Congressman Lamborn's legislative record reflects his unwavering dedication to protecting the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death, the terminally ill, and all whose lives are threatened by physician-assisted suicide. Congressman Lamborn has consistently sponsored or cosponsored pro-life bills since his election to Congress. He strongly believes human life begins at fertilization. Every human life has inherent value and dignity regardless of the stage of development, race, age, gender, or ability.
To further his efforts to protect our core conservative family values, Congressman Lamborn is an active member of the Republican Study Committee, a Congressional organization committed to conservative principles in government.
Additionally, Congressman Lamborn is an active member of the Values Action Team and the Pro-Life Caucus. Through these organizations, he legislatively promotes the protection of life, advances pro-family tax bills (such as marriage tax penalty relief, death tax elimination, education savings accounts, adoption tax credit, parent tax credit), fights to improve our education system through school choice, advocates prohibition of internet child pornography, and seeks harsher penalties for child predators.
PROTECTING THE UNBORN
In the U.S. House of Representatives:
Congressman Lamborn is a loud and active voice within the House to protect the unborn. In the last year alone, the Congressman has cosponsored and voted for ten pro-life legislation in the House. Three recent cosponsorships include the Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act, the No Abortion Bonds Act, and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. These pieces of legislation serve to protect the unborn, close loopholes, and stop taxpayer money from going to abortion performing entities.
Congressman Lamborn's Support in the Senate:
In a proactive approach, Congressman Lamborn authored a letter supported by 69 House Colleagues to key Senate leadership, successfully urging them to prioritize pro-life protections in any health care legislation they pass. This letter proves the personal responsibility the Congressman feels to protecting the unborn.
The Congressman's Work with the White House:
The Congressman constantly advocates for the protection of unborn lives and tirelessly works to ensure that all avenues are explored. Thanks to letters by the Congressman and his fellow Members, the Trump Administration has announced proposed regulations regarding the Title X Family Planning funding stream. These proposed regulations will ensure that funding for family planning services does not decrease but that there is now a clear physical and financial separation between Title X recipients and abortion providers. Title X rules will now require the grantees to "comply with all state and local laws requiring notification or reporting of child abuse, child molestation, sexual abuse, rape, incest, intimate partner violence, or human trafficking." As a result of these changes, Title X rules will ensure that taxpayer money goes to family planning centers that are not in the abortion business.
Rep. Lamborn Rallies Outside the Supreme Court:
The Congressman believes a fundamental role in protecting the lives of the unborn is preserving the freedom of pregnancy medical centers. These centers work to serve the babies, women, and families in our communities and serve as a beacon of hope to those women facing unplanned pregnancies. Congressman Lamborn has consistently fought this issue even by taking it to the Supreme Court by speaking on behalf of those centers and their tremendous work. The Congressman spoke on behalf of these centers as oral arguments began in NIFLA v. Becerra, a case that pits pregnancy care centers against their values.
Addressing the Right to Life at the United Nations:
In July 2017, The United Nations Human Rights Committee (CCPR) released a document that would reinterpret international human rights treaties requiring nations to view abortion as a human right. General Comment No.36 would allow UN Committees to place considerable pressure on nations with respect to their abortion laws. Congressman Lamborn responded by joining a Congressional comment to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, urging them to reconsider and return to the original definition of human rights, which excludes abortion.
Consistently Protecting Life at Every Stage:
Stem Cell Research:
This is a strong political commitment for the Congressman during his time in the Colorado State Senate and now as a Representative for Colorado’s Fifth District. His most recent work in the House of Representatives was to provide support into the investigation and barring of federal dollars going to embryonic stem cells received from aborted fetuses. He supports ethical stem cell research.
The Congressman’s work to help preserve the family shows in his support of legislation that ensures support for those seeking adoption. Congressman Lamborn voted in support of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which delivers tax relief to families and businesses across the country. The Congressman wrote a letter to Chairman Brady ensuring that the adoption tax credit would remain in the bill to help promote and support adoptions.
The Terminally Ill & Elderly:
The Congressman is devoted to the protection of the lives of those elderly and terminally ill. He stands strongly against the legalization of physician-assisted suicide. His support for the Right to Try Act helped send it to the President’s desk. This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to exempt, from specified requirements and restrictions under that Act and other laws, the provision of certain unapproved, investigational drugs to a terminally ill patient who has exhausted approved treatment options and is unable to participate in a clinical trial involving the drugs. The Congressman believes that terminally ill patients deserve respect and hope while battling their illnesses.
The Congressman maintains a lifetime 100% score with National Right to Life and the Family Research Council.
Legislation Congressman Lamborn Supported:
H.R.490 Heartbeat Protection Act
H.Res.914 National Foster Care Month
H.R.2918 Patients First Act
H.R.1865 Allow Victims and States to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act
H.R.4131 No Abortion Bonds Act
H.Res.602 National Adoption Month Resolution
H.R.1192 Dismemberment Abortion Ban
H.R.4660 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act
H.R.4712 Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
H.R.5006 Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Acct
H.R.36 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Sponsored Values Legislation
H.R.6086 Protecting Religious Expression Against Censorship and Harassment (PREACH) Act of 2016
H.R.3215 End Trafficking of the Terminated Unborn Act of 2015
H.Res.790 Expressing support for designation of July 2, as the "National Day of Personal Reflection and Repentance"
H. Res.564 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected for use by those who celebrate Christmas.
Cosponsored Values Legislation
H.R.4660 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA)
H.R.36 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
H.R.2802 First Amendment Defense Act
H.R.3134 Defund Planned Parenthood Act
H.R.3504 Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
H.R.816 Life at Conception Act
H.R.217 Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act
H.R.369 Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2019
H.R.573 Protecting Life and Integrity in Research Act of 2019
H.R.833 Protecting Life and Taxpayers Act of 2019
H.R.490 Heartbeat Protection Act of 2019
H.R.2010 Second Chance at Life Act of 2019
H.R.2507 Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2019
H.R.3580 Ensuring Accurate and Complete Abortion Data Reporting Act of 2019
H.R.4399 Support And Value Expectant Moms and Babies Act of 2019
H.R.4934 Dignity for Aborted Children Act
H.R.4935 Teleabortion Prevention Act of 2019
H.R.4903 Down Syndrome Discrimination by Abortion Prohibition Act
H.R.5831 Protecting Life in Foreign Assistance Act
H.R.6829 Protecting Life in Crisis Act
H.R.7792 To amend the Small Business Act to prohibit abortion providers from receiving a covered loan under the paycheck protection program, and for other purposes.
More on Pro-Life
Colorado Springs, CO- Today, Congressman Doug attended a pro-life roundtable, hosted by Bishop Golka and leadership from the Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs. Those in attendance discussed the various ways they are partnering with other pro-life organizations to provide counseling, post-abortion healing, and long-term care for expectant mothers, children (born and unborn), and families in the Pikes Peak region.
Washington, D.C. – The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) released its 50th Annual Federal Rating of Congress. It announced that Congressman Doug Lamborn is among the recipients of ACUF's Award for Conservative Excellence. In the second session of the 116th Congress, Congressman Lamborn earned 96% for the 2020 session and carried an average over his thirteen years in Congress of 96.57%.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Lamborn led a letter with 86 of his Republican Colleagues to House Appropriations Chairwoman DeLauro and Speaker Pelosi laying out their concerns with any elimination of the Hyde amendment. The letter states that Republicans are willing to use every legislative tool to block the Democrat’s efforts and protect the lives of the unborn.
Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:
Washington D.C.- Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) will serve as a co-chair for the House Values Action Team Caucus (VAT) for the 117th Congress. The Values Action Team is a group dedicated to protecting religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and traditional family values. Congressman Lamborn has served as a VAT member during his entire tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives. For the 117th Congress, Congresswoman Hartzler will continue to serve as the chairwoman for the Values Action Team.
On the 48th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Decision, Representative Lamborn prepared the following remarks:
Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, Congressman Doug Lamborn introduced the Second Chance at Life Act requiring abortion facilities to provide women seeking chemical abortions information about the possibility of reversing the effects of the procedure. This legislation requires abortion providers to inform a patient at least 24 hours in advance that the chemical abortion process may be reversible even after administering the first drug of a two-drug procedure.
Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:
Washington, D.C.— Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) received an “A” rating on the National Pro-Life Scorecard, organized by the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), a national pro-life organization. This “A” rating measures Congressman Lamborn’s record—including votes, co-sponsorships of crucial legislation, congressional letters, and other pro-life work during the second session of the 116th Congress.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) led a letter with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Whip Steve Scalise, Pro-Life Caucus Chairman Chris Smith and over 120 Members of Congress sent to President Donald J. Trump regarding fetal tissue research. Rep.