Lummis http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming will have say in river designation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-will-have-say-river-designation <p>Wyoming will get a say over whether the Yellowstone River is given a special federal designation.</p><p></p><p>Interior Department officials had said that the river might be considered a candidate for the National Blueways System, which is designed to promote conservation and recreation on rivers.</p><p>Wyoming's congressional delegation voiced concern that such a designation could limit the river's use.</p><p>Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis had previously said the National Blueways System was a federal power grab.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:53:42 +0000 The Associated Press 39159 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming will have say in river designation VAWA passes Congress without Rep. Lummis' support http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/vawa-passes-congress-without-rep-lummis-support <p></p><p></p><p>The Violence Against Women Act has now passed both the Senate and House of the US Congress.</p><p></p><p>The law seeks to address violent crimes against women, to aid in the prosecution of offenders, and to provide resources for victims. But Wyoming’s three congressional lawmakers all voted against renewing the bill.</p><p></p><p>Representative Cynthia Lummis says for her, the provision allowing tribal courts to prosecute non-Native people who abuse Native women on reservations was the deciding factor.</p><p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:29:49 +0000 Irina Zhorov 37359 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org VAWA passes Congress without Rep. Lummis' support Rep. Lummis favors Medicare reform http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/rep-lummis-favors-medicare-reform <div style="margin:0;"><span style="background-color:white;" lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:13pt;">Wyoming US Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis says she supports a plan to completely reform Medicare.&nbsp; Lummis was speaking during an interview that will air this week on Open Spaces.&nbsp; </span></font></span></font></span></div><div style="margin:0;"><span style="background-color:white;" lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-siz Wed, 03 Oct 2012 23:52:38 +0000 Bob Beck 30971 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Rep. Lummis favors Medicare reform Lummis and Henrichsen favor differing fixes to Congressional stalemate http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lummis-and-henrichsen-favor-differing-fixes-congressional-stalemate <p>U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis and Democrat Chris Henrichsen both ran unopposed in today’s primaries, and they’ll be facing each other in November.</p><p>The two candidates say they have different approaches to working with their colleagues across the aisle.</p><p>Lummis says ending the stalemate in Congress is simple.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 05:02:44 +0000 Willow Belden 28922 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lummis and Henrichsen favor differing fixes to Congressional stalemate Lummis seeks re-election http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lummis-seeks-re-election <p>U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis has announced her bid for a third term as Wyoming&#39;s lone member of the U.S. House.</p><p>Lummis was first elected to the House in 2008. She easily won re-election in 2010, defeating Democrat David Wendt with more than 70 percent of the vote.</p><p>So far, two candidates have announced plans to challenge Lummis this year. Casper College political science instructor Chris Henrichsen is running as a Democrat, and former Roman Catholic priest Charlie Hardy announced he will run as an independent.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 11:30:32 +0000 The Associated Press 24416 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lummis seeks re-election Highway Bill Remains Stalled http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/highway-bill-remains-stalled <p>The U.S. House of Representatives still cannot reach an agreement on a new federal highway bill, and the Speaker of the House cancelled a vote to extend funding for transportation projects for three more years.&nbsp;</p><p>If the issue is not resolved by Saturday, some members of Congress say it could lead to the cancelation of construction projects and a loss of jobs in every state.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:40:17 +0000 Bob Beck 21807 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Highway Bill Remains Stalled Lummis seeks to enable federal purchase of Grand Teton land http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lummis-seeks-enable-federal-purchase-grand-teton-land <p>A bill sponsored by Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis could help the federal government buy a parcel of land in Grand Teton National Park. Wyoming currently owns the land and could sell it for development if the federal government doesn&rsquo;t buy it. But the federal government needs additional revenue to be able to afford the 107-million-dollar price tag.</p> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 01:44:15 +0000 Willow Belden 15371 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lummis seeks to enable federal purchase of Grand Teton land Lummis supports national concealed carry bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lummis-supports-national-concealed-carry-bill <p>Rep. Cynthia Lummis is applauding a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a law that would require states that allow concealed carry of handguns to recognize carry permits issued in other states.</p><p>Lummis is a member of the Second Amendment Task Force. She says the U.S. Constitution guarantees law-abiding citizens the right to keep and bear arms regardless of where they live.</p><p>The House on Wednesday passed the bill 272-154 with only seven Republicans voting against it and 43 Democrats supporting it.</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 15:51:34 +0000 Willow Belden 15205 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lummis supports national concealed carry bill