Today, Congressman Lamborn sent a letter calling on Colorado Governor Hickenlooper to testify before Congress about transferring Guantanamo Bay prisoners to federal prisons in Fremont County. The letter states: "I applaud your decision to listen to t... [...]
Partnering with Ted Cruz
Congressman Lamborn partnered with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on legislation to offer a reward of up to $5 million for information on or the capture of the Hamas terrorists who kidnapped and murdered Naftali Fraenkel, an Israeli-U.S. citizen.
Supporting Local Business Leaders
Congressman Lamborn attended the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance 2016 Business Expo to meet small business owners and listen to their concerns.
Encouraging Our Veterans
Congressman Lamborn met with veterans in Canon City during the district work period. He informed them of his efforts to hold the VA accountable and ensure that veterans receive the care they deserve.
|Aye||H.R. 4901||Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act...||04/29/16|
|Nay||H.R. 4901||Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act...||04/29/16|
|Yea||H.R. 2901||Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act||04/28/16|
|Yea||H.J.Res. 88||Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor r...||04/28/16|
|Yea||H.R. 5019||To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to provide ...||04/28/16|
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Today, the Administration has stooped to a new low in its interference with the Legislative branch. Its partisan politics first derailed the Fiscal 2017 Energy & Water Appropriations bill in the Senate, and have now threatened the National Defense Au... [...]
4/28/16 After sixteen straight hours of in-depth work and negotiation, the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act was passed out of the House Armed Services Committee by a near-unanimous vote. Congressman Lamborn had numerous important amendments ad... [...]
Earlier this week, Congressmen Doug Lamborn and Mike Coffman met with local veterans at the Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence to hear their feedback about difficulties receiving care from VA facilities. Please click HERE to read the Gazette's story Ple... [...]
Congressman Doug Lamborn is an original cosponsor of the End Executive Overreach Act. This bill would: •Defund Any New Executive Orders– Reasserts Congress’s power of the purse by eliminating all federal funds, fees, or resources that may be used to ... [...]
Congressman Lamborn continues to support legislation to protect your gun rights. Recently, as an NDAA conferee, he added provisions allowing military members to carry firearms for personal protection on military bases. He also supported the following... [...]
Today, I sent a letter calling on Colorado Governor Hickenlooper to testify before Congress about transferring Guantanamo Bay prisoners to federal prisons in Fremont County. The letter states, in part: "I applaud your decision to listen to the people of Colorado and oppose any transfer of dangerous terrorists to our state. "As a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, I have worked long and hard to ensure that it is against the law to transfer terrorist detainees to American soil. I look forward to continuing to work with you, Senator Bennet, and Senator Gardner on this issue. I will continue to do everything in my power to stop dangerous, radical Islamic terrorists from threatening our national security."
I joined 40 other Congressmen on a recent letter requesting information about the removal of Bibles from VA facilities. The Bibles were placed as part of the “Missing Man Table displays to honor the POW/MIAs. The Bibles represent “the strength gained through faith to sustain us and those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God.” The letter states, in part: “[The] Establishment Clause ensures both that the government does not show preference to a certain religion, and that the government does not take away one’s ability to practice religion…Similarly, the Establishment Clause does not require that you remove Bibles from the Missing Man Table displays. The mere presence of a Bible coerces no one. “We request an explanation as to why the Bibles were removed from the three VA facilities, as well as any policy that will be applied going forward, including a summary of who will be responsible for implementing it.” http://thehill.com/regulation/defense/278161-christian-lawmakers-demand-bibles-at-va-clinics
It is an honor and privilege to be recognized by the American Conservative Union with another Award for Conservative Excellence. Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union (ACU) is the nation’s original conservative organization. For more than fifty years, ACU has served as an umbrella organization harnessing the collective strength of conservative organizations fighting for Americans who are concerned with liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and strong national defense. I have earned a 98% lifetime rating from ACU.
After sixteen straight hours of in-depth work and negotiation, the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act was passed out of the House Armed Services Committee by a near-unanimous vote. I had numerous important amendments added to the bill including ones designed to secure NORTHCOM in its Colorado Springs location, increasing funding for anti-tunneling efforts designed to combat terrorism and drug trafficking, recognizing the local National Museum of World War II Aviation, augmenting our efforts to counteract Iranian military, cyber warfare, and terrorism undertakings, and addressing other critical needs in the Directed Energy, Missile Defense, Cyber Security, and Commercial Space realms. I take my responsibilities on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) very seriously. Each year, those of us on the committee work hard to pass the best and most bipartisan legislation possible. This is so critical because, without the annual NDAA, the military would not be able to operate. Because the NDAA must pass each year, I have the opportunity, as a senior and influential member of the HASC, to shape policy. The amendments I successfully fought against sought to tie military spending to the environmentalist agenda, social engineering efforts, and other special interests at the expense of our real national security needs. In contrast, the amendments I added will help address many important national security needs both here in Colorado, and around the globe.