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.

Pro-Life Values

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.

Religious Liberty

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.

 

From National Day of Prayer Press Conference

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May 27, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Lamborn was recognized as a “Notable Leader” by 21Wilberforce, a Christian human rights organization dedicated to defending universal rights of religion, belief, and conscience. This award was only given to 39 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and recognizes Congressman Lamborn’s extensive record protecting religious freedom around the globe.

May 25, 2021 In The News

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn is urging the Biden administration to stop their efforts to  force public schools to teach critical race theory and the so-called 1619 Project.

 

Grants to public schools should not be based on whether the radical theories are taught to students in history and civics classes, Lamborn and 24 House Republicans said in a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.

 

May 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Last week, Congressman Lamborn introduced two pieces of legislation in the United States House of Representatives. The first piece of legislation focuses on defunding National Public Radio (NPR), and the second defunds the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the corporate parent of NPR. This comes on the heels of NPR and PBS forcing a socially-progressive viewpoint on its audience and even refusing to cover stories over allegations with Hunter Biden. 

 Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:

May 6, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today is the National Day of Prayer. This year marks 70 years since Reverend Billy Graham stood on the capitol steps in February 1952 and called for Congress and the president to establish a day of prayer. By April of that year, President Truman signed the legislation into law. Today, Americans across the country will gather to lift our country up in prayer.

Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:

May 4, 2021 In The News

By Debbie Kelley- The Gazette & Pikes Peak Courier

 

When Congress, by a joint resolution, established the National Day of Prayer in 1952,

and President Harry S. Truman signed it, there was no squabble about it.

 

“It was a bipartisan, unanimous vote,” said Dr. Cheryl Steen, a chiropractor who has

organized Teller County’s annual event for the past decade.

 

May 2, 2021 In The News

By: Carie Catnerbury 5/2/2021 | Canon City Daily Record

The 83rd annual Music & Blossom Festival didn’t include quite all of the activities that usually come with the event, but as things are just starting to open up again, people were happy to be out socializing in the open air.

 

Congressman Doug Lamborn also was glad to be back out and about again when he visited with community members and visitors during the Blossoms in the Park event Saturday at Veterans Park.

 

May 1, 2021 In The News

By: Allen Zhong 5/1/2021 | Epoch Times 

 

America First Legal (AFL) is seeking to pursue a lawsuit to stop critical race theory (CRT) training, according to Stephen Miller, a former adviser to then-President Donald Trump.

 

“We’re also looking for plaintiffs—if we can find them—who are willing to stand up and file suit on critical race theory,” he said during an interview with Fox News.

 

Miller encouraged federal workers who have been compelled to participate in CRT training to join the effort.

 

April 29, 2021 Press Release


April 28, 2021 In The News

By GQ Pan – The Epoch Times

 

A pair of Republican congressmen are calling on the Department of Education to reconsider spending federal dollars to promote critical race theory in civics and history classes across the country.

 

April 4, 2021 Press Release

To commemorate Easter, Congressman Doug Lamborn issued the following statement:

"Happy Easter! May God bring you the revelation of what this holiday truly means, and with that knowledge, stand and face the world with courage and hope.

“Let your hearts be glad, shout with joy, and celebrate this great day. Easter is here, and so is new life and hope."