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  • GOP Senators Lead Push to Allow States to Impose Internet Sales Tax

    07/26/2015 7:47:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 127 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 24, 2015 | 2:10 PM EDT | Rudy Takala
    Republicans in the Senate are leading efforts to pass legislation that would allow the states to impose a sales tax on online transactions. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) has proposed the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), which would allow states to "collect and remit sales and use taxes with respect to remote sales.” The bill includes an exemption for companies whose gross remote sales are less than $1 million per year. The legislation enjoys support particularly among legislators in rural states who believe that online retailers are encroaching on sales made out of traditional storefronts. […] This is not the first time...
  • Jeff Sessions' appointment to lead Senate panel shows GOP ready to rumble on immigration

    01/22/2015 1:46:36 PM PST · by Red Steel · 25 replies
    Al ^ | updated January 21, 2015 at 4:55 PM | Leada Gore
    When Sen. Jeff Sessions stepped aside to make way for Wyoming's Mike Enzi to lead the Budget Committee, many wondered if there were bigger plans ahead for Alabama's junior senator. It appears there is Sen. Sessions is set to take over the Senate panel that oversees immigration, reports indicate. The move was first reported in Politico and while the senator's office can't confirm the move ahead of the official announcement, the change is a perfect fit for Sessions who has emerged as the leading opponent of the White House's immigration plans. Sessions is set to take over chairmanship of the...
  • Sessions concedes to Enzi after Budget gavel tussle

    12/17/2014 2:16:11 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 73 replies ^ | 12/17/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Wednesday afternoon conceded to Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) after a race to become the next chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. Sessions, currently the panel’s ranking member, said he reached an agreement with his “good friend” Enzi. “We have talked and I am deferring to his seniority so that he can lead the Budget Committee as its Chairman beginning in 2015,” Sessions said in a statement. “Mike graciously deferred to me two years ago after he timed out on HELP as Ranking Member, and it has been my enormous privilege to serve as the panel’s...
  • Conservatives Get Snubbed On Committees

    12/03/2014 6:19:28 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 52 replies ^ | 12/1/14 | Gaston Mooney
    Squeezing out conservatives on committee assignments is a tried and true strategy of the establishment. Boehner has threatened and successfully kicked conservative “troublemakers” off of committees for standing up for their principles. In the Senate McConnell even had to recruit Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) for the Senate Finance Committee to jam then Senator DeMint. Even recently, conservative Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) was pushed out of the chair at House Oversight because he wanted to aggressively go after the Obama administration. "Given the fact that Senator Sessions has done a superb job serving as the Ranking Member of the Senate Budget...
  • Sessions could wield Budget gavel as a populist cudgel (but go-along Enzi wants it!)

    12/03/2014 6:25:47 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 12/3/14 | Timothy P. Carney
    Conservative Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama could be chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, injecting a much needed shot of populism into the GOP policymaking apparatus. Sessions would join other conservative chairmen with populist leanings, including the two men whose committees oversee Wall Street. But Sen. Mike Enzi — a Wyoming conservative who is closer to the party Establishment and the business lobby — could take the gavel instead. Here’s the background on the race for Budget chairman: Technically, the entire Senate Republican Conference — all 53 or 54 GOP senators — choose the committee chairman. But as a...
  • Editorial board: Enzi, now is your time (Mike, please go back to voting with the democrats!)

    01/13/2014 5:53:41 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 9 replies ^ | 1/12/14
    It’s over. Well almost, anyway — all over but for the voting in the election for Wyoming’s incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi, up for a vote to give him another six years in the U.S. Senate. Liz Cheney, his competitor in the GOP primary for his job, dropped her campaign last week, citing serious health issues in her family. There’s no other serious candidate. And any as-yet-unnamed Democrat candidate would face a huge uphill battle in this deeply Republican state. Enzi knows it. His fellow senators know it. Just watch the back slaps and high fives they gave him on the...
  • First on CNN: Liz Cheney to abandon Senate bid

    01/05/2014 8:40:13 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/5/14 | By John King
    New York (CNN) -- Liz Cheney, whose upstart bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi sparked a round of warfare in the Republican Party and even within her own family, is dropping out of the Senate primary, sources told CNN late Sunday. Cheney, the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, began telling associates of her decision over the weekend and could make an official announcement about the race as early as Monday.
  • Dispute Over Gay Marriage Erupts in Cheney Family

    11/18/2013 6:45:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 17, 2013 | Jonathan Martin
    They were the towheaded sisters who tagged along on campaigns, polite and smiling, as their father rose through Wyoming and then Washington politics to become one of the most powerful men in the country. “We were as close as sisters can be,” recalled Mary Cheney of her relationship with her older sister, Liz. But now, a feud between the two has spilled into public view, involving social media, an angry same-sex spouse, a high-profile election and a father who feels uncomfortably caught between his two children.
  • Real Stories Expose Obama’s Lies

    11/07/2013 1:31:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | November 7, 2013 | Reince Priebus
    Last week, the RNC launched, where those impacted by ObamaCare can share their stories and even upload pictures of letters canceling their coverage, pink slips from employers, or screenshots of glitches. Responses have come pouring in from people who have been hurt by ObamaCare and by the president’s lies. Here’s some of what they’re saying. Lisa A. of Maryland writes, “I loved my primary care provider, but they could no longer afford to stay in business due to Obamacare and had to sell out to a corporate entity. They are now only keeping 450 of their former patients,...
  • The Cheneys Will Stop at Nothing to Get Liz Elected to the Senate

    11/02/2013 11:54:13 AM PDT · by ClaytonP · 122 replies
    he Wyoming GOP primary campaign is already shaping up to be a scorched-earth affair, demonstrating the kind of senator Liz Cheney would likely be. ..... Other Wyoming politicos who’ve tried to stay above the fray have found themselves drawn into the feud, notably Alan Simpson, the former Republican senator known for his crotchety demeanor. The Cheneys and the Simpsons were at a charity gala in Cody, Wyoming, when Lynne Cheney—Liz’s mother, Dick’s wife, and a writer of racy novels—allegedly approached Simpson and told him to “shut your mouth.” Simpson’s daughter-in-law posted about the incident on her Facebook page, and the...
  • Why the Wyoming Senate race is like nothing you’ve seen before

    10/09/2013 1:14:44 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 55 replies ^ | 10/7/13 | Sean Sullivan
    The Wyoming Senate race may just be the most unique contest of the 2014 cycle. It means nothing for control of the Senate. It means everything to the complex web of colliding Republican interests that have quickly turned it into one of the most spirited campaigns in the country. Liz Cheney, shown in 2010. (Cliff Owen/AP) On the surface, the GOP primary contest between Sen. Mike Enzi and challenger Liz Cheney looks like a familiar tale: A Republican incumbent draws a primary opponent and a heated race ensues. We’ve seen this story unfold in Utah, Indiana and Alaska the past...
  • Why Liz Cheney Would Drag Wyoming—And The Senate—To The Left

    08/10/2013 3:06:59 PM PDT · by Nervous Tick · 53 replies
    TPM | 7/18/2013 | Brian Beutler
    The way D.C. political operatives are reacting to the news that Liz Cheney is challenging Sen. Mike Enzi in the Wyoming GOP primary, you’d think the Republican Party had another Sharron Angle on their hands — someone so much more conservative and rhetorically unrestrained than the incumbent or establishment candidate that she wins the primary only to lose a winnable general election race by a wide margin.Well, Cheney is famously unrestrained. But that’s about where the similarities end. Wyoming is so deep red that the winner of the GOP primary will sail through the general, no matter who it is....
  • Cheney Challenge Pushes Enzi to Defund ObamaCare

    08/06/2013 7:19:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies ^ | 8/4/13 | Mike Flynn
    Nothing focuses the mind of a politician quite like a competitive race. In the wake of Liz Cheney's primary challenge, Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi has now taken a hard-line on funding ObamaCare. He has joined the efforts led by Sens. Lee, Cruz and Paul to strip funding to implement the health care law out of any measure to fund the government. “U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., will not support a continuing resolution that funds further implementation or enforcement of Obamacare,” his office explained in a statement highlighting his support of the defunding effort. Behold the primary challenge effect. Enzi was...
  • Liz Cheney Would Be Fourth Republican Senator To Back Gay Marriage

    07/27/2013 3:00:56 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 62 replies
    Politix ^ | July 17 2013 | David Mark
    There are few policy differences between Wyoming Republican Senate candidate Liz Cheney and the incumbent she's trying to oust in 2014, Sen. Mike Enzi. Except for one issue: Gay marriage. Unlike Enzi, the 46-year-old daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney supports the right for states to legalize gay marriage. At least that's what she said in 2009, in an interview with MSNBC, of all places. At that was a time when the notion of same-sex marriage had considerably less support.
  • Poll of Wyoming Republicans: Enzi 54, Cheney 26

    07/23/2013 2:40:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/23/2013 | AllahPundit
    Granted, the poll comes from left-leaning PPP but (a) they called the election correctly last November, (b) their new national poll has Obama’s approval rating in the crapper, and (c) their numbers here are actually slightly more favorable to Cheney than the numbers from Conservative Intelligence Briefing last week. Cheney starts out at a 54/26 disadvantage in her primary challenge to Enzi. She only has a narrowly positive favorability rating with GOP primary voters at 40/34, while Enzi is quite popular with a 66/24 approval rating. The two actually are pretty close among voters describing themselves as ‘very conservative,’ with...
  • McCain: I endorse Mike Enzi over Liz Cheney

    07/22/2013 4:41:37 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 147 replies
    hotair ^ | July 22, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Yet another reason to find the Enzi/Cheney race fascinating. Tough call here for Maverick. Does he strike a blow for incumbency by backing his pal Mike, even though it means siding with “wacko bird” nemesis, Rand Paul? Or does he strike a blow for interventionism by endorsing the tea-party favorite Cheney? Here’s the answer, via the Corner. McCain endorsing anyone named “Cheney” at this point was a long shot, incumbent opponent or no. He’s been at odds with Dick sporadically for at least 10 years, dating back to the Bush tax cuts, then to the debate over enhanced interrogation, and...
  • New Poll: Mike Enzi crushing Liz Cheney

    07/19/2013 9:42:28 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 98 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 7/19/13 | Conservative Intel
    Full results at the link. He's up by 34 points.
  • Enzi says he is confident amid Cheney challenge (Video at link)

    07/18/2013 5:23:45 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 13 replies
    AP via UT-San Diego ^ | July 18, 2013 | MEAD GRUVER
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi said Thursday he will continue to do what he believes is right, even if it's not popular, as he faces a Republican primary challenge from Liz Cheney. Enzi has kept a low profile since the daughter of the former vice president announced her campaign Tuesday. In a news release Thursday, Enzi said many people have been calling and emailing to offer their support. He said his focus remains on the job he was elected to do. "When the time comes, I am confident the people of Wyoming will vote for my results, dedication,...
  • Who is Mike Enzi? (Politico begins it's protect the more moderate candidate campaign)

    07/17/2013 1:05:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies ^ | 7/17/13 | Rebecca Elliot
    Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) has kept one of the lowest profiles of any U.S. senator, rarely seen on cable news shows or quoted in media coverage. That’s about to change, in a big way, after Liz Cheney’s announcement Tuesday that she’s challenging him next year in a GOP primary that promises to be one of the most talked about of the election cycle. Enzi, a three-term senator, expressed disappointment and feelings of betrayal over Cheney’s move. “I thought we were friends,” he said. Cheney, 46, has highlighted her youth as a potential advantage against Enzi. However, Enzi, 69, has maintained...
  • Michael Steele: Liz Cheney run will be divisive (only conservatives are divisive dontcha know!)

    07/17/2013 1:17:16 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 63 replies ^ | 7/17/13 | Tal Kopan
    Michael Steele on Wednesday said Liz Cheney’s decision to challenge fellow Republican Sen. Mike Enzi for his Wyoming Senate seat will be disastrous and split the party. The former Republican National Committee chairman told MSNBC’s Alex Wagner that he thinks former Sen. Alan Simpson was right to call the situation a “disaster.” “I think he’s right, I think it’s going to open a lot of fissures in the party. I think this is an insurgent move by Cheney,” Steele said Wednesday on “Now with Alex Wagner.” Steele criticized Cheney’s comments that Enzi has compromised too much and “gone along to...
  • Sen. Mike Enzi: I’m not too old

    07/17/2013 1:00:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 7/17/13 | Hadas Gold
    Sen. Mike Enzi said on Wednesday he’s not “too old” to serve, challenging comments that newly announced competitor Liz Cheney would be a younger, fresher face for conservatives. “I’m absolutely not too old to be senator. I’m the median age,” the Wyoming Republican told CNN’s Dana Bash. “I’m in really good health, I’m on the committees that I want to be on. I have seniority, which is really trust that you develop.” Enzi said Wyoming voters will stick with him through a primary and emphasized that his constituents won’t be convinced with money - of which Cheney has a lot....
  • Rand Paul mocks Liz Cheney’s Senate bid ("I thought she was running in her home state of Virginia,”)

    07/17/2013 12:12:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/17/2013 | By ALEXANDER BURNS
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul mocked Liz Cheney’s newly announced Senate campaign Tuesday, questioning her Wyoming residency in a barbed statement. “When I heard Liz Cheney was running for Senate I wondered if she was running in her home state of Virginia,” Paul said. Cheney declared this afternoon that she would run in Wyoming’s GOP primary against incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi. Asked last week about the brewing matchup, Paul told POLITICO he viewed Enzi as a solid conservative. Paul and Cheney stand at opposite poles of the conservative national security debate, with Cheney supporting a hawkish foreign policy and Paul openly...
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking to create a "Google Earth" of every ..

    07/17/2013 2:36:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 16, 2013 | Craig Bannister
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking to create a "Google Earth" of every financial transaction of every American, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) warned today in a Senate speech opposing confirmation of Richard Cordray as CFPB director. "This bill (creating the CFPB) was supposed to be about regulating Wall Street. Instead, it's creating a Google Earth on every financial transaction.
  • Liz Cheney Would Be Fourth Republican Senator To Back Gay Marriage

    07/17/2013 1:54:59 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 105 replies
    Politix ^ | July 17, 2013 | David Mark
    Liz Cheney Would Be Fourth Republican Senator To Back Gay Marriage Sen. Mike Enzi, her GOP primary opponent, opposes it by David Mark Editor-in-Chief Liz Cheney, 2014 Republican Senate candidate in Wyoming, and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. • AP There are few policy differences between Wyoming Republican Senate candidate Liz Cheney and the incumbent she's trying to oust in 2014, Sen. Mike Enzi. Except for one issue: Gay marriage. Unlike Enzi, the 46-year-old daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney supports the right for states to legalize gay marriage. At least that's what she said in...
  • There Are No Indispensable Men

    07/17/2013 4:45:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | 7-16-2013 | Erick Erickson
    There are no indispensable men, but go to Washington and everyone treats everyone else as indispensable. Mitch McConnell and John Boehner have been in the United States Congress since 1985. In that time the national debt has grown from $1,823,103,000,000.00 to $16,066,241,407,385.89. In that time the GOP went from being the part of small government to the party of slightly smaller than the Democrats. No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, TARP, the General Motors bailout, and so much more happened on their watch. But they remain and voters who vote party and not person keep supporting them. But they...
  • Rand Paul: I’ve got Mike Enzi’s back vs. Liz Cheney

    07/16/2013 6:23:39 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/11/13 | Alexander Burns
    Rand Paul: I’ve got Mike Enzi’s back vs. Liz Cheney Paul said he considers his colleague 'a good conservative.' | AP Photo By ALEXANDER BURNS | 7/11/13 11:44 AM EDT If Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi ends up facing a primary challenge from Liz Cheney, he might be able to count on some help from one of his highest-profile conservative colleagues. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told POLITICO Thursday that he considers Enzi “a good conservative,” and said he wasn’t familiar with Cheney’s interest in running against the incumbent Republican. “I don’t know much about her or her politics, really,” Paul...
  • Liz Cheney to Run for Senate

    07/16/2013 2:09:06 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 163 replies
    Liz Cheney to Run for Senate 4:54 PM, Jul 16, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER The AP reports: CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, says she will challenge Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., next year.
  • Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, says she will challenge Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., next year

    07/16/2013 2:09:56 PM PDT · by sunmars · 99 replies
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, says she will challenge Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., next year.
  • NRSC would back Sen. Mike Enzi over Liz Cheney in possible Wyoming primary

    07/10/2013 6:19:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies ^ | 7/9/13 | Cameron Joseph
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) would back Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) if he faces a primary challenge from Liz Cheney, a committee spokesman told The Hill. “The NRSC's main responsibility is to ensure the reelection of Republican senators on the way to the majority. We would obviously support Sen. Enzi if a challenge arises,” NRSC Communications Director Brad Dayspring said Tuesday. Cheney, a Fox News commentator, former State Department official and the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is said to be seriously considering a Senate bid against Enzi. The New York Times reported last weekend that Cheney...
  • Time to Throw Out Second Best GOP Senators

    07/10/2013 5:17:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | July 10, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi is a loyal Republican, a decent guy, and generally a good senator. He also needs to retire from the Senate because he is not good enough, and I don’t care if that makes him sad. The New York Times probably thought it was helping him recently when it ran an article about how Dick Cheney’s daughter Liz is planning to challenge him in the 2014 Republican primary. The Times hailed him as “a studious, low-key legislator who worked well with Senator Edward M. Kennedy,” and Enzi probably thinks that’s a compliment. For that reason alone he...
  • Liz Cheney's Senate ambition causes grief for Wyoming GOP

    07/07/2013 3:42:13 PM PDT · by Jean S · 54 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/7/13 | Jake Miller
    Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is eyeing a Senate seat in Wyoming, a state her father once represented in the House of Representatives.There's only one problem: The seat Cheney covets is already held by a Republican, Sen. Mike Enzi, a friend and former fly-fishing partner of her father's. And as her designs on the seat become increasingly apparent, the state's Republican establishment is growing concerned that her ambition may tear the Wyoming GOP apart, the New York Times reports.Cheney, who grew up in Virginia due to her father's rotating roles in public service but moved to...
  • Source: Liz Cheney seriously considering running for Wyoming Senate

    04/08/2013 5:43:40 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/8/13 | Alex Pappas
    Wyoming Republican Sen. Mike Enzi may be gearing up to run for re-election in 2014, but that doesn’t mean Liz Cheney is ruling out a run for the Senate seat now. A source close to the politically active daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney tells The Daily Caller that she is still seriously considering running. (RELATED: Wyoming Republican Mike Enzi reportedly will run again for Senate) Over the weekend, The Casper Star Tribune reported that Enzi told a meeting of the GOP state party committee that he is looking forward to running for re-election — something he has yet to...
  • Gov't awards $234 million in AmeriCorps expansion

    06/07/2010 6:55:13 AM PDT · by MollyKuehl · 34 replies · 168+ views
    Washington Post ^ | ANN SANNER
  • GOP Senators Request Explanation From NEA Chairman Regarding Possible Violations of Federal Law

    09/23/2009 6:20:47 PM PDT · by Palin Republic · 5 replies · 975+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Big Hollywood
    Press release from U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Ranking Member of the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee: Enzi Leads GOP HELP Committee Inquiry Into Alleged NEA Political Activity WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Ranking Member of the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today led his fellow Republican HELP Committee members in requesting an explanation regarding possible violations of federal law at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Enzi and his colleagues sent the request to NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. In the letter delivered today the Senators questioned the possibility of “taxpayer...
  • Dear Senator Enzi, Democracy’s Achilles Heel Dear Senator Enzi, Democracy’s Achilles Heel

    09/11/2009 3:03:56 PM PDT · by Daryl L.Hunter · 3 replies · 215+ views
    Daryl L. Hunter - Perspective ^ | 9-11-09 | Daryl L. Hunter
    Dear Senator Enzi, Democracy’s Achilles Heel As a member of the gang of six Senators that are trying to reach a compromise on the health care issue I would like to share with you my thoughts on compromise and what I consider Democracy’s Achilles Heel. A liberal’s nature supports government safety net programs and the role of big government’s as nanny state and exercises a general faith of government solutions to societal problems emphasizing the general welfare of the populace (Democrats and big government). Conservative’s nature on the other hand believes that America’s safety net has become a hammock and...
  • As Obama Speech Nears, Details on a Compromise [Grassley, Enzi, Snowe To Compromise?]

    09/07/2009 8:17:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies · 1,253+ views
    As Obama Speech Nears, Details on a Compromise By JACKIE CALMES and ROBERT PEAR September 7, 2009 WASHINGTON — As President Obama and top advisers drafted his eagerly awaited health care speech to Congress, new details emerged Monday about fees and coverage limits under a proposal being floated by the chairman of a crucial Senate committee. The proposal from the lawmaker, Senator Max Baucus, who heads the Finance Committee, would impose new fees on some sectors of the health care industry, but none on individuals, to help offset initial costs estimated at $880 billion over 10 years, according to officials...
  • Robert Gibbs Blasts GOP Senator Mike Enzi for "Turning Over His Cards on Bipartisanship" - Video

    08/31/2009 12:03:43 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 632+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 31, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs today castigating GOP Sen. Mike Enzi for clearly turning "over his cards on bipartisanship" in the Health Care negotiations. Enzi is one of the GOP leaders in the negotiations, and Gibbs says his recent comments indicate the Republicans are stepping away from bipartisanship . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Senator Enzi: ObamaCare to Cut Billions from Elderly

    08/30/2009 9:59:50 PM PDT · by Phree Non-Phixion · 4 replies · 407+ views
    Common Sense 2020 ^ | 2009-08-30 | LukeAmerica2020
    Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) of Wyoming delivered the weekly Republican address Saturday on the loss of Senator Kennedy and the importance of getting health care reform done right. Senator Enzi discussed how the Democrats are rushing a health reform bill through congress that will ultimately "raid Medicare", raise costs and increase the deficit. And, he urged lawmakers to listen to what the American people are saying and scrap the Democrats’ current plan in order to "enact common sense reform that will actually cut costs." Here's the video: Senator Enzi: ObamaCare to Cut Billions from Elderly
  • Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) Delivers Weekly Republican Address On Health Care 8-29-09

    08/29/2009 2:40:46 PM PDT · by seanhackbarth · 4 replies · 1,021+ views
    YouTube ^ | 08/28/2009 | Senator Mike Enzi
    Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming delivers the weekly Republican address on the loss of Senator Kennedy and the importance of getting health care reform done right. Sen. Enzi discusses how the Democrats are rushing a health reform bill through congress that will ultimately "raid Medicare", raise costs and increase the deficit. Sen. Enzi urges lawmakers to listen to what the American people are saying and scrap the Democrats' current plan in order to "enact common sense reform that will actually cut costs."
  • Enzi: Democrats will spend more, deliver less in ObamaCare

    08/29/2009 11:04:14 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies · 420+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 29, 2009 10:15 am | Ed Morrissey
    Mike Enzi (R-WY) has taken plenty of heat from his conservative constituents for attempting to hammer out a bipartisan health-care reform bill in the Senate.  However, Enzi appears frustrated not with Wyoming voters but with the Democrats on the other side of the table.  With just a few days left before Congress resumes work, Enzi blasted the Democrats for spending too much money and limiting patient choice, when what America needs is the exact opposite: A leading GOP negotiator on health care struck a further blow to fading chances of a bipartisan compromise by saying Democratic proposals would restrict medical...
  • Hope for Health Care Compromise Fades

    08/29/2009 11:12:38 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 7 replies · 476+ views
    Fox News ^ | 08/29/2009 | AP
    Signaling a fading chance for compromise, a leading Republican negotiator on health care legislation on Saturday criticized Democratic legislative proposals as budget-busters that would reroute Medicare spending and restrict medical choices. The criticism from Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyo., echoed that of many opponents of the Democratic plans under consideration in Congress. But Enzi's judgment was especially noteworthy because he is one of only three Republicans who have been willing to consider a bipartisan bill in the Senate.
  • GOP senator signals fading hopes on health care

    08/29/2009 7:49:32 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 86 replies · 4,309+ views
    AP ^ | August 29, 2009 | JIM KUHNHENN (AP)
    <p>A leading GOP negotiator on health care struck a further blow to fading chances of a bipartisan compromise by saying Democratic proposals would restrict medical choices and make the country's "finances sicker without saving you money."</p> <p>The criticism from Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyo., echoed that of many opponents of the Democratic plans under consideration in Congress. But Enzi's judgment was especially noteworthy because he is one of only three Republicans who have been willing to consider a bipartisan bill in the Senate.</p>
  • Enzi Wants Obama to Withdraw Labor Pick

    08/25/2009 1:59:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 201+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/25/09 | Susan Ferrechio
    Sen. Mike Enzi wants the Obama administration to withdraw its nominee for Solicitor of the Department of Labor. Enzi sent a letter to President Obama accusing nominee Patricia Smith of giving "inconsistent statement and testimony" to the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Enzi, of Wyoming, is the top Republican on the panel. Smith currently serves as commissioner for the New York Department of Labor and started a program in the city called "Wage Watch," which utilizes community groups to "participate in a range of activities aimed at improving labor law compliance, including holding know-your-rights training, providing employers with information...
  • Partisan Ire Surfaces as Senators Start Work on Health Bill

    06/18/2009 5:10:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies · 294+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 18, 2009 | Robert Pear and David M. Herszenhorn
    Partisan anger flared Wednesday as senators began the public drafting of legislation to remake the health care system. By day’s end, lawmakers had settled in for a long, hard slog that may not fit with President Obama’s goal of signing a bill within four months. ... Another Senate committee, dogged by questions about the cost and complexity of the legislation, postponed its session, scheduled for next Tuesday, until after July 4. Democrats said they needed the delay by the Finance Committee to work on reducing the cost of the bill, intended to provide insurance to millions of people with no...
  • What’s in the Fine Print? Sidewalks, Grocery Stores, and Jungle Gyms

    06/15/2009 10:04:35 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 10 replies · 811+ views
    Mike Enzi website ^ | June 11, 2009 | Mike Enzi
    Washington, D.C. –U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and the Senate’s only accountant, today criticized wasteful spending in a health care reform bill released by HELP Committee Democrats this week. “The Kennedy-Dodd bill will pave sidewalks, build jungle gyms, and open grocery stores, but it won’t bring down health care costs or make quality coverage more affordable,” Enzi said. “In a time of record debt and deficits, how can Democrats justify the wasteful spending in this bill? “We need to root out the waste, fraud and abuse that is...
  • GOP Senators Write Bush To Oppose Using TARP Funds For Auto Bailout [DeMint, Sessions, et al.]

    12/16/2008 10:53:10 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 680+ views
    CBS - Political Hotsheet ^ | 2008-12-16 | Scott Conroy
    Seven Republican senators signed a letter sent to President Bush on Tuesday, urging him not to use Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds in a bailout of U.S. automakers. The senators wrote that absent restructuring, they "do not believe any amount of money will succeed in saving these companies." The letter was sent by Senators Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), John Ensign (R-Nevada), Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia).
  • Pro-Life Senators Slammed for Alliance With 'Race for the Cure'

    12/01/2007 6:41:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 202+ views
    CNS News ^ | April 18, 2005 | Randy Hall
    The pro-life record of Wyoming's two Republican U.S. senators is being questioned following their strong support for the Susan G. Komen Foundation's "Race for the Cure" in their home state.  Sens. Craig Thomas and Mike Enzi routinely vote on the side of pro-life causes, but their alliance with the Komen Foundation's Wyoming affiliate exists despite the fact that Komen hands part of the money it raises over to local chapters of the pro-abortion Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Planned Parenthood clinics provide breast cancer screening and education, but the organization is the nation's top abortion provider. Both senators' conservative...
  • Sen. Mike Enzi introduces bill to wipe out tobacco in America in a generation

    07/23/2007 2:27:03 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 196 replies · 3,555+ views
    Mike Enzi (R-Wyo) Page ^ | July 19, 2007 | Mike Enzi
    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo, Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today introduced legislation to wipe out tobacco use in America through an innovative cap-and-trade program that will shrink the size of the tobacco market over the next 20 years. “Tobacco kills. We need new ideas to get people to stop smoking, or better yet, never to start,” Enzi said. “That’s what my legislation does. My bill contains a novel cap-and-trade program that will guarantee that fewer people suffer the deadly consequences of smoking, while providing flexibility in how those reductions...
  • New Sen. Barrasso of Wyoming Sworn In

    06/25/2007 3:17:45 PM PDT · by Baladas · 15 replies · 680+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 25, 2007 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dr. John Barrasso began his rounds on Capitol Hill on Monday, learning how to be a senator. At a photo session with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Wyoming's other senator, Republican Mike Enzi, Barrasso declined to answer any questions, walking out of the room with his new colleagues as a reporter asked how he would vote on an immigration measure. Barrasso has so far declined to say how he will vote on the issue, but he is not expected to stray far from his party's policies. Barrasso will serve until the beginning of 2009. A...
  • Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act S.1955 in Senate today (vanity)

    05/09/2006 5:32:58 AM PDT · by polymuser · 3 replies · 221+ views
    This morning the U.S. Senate further considers S.1955, a bill to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act to expand health care access and reduce costs through the creation of small business health plans and through modernization of the health insurance marketplace. This bill would significantly impact health insurance in ways many may not understand. Everyone using health insurance really needs to be aware of what's in this bill. And small business owners, too. Is it the right solution to lower health care costs? Is it what it appears to...