Oct 16, 2009

Wyoming Senators are working hard for all of US

Budget Office Paints Bleak Picture for Fossil Fuel Sector, Wyoming
Barrasso Lauds Honesty from Non Partisan Budget Office

October 14, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) predicts the U.S. fossil fuel industry will suffer significant job losses if the Waxman-Markey climate bill is signed into law.

Director of the CBO, Dr. Douglas Elmendorf, said the fossil fuel sector would mirror the massive job losses experienced by the manufacturing industry since the 1970s.

The startling admission was in response to questioning by Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.). Elmendorf was testifying before the Energy and Public Resources Committee hearing Wednesday.

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Senators Call for 3 Days
Bills should be available online with their total cost

October 8, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., put their weight behind an amendment today that would change Senate rules to increase transparency in the halls of Congress.

The amendment, which is identical to a stand-alone resolution the members cosponsored this week, requires every piece of legislation in the Senate to be available to the public and provide a full cost analysis by the Congressional Budget Office three days before consideration by any subcommittee or committee of the Senate or on the floor of the Senate. Unfortunately, the Democratic leadership used a procedural motion to block consideration of the amendment on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill currently being debated in the Senate.

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