Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
It's been a busy month in Washington, but we were finally able to bring meaningful tax reform to provide relief for hardworking Americans. I was excited to work as a member of the joint Senate-House conference committee to finalize the tax reform bill, which both chambers passed earlier this month and President Trump signed into law Friday morning. This reform makes critical and long overdue changes to our tax code that will jumpstart the economy and, most importantly, lets families decide how more of their hard-earned money should be used.
Diana and I send our best wishes to all our Wyoming friends at this special time of year. We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season! Where ever you are celebrating, we hope you are thankful for the blessings of the year and look forward to a bright new year.
Senate approves far-reaching tax reform to help hardworking families and boost America's economy
The U.S. Senate approved the joint House-Senate conference report for the tax reform bill, which is the culmination of efforts by Congress to help hardworking Americans by lowering taxes across the board and helping grow the economy. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., said the bill is the most sweeping change to our nation’s tax system in more than 30 years and will help boost America’s economy, create more jobs, and leave more money in people’s paychecks.
“The goal of this bill is to help improve the lives of millions of hardworking American families, including the residents in my own state of Wyoming,” Enzi said. “This legislation includes meaningful changes that will help individuals and families struggling to move up the economic ladder. The tax plan includes reforms that will help grow the economy, create more jobs, and simplify taxes. It provides American workers and families with an across-the-board tax cut and will put more money in people’s pockets.”
Enzi, Carper introduce bipartisan legislation to help physician assistants provide hospice care
Enzi and U.S. Senator Tom Carper, D-Del., introduced the bipartisan Medicare Patient Access to Hospice Act, which would allow physician assistants to provide and manage hospice care for Medicare beneficiaries.
In rural and other medically under-served communities, physician assistants may be the only health care professional available for hospice care. But under current Medicare law, physician assistants are not allowed to serve as a hospice attending physician.
Enzi announces 2018 nominations for U.S. service academies
Enzi nominated 26 Wyoming students for the United States service academies for 2018. He announced his choices for the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Military Academy, and the Naval Academy.
“Every year, Wyoming students demonstrate their patriotism and willingness to serve their country by applying to our service academies,” said Enzi. “Apart from a quality education, the service academies open doors and provide a unique set of experiences that graduates will carry with them throughout their careers. It’s an honor to nominate these Wyoming students.”
Local businesses help make the holidays special
Wyoming communities are special; this is proven true time and time again during the holiday season. From Gillette’s Festival of Lights to Santa’s helicopter arrival in Powell, communities all over our state celebrate Christmas in their own unique ways. Local businesses help make it possible. Read more here