Mike (Mike) B. Enzi (R)
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Room 379-A RSOB- Russell Senate Office Building 2 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-5004

Residence: Gillette, WY
Elected: 1996    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Diana Buckley   DOB: 2/1/1944
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on Budget
ChairmanMissile States Coalition
ChairmanSenate Cuba Working Group
Co-ChairSenate Cultural Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Impact Aid Coalition
Co-ChairAir Force Caucus (Senate)
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on CPAs and Accountants
ChairmanSenate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
FC MemberBorder Security and Enforcement First Immigration Caucus
FC MemberSenate 4-H Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Rural Education Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
FC MemberCongressional Nanotechnology Caucus
FC MemberSenate Task Force on Responsible Fatherhood
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management
FC MemberSenate Republican Capital Markets Task Force
FC MemberSenate Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Former Mayors Caucus
FC MemberSenate Republican High Tech Task Force
MemberSenate Committee on Finance
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Health Care
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberZero Capital Gains Tax Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
FC MemberSenate Community College Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management
FC MemberSenate Caucus on WMD Terrorism (Weapons of Mass Destruction)
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
MemberJoint Committee on Taxation
FC MemberSenate Rural Health Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
FC MemberSenate Western Caucus
FC MemberSenate National Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus


Michael B. Enzi was sworn in as Wyoming's 20th United States Senator on January 7, 1997.

Enzi has made a name on Capitol Hill for his unique way of breaking down party lines and working across the aisle. His way of working across party lines is gaining momentum around the nation's capital. Enzi has been a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, since his arrival in the senate in 1997. Having served both as Chairman and Ranking Member, Enzi led the Senate in its efforts to help ensure that everyone, no matter their age, can receive a quality education. Enzi worked to help provide Americans access to affordable, quality health care while protecting workers and providing them training to get the best jobs. Enzi also worked to oversee the biggest revision to pension laws in 30 years to strengthen funding rules to secure the retirements of millions of Americans. Enzi's committee also led the way to making the first revision to mine safety laws in 28 years by promoting the use of new technologies to improve mine safety and save lives. Enzi is currently the Republican Leader of the HELP Subcommittee on Children and Families.

Enzi supports legislation that promotes Wyoming's clean burning coal, natural gas, methane gas, oil and wind energy. Enzi is working with other western senators to increase federal support for coal-to-liquid technology.

In the final hours of the 109th Congress Enzi was instrumental in passage of legislation that will provide a projected $1.6 billion to Wyoming over the next 15 years from the Abandoned Mine Land fund.

Enzi has been a quiet leader moving the U.S. forward in its battle against AIDS on the world front. He continues efforts to open Cuba up to travel, trade and most importantly new ideas.

Enzi helped author the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act which would create a streamlined job training and employment system vital to employers and workers. He formed the Rural Education Caucus and strives to ensure the unique challenges small population schools face are not overlooked in federal education legislation. Enzi was the Senate's only accountant up until January 2011. He served with distinction on the Senate Banking Committee. It does not bear his name, but there is a large part of Enzi in the Sarbanes-Oxley bill, bipartisan legislation that continues to have a greater impact on corporate behavior and financial reporting than any legislation of the recent past. There are provisions in the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act authored by Enzi regarding financial literacy and identity theft that will have a profound positive effect on many Americans. Enzi is the Chairman of the Budget Committee and a member of the Finance Committee, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Enzi values our public lands. He advocates both access and responsible utilization and consideration of the local perspective in natural resource management decisions.

Enzi was born on February 1, 1944 in Bremerton, Washington while his father was serving our country in the naval shipyards during World War II. Enzi and his family moved to Thermopolis, Wyoming shortly after his birth where he attended elementary school. He graduated from Sheridan High School in 1962. He continued his education in Washington, D.C. at George Washington University. After completing his accounting degree in 1966, he went on to the University of Denver where he earned a Master's Degree in Retail Marketing in 1968. Enzi is a Rapport Leadership Institute Master Grad. After marrying Diana (Buckley) in 1969, Enzi and his wife moved to Gillette, Wyoming where they started their own small business, NZ Shoes, with stores later in Sheridan, Wyoming and Miles City, Montana. Gillette has been his home ever since. He served as president of the Wyoming Jaycees (1973-1974). At age 30 he was elected to the first of his two four-year terms as Mayor of Gillette, providing leadership as the city more than doubled in size. He served on the Department of Interior Coal Advisory Committee (1976- 1979), traveling to Washington, D.C. to give advice on coal leasing and other coal issues. He has served his county and state as a State Representative, elected three times beginning in 1987 and a State Senator (1991-1996). Enzi also served his country as a staff sergeant in the Wyoming Air National Guard (1967-1973), and he is now cofounder and chairman of the U.S. Air Force Caucus for the U.S. Senate. He was president of the Wyoming Association of Municipalities (1980-1982), a member of the Energy Council Executive Committee (1989-1993, 1994-1996), a commissioner of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (1995-1996) and served on the Education Commission of the States (1989-1993). He was a member of the founding board of directors of First Wyoming Bank of Gillette (1978-1988) and an employee of a small business, Dunbar Well Service (1985-1997), where he worked as accounting manager and computer programmer. He was a director of the Black Hills Corporation (1992-1996), a New York Stock Exchange Company. Mike is a champion of small business and community service. Enzi has two daughters and one son; Amy, Emily and Brad. He has four grandchildren; Megan, Allison, Trey, and Lilly.

Enzi is an elder in the Presbyterian Church and taught the high school Sunday school class for more than 10 years. Enzi's love for Wyoming grew as he became an Eagle Scout. He has been honored as a Distinguished Eagle by Scouts and Significant Sig by Sigma Chi Fraternity. He is an avid hunter, fly fisherman, bicyclist, and reader. He is a past co-chair on the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus. He and his son Brad built their own canoe as a family project. He was a youth soccer coach for 10 years.

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