University of Montana Student Meets Rep. Lummis

University of Montana Student Meets Rep. Lummis

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James Liska
June 24, 2014

On Thursday, June 19th, University of Montana student Evan Fossen had a chance to discuss public policy with his Member of Congress, Rep. Cynthia M. Lummis. Rep. Lummis, a Republican, is the at-large representative for Evan's home state of Wyoming; since Wyoming is not populous enough to have more than one representative in House. Rep. Lummis serves on the Committee on Natural Resources, House Oversight and Government Reform committee, and the Committee on Science, Space and Technology. She is a former Congressional appropriator and vice-chair of the Congressional Western Caucus.

 

When asked about the meeting and what he thought of the Rep. Lummis, Evan said that "It's great to know I have a representative who is so personable and genuinely cares about the constituents of her state." This visit was another way to understand the role of citizen advocacy and to demonstrate how one-on-one and small group conversations with elected representatives can affect public policy changes at the highest level. Students who participated in this visit are:

 

Public Policy Dialogues (PPD), sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, provides students with the unique opportunity to meet and interact with members of the Senate or House of Representatives representing their state or congressional district. This is one component of The Washington Center's internship program.

 

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