U-S Senator John Barrasso http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Senators Unimpressed With Obama's Plans http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-senators-unimpressed-obamas-plans <p>Wyoming Republicans aren’t too happy with the vision President Obama laid out in his State of the Union address.&nbsp; The President laid out an ambitious agenda. He wants to invest to increase the minimum wage, spur investments in infrastructure, and continue taking steps to address climate change.</p><p>Democrats are cheering on that agenda while Republicans are bristling because the president says he’ll use executive orders whenever possible to bypass G-O-P opposition. Senator John Barrasso says the president missed an opportunity to reach across the aisle.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:29:24 +0000 Matt Laslo 53268 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Senators Unimpressed With Obama's Plans Barrasso calls filibuster rule change a distraction http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/barrasso-calls-filibuster-rule-change-distraction <p>Today the U-S Senate approved historic changes to its filibuster rule over the objection from Wyoming’s two Republican senators.</p><p>You know those regulations Wyoming Republicans are always complaining about? Well a lot of them have to pass through the little known but powerful D-C Circuit Court.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:57:39 +0000 Matt Laslo 50258 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Barrasso calls filibuster rule change a distraction Wyoming Congressional delegation divided over debt deal http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-congressional-delegation-divided-over-debt-deal <p>The Wyoming congressional delegation split its votes on the measure to open the government and avoid a potential default.</p><p></p><p>Wyoming&rsquo;s senior senator Mike Enzi was one of just eighteen senators to oppose the compromise. In a statement he called the&nbsp;deal &quot;yet another promise to work on the problem tomorrow.&quot;</p><p>But Senator John Barrasso says the good in the bill outweighed the bad.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:05:04 +0000 Matt Laslo 48503 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Congressional delegation divided over debt deal Barrasso votes no on Interior nominee http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/barrasso-votes-no-interior-nominee <p>The Senate Energy Committee voted to approve the nomination of Sally Jewel to be the next Interior Secretary despite the objections of Wyoming U-S Senator John Barrasso.&nbsp;</p><p>Barrasso was one of three members of the Senate Energy Committee to oppose the nomination. Barrasso told the committee that he received vague answers from Jewel concerning a variety of topics, but his largest criticism surrounds the fact that Jewel was Vice Chairman of the National Parks Conservation Association.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:58:02 +0000 Bob Beck 38334 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Barrasso votes no on Interior nominee Incumbent Sen. Barrasso is running to keep his seat http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/incumbent-sen-barrasso-running-keep-his-seat <p>We now turn our attention to a couple of political candidates. U-S Senator John Barrasso was originally appointed to the U-S Senate to fill the seat of the late Senator Craig Thomas.&nbsp; He then was elected to a four year term in 2008.&nbsp; Senator Barrasso had previously served as a State Senator and was a Casper Orthopedic Surgeon for 24 years.&nbsp; Barrasso tells Bob Beck that he has been campaigning across the state and says there has been one main topic on citizen’s minds…</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 21:22:53 +0000 Bob Beck 31955 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Incumbent Sen. Barrasso is running to keep his seat