficiaries

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-WY., joined Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in protecting the Second Amendment rights of Social Security beneficiaries. The senators introduced a resolution of disapproval via the Congressional Review A...

 

Senate confirms Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services

Today the Senate confirmed Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to be the next Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., recently praised Price as an excellent choice to head the agency, not only due to his expertise as a...

 

Congress acts to overturn Obama era regulation aimed at coal

Congress passed its first resolution that would overturn an Obama Administration regulation that was aimed at limiting coal production. The Senate voted Feb. 2 to send the resolution of disapproval to President Trump’s desk. The measure would end...

 

Senators seek to repeal death tax

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., joined Senator John Thune, R-S.D., to re-introduce legislation to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, better known as the death tax. Enzi and Barrasso said the bill would permanently...

 

Beyond the Obamacare rhetoric, our health system must be reformed

The debate over the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, is heated. There are millions of passionate voices on both sides that believe the wrong course of action could have catastrophic consequences. Americans should have...

 

Senate clears the way for fast track repeal of Obamacare

The United States Senate recently approved a resolution, S. Con. Res. 3, which clears the way for consideration of legislation that would fast track repeal of Obamacare. The measure now moves on to the United States House of Representatives for...

 

Enzi announces 2017 nominees for U.S. service academies

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., nominated 20 Wyoming students for the United States service academies for 2017. Today, he announced his choices for the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Military Academy and the Naval Academy....

 

An open letter to Wyoming seniors and their loved ones

It has come to my attention that certain groups or entities have been using my name to try and get donations from seniors. Some of these solicitations imply that folks won’t get their Social Security benefits unless they pay $10 and sign a...

 

Senate coalition highlights value of America's nuclear missiles

It has come to my attention that certain groups or entities have been using my name to try and get donations from seniors. Some of these solicitations imply that folks won’t get their Social Security benefits unless they pay $10 and sign a...

 

Troops get pay raise, funds for Cheyenne projects authorized in national defense bill

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., voted to advance a bill Dec. 7 that would authorize $611 billion in funding for our national defense including a 2.1 percent pay raise for active-duty military service members. The bill would also authorize funding...

 

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