The Wyoming Stock Growers Association has announced endorsement of the re-election of Liz Cheney to Wyoming’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
According to a news release from the Association, the endorsement comes at a time when the state’s ranching industry faces unprecedented challenges from unfavorable market conditions exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jim Magagna, WSGA executive vice president, said over the past four years, Congresswoman Cheney has been a champion for many of the challenges the industry faces in Wyoming. He said Cheney has been committed to restoring the opportunity for states to lead the management of our natural resources, has resisted establishment of federal wildlife corridors and has returned the management of recovered populations of wolves and grizzly bears to state wildlife managers.
In addition, he said, Cheney has led efforts to bring greater flexibility to federal grazing permits. He noted that, just this week, Cheney spoke out in opposition of the Great American Outdoors Act because, while the measure contained funding that would benefit Wyoming’s national parks, it opened wider the door to federal acquisition of more land in Wyoming.
Cheney said she was incredibly honored to receive the WSGA endorsement, saying the association embodies the strongest tradition of Wyoming’s history.