Congressman

Cynthia Lummis

Representing Wyoming
  • Agriculture

    The value of agriculture to Wyoming’s economy, culture and communities cannot be overstated. As Wyoming’s third largest industry, the output of our state’s agriculture sector has approached or exceeded one billion dollars annually. Numbers aside, Wyo...

  • Appropriations

    When I am home in Wyoming, the top concern I hear about is the out-of-control federal spending in Washington. The idea that the federal government can continue to borrow and spend at a breathtaking pace when our national debt is approaching $17 trill...

  • Banking & Financial Services

    Congress should provide clear and transparent rules and regulations for the banking and financial services sector, in order to limit unfair and deceptive practices against consumers. However, Congress should not delegate this regulatory authority to ...

  • Budget

    With over $17 trillion in national debt hanging over the future of our children and grandchildren, it is time to have a serious conversation about the drivers of our debt. Tinkering around the edges of our spending addiction will not solve the proble...

  • Constitution and Federalism

    Wyoming knows its people better than Washington ever will. Since I began my service to the people of Wyoming in the U.S. House, I am continually astounded by the ever-increasing reach of the government. As a co-founder and co-Chair of the House Tent...

  • Education

    Our founding fathers wrote the constitution – our founding document – with the intent that education be the province of states, not the federal government. That being said, No Child Left Behind was passed before my time in Congress and is likely her...

  • Energy & Environment

    With the abundance of coal, oil and natural gas, wind, and nuclear energy resources within our borders, our nation needs Wyoming. The economic health of Wyoming is equally affected by federal energy policies enacted in Congress, as mineral income co...

  • Health Care

    People in Wyoming and all Americans deserve accessible, affordable and high quality health care. But the fact remains that too many people in Wyoming – including ranchers, small business owners, and small business employees – either do not have heal...

  • Immigration

    Immigrants built our great nation and its image around the world as a land of opportunity. Illegal immigration, however, undermines our immigration laws that have for too long gone unenforced. The social and economic impact of illegal immigration fo...

  • Indian Affairs

    The issues and considerations that govern the relationship between American Indian tribes, the state of Wyoming and the federal government are numerous and often complex. Paramount to these many issues is the recognition of tribal sovereignty that ha...

  • National Defense

    The federal government has no greater constitutional responsibility than protecting the American people. United States Armed Forces are the most well-equipped, highly-trained professional military in the world, and we need to keep them that way. The...

  • Public Lands

    Wyoming has many points of pride, but perhaps none rival our public lands legacy. Among the approximately 48 percent of federally owned lands in our state, we boast the nation’s first national park, the first national forest, and the first national ...

  • Second Amendment

    As a fourth generation Wyoming rancher, I know firsthand the importance of the Second Amendment to our way of life in Wyoming. Firearms are important tools for so many of Wyoming’s citizens, whether for self-defense, recreation or even one’s busines...

  • Small Business

    Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and as Congress seeks to enhance an environment that will foster job growth, we must recognize small business and entrepreneurism as the driver behind economic stability. This not only includes creati...

  • Social Issues

    I support overturning Roe v. Wade and returning the ultimate legal decisions on abortion to the 50 states. The people of Wyoming, through the state legislature and the constitutional amendment process, should have the right to establish policy on abo...

  • Social Security

    For those currently in the Social Security System, we can’t “change the rules in the middle of the game.” So if you are already close to retirement or receiving Social Security, I will protect your benefits. I also recognize that if we continue the ...

  • Taxes

    Since my arrival to Congress, there have been several proposals to raise taxes on hard-working Wyoming families. There is never a good time to raise taxes, but it would be particularly harmful to do so during an economic downturn. The most effective...

  • Technology & Telecommunications

    In Wyoming, we count on reliable access to high-speed broadband to run our small businesses; offer Wyoming products for sale; provide distance learning and telemedicine opportunities to even the smallest of our communities; and, to simply connect wi...

  • Trade

    According to government statistics, Wyoming's export shipments of merchandise in 2011 were over $1 billion. Canada is Wyoming’s largest export recipient. Canada, which received exports of $330 million (27 percent), was followed by Brazil ($101 millio...

  • Transportation

    Living and working in the ninth largest and lowest population state in the nation presents us with some unique transportation challenges. Mountains, inclement weather, and great distances between communities all contribute to a heavy reliance on road...

  • Veterans

    The freedoms we enjoy in the United States have come at a high cost in the personal commitment and very lives of many Americans. Citizens from all walks of life answered the nation’s call when we needed to send military forces to all corners of the w...