August gets very quiet in Washington, D.C. when the House and Senate stand in recess. Thankfully, this gives me the opportunity to be home in Wyoming and meet face-to-face with constituents and community leaders.
I kicked off August in Lincoln County by meeting with my state staff to discuss how we can better serve you, the folks across Wyoming. For three days, we discussed the top issues we are hearing about in my state offices, how to make our casework process more efficient, and how to find better ways to inform the people of Wyoming about what I am working on in Washington. After our work was done, we had a team dinner, where Jen Fernandez from my Cody office taught us all how to make fry bread. It was a delicious treat!
I joined the Jackson Hole Rotary Club for their weekly luncheon to discuss a wide variety of issues including my work on the Space Subcommittee as well as economic development opportunities in the financial innovation and manufacturing sectors. I always enjoy visiting with Wyoming rotarians, and I look forward to joining rotary members at their meetings across the state soon.
One of my favorite summer activities is going to county fairs around the state, and the Wyoming State Fair is a particular draw. I grew up in 4H and I love the skills students develop by participating in fair. Senator John Barrasso and I enjoyed walking in the State Fair Parade together this year!
I had the opportunity to address the participants at the Petroleum Association of Wyoming annual meeting in Cheyenne. I introduced my dear friend Vice President Mike Pence before he expressed his support for Wyoming’s energy industry, and his concern for our future as we deal with the fallout of President Biden’s domestic energy policies.
I toured the new Elite Mining facilities in Cheyenne. This digital asset mining company is trailblazing cryptocurrency mining methods and bringing new jobs to Wyoming in the process.