Cattle Call: Local Education Freedom ActSee More Videos
Rep. Lummis introduced the Local Education Freedom Act (LEFA) of 2016 in response to the many federal mandates interfering with local public education, including President Obama’s recent pronouncements regarding K-12 locker room and bathroom policies. For too long Washington has been providing roughly 10% of funding for our public schools while imposing 100% of the overbearing federal mandates that undermine our local school boards and burden our teachers. Public education is not the problem; federal control of public education is the problem.
Cattle Call: Wyoming Witnesses Sound off for CoalSee More Videos
This week Rep. Lummis hosted two Wyoming panelists at a hearing on H.R. 5259: the Certainty for States and Tribes Act. Among those testifying were Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow and Mr. Alex Kean, Administrator of the State of Wyoming Economic Analysis Division.
Cattle Call: Remembering the FallenSee More Videos
This Memorial Day offers an opportunity to recognize the truly unpayable debt we owe to the men and women and especially those from Wyoming who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom. Remember them and perhaps set aside some time to go to one of the many memorials throughout Wyoming this Memorial Day.
Cattle Call: Leading on Energy and Public Lands PackageSee More Videos
Rep. Lummis was chosen to sit at the negotiating table with colleagues from both Houses of Congress to iron out the differences between the House and Senate in resource policy legislation. Successful negotiations could result in an energy and public lands package, the likes of which Congress hasn’t seen for a decade. Being a member of the conference committee on this legislation is a tremendous opportunity to push critical Wyoming issues like improving forest stewardship, expanding water storage, restoring state management of the gray wolf, and ensuring attorney fees transparency.
Cattle Call: Counties Must Have a SaySee More Videos
Rep. Lummis spoke on the House floor about a hearing on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed rule on Planning 2.0. This rule, if finalized, puts state, county and local input at risk for future federal land and resource management decisions. Under current law, the BLM is required to take this input into account. However, the new rule would give BLM discretionary authority to reduce local governments’ input in important resource management decisions for years to come.
GEAR UP StudentsSee More Photos
Rep. Lummis met with some college students from Wyoming in Washington, D.C being recognized by the GEAR UP initiative.
Wheatland High School in D.C.See More Photos
Rep. Lummis met with a group of students from Wheatland High School while they were visiting Washington, D.C.
WY 4H in the Nation's CapitolSee More Photos
Rep. Lummis met with a group of Wyoming's 4H students, likely some of the future leaders for both the state of Wyoming and the nation.
UW Pharmacy StudentSee More Photos
Rep. Lummis was pleased to meet with Justine (second from the left) a young woman from Lander attending University of Wyoming's School of Pharmacy.
Christie of Riverton Visits Rep. LummisSee More Photos
Christie, one of five native youth leaders nationally recognized as 2016 Champions for Change, spoke with Rep. Lummis about her efforts and accomplishments in art, culture, volunteering, and leading youth in her community in Riverton.