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It's August, which means folks in Wyoming have a great opportunity to get outdoors and do the summer activities we will miss in the winter. Work will continue here in the Capitol, so you may need to catch some fish for me at home. The Senate is still continuing work on measures to fund the government and on confirming nominees to federal judgeships and other important positions. I was also very pleased to see the career and technical education legislation I have worked on for more than a decade be signed into law by the president. I look forward to continuing to work hard for the people of Wyoming and I hope you have a good end to your summer.


What's new?

President signs Enzi career and technical education bill into law

President Trump signed a reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act into law, which will help students and workers get the skills they need to find high-skill, high-wage or in-demand jobs.
 
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., who worked to get the legislation passed with Senators Bob Casey, D-Pa., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., praised its final passage. 
 
"I am proud of this bill and the bipartisan, and almost unanimous, support it has received. That does not happen without a tremendous amount of work to get it to that point."
 
 

Enzi meets with U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh


Enzi showing U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh a colorized photo of the original Wolf Hotel in Saratoga. 

Enzi met with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and issued the following statement:
 
“It was great to talk with Judge Kavanaugh about his years of experience and dedication to the judicial system. He is an extremely well qualified nominee whose prior rulings and writings demonstrate his commitment to the Constitution and the rule of law. I appreciated his thoughtful answers to my questions and look forward to the Senate’s consideration of his nomination this fall.”
 

Enzi cosponsors bill to hold senior IRS officials accountable

In an effort to give the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioner clear authority to fire senior officials for misconduct or poor performance,  Enzi cosponsored the IRS Accountability Act of 2018, which was introduced by U.S. Senator Richard Burr, R-N.C. 
 
“It is important that we can hold employees of the IRS accountable for their actions no matter how high up the chain of command they are," Enzi said. "Misconduct is misconduct, and having the status of senior executive should not allow anyone to escape responsibility." Learn more here
 
Enzi also wrote an op-ed article with Burr about the legislation to bring more accountability to the IRS. Click here to read the op-ed. 
 

Enzi applauds Wyoming leaders for opposing the Bank of the West's anti-fossil fuel policies

Enzi issued the following statement after the Bank of the West adopted a policy that it will no longer do business with companies that engage in the exploration of production of coal, oil and natural gas:
 
"It’s very disappointing that the Bank of the West, which has 23 locations in Wyoming, has adopted this policy. I appreciate U.S. Senator John Barrasso, as chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, publicly denouncing the Bank of the West’s anti-fossil fuel policies that directly attack our state’s proud history of producing coal, oil and gas, which powers the nation and fuels our state’s economy.
 
“I support the strong leadership of our state officials, including Governor Matt Mead, who threatened to end the bank’s public depository status, which would bar state agencies from using Bank of the West for petty cash accounts and State Treasurer Mark Gordon, who announced that the state will no longer do business with the Bank of the West. I’m told some Wyoming county commissioners are also considering ending business with the bank. Wyoming has been blessed with a host of natural resources and it is important that federal, state, and local officials show support for industries that support communities across the cowboy state.”
 

Around the state

Cheyenne Frontier Days has for years been one of the greatest celebrations you can find in Wyoming – fully deserving of its title as “the daddy of ‘em all.” It represents the spirit and tradition of what it means to be from the West and Enzi said he was glad he was able to participate. See more
 
 

 
Enzi said it was wonderful to attend the 125th anniversary of the Historic Wolf Hotel and Restaurant in Saratoga and it's nice to see history being kept alive. See more
 

 

July 28 was National Day of the American Cowboy. Started in 2005 by Wyoming's own U.S. Senator Craig Thomas, it traditionally coincides with Cheyenne Frontier Days. Enzi was proud to have been a sponsor of this Senate resolution. See more
 
It's August, which means folks in Wyoming have a great opportunity to get outdoors and do the summer activities we will miss in the winter. Work will continue here in the Capitol, so you may need to catch some fish for me at home. The Senate is still continuing work on measures to fund the government and on confirming nominees to federal judgeships and other important positions. I was also very pleased to see the career and technical education legislation I have worked on for more than a decade be signed into law by the president. I look forward to continuing to work hard for the people of Wyoming and I hope you have a good end to your summer.


What's new?

President signs Enzi career and technical education bill into law

President Trump signed a reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act into law, which will help students and workers get the skills they need to find high-skill, high-wage or in-demand jobs.
 
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., who worked to get the legislation passed with Senators Bob Casey, D-Pa., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., praised its final passage. 
 
"I am proud of this bill and the bipartisan, and almost unanimous, support it has received. That does not happen without a tremendous amount of work to get it to that point."
 
 

Enzi meets with U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh


Enzi showing U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh a colorized photo of the original Wolf Hotel in Saratoga. 

Enzi met with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and issued the following statement:
 
“It was great to talk with Judge Kavanaugh about his years of experience and dedication to the judicial system. He is an extremely well qualified nominee whose prior rulings and writings demonstrate his commitment to the Constitution and the rule of law. I appreciated his thoughtful answers to my questions and look forward to the Senate’s consideration of his nomination this fall.”
 

Enzi cosponsors bill to hold senior IRS officials accountable

In an effort to give the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioner clear authority to fire senior officials for misconduct or poor performance,  Enzi cosponsored the IRS Accountability Act of 2018, which was introduced by U.S. Senator Richard Burr, R-N.C. 
 
“It is important that we can hold employees of the IRS accountable for their actions no matter how high up the chain of command they are," Enzi said. "Misconduct is misconduct, and having the status of senior executive should not allow anyone to escape responsibility." Learn more here
 
Enzi also wrote an op-ed article with Burr about the legislation to bring more accountability to the IRS. Click here to read the op-ed. 
 

Enzi applauds Wyoming leaders for opposing the Bank of the West's anti-fossil fuel policies

Enzi issued the following statement after the Bank of the West adopted a policy that it will no longer do business with companies that engage in the exploration of production of coal, oil and natural gas:
 
"It’s very disappointing that the Bank of the West, which has 23 locations in Wyoming, has adopted this policy. I appreciate U.S. Senator John Barrasso, as chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, publicly denouncing the Bank of the West’s anti-fossil fuel policies that directly attack our state’s proud history of producing coal, oil and gas, which powers the nation and fuels our state’s economy.
 
“I support the strong leadership of our state officials, including Governor Matt Mead, who threatened to end the bank’s public depository status, which would bar state agencies from using Bank of the West for petty cash accounts and State Treasurer Mark Gordon, who announced that the state will no longer do business with the Bank of the West. I’m told some Wyoming county commissioners are also considering ending business with the bank. Wyoming has been blessed with a host of natural resources and it is important that federal, state, and local officials show support for industries that support communities across the cowboy state.”
 

Around the state

Cheyenne Frontier Days has for years been one of the greatest celebrations you can find in Wyoming – fully deserving of its title as “the daddy of ‘em all.” It represents the spirit and tradition of what it means to be from the West and Enzi said he was glad he was able to participate. See more
 
 

 
Enzi said it was wonderful to attend the 125th anniversary of the Historic Wolf Hotel and Restaurant in Saratoga and it's nice to see history being kept alive. See more
 

 

July 28 was National Day of the American Cowboy. Started in 2005 by Wyoming's own U.S. Senator Craig Thomas, it traditionally coincides with Cheyenne Frontier Days. Enzi was proud to have been a sponsor of this Senate resolution. See more