The Wyoming Mining Association Endorses Liz Cheney for Congress

Monday, September 19th, 2016

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Mining Association (WMA) has announced its support for the election of Liz Cheney to the US House of Representatives. WMA’s endorsement recognizes the commitment of Ms. Cheney in working to support the Wyoming mining industry at the federal level.

“The WMA believes Liz Cheney understands the critical issues and challenges facing Wyoming’s mining industry, and that she is the candidate best prepared to be our most effective advocate in Congress,” said WMA Executive Director Jonathan Downing.

“I’m honored to be endorsed by the Wyoming Mining Association. WMA represents industries that are critical to our state and our nation. As Wyoming’s representative, I look forward to working with WMA to lead the effort to undo the job-killing and unconstitutional federal regulation that is devastating our mining industry. I will stand with Wyoming miners and energy producers against those who are leading a national effort to kill our fossil fuel industry. Together we can bring back the jobs, economic growth and innovation that have long been a hallmark of Wyoming’s mining industry.

The Wyoming Mining Association is a statewide trade organization that represents and advocates for 37 mining company members producing bentonite, coal, trona and uranium, as well as one company in the permitting and development process for a rare earth element mine. WMA also represents 129 associate member companies, two railroads and 180 individual members.

Liz Cheney is a proud Constitutional conservative and an advocate for a strong America. She has practiced law and served in the State Department, including as the second-ranking official responsible for U.S. policy in the Middle East. Liz is a member of the International Board of Advisors at the University of Wyoming and previously served on the board of Rivers of Recovery, a Wyoming based organization that provides rehabilitation for military veterans. Liz and her husband, Phil Perry, were married in Wyoming 23 years ago and live in Wilson with their five children.