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White House Considering Lummis for Interior Secretary, Sources Say

  • She was the only female member of the House Freedom Caucus
  • Interior oversees drilling and grazing on vast U.S. lands
Cynthia Lummis
Cynthia LummisPhotographer: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Photo

White House officials are seriously considering former cattle rancher and Wyoming congresswoman Cynthia Lummis to serve as President Donald Trump’s next Interior secretary, according to people familiar with the deliberations.

Lummis has emerged as one of the top contenders to lead the Interior Department, an $11 billion agency that oversees drilling, grazing and other activities on public lands, said the people, who asked not to be named discussing private personnel matters.