Cynthia Lummis has served as the U.S. Senator from Wyoming since 2021.
She is a member of the Republican Party, and previously served as a representative in the U.S. House from 2008-2016.
Lummis is a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, and fought throughout her tenure in Congress to rein in spending and reduce the federal deficit, working with the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and ultimately co-sponsoring several bipartisan budget proposals.
In the House of Representatives, Lummis elevated western issues, pushing through the first Interior and Environment (EPA) Appropriations bill to pass the House in seven years under her chairmanship.
She also worked to keep public lands open to the public and available for multiple use. She passed the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act in 2016, a bipartisan effort to maintain over 157,000 miles of trails within our national forests.
Prior to serving in the House, Lummis spent eight years as Wyoming State Treasurer and 14 years as a member of the Wyoming State House and Senate.
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