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Senator John Barrasso

In a tribute to the hard-working men and women that helped establish the American West, the U.S. Senate has declared July 23, 2022, the National Day of the American Cowboy. The bipartisan resolution, which the Senate passed unanimously, was introduced by U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis, both R-WY, along with other senators. Started…

Former Wyoming Senator Al Simpson received the Presidential Freedom from President Joe Biden on July 7, and many Wyoming leaders celebrate him as a worthy recipient. On Thursday, July 7, former U.S. senator and lifelong Cody resident Al Simpson joined sixteen other Americans to receive the first Presidential Medals of Freedom awarded by President Joe…

All three of Wyoming’s congressional representatives decry the lack of input from state, local, and federal agencies before the BLM purchase in a state that already has a vast amount of federal land. On Thursday, June 23, U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis, and Rep. Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., sent a letter to Department…

A Park County representative is among a group of Wyoming Republicans who want Senators Barrasso and Lummis to reject any gun reform bill that reaches the U.S. Senate floor. Language for a potential bipartisan gun reform bill has been released. Some semblance of this bill could reach the U.S. Senate floor – and may even…

As a bipartisan resolution is reached in the U.S. Senate, the Wyoming Republican Party declares no measure of “gun safety” is acceptable and must be defeated. After intense discussions, the U.S. Senate has reached a consensus for a new “gun safety” bill to respond to the recent wave of tragic mass shootings, including the one…

Yesterday, U.S. Senator John Barrasso addressed the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to promote America’s Outdoor Recreation Act, America’s Outdoor Recreation Act is “a first-of-its-kind comprehensive recreation package to improve and expand America’s outdoor recreation economy.” The bipartisan package contains several ground-breaking recreation bills, including the following: Outdoor Recreation Act Simplifying Outdoor Access…

A Laramie man is sentenced to 18 months in prison and $10,000 in fines after leaving several criminal voicemails to several U.S. politicians this January. Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that 52-year-old Christopher Kent Podlesnik of Laramie, Wyoming, has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment. The sentence is the result of Podlesnik…

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s governor and congressional delegation all plan to attend former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi’s funeral in Gillette on Friday. The service is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Gillette College Pronghorn Center, which has a capacity of 4,000 people. A reception at the center will follow. Gov. Mark Gordon, Rep. Liz…

After sustaining serious injuries on July 23, the 77-year-old former senator died in a Colorado hospital, ending a long career of public service for Wyoming. The unfortunate news was released on Senator Enzi’s Facebook page around midnight on Tuesday, July 27. Former Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi died due to injuries sustained in a bicycle accident…

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A bitterly divided U.S. Senate panel deadlocked Thursday on President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee vast government-owned lands in the West, as Democrats united behind a nominee whose credibility was assailed by Republicans over her links to a 1989 environmental sabotage case. The 10-10 tie in the Senate Energy and Natural…


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