Lummis joins Enzi, Barrasso in D.C.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, John Barrasso and Representative Cynthia Lummis (all R-Wyo.), took the oath of office Jan. 6 as they were officially sworn in as members of the 111th Congress representing Wyoming.
“I am thankful to the people of Wyoming for trusting me to continue serving them. These are challenging times and the political landscape has changed. What hasn’t changed though is my determination to see that Wyoming gets a fair shake and my continuing quest to educate the East about the West. The Wyoming delegation is strong and I look forward to forging ahead and promoting Wyoming interests with Senator Barrasso and Representative Lummis,” said Enzi, who was sworn in for his third term.
“I want to thank the people of Wyoming for the privilege of representing them in the United States Senate. I plan to apply Wyoming commonsense to Washington. I look forward to working with Senator Enzi and Congresswoman Lummis as we fight for Wyoming in Congress,” Barrasso said.
“I am deeply grateful to have the opportunity to represent the people of Wyoming,” Lummis said. “It is a sacred and time honored trust. As Wyoming’s representative in the U.S. House, I will work to defend our values, our land, and our future. Wyoming is very fortunate to have Senators Enzi and Barrasso fighting for us in the Senate, and I look forward to working with them to keep Wyoming and America strong.”
The swearing in took place in the Senate and House chambers.
Lummis hit the ground running on her first day as Wyoming’s newest member of the U.S. House of Representatives by co-sponsoring two bills to stop pay raises for members of Congress.
The first bill will repeal the 2009 Congressional pay increase. The second bill, the “Stop the Congressional Pay Raise Act of 2009,” will stop the next automatic pay increase from taking effect in 2010.
“In these tough economic times, members of Congress should not be giving themselves a pay raise on the backs of the hard working people of Wyoming,” Lummis said. “Congress has clearly lost focus of what they were sent here to do: work on behalf of the American people, not pad their own wallets. I urge the House to pass these bills as quickly as possible.”
“I am honored to be a part of Wyoming’s congressional team with Senators Enzi and Barrasso,” Lummis said. “I am thankful for their continued leadership and friendship. Together, we have the bases covered for the people of Wyoming.”