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 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

Afghanistan intelligence failures are astounding

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Doug Lamborn issued the following statement on the situation unfolding in Afghanistan: "The security and humanitarian disaster unfolding in... — Updated 8/18/2021

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

Defense Community Teacher Support Act introduced

Last week, Representatives Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Ronny Jackson (R-TX), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and Marilyn Strickland (D-WA) introduced the bipartisan Defense Community Teacher... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

Electoral College objection

Congressman Doug Lamborn issued the following statement on the first day of the 117th Congress: "I am humbled to once again represent the constituents of the Fifth Congressional... — Updated 1/5/2021

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

Focus on space dominance, not spending funds to move Space Command headquarters

There is a growing consensus in Washington that 2021 will see a flattening of U.S. defense spending in fiscal 2022 and beyond. This is even more likely under the incoming Biden... — Updated 12/22/2020

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

Lamborn: No MORE marijuana

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on the MORE Act, legislation that legalizes marijuana and removes it entirely from the Controlled Substances Act. Marijuana is cur... — Updated 12/9/2020


PILT funds announced for district

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Doug Lamborn announced that counties in Colorado's Fifth Congressional District would receive a total of $4,940,841 million through the federal... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

Statement on War Powers resolution

Last week, the United States House of Representatives voted on House Concurrent Resolution 83, a War Powers Resolution. On Jan. 3, President Trump ordered a strike killing Qassem... — Updated 1/15/2020


Response to strike on Iranian general

On Jan. 2, a U.S. strike killed Qassem Soleimani, an Iranian Major General in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the commander of its Quds Force. General Soleimani was respon... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

Lamborn's Springs, D.C. offices add new staff

Congressman Doug Lamborn announced the following staff changes in his Washington D.C. and Colorado Springs offices: District Director: Joshua Hosler Joshua Hosler has joined the Col... — Updated 12/31/2019

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

Response to impeachment, spending

On Dec. 18 the United States House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump. Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) released the following statement on the impeachment vote: "S... — Updated 12/24/2019

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

Big Wins for Pikes Peak Region

On Dec. 11, the House of Representatives passed S. 1790, the Conference Report for Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, by a vote of 377-48. Congressman Doug... — Updated 12/18/2019

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

Our military families deserve better

On Thursday, the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing on privatized military housing. The military housing privatization initiative began as a... — Updated 12/11/2019

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

Recognizing Thanksgiving, National Bible Week

Congressman Lamborn managed a Special Order on the House floor this week celebrating National Bible Week. This year marks the 78th anniversary of the National Bible Week... — Updated 11/27/2019

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

Response to veterans bills, impeachment

Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement after the passage of nine bills that will benefit America's veterans: "I was pleased to vote for these important bills and will... — Updated 11/20/2019

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

Department of Transportation Awards BUILD Grant for Pikes Peak Region

On Nov. 6, the U.S. Department of Transportation notified Congressman Lamborn that Colorado's 5th Congressional District would be awarded a BUILD grant in the amount of... — Updated 11/13/2019

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

Updates from Lamborn

Washington D.C. - One month ago, on Sept. 24, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats announced their intent to launch a formal "impeachment inquiry" against President Trump.... — Updated 10/30/2019

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

President Trump Signs Executive Order on Citizenship Question

Last Thursday, President Trump announced that he would move forward with obtaining citizenship data through other means than the census. The President's announcement was made in dir... — Updated 7/17/2019

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

Giving our Troops a Pay Raise

As a Member of Congress, I believe providing for the common defense of our country is the primary role of the federal government. For far too long we have piled missions and... — Updated 4/11/2018

 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Summary of My Town Hall Meeting on Water Issues

At a Town Hall on Dec. 4, the subject was the current status of water issues of concern to residents of House District 21. The room was packed with citizens and invited guests.... — Updated 12/13/2017 Full story

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

In Defense Of A Cake Artist and Our American Rights

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.... — Updated 12/5/2017 Full story

 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Thanksgiving, Not Only an American Holiday

Each year on the fourth Thursday of November Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. It's a day to gather with family and friends, eat turkey and pumpkin pie and give thanks for our... — Updated 11/21/2017 Full story


October has been a productive month in Congress!

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which makes abortions after 20 weeks a federal crime. I supported this legislation... — Updated 11/1/2017

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

Water Update

Last Thursday I met with Mr. Otis L. Hicks, Director, Environmental Policy & Programs, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Environment, Safety, and... — Updated 9/13/2017

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion

Response to Mayor Pro Tem Phil Thomas About Water Issues

It is truly unfortunate and disappointing when elected officials rush to print inflammatory and misleading comments without taking the time to check all of the facts. I understand... — Updated 9/6/2017

 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion

Colorado Education; Then and Now

I've taken a long break from legislative duties this summer attending graduations in Illinois, a family reunion in Myrtle Beach and three weeks at the Harvard Kennedy School of Exec... — Updated 8/9/2017 Full story


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