Senator John Barrasso (R) is an American physician and politician. He has been serving as a senior U.S. Senator from Wyoming under the Democrats since 2008. He also served as a member of the Wyoming State Senate from 2002 to 2007.
Junior United States Senator, Barrasso was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, on July 21, 1952. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1970. He enrolled at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and studied for two years. He later transferred to Georgetown University, where he earned a B.Sc degree in Biology in 1974.
He received his M.D. Degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1978. He did his residency at Yale Medical School.
After completing his residency, Barrasso moved to Wyoming in 1983. He started private practice in Casper. He also served as the chief of staff of Wyoming Medical Center.
He became the State President of Wyoming Medical Society. He also served as the President of the National Association of Physician Broadcasters.
During his medical career, Barrasso also worked as a rodeo physician. He also volunteered as a team physician for colleges and high schools. He was certified as an orthopedic surgeon till 2007.
He is a member of the Republican party.
You can find out more about the senator here.
Here’s our collection of the best John Barrasso Quotes:
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John Barrasso Quotes on Government/Politics/Policies
When the Obama administration announced its ‘reset’ of relations with Russia in 2009, Americans never expected that it would include making Vladimir Putin the de facto U.S. ambassador to Syria in 2013.John Barrasso
Our state has a balanced budget. We have to live within our means in the state of Wyoming. I was in the state senate. This country needs a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.John Barrasso
We need an attorney general for the people, not a presidential protector and puppet of the administration.John Barrasso
The states ought to be the ones making the decisions about the individual mandate, the employer mandate, all of the different requirements of what kind of insurance people have to have.John Barrasso
Whenever Washington makes a one-size-fits-all decision, it doesn’t work in states all around the country.John Barrasso
We can’t have a third Obama term, which is what electing Hillary Clinton would do.John Barrasso
It will be up to Congress to check the president’s ambition of committing the U.S. to an international green scheme that will produce little or no return.John Barrasso
The Constitution is clear, Article I, Section 8, power vetted in Congress to declare war. If you go back to the founding documents of this nation, the decision of going to war was to be made by people closest to the ground – the elected officials – to make those decisions.John Barrasso
An Obama administration desperate to strike a deal is likely to strike a bad one.John Barrasso
The Obama administration seems to have lost the will to win. The terrorists have not.John Barrasso
The priority is to put bills on the president’s desk that will move the country forward.John Barrasso
Congress is the appropriate place to make laws about our country’s immigration policy; it is not something that the president gets to decide on his own.John Barrasso
John Barrasso Quotes on Energy/Climate Change
Instead of giving preference to oil imported from overseas, Washington should look to North American coal, oil shale and oil sands, all of which provide an affordable, abundant and alternative source of fuel. In addition to increasing cost effectiveness options for the government, it will also increase America’s energy security.John Barrasso
Washington agencies are now trying a backdoor approach to regulate our climate by abusing existing laws.John Barrasso
The whole future, I think, of Wyoming and the economy has to do with coal and our clean coal technology, and we’re going to have the ability here in Wyoming to deal with all of the things of this so-called climate change.John Barrasso
President Obama wants a climate deal and is willing to pay dearly to get it.John Barrasso
In an agreement with China, President Obama has already pledged to reduce America’s net greenhouse-gas emissions by more than 25% by 2025. In return, China has agreed to ‘peak’ its carbon-dioxide emissions in 2030.John Barrasso
The Obama administration has already imposed burdensome regulations – for instance, the sprawling Clean Power Plan aimed at wiping out the coal industry – that will raise the cost of energy and put hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work.John Barrasso
We keep spending money and sending it overseas when we should be developing American energy.John Barrasso
John Barrasso Quotes on Healthcare
I have to tell you as a doctor, 25 years of practice, not as a politician using talking points, as somebody who has taken care of Medicare patients, we can make it a lot better.John Barrasso
The more Americans find out about President Barack Obama’s health care law, the less they like it. A majority of Americans want out.John Barrasso
The failed stimulus, along with Obamacare’s long list of failures, show what happens when Congress passes laws in a rush.John Barrasso
I’ve operated on people from Canada that have come to Wyoming for me to take care of them because they couldn’t afford to wait long enough for their free operation.John Barrasso
What people are seeing is that the cost of their care and their insurance is going up faster since Obamacare has been passed than if the healthcare law had not been passed at all.John Barrasso
I’m telling you, as a doctor who spent about half of his time in the office taking care of our seniors on Medicare, it is a program that intentions to work are much better than the way it’s working today in terms of practicality.John Barrasso
John Barrasso Quotes on Economy/Taxes/Insurance
We need to focus on getting people back to work, focus on jobs, the economy, the debt and the spending. That’s what will improve the quality of life for American families and for hard-working taxpayers.John Barrasso
You want to continue with the social safety net: the good, the bad and the ugly parts of that, you have to have a vibrant economy. You have to have growth of the economy.John Barrasso
We need to level the playing field so that people who buy insurance individually at the same tax rates as those who buy it than get it through work. We need to be able to let people to shop across state lines for better deals with insurance that works for them and their family, not something the government says they have to have.John Barrasso
I know how critical it is to make sure that people with pre-existing conditions have affordable insurance, and states are able to do that.John Barrasso
John Barrasso Quotes on Immigration
I’m a child of immigrants. That is the history of this country. Immigration is good and important for our country. Legal immigration needs to really be modernized.John Barrasso
Other John Barrasso Quotes
A culture of intimidation has no justification in any administration.John Barrasso
I’ve been calling for the support of the Syrian rebels for years.John Barrasso
I’m somebody’s who’s in favor of transparency and openness.John Barrasso
The concern is that Iraq could actually ultimately defeat ISIS, but Iran will have taken over the country, because it will be their military, their boots on the ground controlling the ground.John Barrasso
Everywhere I travel around my home state of Wyoming – but also around the country – I continue to hear, ‘How can Washington make us buy something we don’t want to buy, a product? They can’t tell us to buy breakfast cereal or something else – how can they do that?’John Barrasso
ISIS already has strongholds in Syria, while the Free Syrian Army desperately needs more U.S. assistance.John Barrasso
My dad, as a guy, had to quit school in the ninth grade, fought in the Battle of the Bulge. And spent his life pushing wheel barrels of heavy wet cement. So we’ve gone from pushing cement to now in one generation pushing legislation. But we always want any president to succeed, to do well; that means America does well and Americans do well.John Barrasso
For 25 years practicing medicine, I never asked anybody if they were a Republican or a Democratic or an independent and asked if they had insurance or not. I took care of everybody.John Barrasso
I haven’t changed any of my investments since I’ve been in the Senate and haven’t purchased any stocks since I’ve been in the Senate.John Barrasso
EPA has a long history of relying on science that was not created by the agency itself. This often means that the science is not available to the public and, therefore, cannot be reproduced and verified.John Barrasso
The Russians continue to say that they’ll still go after terrorists, but that’s a very elastic term. They’re going after anybody they want. I don’t trust them.John Barrasso
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