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Key Votes

Cynthia Lummis' Voting Records on Issue: Women

Full Name: Cynthia M. Lummis
Office: U.S. House (WY) - At-Large, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - At-Large
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Aug. 19, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Al Wiederspahn; 1 Child: Annaliese
Birth Date: 09/10/1954
Birth Place: Cheyenne, WY
Home City: Cheyenne, WY
Religion: Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 14, 2013 HR 1960 Authorizes Military Sexual Assault Victims to Decide who Determines Their Case Bill Passed - House
(315 - 108)
Nay
Feb. 28, 2013 H Amdt 23 Reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act Amendment Rejected - House
(166 - 257)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(286 - 138)
Nay
May 16, 2012 HR 4970 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(222 - 205)
Yea
Feb. 18, 2011 H Amdt 95 Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 185)
Yea
Jan. 27, 2009 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Bill Passed - House
(250 - 177)
Nay
Jan. 14, 2009 HR 2 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion Bill Passed - House
(289 - 139)
Nay
Jan. 9, 2009 HR 11 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(247 - 171)
Nay
Jan. 9, 2009 HR 12 Employment Discrimination Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(256 - 163)
Nay

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  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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