Congressional Western Caucus Names Congressman Cynthia Lummis New Vice-Chairman
Lummis Tireless Advocate for Western Values
May 20, 2011 -
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Western Caucus has named Congressman Cynthia Lummis (R -WY) the new Vice-Chairman of the caucus. She replaces Senator Dean Heller (NV) who was appointed to the US Senate earlier this month. Congressman Lummis previously served as Communications Chairman for the caucus.
“I would like to thank Congressman Lummis for once again stepping forward to take on a leadership position with the Congressional Western Caucus. Cynthia has been a consistent voice in Congress defending western values. Her tireless advocacy on behalf of Wyoming and all those who value our western way of life will be a great asset as we continue defending those values from the Obama Administration’s War on Western Jobs,” said Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Steve Pearce.
“Western communities have often been fenced in by Washington’s one-size-fits-all policies. The Obama Administration’s mentality is no different. Heavy-handed policies like the administration’s Wild Lands Order or the expansion of the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act have immediate repercussions for western communities. The Western Caucus plays a critical role in continuing to fight for Western principles and priorities, often under attack from those who least understand us,” Congressman Lummis said. “I look forward to this new leadership role and will continue to work diligently on issues that are important to western and rural communities.”
The Congressional Western Caucus was established in 1993 to enhance, sustain and preserve the West’s dynamic and unique culture, and to find innovative solutions that address the distinctive concerns facing western and rural communities.