Wyoming Congressional delegation divided over debt deal

Oct 17, 2013

The Wyoming congressional delegation split its votes on the measure to open the government and avoid a potential default.

Wyoming’s senior senator Mike Enzi was one of just eighteen senators to oppose the compromise. In a statement he called the deal "yet another promise to work on the problem tomorrow."

But Senator John Barrasso says the good in the bill outweighed the bad. 

“I don’t think it was a good deal,” Barrasso said. “I think it was important to get the government opened again, get people back to work and to avoid a default.”

Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis joined one hundred and forty three House Republicans in opposing the measure. The last minute deal sets up a new bipartisan committee tasked with finding a solution to the budget impasse by December, which both sides are hoping can avert another shutdown in the coming months.