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  • Writer's pictureGreater Cheyenne Chamber

12th Annual Fly-In to D.C. Yields Results

Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce 12th Annual D.C. Fly-In was able to address important issues from education to infrastructure. All important issues that impact our community and economy.

The D.C. Fly-In group met with the US Chamber of Commerce to discuss infrastructure, upcoming elections and education for the state of Wyoming. Later the Chamber with it's Wyoming Business Advocates group met with our Congressional Delegation, Senator Mike Enzi, Senator John Barrasso and Representative Liz Cheney. Progress has been made regarding a proposed infrastructure package. Senator Barrasso is the Chairman of this committee and is working with Senator Enzi to align funding sources with the priority item. Infrastructure is imperative to the community because of our I25/I80 corridor and its importance to the military as well. The package will keep to the same formulas where Wyoming remains a recipient, but it will ultimately require an increase in fuel tax in the future to reduce the deficit for transportation.

The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce helps to educate the Congressional Delegation the needs of our local business community and push forward agendas that matter to our community and economic health. Moving forward the following remain priorities for the U.S. Delegation and the Chamber; GBSD, front range passenger rail, the energy and agriculture industries being hindered by a trade war, education and infrastructure. Community members are encouraged to voice their perspectives of these such issues with the Chamber at the Action & Advocacy meetings on the first Tuesday of every month at 11:30 p.m. at Wyoming Bank & Trust. All are welcome to come. These sessions help identify areas of focus for the Chamber's Wyoming Business Advocates who fund our D.C. Lobbyist, JR Reskovac. He advocates on behalf of the greater Cheyenne area business community all year. Wyoming has a voice in Washington and it matters!

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