B.S. in Animal Science, B.S. in Biology; J.D., University of Wyoming
KEY HEALTH LINK
Lummis’ husband died of a heart attack in 2014. She cited Obamacare as contributing to his death as an ACA insurance glitch resulted in unjustly rejected health care claims that contributed to him delaying necessary testing for chest pains.
U.S. House of Representatives (WY-AL), 2009-2017; Wyoming State Treasurer, 1999-2007; Acting Director, Wyoming Office of State Lands & Investments, 1997-1998; Wyoming State Senate, 1993-1995; Wyoming House of Representatives, 1979-1983 and 1985-1993
2020 ELECTION CONTEXT
After her retirement from Congress in 2016, Lummis was speculated to be considering a run for governor of Wyoming in 2018, and was under consideration to be United States Secretary of the Interior in the Trump administration.
Mike Enzi (R) (retiring)
MOST RECENT PROFESSION
U.S. House of Representatives (WY-AL)
During her tenure in the U.S. House, Lummis served as chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy under the Committee on Science, Space and Technology. While serving on the Committee on Appropriations, Lummis was known as an “anti-appropriator,” often breaking with House leadership and voting against the chairman on amendments and bills related to raising discretionary spending caps.
On The Issues
Lummis praises President Trump’s federal pandemic response, noting the travel bans and states-first approach.
Lummis signed the Contract for America and voted to repeal the ACA while a member of the House in 2015. Concerned about the high cost of health insurance, Lummis supports bills that encourage innovation and expand opportunities for cross-state pooling for small businesses, associations and their employees, members and families.
Lummis scores B by the NORML index on drug reform, indicating a pro-drug reform stance.
MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION
Lummis cosponsored the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016. She supports increased mental health services as a measure to decrease gun violence.
Lummis supports improving transparency in prescription drug pricing and hopes to address the United States’ reliance on China for prescription drugs as a senator.
VETERANS HEALTH CARE
Lummis is endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life advocacy organization.
OTHER HEALTH CARE ISSUES
Lummis says the main drivers of national debt are Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, and that the institutions will go broke without reform.
Lummis supports innovation and advancements in telehealth.
DID YOU KNOW?
Lummis was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2016. Lummis’ late husband was a Democrat who served in the Wyoming legislator, which is where they met.