(LibertySociety.com) – Since being sworn into the U.S. Congress in January 2023, Representative Harriet Hageman, R-Wyoming, has been working to improve the lives of the people of Wyoming by focusing on issues that affect them the most. Hageman recently took over for former Rep. Liz Cheney, who lost her seat after becoming a divisive figure in the party due to her opposition to former President Donald Trump. Hageman told The Washington Times, “I represent Wyoming and that’s probably the biggest difference,” when discussing how she would set herself apart from her predecessor.
Hageman added that Cheney’s concerns were not focused on the state, and that she wants to shift the focus back to what she believes are important state issues, such as energy and agriculture.
For the last two years, Cheney has been a controversial figure among residents of Wyoming due to the politician’s participation in the highly politicized January 6th Committee, which some believe was only formed to prevent former President Trump from running for President again. Cheney was censured by the Republican Party of Wyoming after she voted to impeach then President Trump on January 13th of 2021, just seven days after the rally turned riot at the Capitol. Cheney then went on to lose her re-election bid to Hageman by over thirty-seven percentage points.
Hageman was appointed to the Judiciary Committee with a subcommittee assignment on Weaponization and a spot on the Natural Resources Committee in the 118th Congress. Her positions on energy independence and reigning in government agencies align with the views of former President Trump. In her first month in Congress, she introduced legislation to fight against President Biden’s energy policies. She has no plans to leave the people of Wyoming in the dark about her work in Washington D.C., as she has made a promise to visit every county in the state to keep her constituents informed about the actions she is taking for them in Congress. She has visited seven counties since she took office and has more town hall meetings on the books already.
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