U.S. Senate

Senate Democrats Craft Bill To Avert Budget Cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrats have prepared a plan to slice the Pentagon’s budget by $3 billion a year in an attempt to avoid far steeper cuts this year that defense hawks warn would cripple the military. Majority Leader Harry Reid hopes to stage a vote on the measure before $…
Senate Nears Vote On $50.5B For Sandy Victims
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the densely populated Northeast, the Senate is nearing a vote on a $50.5 billion emergency relief bill to help storm victims recover. Some conservatives are complaining the bill will add to the nation’s debt. But…
Barrasso Defeats Chesnut for U.S. Senate
On Tuesday night, incumbent Republican John Barrasso defeated Democratic challenger Tim Chesnut for another term in the U.S. Senate. Barrasso says he’s ready to get back to work in Washington, D.C. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done,” Barrasso said. “Washington c…
UW Professor Drops U.S. Senate Bid
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A University of Wyoming history professor is dropping his bid to run as an independent for U.S. Senate. Phil Roberts says there is no room in this year’s Senate race for him because in order to be successful he would need support from a number of Republicans. But …
Senate Ready For Showdown On Tax Cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is ready for a tax-cut showdown that is all about Democrats and Republicans showing voters their differences over taxing the well-off and blaming the other side for threatening to push the government over a fiscal cliff. Senators planned to vote Wednesday on a $25…
Albany Co. Commissioner Enters U.S. Senate Race
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Democratic Albany County Commissioner Tim Chesnut says he will run for the U.S. Senate. The 47-year-old Laramie resident admitted his chances of victory were small. But Chesnut hopes his campaign will help shift the political climate away from the hyperpartisanship seen …
Senate Resolution Honors American Cowboy
  U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso  joined 12 of their colleagues in introducing a resolution that will declare July 28 a day honoring the accomplishments and contributions of cowboys from around the nation. This is the eighth year the resolution has been introduced. U.S. Senator …
Representative Calls For End to Deadlock [AUDIO]
Wyoming’s representative took exception to the lofty sounding state of the union address by President Obama, saying the president’s ideas haven’t helped but, in fact, have made things worse. In a Tuesday release, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis called on President Obama to work with Co…
Senate Defeats Balance Budget Amendment
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has defeated two proposals to add a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi supported the Republican proposal from Sen. Orrin Hatch It would have required that spending not exceed revenues in any one fiscal year. It woul…