WPR News
7:39 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Lummis assigned to two House committees

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Rep. Cynthia Lummis says she's been assigned to two House committees that will affect federal policies and programs in Wyoming.

Lummis will be serving on the House Committee on Natural Resources and on the House Budget Committee.

Lummis said earlier in the week that she was interested in the Energy and Commerce Committee, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Ethics Committee. She didn't get any of those spots.

Even so, Lummis says her Natural Resources Committee assignment will enable her to fight for public access to national parks, defend Wyoming's water rights and help ensure that public lands remain open to grazing. On the Budget Committee, Lummis says she will push to cut wasteful government spending. Lummis was sworn in Tuesday. She replaced Barbara Cubin, who served 14 years as Wyoming's lone U.S. representative.