The Senate Western Caucus, under the leadership of Senator Cynthia Lummis, is focused on three areas critical to western states: natural resources and energy independence; smart public land management; and rural economic development.
Natural Resources and Energy Independence
Mining & Critical Minerals
Support legislation that recognizes the need for domestic mining and critical mineral development, both for national security but economic security purposes.
Champion comprehensive permitting reform to streamline the agency review process, modernize current laws while maintaining environmental safeguards and implement time limits to stop endless legal challenges.
Abandoned Mine and Orphan Well Reclamation
Public Land Management
Federal Land Management
Checkerboard and Landlocked Management
Promote legislation that would reduce the likelihood of fires on the 63 million acres of the National Forest System and 54 million acres of Department of Interior lands in high or very high hazard and strengthen the domestic forestry industry.
Wildlife and Endangered Species Act
Introduce commonsense changes to the Endangered Species Act that promote recovery, delisting and downlisting.
Advance conservation efforts that include plans to control, prevent, and eradicate harmful invasive species.