Congress achieved a number of impressive
accomplishments over the last year, including historic tax cuts and an
unprecedented effort to end unnecessary and burdensome regulations.
Our efforts have helped create more jobs, spurred the economy after
years of slow growth and improved the lives of folks across the country.
In addition to confirming Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court,
the Senate has been able to reshape the judiciary to focus on the rule
of law by confirming 22 of President Trump’s judicial picks.
There are still many challenges at home and abroad that we will need to
work on together in order to solve. There are great opportunities that
await us if we believe in our country’s enormous potential. I
look forward to continuing to work for Wyoming and the American
Wyo ag community, small businesses could be hurt by DOT
Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., sent a letter recently to Department of
Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao expressing his concerns about how the
Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule could negatively impact small
businesses and the livestock industry in Wyoming.
In the letter, Enzi noted that Wyoming, as a rural state whose
businesses depend on transporting their goods and commodities long
distances without major delays, could be disproportionately impacted by the
the secretary to keep Wyoming’s unique situation in mind when
issuing waivers from the rule and to work with small operators who may
struggle with implementing it.
Enzi voted to fund the government and cosponsored a bill to
prevent future shutdowns
Enzi voted to avoid a government shutdown and fund a critical health
insurance program for low-income children, but the bill failed to
advance. "While short-term funding bills are not ideal, at this time it is
certainly better than the alternative, which could mean limiting
services for military families, veterans and countless other Americans," Enzi
Enzi also , which would
permanently prevent the federal government from shutting down, ensuring
that essential government services are not disrupted and protecting
taxpayers who must bear the resulting
Senators introduce bill to promote onshore energy
U.S. Senator John Barrasso,
R-Wyo., along with Enzi, Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., Mike Lee, R-Utah,
and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced the Opportunities for the Nation
and States to Harness Onshore Resources for Energy .
Permitting delays and
duplicative regulations discourage oil and gas development on federal
land and deprive states and local communities of much-needed jobs and
revenues. The ONSHORE Act empowers states with the authority to manage
oil and gas permitting and regulatory responsibilities on federal
land within their borders.
Enzi says tax reform helps support small
thousands of small businesses in Wyoming work to provide important
goods and services that Wyoming residents rely on and enjoy. This, in
turn, supports our communities by creating jobs and boosting our local
economy. These businesses are the cornerstone of our country’s
economic growth and deserve a government that works just as hard to
protect their interests. That’s why the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act
recently signed into law helps support small businesses by lowering their
tax burden and simplifying the tax code.
Enzi says proposed rule could provide more health care
options for employees of small
The Department of Labor proposed a rule that would
allow small businesses to join together to create Small Business
Enzi said the rule could lead to
more people being able to get health insurance at a price they can
afford. It is similar to legislation he introduced last
year. Learn more
Later in the month, Enzi held a roundtable in the Senate to discuss the
real world implications of the proposed rule. The panel included
Casper resident Brad Johnson, the owner of Covenant Insurance