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6:55 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Wyoming Senators Want To Reduce The Time It Takes To Permit Pipelines

U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi have introduced a bill to reduce permitting timelines for natural gas pipelines on federal and Indian lands.

Barrasso says the Natural Gas Gathering Enhancement Act will help reduce flaring of natural gas at well sites not currently connected to pipelines.  He notes that North Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming flare a lot of natural gas because well sites often are not connected to pipelines 

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5:17 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Barrasso Gets Pushback On His Timber Proposal

Wyoming Republican Senator John Barrasso received pushback from the chief of the U.S. Forest Service on his bill to expand timber harvesting on federal lands. 

Barrasso’s legislation would greatly expand the Forest Service’s timber program throughout western states. The senator says it would create jobs and provide a new funding stream for schools in rural areas. Environmentalists accuse Barrasso of trying to gut environmental laws. At a hearing on the bill Thomas Tidwell, the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, told Barrasso he’s wary of how the bill undoes regulations.  

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5:27 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Barrasso votes no on military force in Syria

Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso is among the members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who have voted against the use of U.S. military force in Syria.
     The committee approved a use-of-force resolution Wednesday on a 10-7 vote. President Barack Obama seeks to use force to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad for a recent chemical attack the administration says killed more than 1,400 people.

Open Spaces
2:04 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Wyoming lawmakers outraged at Obama’s climate plan

This week President Obama announced he's going to attempt to combat climate change from the Oval Office. Wyoming's three Republicans in Congress are none too happy with his plan. As Matt Laslo reports, they say it could cripple the state's economy and hit your pocket. 

MATT LASLO: Climate change wasn't really a part of the 20-12 election, so the president surprised many when he promised to deal with global warming in his second inaugural address. Now he's coming out swinging again...charging Republicans with being deaf to the scientific community. 

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10:34 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

U.S. Senate Candidates Spar Over Energy Issues

During Thursday’s debate between U.S. Senate contenders, energy issues, in their various incarnations, came up more than once.

Incumbent Republican Senator John Barrasso said in Wyoming – and the U.S. – natural resources are important to protect, but they should also be taken advantage of.

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12:00 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Democrat Tim Chestnut will face Senator John Barrasso

U-S Senator John Barrasso easily won his primary election last night and will face Albany County Commissioner Tim Chestnut in the upcoming general election.  One of the issues that will be debated will be the inability of Congress to work together.  But Barrasso says that’s been over stated.               

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6:18 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Barrasso discusses plans for Health Care revisions on Fox News

      Wyoming U-S Senator John Barrasso continues to hope that the U-S Supreme Court will toss out the entire Affordable Care Act and force Congress to develop a new health care overhaul.  

If that happened, some popular programs– including the ability for children to stay on their parents’ health insurance plan until the age of 26 – would go away.  During an appearance on FOX News, Barrasso said that would be part of any new legislation.

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Open Spaces
4:11 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Barrasso defends position against environmental regulation

U-S Senator from Wyoming John Barrasso has been very critical of the Obama administration because of its position on such things as new air standards as it applies to the coal industry… and a number of other EPA-led provisions that, he says, will just kill jobs.  Senator Barrasso joins Bob Beck from the cloak room just outside of the U-S Senate.

6:15 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Wyoming members of Congress watching Supreme Court closely

Wyoming lawmakers are sitting on pins and needles as the Supreme Court takes up the health care law this week. Democrats passed the law, and Republicans despise it and are resting their political fortunes on overturning it.

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12:02 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Wyoming's delegation unimpressed with the President's speech

Members of Wyoming’s Congressional delegation dismissed President Obama’s state of the union message as little more than campaign rhetoric.  Senator John Barrasso said in a prepared statement that despite the President’s comments that the economy is getting better, too many people are out of work.                 

“3 years into his term, 13 million Americans are looking for jobs and the White House is looking for votes.”