The Casper Start Tribune recently requested Congressman Lummis’ views on the recent court decision lifting Wyoming's state ban on gay marriage. The quote below was sent to the CST, but since half of it was omitted, we thought we’d post the complete quote.
“Rep. Lummis personally believes that marriage is between one man and one woman. The Congressman also holds that this is an issue that should be left to the states under the Constitution and she is disappointed in the Supreme Court’s refusal to review the arguments regarding state control of marriage.”
You can find the Casper Star Tribune story here:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
11:00 a.m. - Noon
Sheridan County YMCA
417 N. Jefferson Street
Area residents are encouraged to come and discuss issues or views, questions or concerns with Kay, Ebzery and Jones regarding the federal government. These comments and concerns will be relayed to Senator Enzi, Senator Barrasso and Congressman Lummis.
If residents are unable to attend at that time, but would like information or assistance, please contact these offices at:
Senator Enzi’s Gillette office at 307-682-6268
Senator Barrasso’s Sheridan office at 307-672-6456
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“After waiting until the window for opportunity to act on these threats has all but closed, President Obama has requested authority to commit American resources and troops to assist, equip, and train ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels, but this is just one among several bad options we now have,” said Rep. Lummis. “The President does not seem to have any conviction that this strategy is the best strategy we have, or even that it is a good strategy at all. Before committing our country to getting involved in another conflict overseas I think the President should have come to Congress looked members in the eye and explained exactly what is the goal of American involvement in Syria, why this option was the right strategy to accomplish that goal, and convinced us that he would follow through to ensure success. If the President cannot convince other branches of his own government, how is he going to convince the Syrian rebels and other countries in the region that his strategy is worth following?”
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“Today’s passage of the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act will ensure that waters currently under state management will remain under state management, where they belong,” said Rep. Lummis. “In Wyoming, water is our single most precious natural resource, which we guard jealously and without which our communities and economies could not survive. The agency is stretching the law to the point of breaking it, claiming jurisdiction over every pond, ditch, and stream in Wyoming no matter how small or isolated. Few, if any, bodies of water would be left to the long-standing, expert, and efficient governance of our State. This would disrupt water distribution, interfere with private property rights, and impose economic costs on families and businesses along the way. This legislation gives state and local governments a long overdue seat at the table and ensures Congress has final say over what water is and is not subject to the Clean Water Act.”
113 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Cynthia Lummis (pronounced “Luh-miss”) was elected to represent the people of Wyoming in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008. She was raised on her family ranch in Laramie County and graduated from the University of Wyoming with bachelor degrees in Animal Science and Biology. In 1979, Cynthia became the youngest woman ever elected to the Wyoming Legislature. She returned to the University of Wyoming for a law degree, which she received in 1985.
Cynthia then clerked at the Wyoming Supreme Court, practiced law in Cheyenne, and served a total of fourteen years in the Wyoming House and Senate, concentrating on natural resource and taxation issues. She completed her legislative service in 1994 and then chaired Governor-elect Jim Geringer’s transition team. She continued to work in the Governor’s office for two more years, primarily on natural resource issues. Cynthia also served as the interim Director of the Office of State Lands and Investments.
Cynthia was elected Wyoming State Treasurer in 1998. In eight years (two terms) as Wyoming State Treasurer, she converted Wyoming’s primarily fixed income investment portfolio of $3.5 billion to a fully diversified portfolio of equities, real estate and fixed income investments, public and private, domestic and international, totaling $8.5 billion. Her term of office as State Treasurer ended in January 2007.
Cynthia continues to be involved in the daily operations of the Lummis family ranch. She and her husband, Al Wiederspahn, a former Wyoming legislator and Cheyenne attorney, have one daughter, Annaliese.
As the sole House Representative for the state of Wyoming, Cynthia is a staunch advocate for fiscal responsibility, limiting the size and scope of the federal government and developing our nation’s domestic energy capabilities. Cynthia is a member of the House Natural Resources, Oversight and Government Reform and Science, Space and Technology Committees.
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An ESA listing for the gray wolf is not a management plan. It is a plan to not manage at the expense of Wyoming. http://t.co/DWcs7VF6ks
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I was honored to award Charley Dickey the Bronze Star. It's been 68 years coming but well deserved. Congrats Charley! http://t.co/vXZeE1aiR2