Senator Mike Enzi http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Federal Highway Money Remains At Risk http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/federal-highway-money-remains-risk <p>The federal pot of money that’s supposed to keep local roads and bridges intact may soon be empty, yet lawmakers on Capitol Hill are miles apart from each other. It remains unclear if they’ll be able to bridge the gulf. Matt Laslo reports from Washington on how the Wyoming delegation is weighing in on the debate that’s sucking the air out of Washington this summer.</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:41:14 +0000 Matt Laslo 61213 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Federal Highway Money Remains At Risk Wyoming Coal Versus The Courts http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-coal-versus-courts <p>This week’s Supreme Court ruling on the EPA and its ability to regulate carbon is a mixed bag for Wyoming officials and energy producers. It sets the stakes even higher for Republicans in the state who are determined to derail a pending EPA rule on climate change. &nbsp;</p><p>Like most all things here in Washington these days, the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of the EPA is being read along party lines. But Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi says it’s not just partisanship. He says your opinion also hinges on where you’re reading.</p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:05:21 +0000 Matt Laslo 60530 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Coal Versus The Courts Wyoming's Congressional Delegation Believes New EPA Rules Will Devastate The Economy http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyomings-congressional-delegation-believes-new-epa-rules-will-devastate-economy <p>This week the EPA unveiled a new rule to drastically cut carbon emissions from the nation's power plants. While Wyoming Republicans say it will devastate the economy, Matt Laslo reports from Washington that some experts say their outdated thinking has set the state back in the new energy economy.&nbsp;</p><p>The White House isn't waiting around for this Congress to help it tackle climate change. The new EPA rule will require Wyoming to slash it's carbon emissions by 19 percent. Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis says the state's energy producers are worried.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 23:38:36 +0000 Matt Laslo 59477 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming's Congressional Delegation Believes New EPA Rules Will Devastate The Economy Wyo. Lawmakers Reject New Climate Change Report http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyo-lawmakers-reject-new-climate-change-report <p>The White House is painting a dire picture for every region in the nation - including here at home - if action isn’t taken to combat climate change. But Matt Laslo reports from Washington that Wyoming’s Republican senators still aren’t buying it.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 23:14:06 +0000 Matt Laslo 58425 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyo. Lawmakers Reject New Climate Change Report Sen. Enzi Drafts Bill To Define Wind River Reservation Border http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sen-enzi-drafts-bill-define-wind-river-reservation-border <p>As Wyoming’s appeal to an Environmental Protection Agency decision about the Wind River Indian Reservation’s borders waits for its day in court, U.S. Senators Enzi and Barrasso have drafted a bill “to clarify” those borders.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:52:52 +0000 Irina Zhorov 56229 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sen. Enzi Drafts Bill To Define Wind River Reservation Border Charlie Hardy Announces Bid For U.S. Senate 2 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/charlie-hardy-announces-bid-us-senate-2 <p>Cheyenne-native and retired priest Charlie Hardy has announced his bid to run in the 2014 U.S. Senate race against incumbent Senator Mike Enzi.&nbsp; Hardy says he feels compelled to run because he wants to bring some of Wyoming’s values—like cooperation and respect—out to Washington. &nbsp;&nbsp;He says his opponent hasn’t done such a good job of representing Wyoming’s values.</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 02:19:12 +0000 Melodie Edwards 53063 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Charlie Hardy Announces Bid For U.S. Senate 2 Congressional report card shows Wyo's lawmakers most conservative http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/congressional-report-card-shows-wyos-lawmakers-most-conservative <p>Wyoming’s&nbsp;Congressional delegation is&nbsp;among the most conservative in the country.&nbsp; That’s according to a congressional report card released this week by GovTrack, a government watch dog website.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 23:23:04 +0000 Melodie Edwards 52860 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Congressional report card shows Wyo's lawmakers most conservative 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 Sen. Enzi helped Sen. Ted Cruz block Senate discussion of Affordable Care Act http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sen-enzi-helped-sen-ted-cruz-block-senate-discussion-affordable-care-act <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wyoming Republican Senator Mike Enzi helped Texas Senator Ted Cruz hold up the Senate floor for 21 hours as they discussed defunding the Affordable Care Act.</span></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 01:05:13 +0000 Matt Laslo 47484 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sen. Enzi helped Sen. Ted Cruz block Senate discussion of Affordable Care Act Enzi supporters launch super PAC to combat Cheney campaign http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/enzi-supporters-launch-super-pac-combat-cheney-campaign <p></p><p></p><p>Wyoming Republicans who favor incumbent U-S Senator Mike Enzi have started fundraising on his behalf. This week, they formed a political action committee – or PAC – called “Wyoming’s Own” to rally voters for his re-election.</p><p></p><p>Wyoming’s Own co-founder Bill Cubin&nbsp;– son of former Congresswoman Barbara Cubin – says Enzi is hard-working and effective, and shouldn’t be replaced right now.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 00:16:01 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 46701 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Enzi supporters launch super PAC to combat Cheney campaign Job Corps breaks ground in Fremont County http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/job-corps-breaks-ground-fremont-county <p>Today, the long awaited ground breaking for the 41 million dollar Wind River Job Corps took place.&nbsp; The project was first conceived in 2005 and thanks to support of Senator Mike Enzi it finally received federal approval.&nbsp; It’s the first Job Corps for Wyoming which is the only state without such a facility.&nbsp;</p><p>Sandy Barton of the Fremont County Board of Cooperative Education Services or BOCES spearheaded the effort from the start.&nbsp; She told Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck that it will have a major impact on Fremont County and the state.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:17:50 +0000 Bob Beck 45135 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Job Corps breaks ground in Fremont County Liz Cheney will challenge Senator Mike Enzi in the 2014 Republican primary. What are your thoughts? http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/liz-cheney-will-challenge-senator-mike-enzi-2014-republican-primary-what-are-your-thoughts <p>Liz Cheney will challenge Senator Mike Enzi in the 2014 Republican primary.&nbsp; What are your thoughts?</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:42:59 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 44144 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Liz Cheney will challenge Senator Mike Enzi in the 2014 Republican primary. What are your thoughts? National Republican Party Supports Enzi over Cheney http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/national-republican-party-supports-enzi-over-cheney <p>This week Wyoming’s senior senator, Mike Enzi, was surprised to learn he’ll be facing off against Liz Cheney in what’s expected to be one of the most heated Republican primaries in the nation. Matt Laslo reports from Washington that right now, the Republican Party is wrapping its arms around Enzi.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:55:27 +0000 Matt Laslo 44041 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org National Republican Party Supports Enzi over Cheney Liz Cheney meets the media, formally announces her run for the US Senate http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/liz-cheney-meets-media-formally-announces-her-run-us-senate <p></p><p>Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President and Wyoming Congressman Dick Cheney, formally announced her candidacy for the U-S Senate during press conferences in Casper and Cheyenne.&nbsp; Cheney will face off against incumbent Mike Enzi in next summer’s Republican primary.&nbsp;<br><br><br>During a news conference Cheney attacked President Obama and what she called his liberal agenda.&nbsp; She complained that too many Republicans have compromised with Democrats.<br><br>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:19:08 +0000 Bob Beck 43908 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Liz Cheney meets the media, formally announces her run for the US Senate Liz Cheney announces bid for Enzi’s Senate seat http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/liz-cheney-announces-bid-enzi-s-senate-seat <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has announced that she will run for US Senate against incumbent Senator Mike Enzi in Wyoming’s Republican primary next year.</span></p><p></p><p>Although Cheney has spent most of her life outside the state, the attorney and former Fox News contributor has been in Wyoming in recent weeks, talking with prospective constituents. In her announcement video, Cheney promised to fight for lower taxes and freedom for the private sector, especially the energy industry.<br>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 01:10:10 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 43848 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Liz Cheney announces bid for Enzi’s Senate seat Sen. Enzi answers questions on immigration reform http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sen-enzi-answers-questions-immigration-reform <p>US Senator from Wyoming, Mike Enzi, addressed his constituents online about their concerns over immigration reform. In a video chat he releases bi-monthly, Enzi says that for Wyoming, guest worker programs are important, because ranchers rely on them for workers like sheep herders. He says that for him, the immigration reform bill that the Senate will soon consider needs to have a true E-verify component -- a program that lets employers check their employees’ eligibility to work in the United States. Fri, 10 May 2013 22:57:35 +0000 Irina Zhorov 40603 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sen. Enzi answers questions on immigration reform Senator Enzi says more budget cuts are needed http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senator-enzi-says-more-budget-cuts-are-needed <p>With federal departments already feeling the heat since across-the-board budget cuts took effect March 1<sup>st</sup>,&nbsp;Wyoming&nbsp;US Senator Mike Enzi says the mandatory cuts—known as the sequester—don’t go far enough.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:33:20 +0000 Sara Hossaini 37846 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senator Enzi says more budget cuts are needed New UW laboratory facility breaks ground http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-uw-laboratory-facility-breaks-ground <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UW has officially&nbsp;started&nbsp;construction on the new Michael B. </span>Enzi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> laboratory facility&nbsp;north of campus.</span></p><p>UW President Tom Buchanan says the building will host introductory courses in the sciences, technology, engineering and math.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:57:16 +0000 Sara Hossaini 37759 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New UW laboratory facility breaks ground Senator Enzi Hopes to Improve Carbon Capture Tax Credit Law http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senator-enzi-hopes-improve-carbon-capture-tax-credit-law <div style="background-color:white;margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:0;"><br><p><span style="background-color:white;"><font color="#222222" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi is one of three U.S. legislators sponsoring a bill that would help ease the process for earning tax credits related to carbon capture. </span></font></span></p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:02:56 +0000 Sara Hossaini 33558 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senator Enzi Hopes to Improve Carbon Capture Tax Credit Law Sen. Enzi won't sign Americans for Tax Reform pledge http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sen-enzi-wont-sign-americans-tax-reform-pledge <p>Conservative activist Grover Norquist says U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi will have to be accountable to the people of Wyoming if he backs off a pledge to not raise taxes.<br>&nbsp;<br>Enzi said Thursday he will abide by his oath of office but won't sign or be bound by any lawmaker pledges, including the Americans for Tax Reform pledge championed by Norquist.<br>&nbsp;<br>The pledge calls for opposing increases to marginal income tax rates and to oppose any net cuts to tax deductions or credits unless the moves are offset by reduced tax rates.<br>&nbsp; Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:22:36 +0000 Associated Press 33466 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sen. Enzi won't sign Americans for Tax Reform pledge Sen. Enzi is eager to wrangle the national budget, Medicare http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sen-enzi-eager-wrangle-national-budget-medicare <p><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wpr/openspaces.mediaplayer?STATION_NAME=wpr&amp;MEDIA_ID=1005493&amp;MEDIA_EXTENSION=mp3&amp;MODULE=openspaces "><strong>Listen to the interview</strong></a></p><p>Wyoming&#39;s Senior US Senator is trying everything to reduce the federal deficit, but in an election year and a partisan Congress, it&#39;s hard to do much.&nbsp; During a recent visit to Cheyenne, Bob Beck sat down with Senator Mike Enzi to discuss the budget and health care.&nbsp; On the topic of the budget, he says they must act soon.</p> Sat, 03 Mar 2012 00:39:02 +0000 Bob Beck 20485 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org