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Neil Gorsuch is the right choice for Supreme Court

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., praised President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, after meeting with him in his office recently, calling him an admirable choice to be America’s next Supreme Court Justice.

Speaking recently on the Senate floor, Enzi recalled how immediately impressed he was by Gorsuch when they first met several years ago. Enzi noted that it would be hard for anyone to doubt his character and qualifications.

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Congress acts to overturn Obama era regulation aimed at coal

Congress passed its first resolution that would overturn an Obama Administration regulation that was aimed at limiting coal production. The Senate voted to send the resolution of disapproval to President Trump’s desk. The measure would end the “stream protection rule” issued by the Department of the Interior last year.  

Enzi hailed the vote as not only being important for coal communities, but also the first in a series of votes Congress should take to overturn last-minute and overreaching Obama era regulations.

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Western senators introduce Greater Sage Grouse Protection and Recovery Act

Enzi recently joined U.S. Senator Jim Risch, R-Idaho, in introducing the Greater Sage Grouse Protection and Recovery Act of 2017, legislation allowing states to implement their own specific conservation and management plans to protect greater sage grouse populations and their habitats, in lieu of federal management. Original cosponsors of the bill include U.S. Senators Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Dean Heller, R-Nev, Orrin Hatch, R-Utah and Mike Lee, R-Utah.

“It’s the states that are best positioned to understand how to manage the needs of their sage grouse populations,” Enzi said. “Wyoming has done a great job working tirelessly with stakeholders over many years to protect the sage grouse. It is important that we ensure western states are able to implement their local management plans without interference from Washington.”

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Enzi applauds White House action to stop big government ‘fiduciary rule’

Enzi, praised action by President Donald Trump to preserve access to retirement planning for middle-income American families by halting the implementation of the Obama Administration’s complex and burdensome “fiduciary rule.”

In an executive order issued by the White House, President Trump directed the Department of Labor to delay the rule’s application, currently scheduled for April 10, to allow time for the reevaluation of how this rule adversely affects the ability of Americans to gain access to retirement information.

“The fiduciary rule has always been a solution in search of a problem that would just end up hurting the people it is supposedly designed to help,” Enzi said. “I applaud President Trump for taking action to reassess the necessity of the rule. If we want to ensure that Americans can properly plan for their retirements, we shouldn’t be implementing rules that would just place hurdles in their way.”

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