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Infrastructure work should be a priority for Congress, U.S.

Across America, we have aging roads, bridges, dams and water systems. Our crumbling infrastructure is threatening public safety, slowing economic development and costing us all. A recent study by the American Society of Civil Engineers found that Ame...

 

Barrasso now chairman of senate committee

We now have a new administration. In January, I became chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. President Trump announced his nominee to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate also started the process of rolling back punish...

 

Senator discusses flood bill, Obamacare work in Congress

In Wyoming, we know how devastating floods can be to our communities. With Senate passage of a bipartisan water bill, towns across Wyoming are one step closer to improving dam safety and better preparing for floods. Senate Passes Bill to Help Wyoming...

 

Senator discusses climate and guns

By John Barrasso, M.D. U.S. Senator With Congress out of session in August, I traveled around the state extensively and visited with folks in communities across Wyoming. I also fought harmful new Obama administration executive actions on carbon-based...

 

Barrasso visits troops in Middle East, discusses coal lease moratorium

One of the most important and rewarding parts of my job is visiting our men and women in uniform overseas. I was fortunate to meet with and bring a little bit of Wyoming to members of the Wyoming Air National Guard who are currently serving in the Mi...

 

Gas tax doesn't add up

On Tuesday, President Obama released the final budget of his presidency. As a parting shot, he includes a new tax on the middle class that adds about 24 cents to the price of every gallon of gasoline. This will be bad for consumers, bad for jobs,...

 

Barrasso calls rule 'overreaching'

Energy and mineral production is the backbone of Wyoming’s economy and provides good-paying jobs for families across the state. That’s why the hearings this month in the U.S. Senate on a variety of job-crushing energy regulations and policies are...

 

Barrasso discusses Iran, Planned Parenthood

By John Barrasso, M.D. US Senator While the nuclear agreement with Iran dominated the headlines in July, it’s just one of the many pressing issues debated this month in the US Senate. We passed a long-term highway bill, advanced broad bipartisan...

 
 By John Barrasso    Opinion    July 15, 2015

Barrasso comments on water, 'Obamacare' subsidies

The Supreme Court made big waves in June when they released important decisions that directly impact Wyoming’s energy economy and health premiums for those enrolled in Obamacare. In the Senate, we advanced bipartisan legislation to keep...

 
 By John Barrasso    Opinion    May 6, 2015

Sen. Barrasso's monthly report: fracking and water

In Wyoming, almost half of our land is controlled by the federal government. Regulations coming out of Washington have a huge impact on the people in our state. In April, we heard from Wyoming’s Oil and Gas Supervisor about the impact of federal...

 
 By John Barrasso    Opinion    March 4, 2015

Barrasso works on natural gas, infrastructure

Energy and water are vital to our way of life and economy in Wyoming. In February, I introduced legislation to make it easier to build new natural gas pipelines and update our aging water delivery systems. The Senate and Congressional Western...

 

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