The Violence Against Women Act has now passed both the Senate and House of the US Congress.
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.
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.
Wyoming US Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis says she supports a plan to completely reform Medicare. Lummis was speaking during an interview that will air this week on Open Spaces. The Republican says she is a supporter of Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan’s plan to reform Medicare. Lummis says it is wrong to call the effort a cut. She argues that the main part of the reform that she likes is that the healthiest and wealthiest recipients of Medicare will pay more into the system. Lummis says getting a handle on Medicare is critical if the federal budget is going to be balanced. “Medi
U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis has announced her bid for a third term as Wyoming's lone member of the U.S. House.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’t buy it. But the federal government needs additional revenue to be able to afford the 107-million-dollar price tag.
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.
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.
The House on Wednesday passed the bill 272-154 with only seven Republicans voting against it and 43 Democrats supporting it.