Cynthia Lummis

Cynthia Lummis

WYOMING

Lummis Statement on Election Results

2016/11/09

In response to the results of Tuesday’s election, U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis issued the following statement:

“Much of my eight years as Wyoming’s sole voice in the House has been spent fending off the disastrous policies of an Obama Administration, including former Secretary Clinton, run completely amok.  Donald Trump taking the White House and Republicans keeping the Senate and House marks a chance to make up lost ground, revitalize our economy, and reverse the Obama legacy of federal overreach and the Obamacare takeover of healthcare.  I offer my congratulations to Liz Cheney on being elected to succeed me.  I am proud of the work I have accomplished with Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and wish Wyoming’s congressional delegation well in a Republican Congress and under a Republican White house.”

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Sheridan County Office Hours

2016/10/24

DeAnna Kay, Oaklee Anderson, 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 Sheridan and Ranchester at the following time(s) and place(s):

Sheridan

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

YMCA, Whitney Room

417 North Jefferson

 

Ranchester

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016

2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Ranchester Municipal Building

(Town Hall)

145 Coffeen Street

 

Area residents are encouraged to visit with Kay, Anderson, and Jones on an individual basis to discuss issues or their views, questions, or concerns regarding the federal government.  These comments 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:

Senator Enzi’s Gillette office at (307) 682-6268;

Senator Barrasso’s Sheridan office at (307) 672-6456; and/or,

Congressman Lummis’ Sheridan office at (307) 673-4608.

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Carbon County Office Hours

2016/10/11

U.S. Senators Michael Enzi and John Barrasso and U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis are announcing that their field representatives: Jenelle Garber, Irene Parsons, and Karmen Rossi are scheduled to hold office hours in Carbon County on  Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

Their schedule will be:

Medicine Bow   
9:30am to 10:00am
Town Hall
319 Pine St

                                        
Hanna
10:30pm to 11:00pm
Town Hall
301 Adams St

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

If residents are unable to attend at that time, but would like information or assistance, please contact the District Offices at: Senator Enzi (307-261-6572), Senator Barrasso (307-362-5012), Congressman Lummis (307-772-2595).

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Park County Office Hours

2016/10/11

U.S. Senator Michael B. Enzi, U.S. Senator John Barrasso and Congressman Cynthia M. Lummis are announcing their respective Field Representatives, Jennifer Fernandez, Pam Buline and Sherlyn Kaiser will be available to visit with Park County residents on the following date at these times and locations:

Friday, October 7, 2016

Powell Office Hours

Powell City Hall Council Chambers
270 No. Clark Street
8:30-9:30 a.m.

Cody Office Hours

Cody City Hall Conference Room
1338 Rumsey Avenue
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Meeteetse Office Hours

Meeteetse Town Hall

2044 State Street
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Area residents are encouraged to visit with the representatives of the Wyoming delegation on an individual basis during this time to discuss matters regarding the federal government.  These comments and concerns will then be relayed to their U.S. Senators and Congressman.

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Thermopolis Office Hours

2016/10/11

U.S. Senator Michael B. Enzi, U.S. Senator John Barrasso and Congressman Cynthia Lummis are announcing their respective Field Representatives Jennifer Fernandez, Pam Buline and Sherlyn Kaiser will be available to visit with Hot Springs County residents on the following date, time and location:

Thermopolis Office Hours

Thursday, October 6,2016
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thermopolis Town Hall
Council Room
420 Broadway

Area residents are encouraged to visit with Fernandez, Buline and Kaiser on an individual basis during this time to discuss matters regarding the federal government. These comments and concerns will then be relayed to their U.S. Senators and Congressman.

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Washakie County Office Hours

2016/10/11

U.S. Senators Michael B. Enzi and John Barrasso and Congressman Cynthia M. Lummis are announcing that their respective Field Representatives, Jennifer Fernandez, Oaklee Anderson, and Sherlyn Kaiser are scheduled to hold Office Hours in Washakie County on the following date at these locations and times:

Wednesday October 12, 2016

Worland

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  
Worland Town Hall
829 Big Horn Ave

307-347-2486

Ten Sleep

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Ten Sleep Town Hall
415 5th Street

307-366-2265

Area residents are encouraged to come to visit with Fernandez, 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 these 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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Lummis, Walz Trail Bill Passes U.S. House

2016/09/26

Today H.R. 845, the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act, sponsored by U.S. Representatives Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Tim Walz (D-MN) passed the U.S. House unanimously.  Both Rep. Lummis and Rep. Walz spoke on the House floor in support of the bill.

For Rep. Lummis’ floor speech click here or go to https://youtu.be/7mEwnqB1MXg

Transcript of Rep. Lummis’ remarks:

“I thank the gentleman.  I also thank Mr. Rouzer from North Carolina.  I also want to thank my former committee chairman on the House Agriculture Committee, now the ranking member, Mr. Peterson, for his support of this bill as well as Chairman Conaway of the House Agriculture Committee.

“Mr. Chairman, in the national forests, especially in areas where there have been bark beetle damage, the trees are starting to fall across the trails.  And I’ve talked to outfitters who are taking pack trips into the national forests, they’re only in there for two or three days and when they try to get out they’re having to chop their way out because so many trees have fallen across the trails, even while they’re in the forest.  So this maintenance backlog is getting bigger.  

“Mr. Chairman, it makes such sense, practically speaking, when we have a huge budget deficit, to maximize the use of volunteers on the national forests to help maintain these trails.  Now they will be able to avail themselves of workers comp and that is part of the reason that it has taken this bill such a long time to get to the floor.  But it came out of the [Agriculture] committee unanimously, it is one of the most bipartisan bills in the entire Congress, it has 86 cosponsors in the House and 23 in the Senate.  And I really want to thank my colleague Mr. Walz, who is co-chairman of this bill, cosponsor, for his work.  And I’m hoping he’ll tell the tale that he encountered this summer when he was hiking in the west.  More than 50 diverse recreation conservation groups wanted a way to increase volunteer efforts in our national forests, including the national association of counties.  

“Mr. Chairman, there’s a couple of additional provisions I want to highlight in this bill.  It directs a study be done on utilizing fire crews for maintenance work during off season for wild fires, which is a great way for them to maximize and for us to maximize their skills in the forest.  And it also requires the Secretary of Agriculture to identify nine to fifteen priority areas throughout the country to incorporate volunteers and to increase trail maintenance.  This bill has broad support.  It will produce opportunities for young people to volunteer in our forests.  It will allow outfitters and guides to offset some of their permit fees through work on trail maintenance performed by permit holders to construct, improve, or maintain national forest trails systems, trail heads, and develop sites under supervision of our national park service.  

“This is kind of a motherhood and apple pie bill, Mr. Chairman.  And it’s been my pleasure to work with Mr. Walz and the other proponents of this bill to bring it to the floor this afternoon.

“Mr. Chairman, I yield back the balance of my time.”

Background:

In June of 2013, the Government Accountability Office released a report that outlined the immense challenges to maintaining the 157,000 miles of trails in the Forest Service trail system and wilderness areas. The Forest Service is only able to maintain about one quarter of the total miles of trails used for hiking, biking, and other activities while close to two-thirds of the trails receive no maintenance at all.

The GAO report recognized the importance of volunteers for trail maintenance and recommended taking steps to improve management of volunteers. The Lummis-Walz bill would improve the use of existing resources and require the Forest Service to develop a national strategy to maximize use of volunteers and partners to improve trail maintenance.

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Lummis Issues Statement on Flip McConnaughey’s Passing

2016/09/21

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (WY-At large) issued the following statement:

“Flip McConnaughey and I shared a birthday as well as the joys of serving Wyoming and the frustrations of working in Washington, D.C.  He was delightful to work with.  To the entire Enzi family, I offer my deepest condolences and prayers.”                                                                             
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Lummis Statement on Passing of Brian Scott Gamroth

2016/09/19

Washington, D.C.-Today U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (WY-At large) issued the following statement in response to the passing of Brian Scott Gamroth, a radio broadcaster for K2 in Casper:

"As personal heartbreakers go, this is right up there. Many of Brian's and my mutual friends know that I encouraged him to run for public office in Wyoming. He was a quintessential Wyoming guy. He loved its people and its places. He devoted his life to Wyoming. He cannot be replaced."

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Lummis: No Guantánamo Detainees on American Soil

2016/09/15

Today U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (WY-At large) joined a bipartisan majority of her colleagues to support and pass H.R. 5351, which would prohibit the transfer of any individual detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba through the end of President Obama’s term.  Under current law, detainees can be transferred to other nations if certain conditions are met.  Two detainees who were released this year by the Obama Administration have returned to the fight.

“These detainees may pose a threat to the U.S.,” said Rep. Lummis.  “With released Gitmo detainees returning to the fight we cannot afford to let a campaign promise override security concerns.  President Obama needs to be less concerned with political points and more concerned with Americans' safety.”

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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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