Home » Grand Teton National Park »Greater Yellowstone »Jackson Hole »State of Wyoming »Teton County »Town of Jackson » Currently Reading:

Senator Enzi Says Sequestration To Be Revisited

Enzi

Hopefully it will be back to the drawing board for sequestration next session.  US Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming says it is time to revisit the implementation of sequestration to accomplish what it was initially intended to do.  Enzi, who was visiting Jackson Hole Sunday and Monday, says while sequestration did cut federal spending, it did so in ways that crippled agencies’ abilities to serve the public. He says it was a compressed year which made it a 5.3% cut, and then there was a directive from the White House to make it hurt.  Enzi said, “I was on the telephone a whole lot talking with both Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park and finding out what they planned on doing:  and you know it was the first time we had been able to get any numbers from them on what they had done in the past.”  He says when he learned that they were considering closing visitor centers, he asked whether there were profit centers in the visitor centers and pointed out that the actually provided a source of capital for the park.   Enzi says the congressional leaders had tried to give the sequester flexibility, but administration turned it down.  Now he says the congress must first pass a budget that appropriates everything the federal government does. Then they will have an entire year’s budget to take the sequestered funds out of and be able to eliminate areas of waste.  Says Enzi: “Out of $3.6-trillion, there’s just got to be a little bit of waste and a whole lot of duplication.” Enzi says cutting duplication would save money while assuring those programs that are doing well get some money.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Why can’t I find old-school camo? Wait, don’t answer that. - August 27, 2014
    Where did that good old, brown, tan and black camo pattern go? You know what I mean. The pattern duck and goose hunters used to wear all the time. It was just splotches of dark brown, light brown and a little bit of black. Big splotches. I’ve been complaining for years that you can’t find […]
  • Familiar With the Grizzlies Personnel [AUDIO] - August 26, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys much-anticipated opener of the Craig Bohl era is this Saturday in Laramie.  For the first time since 1997, the Cowboys play Montana, an FCS program out of the Big Sky Conference.  The Grizzlies come in as one of the top FCS teams in the country, ranked preseason #5.  They also return a […]
  • Show me a line, I’ll show you a wind knot - August 26, 2014
    My fly line tippets never last me very long. Early in the season, I’ll put a new wind knot in a tippet on every cast. I’ve actually gotten two knots on a single cast before. I don’t even know how that’s possible, but I’ve done it. I’ve gotten wind knots in my leader, too, and […]
  • I’ll take a full-size truck, please - August 25, 2014
    I mentioned last week that I’ve had the opportunity for an extended test drive of a Nissan Titan, and I compared it to the smaller Nissan Frontier. The Frontier’s smaller size gives it a little better ability to get through tight spots and over rough roads, but I still like a full-size truck for hunting […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin