Constitution

When I was sworn in as a Member of Congress, I took an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic." 

Many of the threats to our Constitutional liberties today don't necessarily come from foreign enemies--they come from within our own nation. Threats to our freedoms stem from judicial activists that interpret the Constitution according to a progressive agenda, an Executive branch that makes laws and recklessly spends money, or even a legislature that forfeits its power of the purse to federal agencies. 

I vow to stand with my colleagues in the House of Representatives to restore a Constitutional balance of power so that the government empowers you, the American people. 

Major Constitutional Legislation

H.R. 4768 - Separation of Powers Restoration Act
The Separation of Powers Restoration Act (SOPRA) scales back the Chevron deference. I cosponsored this legislation that would free courts from the interpretations of federal agencies enforcing a statue. SOPRA restores the separation of powers by requiring de novo review of agency action for all relevant questions of law, including Constitutional and statutory interpretation. (Read my statement on H.R. 4768.)

H.R. 4956 - End Executive Overreach Act
This bill blocks the use of federal funds for any future executive orders through January 21, 20170--the end of President Obama's term. It also prohibits federal agencies from making new rules that would cost over $100 million or rules that would need to be reviewed by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. I am a proud cosponsor of this bill that returns the power of the purse to Congress, the branch of government closest to the will of the people. (Read my statement on H.R. 4956.)

H.R. 5063 - Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act
This bill puts an end to the Department of Justice's funding of activist groups. In the past, the Executive Branch has abused its power by directing settlement money from lawsuits to activist groups instead of the victims themselves. H.R. 5063 explicitly prohibits this practice and ensures that victims receive the full compensation they are entitled under the law. (Read my statement on H.R. 5063.)
 

H.R. 5226 - Regulatory Integrity Act of 2016
This important piece of legislation will make the federal government more open, transparent, and accountable to the American people. H.R. 5226 instructs all federal agencies to publicly release information about their regulatory actions in a format that is searchable online. With this law enacted, people will be able to read and examine every rule change by the Administration without closed doors or secret negotiations. 

To read more about how Republicans in Congress plan to uphold the Constitution, read through the #BetterWay agenda online.  

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May 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Doug Lamborn, Rep. Doug Collins, Rep. Andy Biggs, and Rep. Jim Banks filed a resolution condemning Twitter’s biased and unwarranted censorship of President Donald J. Trump.

May 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Representatives Doug Lamborn and Doug Collins today led 18 of their colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper urging him to protect the religi

May 12, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representatives Doug Lamborn, Chris Smith, and Henry Cuellar co-led a bipartisan letter with 13 of Members of Congress to House and Senate leadership requesting an expansion of universal charitable giving deductions for the 2021 tax year. The current cap established in the CARES Act for non-itemized charitable deductions is $300 dollars. If the current cap is raised or abolished, it will encourage taxpayers to give additional support to nonprofits.

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Federal Agencies

February 11, 2020 Press Release
On February 10th, Congressman Doug Lamborn hosted a telephone town hall to discuss President Trump's acquittal, the President's budget, the economy, U.S. Space Command, prescription drug prices, and other issues important to constituents of the Fifth Congressional District.
February 5, 2020 Press Release
Today, the United States Senate voted to acquit President Donald J. Trump on both charges.
February 4, 2020 Press Release
Congressman Lamborn's statement on the 2020 State of the Union.
December 11, 2019 Press Release
Today marks the 77th day of the House Democrats partisan impeachment against President Trump. House Democrats have released their articles of impeachment, which state that the President abused his power and obstructed Congress.
November 15, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Lamborn issues a response to this week's impeachment hearings.
October 31, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Lamborn voted against H.R. 660, the latest attempt by House Democrats to continue their soviet-style impeachment inquiry.