- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 7, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming’s outgoing U.S. representative has been named to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2gD1pto ) that Cynthia Lummis confirmed Monday that she is vice chairwoman of the Donald Trump-Mike Pence Presidential Transition Team.

Lummis and other vice chairs are helping Pence find 418 positions that are immediately below the cabinet level and require U.S. Senate confirmation, such as undersecretaries, deputy secretaries and agency heads for departments such as the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, she said.

Lummis, a Republican from Cheyenne who is leaving Congress after eight years.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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