Social and Traditional Values
Our country has been blessed with greatness because it was founded upon sound principles by people of strong moral character. If we as a nation are to continue to progress, we cannot allow our fundamental values to erode. Congressman Lamborn is committed to protecting human life at all stages, defending religious freedom, keeping our children safe, and providing tax incentives to strengthen American families.
Human life begins at fertilization. Each human life has inherent value and dignity regardless of stage of development, race, age, gender, or ability. Congressman Lamborn’s legislative record reflects his unwavering dedication to protecting the sanctity of human life from the unborn to the elderly, the terminally ill, and all whose lives are threatened by euthanasia.
Congressman Lamborn has sponsored or cosponsored over 50 pro-life bills since his election to Congress. In 2011, he cosponsored and voted for the House-passed “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” a bill that would establish a government-wide prohibition on taxpayer funding for abortion, and the “Protect Life Act,” another great piece of legislation that would prohibit funding for abortion or abortion coverage under Obamacare.
A member of the Constitution Caucus, Congressman Lamborn believes that the Constitution specifically protects the freedom of American citizens to openly practice and celebrate religion. The purpose of the Constitution and First Amendment was not to defend government from religion, but rather to defend religion from interference by government. As an example, in 2011, Congressman Lamborn introduced a Christmas Resolution to recognize and support the importance of the symbols and traditions of Christmas for those who celebrate Christmas and to disapprove of attempts to ban references to Christmas in civic dialogue. Eighty of his colleagues joined him in support of this bipartisan Resolution. He has signed onto numerous pieces of legislation and letters protecting religious freedoms and the rights of conscience.
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.
Embryonic Stem Cell Research
I cosponsored the Patients First Act, H.R. 877, in the 111th Congress. The bill would intensify research and human clinical trials using stem cells that are ethically obtained and that show evidence of providing near-term clinical benefit for human patients. Additionally, the legislation would promote the creation of pluripotent stem cell lines without the creation, destruction, or discarding of human embryos.
Stem cell science is not controversial – killing embryos is. Stem cells are derived from many different sources in the human body and most of these are not controversial. Only stem cells that require the destruction of a human embryo are objectionable.
Adult stem cells have successfully treated over 70 diseases and disabilities, compared to zero published successes in human patients with embryonic stem cells.
The First Amendment in the Bill of Rights states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Despite the cultural shift away from religion, religious organizations and individuals deserve to freely worship and live out their faith.
Colonel Leland Bohannon's Religious Liberty Case with the U.S. Air Force
The U.S. Air Force asked Colonel Bohannon to sign a certificate honoring the same-sex marriage of a retiring Airman. The colonel asked a different commander to sign, citing religious accommodation, which complies with USAF policy. But the Air Force promptly ended his career.
I wrote a letter to the USAF Secretary in support of the colonel's religious liberty and 25 other members of the House signed on. I joined "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" to discuss this pertinent issue.
Sponsored Values Legislation
H.R. 6086 Protecting Religious Expression Against Censorship and Harrassment (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. Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2016
H.R. 36 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
H.R. 2802 - First Amendment Defense Act
H.R. 3134 - Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015
H.R. 3504 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
H.R. 1425 - Preserve and Protect God in Military Oaths Act of 2015
H.R. 816 - Life at Conception Act
H.R. 453 - Healthy Relationships Act of 2015
H.R. 824 - State Marriage Defense Act of 2015
H.R. 217 - Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act
Social & Traditional Values Media
Watch or read Congressman Lamborn's floor speech in support of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.
Read summaries of Congressman Lamborn's efforts to promote Religious Liberty and protect the unborn.
Watch Congressman Lamborn host a reading for National Bible Week 2017 on the House Floor.
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Washington D.C. - Congressman Lamborn managed a Special Order on the House floor this week celebrating National Bible Week.
For 45 years, tens of thousands have gathered in the nation's capital around the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision to express support for the pre-born and their mothers. The March for Life can be a sober reminder of a broken world where many women and men believe their only option in the face of an unexpected pregnancy is abortion.
By Congressman Doug Lamborn
Jack Phillips faces a moral dilemma right now.
Phillips owns Masterpiece Cake Shop in my home state of Colorado and is known for his beautifully decorated cakes for special events. He is also known for his delicious cookies, brownies, and other treats that are ready-made for anyone to buy fresh from his bakery.
Yet he will stand before the Supreme Court today to fight for his basic freedoms of speech and exercise of religion.
WASHINGTON — President Trump and his advisers have begun developing their own concrete blueprint to end the decades-old conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, a plan intended to go beyond previous frameworks offered by the American government in pursuit of what the president calls "the ultimate deal."
A signature piece of US anti-terrorism legislation is scheduled to be "marked up" by the House Foreign Affairs Committee next Wednesday, after several months of debate.
Congressman Lamborn has issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's decision regarding Trinity Lutheran, a significant religious freedom case: