Michael B. Enzi was sworn in as Wyoming's 20th United States Senator on January 7, 1997. At the start of the 109th Congress Enzi became the ninth Wyoming senator to ascend to the rank of chairman on one of the 16 standing Senate committees. Enzi has been a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, since his arrival in the senate in 1997. In his role as chairman, Enzi will lead the Senate in its efforts to help ensure that everyone, no matter their age, can receive a quality education. Enzi will work to help provide Americans access to affordable, quality health care while protecting workers and providing them training to get the best jobs. Enzi will also work to oversee the security of pensions. 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 creates 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. He was one of only two Congressional representatives to the U.N. General Assembly in the 108th Congress. He has authored innovative legislation that would reinvent our medical justice system.
Enzi is the Senate's only accountant by profession and he also serves with distinction on the Senate Banking Committee.