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Serving Wyoming: The latest from Cheney, Barrasso & Enzi

Cheney-pleased with Klaassen:

Congressman Liz Cheney said she is pleased the Senate has confirmed Mark Klaassen to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming. She said,  “President Trump recognized Gillette native Klaassen’s experience and ability when he nominated him for this position.” Klaassen has served for nearly a decade as an assistant U.S. Attorney in Wyoming.

Barrasso-Approval of Azar:

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) approves of President Trump’s nomination of Alex Azar for United States Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary. Barrasso said this week, “It’s critically important that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is led by an experienced and thoughtful individual and Alex Azar is a proven health care leader, who has served at the highest levels of HHS.” Sen. Barrasso said the Senate should move forward with Azar’s confirmation process.

Enzi-‘Offer improvements’:

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., challenged members of the Senate Finance Committee to offer improvements rather than simply try to sink a tax reform proposal being offered by the GOP. Enzi advised said, “This isn’t my first time legislating.” He continued, “I was in the Wyoming Legislature for 10 years and clear back then I discovered that it’s easier to kill a bill than it is to pass one…If you can create a little confusion, you can kill a bill. But to pass a bill, you have to get a positive vote at every [step]…We will see through the amendments whether it is an attempt to kill the bill or whether it is an attempt to improve the bill.” Tuesday, was the second day of the Senate Finance Committee’s consideration of a bill to fundamentally reform the U.S. tax code, something that has not been done since 1986.