Liz Cheney is proud to serve as the state’s voice and defender of the Constitution in the U.S. House of Representatives. She was first elected in 2016 on a platform of pursuing conservative solutions to help create jobs, cut taxes and regulation, expand America’s energy, mining and ag industries and restore the strength and power of America’s standing in the world. Since then, she has kept her campaign promises to work with President Trump, reduce the size of government and roll back harmful regulations that hurt Wyoming’s economy.
As a proud constitutional conservative, Liz has co-sponsored legislation that would strengthen legal protections for law-abiding gun owners across America. She also co-sponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Acts, bills that expanded the Hyde Amendment to protect the most vulnerable among us.
As a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, she has introduced and fought for legislation that overturned BLM Planning 2.0, supports increased state and local control over Wyoming’s minerals and public lands, removes the gray wolf from the list of threatened and endangered species, protects the names of iconic Wyoming landmarks including Devil’s Tower, and enhances vital local infrastructure including water storage at the Fontenelle Reservoir.
As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Liz has been an outspoken and effective advocate for our men and women in uniform, including those bravely serving at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne. She helped to manage and pass the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2017, legislation that rebuilds vital components of our military infrastructure and readiness potential and provides funding to upgrade helicopters and security measures at F.E. Warren. Liz also authored and successfully secured passage of three major amendments to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act which enhances America’s extended nuclear deterrence following recent provocations by the North Korean regime, prevents further reductions to our deployed ICBM fleet, and helps to prepare for possible Russian non-compliance with the New START treaty. Liz has also introduced the Iran Freedom Policy and Sanctions Act, which makes clear that any renegotiation of the highly flawed Iran Deal must authorize anywhere, anytime inspections of military facilities; disclosure of all military and civilian nuclear activity; a ban on weapons-grade enrichment; and a restriction on ballistic missile development.
Liz is also a member of the Committee on Rules, which is among the oldest and most powerful standing committees in the U.S. House. As a member of the committee, she helps manage the standing rules of the House as well as legislation that regularly comes before the chamber for debate and votes.
Prior to her time in Congress, Liz practiced law and served in the State Department, including as the second-ranking official responsible for U.S. Policy in the Middle East. She is a member of the International Board of Advisors at the University of Wyoming. Liz and her husband Phil Perry are blessed to be raising their children in Wilson, Wyoming.