U.S. Sens. Enzi, Barrasso opposed the bill that would permanently fund a program that brought $132 million in federal investment to Wyoming over 55 years. Cheney has a record of skepticism regarding the program.
Neither Cheney, Enzi nor Barrasso have backed measures that would let Kemmerer miners and retirees keep health insurance benefits after coal bankruptcy.
In a statement to WyoFile, Mead said now was the time for a congressional immigration fix.
Candidates for Wyoming’s lone U.S. House seat offer their ideas about what ails the coal industry and what to do about it.
Wyoming politicians may want to join the European Union, filling the void left by the Disunited Kingdom.