From my family to yours, I’d like to wish you a safe, healthy, and happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for family, the blessings of the most exceptional nation, and for our men and women in uniform who answer the call of duty to defend our freedom. May we always be grateful for the sacrifices they make every day.
Discussing The Importance Of Agriculture:
Thank you to the Wyoming Farm Bureau for the important work they do every day to support ranchers and farmers across our state.
I enjoyed speaking with members at the 102nd Annual Meeting to discuss the future of agriculture and the importance of halting bad policies from bureaucrats in Washington:
Working To Support Wyoming National Guard:
We owe immense gratitude to the men and women serving in the National Guard who help keep us safe and free.
I had an important and productive discussion with Major General Porter and Wyoming National Guard leadership about their priorities, modernization, and improving force readiness:
Hearing About Workforce Development Efforts In Wyoming:
It was great meeting with Dr. Kris Benson, the Director of Wind River Job Corps in Riverton, to discuss the workforce development efforts in Wyoming and the program’s commitment to provide hands-on technical training for young leaders:
Meeting With Wyoming’s Future Leaders:
These Newcastle High School students participated in the Close Up Washington program last week to learn about democracy and the legislative process.
It’s always great to spend time with engaged student leaders who are involved and want to make a positive impact in their communities:
We also had the opportunity to meet Astronaut Victor Glover, who served as the pilot on the Crew-1 SpaceX Crew Dragon, which landed earlier this year.
These students have done a great job representing our state at their conference, and I can’t wait to see what their future holds:
Additionally, I joined Senator Barrasso and Senator Lummis to meet with an impressive group of students from Cokeville High School.
They had thoughtful questions and were eager to learn more about Congress and the issues we’re facing as a nation. Wyoming’s future is in good hands!
Joining The Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus:
I recently joined the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus which works to increase awareness and bipartisan consensus around wildfire management and mitigation, and wildfire preparedness and recovery.
I am proud to join the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus to support the important work of mitigating wildfires and promoting effective forest management. With the threat of wildfires as prevalent as ever, we must find commonsense solutions to protect the communities threatened by these fires and the firefighters who risk their lives to fight them. Last month, I introduced ‘Tim’s Act’ to recognize the needs of the brave wildland firefighters, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to offer similar comprehensive solutions to prevent and combat wildfires.
Democrats’ Legislation Is Bad For Wyoming & Bad For America:
Last week, I voted against the Democrats’ $1.7 trillion dollar social spending bill.
At a time when inflation is at a 30 year high, this legislation will make things worse. Inflation is a tax on every American. This bill includes massive new spending, taxes and bureaucracy. It’s bad for Wyoming and bad for America. The bill will negatively impact Wyoming energy producers, ranchers, farmers, and families, and demonstrates why Democrats’ agenda is fundamentally wrong for our nation.
Elements of this bill will expand the federal government’s size, scope, and influence, undermining individuals’ freedom in the process. The legislation raises taxes, includes billions in wasteful spending, funds Green New Deal-style programs, makes an effort to give backdoor amnesty to illegal immigrants, strips away Hyde Amendment protections for the first time in 40 years, and empowers the IRS, all at an exorbitant cost that will be paid for by future generations. It is my hope that this dangerous plan is defeated in the Senate.
Speaking Out Against Biden’s Return to Obama-era WOTUS Definition:
The Biden Administration recently proposed a rule to redefine “waters of the United States,” an action that will severely impact rural America and the efforts of states, local conservationists, and private landowners who are working to protect clean water.
It’s extremely disappointing that the Administration is proposing to ignore the voices of those who will be impacted by this decision, and instead attempting to allow Washington bureaucrats to re-impose a rule that will make things more difficult. Previous attempts to redefine navigable waters were a blatant, unconstitutional power grab aimed at taking federal control over state water laws and private water rights. I will work with my colleagues in Wyoming and across the country to fight against this abuse of power, which would threaten precious resources for hardworking ranchers and farmers.
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Congresswoman Liz Cheney