Cynthia Lummis

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U.S. Representatives Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Tim Walz (D-MN) introduced a bill Wednesday to address the backlog of trail maintenance in the National Forest Trail system.

One year ago, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released the results of a study showing that just one-fourth of Forest Service trails were maintained to the agency’s standards, and that the trail maintenance backlog exceeded $314 million—plus $210 million in annual maintenance.

President Obama's call to postpone a vote on a military strike in Syria is being lauded by Wyoming lawmakers. Matt Laslo reports from Washington that while the administration is leaving a military option on the table as it pursues diplomacy, officials can’t expect much support from the Wyoming delegation.

MATT LASLO: Only a handful of lawmakers in the U.S. Senate have gone on record over authorizing military force in Syria. One of them is Wyoming Republican John Barrasso.

JOHN BARRASSO: “Mr. Barrasso?” “No.”

Moniz closer to confirmation as Energy Secretary

Apr 10, 2013
Associated Press

The US Senate began its vetting of Obama’s pick for a new Energy Secretary Tuesday. And so far, Wyoming lawmakers on the other side of the aisle seem pleased. 

Moniz is a physics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and former energy undersecretary for President Clinton. He would be replacing former secretary Steven Chu, who was thought to favor renewable energy.

As the so called Fiscal Cliff approaches, Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis is not sure that Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Obama can reach an agreement. 

Lummis says there has been little progress talks between Boehner and President Obama.  She blames the administration. While Lummis supports modest tax increases, she said there must be substantial budget cuts as well. 

“ They will not put their spending cuts on the table, and honestly for people like me they have to have spending cuts in order to get a deal”