Mike Enzi

How Lawmakers Spent Their Summer Vacations

With Congress’ longest recess in over three decades finally coming to a close, it's back to school for the House and the Senate. But between campaigning and meeting with constituents these past seven weeks, how else did lawmakers spend their summers?

Mike Enzi Uses Big Numbers

HOH pays tribute to Senate Budget Chairman Michael B. Enzi and his love of finding unusual ways to read numbers.

Sessions Yields to Enzi for Budget Gavel (Updated)

Enzi will take the reins in the 114th Congress. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 7:23 p.m. | Sen. Michael B. Enzi will be the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee in the next Congress.  

The Wyoming Republican will get the job over current ranking member Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., who announced Wednesday he'd be deferring the position. Enzi has seniority on the panel, meaning his decision to assert his position would have made his selection likely in the event it was put to a vote of the Republican members of the committee.  

Enzi Hasn't Ruled Out Seeking Budget Gavel

Enzi, left, hasn't ruled out a run for the Budget Committee gavel against Sessions, right. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Sen. Michael B. Enzi, R-Wyo., hasn't ruled out claiming his seniority on the Budget Committee and seeking the chairmanship against Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., the panel’s current ranking member.  

“There are a lot of conversations about committees and subcommittees and I am not going to talk about it now,” Enzi said when asked if he would seek the gavel.