Congressman

Cynthia Lummis

Representing Wyoming

Lummis Sworn In As Wyoming's Voice in U.S. House

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Washington, Jan 6, 2009 | Ryan Taylor ((202) 225-2311) | comments
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., hit the ground running on her first day as Wyoming’s newest member of the U.S. House of Representatives by co-sponsoring two bills to stop pay raises for members of Congress.
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U.S. Congressman Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., hit the ground running on her first day as Wyoming’s newest member of the U.S. House of Representatives by co-sponsoring two bills to stop pay raises for members of Congress.

The first bill will repeal the 2009 Congressional pay increase. The second bill, the “Stop the Congressional Pay Raise Act of 2009,” will stop the next automatic pay increase from taking effect in 2010.

“In these tough economic times, members of Congress should not be giving themselves a pay raise on the backs of the hard working people of Wyoming,” Lummis said. “Congress has clearly lost focus of what they were sent here to do: work on behalf of the American people, not pad their own wallets. I urge the House to pass these bills as quickly as possible.”

Lummis’ comments came following her swearing in ceremony on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The day began with a bipartisan church service followed by a visit to the House Clerk’s office to receive her credentials and voting card.

Lummis will attend an event sponsored by House Republican Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, for incoming Republican members. She will also attend a reception sponsored by U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo.

“I am honored to be a part of Wyoming’s congressional team with Senators Enzi and Barrasso,” Lummis said. “I am thankful for their continued leadership and friendship. Together, we have the bases covered for the people of Wyoming.”

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