Cynthia Lummis

Cynthia Lummis

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Lummis Supports, House Passes Email Privacy Protections

2016/04/27

Washington, D.C.-Today U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (WY-At large) voted with a sweeping bipartisan majority of her colleagues, with no one opposing, to pass H.R. 699: the Email Privacy Act.  This legislation updates the 30 year old law on electronic communications by requiring warrants for law enforcement to obtain for the purpose of criminal investigation the content of electronic communications such as emails, texts, photos, videos, and documents stored online. 

“Americans have the right to expect privacy in their online communications and that’s what the legislation we passed today ensures,” said Rep. Lummis, cosponsor of the bill.  “We have constitutional limitations on law enforcement’s search of our property and there must be limitations on such searches of virtual, online property as well.  House passage of the Email Privacy Act will prohibit the government from requiring service providers to produce stored copies of electronic communication without a warrant, bringing email standards in line with those already established for wire-taps.  Security and law enforcement are critical parts of our society, but we cannot afford to sacrifice our constitutional liberties without the due process of a warrant.”

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Carbon County Office Hours

2016/04/25

The field representatives for Senator Mike Enzi, Senator John Barrasso and Congressman Cynthia Lummis will hold “Office Hours” in Saratoga.  Jenelle Garber, Irene Parsons and Karmen Rossi will be available at the following time and place:

Saratoga

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Town Hall Council Chambers

110 E. Spring Avenue

Area residents are invited to visit with the representatives about issues or questions regarding the federal government.  These will then be relayed to Senator Enzi, Senator Barrasso and Representative Lummis.
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Lummis Supports IRS Reform

2016/04/21

Washington, D.C.-This week U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (WY-At large) voted with the majority of her colleagues to prevent the IRS from rehiring former employees who were previously removed or terminated for misconduct and ban bonuses for IRS employees until the agency develops a comprehensive customer service strategy. Other House-passed bills would block the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from spending user fees without Congressional approval and would prohibit the IRS from hiring any new employees until the Treasury Department certifies that no IRS worker has serious tax delinquencies. 

“The IRS has destroyed any trust the American people had in the fairness of our country’s tax system and collection service,” said Rep. Lummis.  “In response, the legislation we passed this week aims to rein in the IRS by regulating hiring, blocking undeserved bonuses, blocking undeserved bonuses, and reclaims congressional authority over how IRS-collected fees are spent.  I have also called for the impeachment of Director Koskinen and for a simplified flat tax system. The House has insisted the IRS get their act together and begin the long road to restoring some scrap of their reputation with the American people. This week’s legislation would help do just that.”

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How to Overcome Barriers to Endangered Species Recovery

2016/04/20

Washington, D.C.- (2:48 video) U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (WY-At large), Chairman of Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on the Interior, held the first part of two hearings on “Barriers to Endangered Species Act Delisting”.  Two Wyoming witnesses joined to testify at the hearing on the issues that Wyoming communities face when serial litigants tie up boots-on-the-ground work in courtrooms.

“With the herculean effort of delisting the gray wolf continually undermined by serial litigants and out of touch federal judges, Wyoming understands all too well the updates that the Endangered Species Act desperately needs,” said Rep. Lummis.  “I appreciate both Ms. Budd-Falen and Commissioner Bousman’s testimony and participation in our hearing and I will continue pushing to improve the Endangered Species Act with local, boots-on-the-ground conservation instead of briefcases in the courtroom.”

“If we could somehow redirect a little bit the Fish and Wildlife Service to become more of a resource for state and local governments to say ‘how can we help you meet the goals, the conservation goals of a species’ we could be much more effective on the ground,” said Mr. Joel Bousman, Chairman, Sublette County Commissioners.

“I think the most frustrating thing about the wolf case for the people in Wyoming was the fact that that case got litigated in Washington, D.C. rather than in Wyoming, with a Wyoming federal district judge who knew the people, who knew the land, who knew the state,” said Ms. Karen Budd-Falen, Senior Partner, Budd-Falen Law Offices, LLC Cheyenne, Wyoming.  “I think the second problem is, is that after the wolf case got sent back to Wyoming because they didn’t have a written commitment from the Governor, the legislature and the Game and Fish immediately acted to put in that true written commitment on wolf recovery in place but the case was over the court wouldn’t recognize it and then the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refused to recognize it. So Wyoming tried to fix the problem identified by the court and it didn’t help.”

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Sheridan County Office Hours

2016/04/20

Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congressman Cynthia Lummis are announcing that their Sheridan County representatives, DeAnna Kay, Oaklee Anderson, and Matt Jones are scheduled to hold Office Hours in Sheridan at the following time and place:

Sheridan

Thursday, April 28, 2016

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 am

Sheridan County YMCA

Whitney Room

417 North Jefferson

Area residents are encouraged to come to visit with Kay, Anderson, and Jones on an individual basis to discuss issues, or their views regarding the federal government.  These ideas and concerns will then be relayed to Senators Enzi and Barrasso and Congressman Lummis.

If residents are unable to attend at that time but would like information or assistance, please contact their offices at:

Senator Enzi’s Gillette office at 307-682-6268

Senator Barrasso’s Sheridan office at 307-672-6456

Congressman Lummis’ Sheridan office at 307-673-4608

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Campbell County Office Hours

2016/04/20

Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congressman Cynthia Lummis are announcing that their Campbell County representatives, DeAnna Kay, Oaklee Anderson, and Matt Jones are scheduled to hold Office Hours in Gillette at the following time and place:

Gillette

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 am

Campbell County Public Library,

Pioneer Room I

2101 S. 4-J Road, Gillette

(307) 682-3223

Area residents are encouraged to come to visit with Kay, Anderson, and Jones on an individual basis to discuss issues, or their views regarding the federal government.  These ideas and concerns will then be relayed to Senators Enzi and Barrasso and Congressman Lummis.

If residents are unable to attend at that time but would like information or assistance, please contact their offices at:

Senator Enzi’s Gillette office at 307-682-6268

Senator Barrasso’s Sheridan office at 307-672-6456

Congressman Lummis’ Sheridan office at 307-673-4608

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Laramie County Office Hours

2016/04/11

U.S. Senators Michael Enzi and John Barrasso and U.S. Congressman Cynthia Lummis are announcing that their representatives are scheduled to hold office hours in Laramie County on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Their schedule will be:

Pine Bluffs - Town Hall, 220 Main St 1 :30-2:30pm

Albin - Community Center, 430 5th Ave 3:00-3:30pm

Burns - Community Center, 134 Main St 4:00-4:30

Area residents are encouraged to come to discuss issues or views, questions or concerns regarding the federal government. These comments and concerns will be relayed to Senator Enzi, Senator Barrasso, and Congressman Lummis.

For more information, please call Karmen Rossi at 307-772-2595
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Platte County Office Hours

2016/04/07

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and U.S. Congressman Cynthia Lummis are announcing that their representatives are scheduled to hold office hours in Platte County on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

Their schedule will be:

Wheatland - Platte Valley Bank, Community Room, 200 16th Street, 9-10 AM

Guernsey - Town Hall, 81 West Whalen, 10:30-11 :00 AM

Area residents are encouraged to stop by during these times to di scuss matters regarding the federal government. All comments and concerns will be relayed to Senators Barrasso and Enzi and Representative Lummis.

For more information, please call Jamie Gronski at 307-772-2451.
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Crook County Office Hours

2016/04/06

DeAnna Kay, Denise Ebzery, and Matt Jones, Field Representatives for U.S. Senators Michael Enzi and John Barrasso and Congressman Cynthia Lummis are scheduled to hold “Office Hours” in Moorcroft, Sundance and Hulett at the following times and places:
                                       Moorcroft

                             Tuesday April 19, 206

                              10:00 am - 10:30 am

                             Moorcroft Town Hall

                           104 N Big Horn Avenue

                                      Sundance

                          Tuesday April 19, 206

                           11:15 am - 12:15 pm

                           Sundance City Hall

                            213 E. Main Street

                                      Hulett

                       Tuesday April 19, 2016

                           2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

                           Hulett Town Hall

                           401 Sager Street

Area residents are encouraged to come to discuss issues or views, questions or concerns 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

Congressman Lummis’ Sheridan office at 307-673-4608
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Big Horn County Office Hours

2016/04/01

Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congressman Cynthia Lummis are announcing that their Big Horn County representatives, Reagen Bebout, Oaklee Anderson, and Sherlyn Kaiser are scheduled to hold Office Hours in Byron, Deaver, Cowley, and Greybull at the following times and places:

                                          Byron
                              Thursday, April 14, 2016
                               5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
                                   Byron Town Hall
                                   35 S Pryor Street
                                   (307) 548- 7490

                                         Deaver
                              Friday, April 15, 2016
                                 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.
                                 Deaver Town Hall
                               120 1st Avenue West
                                   (307) 664-2736

                                        Cowley
                             Friday, April 15, 2016
                            10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
                                Cowley Town Hall
                           20 South Davidson Street
                                 (307) 548- 7700

                                       Greybull
                            Friday, April 15, 2016
                             2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
                              Greybull Town Hall
                               24 South 5th Street
                                   307-765-9431

Area residents are encouraged to come to visit with Bebout, Anderson, and Kaiser on an individual basis to discuss issues, or their views regarding the federal government. These ideas and concerns will then be relayed to Senators Enzi and Barrasso and Congressman Lummis.

If residents are unable to attend at that time but would like information or assistance, please contact their offices at:

Senator Enzi’s Cody office at 307-527-9444

Senator Barrasso’s Sheridan office at 307-672-6456

Congressman Lummis’ Casper office at 307-261-6596

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Contact Information

113 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2311
Fax 202-225-3057
lummis.house.gov

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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