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  • Lummis, Bennet introduce Bill to Study Mental Health Care Barriers for Farmers and Ranchers

    Senator Cynthia Lummis|Nov 9, 2023

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senators Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced legislation to study the barriers that Wyoming’s farming and ranching communities face when accessing mental and behavioral health care services. “Wyoming farmers and ranchers have done a remarkable job feeding the nation in the midst of unprecedented challenges, but the critical work they do often comes at a great personal cost,” said Lummis. “Wyoming currently has one of the highest suicide rates in the country, and we have a responsibility...

  • Lummis Protecting National Security and U.S. Service Members' Individual Privacy

    Senator Cynthia Lummis|Jun 8, 2023

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) raised serious concerns during a Senate Banking Committee hearing with U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Export Administration Thea Kendler about the fact that there are not restrictions in place to prevent U.S. service members' personal data from being shared with foreign adversaries, like China. In addition to the invasion of individual privacy, Senator Lummis pointed out the obvious national security risk presented by...

  • Senator Lummis Starts Bipartisan Push to Help Wyoming Veterans Access Breast Cancer Screenings

    Senator Cynthia Lummis|Feb 16, 2023

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) joined Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA) in launching a bipartisan push to help Wyoming veterans access timely and comprehensive breast cancer screenings. This week, Sens. Lummis and Ossoff sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) highlighting the challenges veterans face when seeking mammogram services, which are key medical examinations that help detect early signs of breast cancer. "We owe a great deal to Wyoming veterans, and I...

  • Standing up for the Jim Bridger Power Plant

    Senator Cynthia Lummis|Feb 3, 2022

    Wyoming powers America. As the nation’s biggest net energy supplier, we fuel America’s cars and we power the West’s homes. When America achieved energy independence, the Cowboy State was a key driver. Unfortunately, the Biden administration is trying to undermine our success, and Wyoming’s workers and families will suffer for it. This is what is going on: During the Trump administration, non-partisan Environmental Protection Agency employees approved the State of Wyoming’s regional haze State Implementation Plan for energy company...

  • To Form a More Perfect Union...

    Senator Cynthia Lummis|Jan 20, 2022

    You have likely heard the term “filibuster” thrown around a lot over the last couple of weeks. It is a word that isn’t used much outside of D.C., but it is important to you as the resident of a small, rural state. The filibuster is a procedural tool used in the Senate to pump the breaks on a piece of legislation or a nominee that the minority party finds concerning. It raises the threshold for passage of a bill to 60 votes as opposed to a simple majority of 50 votes. Use of the filibuster forces senators from both parties to reach a...

  • From the Hill

    U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis|Feb 11, 2021

    Senator Joins Environment & Public Works, Banking and Commerce Committees Senator Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming has been named to the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee; the Environment and Public Works Committee; and the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee – three powerful Committees that position her to advocate for Wyoming’s natural resources, financial innovation and rural telecommunications and transportation issues. Of the assignments, Sen. Lummis said: “My focus has always been, and always will be, on Wyoming....