Cattle Call: Leading the Western ChargeSee More Videos
Wyoming, like many Western States, has only one vote out of 435 in the U.S. House because of small population. Western Members must band together for the survival of our western culture and way of life and that is why I have served as the Chairman of the 54-Member Congressional Western Caucus. This Caucus was born decades ago as a way for westerners to speak with one voice on the issues that bind us: local control, private property rights, energy independence, and economic growth. In leading the Caucus I have communicated western values to easterners and during my time as Chairman, Members of Congress from New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana have joined us. Only together are we able to bring up our solutions to keep the West the beautiful, strong, and prosperous place we call home.
Cattle Call: Wyoming Energy Powers the NationSee More Videos
Wyoming coal, oil, gas, and uranium quite literally keep the lights on in America and power the economy. Whether they know it or not, millions of America rely on Wyoming energy and the State of Wyoming relies on the revenue from that energy.
Cattle Call: 8 Years on “Wyoming’s Committee”See More Videos
The House Natural Resources Committee oversees the federal agencies that own nearly half of Wyoming. In 2009 Rep. Lummis began her career in Congress on this Committee. At the end of this year, Rep. Lummis will finish her career as Wyoming’s sole U.S. Representative as the Committee’s Vice Chairman.
Lummis, Walz Trail Bill Passes U.S. HouseSee More Videos
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. Rep. Lummis gave this speech on the floor of the House in support of the bill.
Cattle Call: Competition Can Lower Drug PricesSee More Videos
The Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the rising price of EpiPens. An EpiPen is an epinephrine auto injector to treat severe allergic reactions, some that could even be fatal. Mylan, the company that produces it, controls over 90% of the market. This potentially life-saving drug currently retails for $600 for two but in 2007 it cost only $100. This is a 500% increase for a drug that most patients must buy each year and is not covered by many Obamacare plans. Several generic versions of the EpiPen produced by Mylan’s competitors have failed to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The process needs to be streamlined to approve generic brands so that this drug can be made more affordable and accessible to the public.
GEAR UP StudentsSee More Photos
Rep. Lummis met with some college students from Wyoming in Washington, D.C being recognized by the GEAR UP initiative.
Wheatland High School in D.C.See More Photos
Rep. Lummis met with a group of students from Wheatland High School while they were visiting Washington, D.C.
WY 4H in the Nation's CapitolSee More Photos
Rep. Lummis met with a group of Wyoming's 4H students, likely some of the future leaders for both the state of Wyoming and the nation.
UW Pharmacy StudentSee More Photos
Rep. Lummis was pleased to meet with Justine (second from the left) a young woman from Lander attending University of Wyoming's School of Pharmacy.
Christie of Riverton Visits Rep. LummisSee More Photos
Christie, one of five native youth leaders nationally recognized as 2016 Champions for Change, spoke with Rep. Lummis about her efforts and accomplishments in art, culture, volunteering, and leading youth in her community in Riverton.