Lamborn statement on Omnibus Lands Bill – H.R. 146

April 1, 2009
Press Release



Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) voted "No" on the Omnibus Land Bill (H.R. 146) today.


"While this bill contains some good provisions for our state, on the whole it remains a bad deal for Colorado and the United States.


"It’s a job-killer for energy because it prohibits American-made energy production and new jobs on more than 3 million acres of federal lands.


 "It fails to restore second amendment rights in federal parks that a federal judge struck down last week.


"While I am pleased the Senate modified the bill so that it no longer criminalizes the ‘casual collection’ of rocks in parks, it unfortunately still criminalizes commercial fossil collecting." – Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05)


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