WPR News
8:48 am
Tue March 13, 2007

Wyoming Senators Vote Against Homeland Security Bill

Washington D-C – Wyoming's take of homeland security funding will be less then it currently gets, but the states two Senators are equally concerned that few protections will be offered in the overall bill. Senators approved a new homeland security measure that is supposed to beef up security on planes and elsewhere. But both Wyoming Senators Craig Thomas and Mike Enzi say it falls well short of what is needed and both voted against the bill that passed the Senate. But the Wyoming Senators are also upset that Wyoming will get almost 30 percent less in homeland security dollars.
Thomas says while Wyoming's per capita money is higher then larger states he says overall they get several hundred million less dollars then larger states. While the Senate bill cuts Wyoming Homeland Security funding the house version of the bill cuts even more.