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U.S. Senator

Michael Enzi




Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: Senate Committee on Finance, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Senate Committee on the Budget
(subcommittees and past assignments)

Candidates for the WY-Senate Class II Seat:
(Next election: 4 November 2014)

Confirmed: None so far
Considering: None so far
Rumored: None so far
Potential: None so far
Dropped-out: None so far
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On the Web
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Michael Bradley "Mike" Enzi, a Republican, has been the Senior Senator from Wyoming since 1997.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Enzi voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq in Oct. 2002.

For more information see the chart of U.S. Senate votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Oil Record

Mike Enzi has voted in favor of big oil companies on 89% of important oil-related bills, according to Oil Change International. These bills include Iraq War funding, climate change studies, clean energy, and oil import reductions. [1]See below for oil money in politics.


Enzi was born February 1, 1944 in Bremerton, Washington and grew up in Wyoming. He received a degree in accounting from George Washington University in 1966 and an M.B.A. in retail marketing from the University of Denver in 1968. He served as Mayor of Gillette, Wyoming from 1975-82. He served in the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1987-91 and in the Wyoming State Senate from 1991-96, when he was elected to the U.S. Senate.

2008 election

On April 26, 2008, Enzi announced that he would run for a third Senate term, ending months of speculation. The ranking Republican on the Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee, Enzi reportedly kept Senate leaders guessing for months about whether he would run for reelection after they snubbed his bid for a coveted seat on the Senate Finance Committee.[2]

He is being challenged by Democratic nominee Chris Rothfuss, an energy and technology expert currently teaching at the University of Wyoming after several years at the U.S. Department of State. Political analysts have predicted that there is little chance Enzi will lose in a reelection bid. His retirement would have given Democrats a much better chance of capturing the seat.[2]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
DaVita HealthCare Partners$ 27,000
Making Business Excel PAC$ 20,716
Peabody Energy$ 20,650
Comcast Corp$ 19,200
NorPAC$ 19,025
National Assn of Broadcasters$ 18,400
Fresenius Medical Care$ 18,200
Power Financial Corp$ 17,894
Northwestern Mutual$ 17,750
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$ 17,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Michael Enzi
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Oil Money in Politics

Mike Enzi has received $95,450 in oil contributions during the 110th congress. $71,500 of those dollars were from industry PACS. [3] In total, Enzi has accepted $181950 from oil companies since 2000, which makes him one of the top recipients of oil money in the United States Senate. [4] See above for oil and energy voting record.

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Michael Enzi. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 379a Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510
    Ph: 202-224-3424 Fax: 202-228-0359
    Webform email
District offices
  • 100 East B Street, Room 3201 Post Office Box 33201 Casper, WY 82602
    Ph: 307-261-6572 Fax: (none entered)
  • Federal Center, Suite 2007 2120 Capitol Avenue Cheyenne, WY 82001
    Ph: 307-772-2477 Fax: (none entered)
  • 1285 Sheridan Avenue, Suite 210 Cody, WY 82414
    Ph: 307-527-9444 Fax: (none entered)
  • 400 South Kendrick Avenue, Suite 303 Gillette, WY 82716
    Ph: 307-682-6268 Fax: (none entered)
  • Post Office Box 12470 Jackson, WY 83002
    Ph: 307-739-9507 Fax: (none entered)
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Articles and Resources

See also


  1. Vote Tracker
  2. 2.0 2.1 Alexander Bolton, "Enzi ends suspense over reelection bid," TheHill.com, April 26, 2008.
  3. Follow the Oil Money
  4. Vote Tracker

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