Wyoming Takes Over the Western Caucus

December 9, 2022

I’m excited to announce that in the 118th Congress, I will have the honor of serving as the chairman of the Senate Western Caucus, an organization that gathers senators from states west of the Mississippi River to educate our colleagues about issues impacting our states and to advocate for the western way of life. I am taking over for my dear friend, Senator Steve Daines (R-MT), as he steps into the role of chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

I served as the Congressional Western Caucus chair when I was in the U.S. House of Representatives, and I advocated on behalf of western states in the face of the Obama administration’s overreach on the Waters of the United States rule, National Environmental Protection Act, and the Endangered Species Act.

Wyoming issues are western issues and it is critical to elevate their importance with policymakers and agencies here in Washington. I am honored to, once again, take the reins of the Western Caucus and work with my colleagues to advance policies critical for western natural resources, economic development and preserving our rural way of life. From energy development, public lands and water, to rural air service, broadband and healthcare, the Senate Western Caucus will champion the issues most important to western states.

Senator Daines and previously Senator Barrasso set a high bar in leading the caucus, and I look forward to continuing their important work.