Editor’s note: This letter has been edited for length.
Last week, Diana and I traveled over 2,000 miles across Wyoming. We held listening sessions in 11 communities in the state. We were pleased to hear from Wheatland area residents. What always impresses me about the people of our state is their ability to come up with new ideas to solve the most complex of problems. We don’t need to be told how to live our lives or have someone do the hard work for us, we know what needs to be done and we just do it. That’s what we need more of in Washington.
Concerns about gun control, the sequester (federal spending cuts) and the extent to which the federal government is a part of our lives were part of the discussion in every community I visited. Wheatland area residents also brought up concerns about broadcasting service, public lands and farm legislation among quite a few other topics.
Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts and ideas with me. While it’ll take me some time to absorb everything that was shared, the listening sessions were definitely a learning experience. I appreciate all the great ideas and great Wyoming common sense. And please, keep it coming.
You can get ideas to me by calling my Cheyenne Office (307-772-2477), my D.C. office (1-888-250-1879) or emailing me through my web page at enzi.senate.gov. .
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