Richard Brubaker (Libertarian)

A representative’s role extends to the national and international stage. How would you represent Wyoming values to the global community and to other Americans as a member of the House?

By reducing taxation and regulations to return us to a competitive statues world wide in this rapidly changing world market.

Tribal health care providers in Wyoming have recently begun to improve their quality of care, but many are concerned a Medicaid work requirement will hit the tribes hard. What could you do to improve health care on the Wind River Reservation?

Tribal health care providers are not the only ones affected by high bureaucratic costs. Health care costs should be for the treatment of the patients, and not wasted on costly paperwork and compliance regulations nationwide.

What can Congress do to reduce the environmental impacts of fossil fuels while still maintaining a thriving energy industry in Wyoming?

I feel that the biggest threat to the environment is an economic collapse from high energy cost. We need the economic resources, created by a robust economy to fund private research for renewable energy. Wyoming could easily transition from a leader in fossil fuel energy to a leader in renewable energy leader.

Liz Cheney (Republican)

A representative’s role extends to the national and international stage. How would you represent Wyoming values to the global community and to other Americans as a member of the House?

It’s critical that Wyoming’s representative in Congress has the knowledge, experience and proven track record to educate and gain support for our issues and deliver for our great state. In Congress, I have successfully built and led national coalitions to defeat the efforts of those who target our industries and businesses. As a member of the Armed Services, Rules and Natural Resources Committees, I have championed conservative reform to create jobs, cut taxes, expand Wyoming’s energy, mining and ag industries and restore the strength and power of our nation in the world. I have also kept my promise to work with President Trump to reduce the size of government and roll back harmful regulations that hurt Wyoming’s economy and amount to a war on our way of life.

Tribal health care providers in Wyoming have recently begun to improve their quality of care, but many are concerned a Medicaid work requirement will hit the tribes hard. What could you do to improve health care on the Wind River Reservation?

In January, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) issued a decision that would overturn long-standing precedent, choosing not to recognize tribal sovereignty when it comes to Medicaid. This has the effect of potentially subjecting tribes to federal Medicaid work requirements. Although I support Medicaid work requirements, this decision infringes on tribal sovereignty. I have been a leader in Congress in efforts to ensure the Trump Administration recognizes tribal sovereignty and U.S. treaty obligations in this matter and will continue to work to have HHS rescind this decision. In order to support and advance improvements being made to the quality of tribal health care, we must maintain and strengthen state and tribal flexibility in administering IHS and Medicaid.

What can Congress do to reduce the environmental impacts of fossil fuels while still maintaining a thriving energy industry in Wyoming?

Our fossil fuels are a national treasure and we have made progress in ensuring we can access these resources and protect our environment. Local citizens are the best stewards of our resources and lands, so I have worked to reduce federal overreach and return as much authority as possible to our local communities. My first bill signed into law by President Trump overturned Planning 2.0, a federal power grab that would have expanded the control exercised by environmental groups and federal bureaucrats over our land. Congress has also used the Congressional Review Act to undo Obama-era rules that threatened our energy industry, including the Stream Buffer Rule and the OSHA Power Grab Rule. I also introduced legislation that would prevent moratoriums on coal leases on federal land without congressional approval, reform the Equal Access to Justice Act, and restore Wyoming’s full share of our mineral royalty revenues.

Greg Hunter (Democrat)

A representative’s role extends to the national and international stage. How would you represent Wyoming values to the global community and to other Americans as a member of the House?

Wyoming and America are at a crossroads and we can either turn to fear and hate or embrace humanity and people. As the lone US House of Representative from Wyoming, it is an imperative to promote and protect the three pillars of the Wyoming economy: Energy, Agriculture, and Tourism as we work to recruit new industry and technology to escape the boom and bust cycles.

I will always put Wyoming first. I will not be rolled over by either party for the sake of a “win” for the team. I will only introduce and support bills that serve Wyoming, not corporate interests.

I am a walking, talking Wyoming advocate: gun owner, public land enthusiast, and son of a union man. I’ll return often to continue conversations and carry this spirit of appreciation for our common views to DC and abroad.

Tribal health care providers in Wyoming have recently begun to improve their quality of care, but many are concerned a Medicaid work requirement will hit the tribes hard. What could you do to improve health care on the Wind River Reservation?

Access to health care is a basic human right. This appears to be a case of burdening a disenfranchised population with additional barriers to healthcare. The medical profession and the tribal population question the real motive of this work requirement in a population that already has limited job opportunities and economic security due, in part, to historic injustice.

The potential closing of the Riverton Hospital will be devastating. I would support a plan; similar to one that has been successful in Hawaii, to allow enrolled tribal members to port their coverage to outside medical providers in those instances where service is unavailable on the reservation.

We need access to preventative care and quality affordable medical services including reproductive health, and education for all our citizens.

What can Congress do to reduce the environmental impacts of fossil fuels while still maintaining a thriving energy industry in Wyoming?

Extractive energy is currently the key to Wyoming’s economy. We need to be honest about the true costs of energy extraction on the environment. As market trends indicate a shift in energy preferences, I will support programs to ensure that Wyoming’s energy workforce can transition into new positions so they can continue to provide for their families and contribute to Wyoming’s economy.

With 35+ years of experience dealing with the laws that are derived at the Federal Level then are implemented by the states, I am qualified to understand how to craft protections that will be economically viable while protecting the health, safety and environment of Wyoming citizens. We came to the correct conclusion on cigarettes by taxing the product to address downstream health and safety impacts. The same should be done for energy extraction.

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