Cattle Call: Time for the EPA to Back OffSee More Videos
In this week's Cattle Call, I want to spotlight the Environmental Protection Agency, which is claiming the authority to garnish non-federal wages to pay fines and other non-tax debts without a court order. The EPA is out of control and it is time for Congress to rein it in which is why I signed onto H.J. Res. 118 to invalidate the EPA's wage garnishing rule.
Cattle Call: Prohibiting Federal Agency SWAT TeamsSee More Videos
I signed onto a bill this week to revoke provisions of the 2002 Homeland Security Act that grant Offices of Inspector General (OIG) firearm and arrest authority. The bill also prohibits many federal agencies from purchasing or using firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act such as machine guns, grenades, and other explosive devices and directs a report detailing all federal agencies with teams that have received special tactical, military or other training that goes beyond the scope of regular law enforcement.
Rep. Cynthia Lummis on Lois Lerner's Crashed EmailsSee More Videos
I believe that Ms. Lerner was appropriately held in contempt of Congress. I quite frankly believe that Ms. Lerner should be tried for her violations and that she should become an example that's held up to federal employees and especially employees in the IRS who violate the rights of Americans in their role and capacity as public servants. And that is why I'm interested in knowing why all of her emails are not available. That's why I want to know why we find out just now that her email crashed.
Cattle Call: Cutting Red Tape for Trail VolunteersSee More Videos
I don't know if you have tried hiking on part of the 158,000 miles of public trails we have in this country, but three quarters of our trails are not up to standards and two thirds receive no maintenance at all. That is why I joined Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) this week to introduce H.R. the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act of 2014.
Cattle Call: Constituents Hold Washington Feet to the FireSee More Videos
A common danger U.S. Representatives and Senators face is getting wrapped up in Washington politics and distracted from constituent concerns. I think that was one issue at play in the recent defeat of U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Virginia Republican primary. The leader of the Wyoming delegation is the people of Wyoming, so please continue to let me know your concerns.
Rep. Lummis talks with Gabriella of JacksonSee More Photos
Rep. Lummis met with Gabriella, a High school senior from Jackson, Wyoming who was in Washington to take part in Running Start’s Young Women’s Political Leadership Program.
4H Citizenship Washington Focus Summer ProgramSee More Photos
A group of Wyoming 4H students visited with Rep. Lummis during their Citizenship Washington Focus summer program. The program is designed to teach students the importance of civic and social responsibilities with hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of Washington, DC.
Wyoming's 2014 Congressional Art WinnerSee More Photos
Rep. Lummis welcomed Jacklynn Kelsey and her artwork as the new representatives of Wyoming in this year's annual Congressional High School Art Competition.
The Big Piney Punchers Robotics TeamSee More Photos
Rep. Lummis spent some time meeting with Big Piney's Robotics team the Big Piney Punchers. The experience with the First Robotics Challenge gives the students a hands on STEM education.
Rep. Lummis Meets with Foreign Exchange StudentsSee More Photos
Rep. Lummis met today with Veronika Kolitz and Luis Reinalter who lived for this past school year as foreign exchange students in Boulder and Kemmerer, WY respectively. They Spoke briefly of Wyoming and the great experiences that the students had there.
@CynthiaLummis Passed bill to rein in President and administration, cutting funds for IRS by $341mil and cutting funds for exec orders against current law.