A message from Senator Mike Enzi
Summer is right around the corner and Congress is gearing up to debate some important topics that touch all of our lives—the debt ceiling, environmental regulations, and domestic energy production. I look forward to working with my colleagues to address the issues we face as a nation.
My staff and I have compiled some of the most relevant issues I have been working on for Wyoming. You can find out more by visiting my website. Please feel free to share this newsletter with friends or have them sign up by clicking here. As always, if you have any questions or comments, I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you so much for subscribing to my newsletter and hope this information is useful.
Enzi touts Jobs Plan
On May 4, Senator Enzi joined Senate Republicans for the introduction of a jobs plan that would jump start the economy by lowering tax rates and helping businesses cope with the cost of investments and expansion. “Opportunity is only available through an environment that promotes investment and entrepreneurship,” said Enzi. “I believe everything we do in Washington should provide American families and businesses with the confidence that we are on their side.” Getting the federal government out of the way of small businesses and individuals will lead to the economic freedom that creates jobs and puts the American people back to work.
To find out more about the plan, click here.
Enzi expresses concern over NLRB Boeing decision
On May 3, Senator Enzi expressed strong concern with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filling a complaint against Boeing for expanding its production in South Carolina. Enzi believes the complaint “has the potential to eliminate thousands of newly created and well-compensated jobs” and will have “a negative effect on important decisions made by American businesses…”
To read Enzi’s letter that was sent to the NLRB concerning the decision, click here.
To see a video clip from a congressional hearing on the matter, click here.
Enzi introduces Repeal Amendment
On May 12, Senator Enzi joined Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, to introduce legislation that would amend the Constitution to allow states to have a stronger voice in Washington. Known as the Repeal Amendment, states would be empowered with the ability to repeal any federal law or regulation if two-thirds of the states felt it was necessary. While amending the Constitution is never an easy task, the Founders always believed that changes would be necessary and provided a mechanism for doing just that in Article V. The Repeal Amendment would be the check needed against a government too large to respect the wishes of the states.
Click here to see Enzi’s recent interview on Fox Business concerning the amendment.
On the Horizon
On May 18, Senator and Mrs. Enzi will meet with Wyoming World War II veterans who are heading to Washington, D.C. on an Honor Flight to visit the memorial built in their honor. With Memorial Day less than two weeks away, this event is a reminder of the service of the men and women who gave their lives for their country. Our office will be posting video and possibly photos from the event, so check our website later in the week to see footage of our great American heroes.
Wyoming state offices
Senator Enzi has five state offices in Cheyenne, Gillette, Casper, Cody and Jackson where residents can meet with his state representatives. State offices are open Monday-Friday. For contact information, click here.
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Reflecting on the death of Osama Bin Laden
“It’s been nearly two weeks since the White House announced that Osama Bin Laden had been found and promptly killed. While justice may have caught up with one of the most wanted men in the world, we must remember the families of those who lost loved ones on September 11th and be eternally grateful for the service and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform. While this threat is no more, our fight against terrorism and ensuring the protection of the American people continues."
Enzi joins Amicus Brief against HealthCare law
On May 12, Senator Enzi joined 44 Republican Senators in filing an amicus brief with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the bi-partisan, multi-state challenge of the Affordable Care Act. The brief asserted what the American people have been telling Congress for months- keep the federal government out of our health care decisions. It notes that the Individual Mandate, the center piece of the health care law, was an overreaching power grab by the federal government and unconstitutional. Senator Enzi supports replacing the law with a commonsense bi-partisan package of reforms that will expand access to health care coverage and lower costs for all Americans.
Still time for Yellowstone winter use comments
The National Park Service is seeking input from users of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks on how the park should be managed in winter. There are seven plans under consideration that could change access for residents and limit the parks use due to environmental impact concerns. For more information on how your voice can be heard, click here.