Cattle Call: Time to Shrink the Federal WorkforceSee More Videos
This week I joined Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) in introducing the Federal Workforce Reduction Through Attrition Act which is designed to cut the federal workforce by 10% by limiting new hires to 1 new employee for every 3 that retire and ensures that the government isn’t simply backfilled with contractors. There are limited exceptions for a state of war, or national emergencies, but otherwise if the limits are not followed this bill would institute a hiring freeze. It was previously estimated that this will save $35 billion over 5 years. With a national debt now over $18 trillion it is high time the federal government cutback to a workforce the American people can actually afford.
Cattle Call: Hog Tying Executive Orders with the Purse StringsSee More Videos
The DHS funding legislation the House passed defunds and forbids use of fees or appropriated funds to pay for the President’s latest actions on immigration or other substantially similar orders that he may give in the future. It also ensures the priority removal of sex offenders and domestic violence perpetrators and prevents any continued activity under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Obama Threatens to Veto KeystoneSee More Videos
This week saw the start of the 114th Congress and we passed a bill to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline has been approved by the President’s own State Department and the states through which it would run and the now Republican Senate is expected to take up and pass the bi-partisan legislation and send it to the President’s desk. And the White House responds with a veto threat. It is time for President Obama to join us and the American people and get this pipeline moving.
Cattle Call: Amnesty is UnacceptableSee More Videos
President Obama expanded his controversial Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. These new actions will only increase the flood which shows why no legislation on immigration can be considered until the border is secured. President Obama’s actions mark a massive usurpation of legislative authority. We will leave no stone unturned as we strive to find the best tool to fight this unprecedented overreach.
Cattle Call: Keystone: Key to Growing the EconomySee More Videos
The Keystone XL pipeline has met all the requirements this administration has demanded and more. There is no reason not to approve this pipeline. It would strengthen our energy security, boost local economies, and create a lasting economic ripple effect throughout the country. The pipeline has even been approved by President Obama’s own State Department. It’s time for the President to get out of the way and let construction start.
Kaycee High School Students in WashingtonSee More Photos
Rep. Lummis was pleased to meet with a group of Kaycee High School students during their visit to Washington.
Cowboys Against CancerSee More Photos
Rep. Lummis with Dooley, a very large stuffed monkey shown around Washington to raise awareness for Cowboys Against Cancer, an organization designed to help pay for travel costs incurred by people in Sweetwater County who have to travel for cancer treatment. Rep. Lummis was pleased to sign Dooley’s vest and join in raising awareness of this group and their important work.
Rep. Lummis meets with Jacob of GilletteSee More Photos
Jacob Barker of Gillette, Wyoming, (right) spoke with Rep. Lummis about his proposals to the Gillette City Council to fight against graffiti. Two of his proposals the city council supported were to use coatings of a paint like substance that allows graffiti to be washed off with water and to use the 311 app so that people can immediately report graffiti.
Rep. Lummis Addresses the Wyoming Air Force AssociationSee More Photos
Rep. Lummis joined Sen. Mike Enzi and Sen. John Barrasso to address the Wyoming Air Force Association about the importance of F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming and the critical role it plays in national defense.
Rep. Lummis Meets with Principal Scott O'trembaSee More Photos
Rep. Lummis met with Principal Scott O'tremba of Lovell High School, this year's Wyoming's Principal of the year.