Mike Enzi was a Republican senator from Wyoming who served in the senate from 1997 until his retirement in 2021.
- Died: Monday, July 26, 2021. (Who else died on July 26?)
- Details of death: Died at the age of 77 following injuries from a bicycle accident that happened in Gillette, Wyoming.
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Conservative who sometimes reached across the aisle
Mike Enzi was known for his conservative policies during his four terms in the U.S. Senate, but he was known to reach out to work on a compromise with the opposition. He defended large energy companies, yet he opposed his own party when he supported a tax on interstate commerce online. In 2014, he defeated Liz Cheney in the Republican primary, even though she had more campaign funds available from her name recognition. Enzi was chairman of the Senate budget committee from 2015 until his retirement from the Senate in 2021.
“I’ve really enjoyed being a senator… Not for the title, not for the recognition and certainly not for publicity. I love solving problems for folks in Wyoming and America. I like working on legislation.” – during his retirement speech according to the New York Times
Tributes to Mike Enzi
Full Obituary: New York Times