John Barrasso

U.S. Senator from Wyoming

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John Barrasso was sworn in to the US Senate in 2007 having represented the people of Natrona County in the Wyoming State Senate. Barrasso is known by many as Wyoming's doctor. He has a long and recognized career in both medicine and public service.

During his 24 years as an orthopedic surgeon, Barrasso served as the President of the Wyoming Medical society and was named Wyoming physician of the year.

Senator Barrasso serves on the Republican leadership team as the chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee. Senator Barrasso serves on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee, the Indian Affairs Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

He and his wife Bobbi live in Casper with their three kids- Peter, Emma, and Hadley.





Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources

Barrasso on the Keystone Pipeline

The Keystone XL pipeline is one of the largest shovel-ready infrastructure projects in the United States. It would bring oil from North Dakota and from Canada to refineries along the Gulf Coast and in the Midwest. Senator Barrasso supports the Keystone Pipeline he was quoted, "The pipeline would strengthen America’s energy security and create tens of thousands of new jobs. These are good-paying jobs." This pipeline would create 20,000 immediate jobs without a single dollar of government assistance. President Obama supported the Pipeline until protests from environmentalists occurred. He decided to punt his decision until after the 2012 election. Canada has a tremendous amount of oil and Canada will make sure there oil is brought to market. The delay to the decision of the Keystone XL pipeline has demonstrated Canada's importance to have there energy products available to the Asian markets. It should be in America's best interest to have more access to Canada's oil deposits in order to reduce our need for oil from the Persian Gulf and Venezuela.