Cynthia Lummis

Congresswoman for Wyoming's At-Large Congressional District

Energy Security and Healthy Forests for All

Because the well-being of the environment is very important especially in places such as Wyoming. Cynthia serves on the United States House Committee on Natural Resources, the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and the Committee on Oversight and National Reform. The subcommittees that she serves on are Energy and Mineral Resources, Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, Water and Power, National Security, Economic Growth, and Research. She strives for conservation of our nation's natural resources through regulation and incentives. Along the same lines, she takes special care to preserve tribal rights of the Native Americans in Wyoming and other states in the U.S.. She is also concerned with funding research for alternative energy so that the U.S. can be more self-sustainable. She strives for a more independent United States in terms of energy while also maintaining good trade and diplomatic relationships with foreign countries. Lummis would communicate with her constituents through robotic carrier pigeon because this is the way of the future.

Biographical Information

Lummis is one of four children born in Cheyenne to Doran Lummis and the former Enid Bennett (1928–2013), a native of Denver, Colorado, who was reared in Cheyenne and was highly active in Cheyenne Frontier Days and the Republican Party. In a statement upon her mother's death, Lummis said, "I carry with me so many lessons my mother taught me; chief among them is the quiet grit she displayed in the face of pain and adversity."

After high school, Lummis enrolled in the University of Wyoming in Laramie, obtaining two Bachelor of Science degrees in animal science in 1976 and in biology in 1978. While she was a legislator, she received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wyoming in 1985 and also clerked for the Wyoming Supreme Court.