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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WYOMING SENATOR RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR HIS DEDICATION TO WYOMING FAMILIES
AWARD HONORS LEADERSHIP ON BILLS EMPOWERING VOLUNTEERS, FIGHTING WELFARE FRAUD, AND BLOCKING OBAMACARE’S MEDICAID EXPANSION
Wyoming Sen. Leland Christensen was honored with the 2016 Legislator of the Year Award from the Foundation for Government Accountability Monday for his leadership in the state to stop ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion, help the state fight welfare fraud, and to protect health care volunteers who offer free care to low-income patients.
Christensen sponsored and supported legislation to provide the state with the latest technology and tools to combat welfare abuse, protect health care professionals who give their time and resources to care for low-income patients, and he’s helped preserve Wyoming’s Medicaid program for the truly needy despite pressure from the governor.
“Wyoming is fortunate to have one of the country’s best leaders who fights to make their state better by preserving our safety nets for those who truly need them, respecting those who give back to their communities, and preventing disastrous programs being pushed by DC from being brought to Wyoming,” said Tarren Bragdon, FGA CEO.
“Sen. Christensen has stepped forward with bold ideas and he plays a key role in keeping Wyoming’s future bright, for its working poor, its vulnerable citizens, and its taxpayers.”
Christensen is just one of a small handful of state leaders being recognized from around the country with the annual award for their work in 2016. This is Christensen’s second award, having been recognized last year for his work in 2015.