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 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion    July 17, 2019

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 direct response to the...

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion    April 11, 2018

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 responsibilities on our...


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. Among those were... Full story


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. He is also known... Full story


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 blessings. The history... 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 in defense of the...


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 Infrastructure to discuss...


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 that water...


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 Executive Education for... Full story


GROW Act Prevents Water Mismanagement

I issued the following statement regarding H.R. 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act: "As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water, Power & Oceans, I am pleased to see that this... Full story


Supporting the 2018 NDAA

June 30, 2017 I recently participated in the 14-hour markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which then was to be sent to the full House for consideration. "The NDAA is the main...


A Call For More Civility And Respect

Following is my statement on the June 14 tragic shooting at the Republican's practice for the Congressional Baseball game. "I want to make an appeal to the community at large, to have more civility...

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion    April 26, 2017

April District Work Period

I enjoyed the opportunity to hear from so many constituents during my Town Hall Tour. In three days, I held free and open Town Hall Meetings in each of the five counties of the Fifth Congressional Dis... Full story


A Pro-Life Victory

April 13: I released the following statement last week in response to the President signing House Joint Resolution 43: "H.J. Res. 43 is an important step for pro-life values. This resolution reverses... Full story

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion    April 12, 2017

Lamborn's Ledger

Statement on the Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court April 7 Following is my statement I released following the Senate's confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to sit on the United States Supreme... Full story

 By Doug Lamborn    Opinion    March 22, 2017

Op-Ed: CPB needs a breath of fresh air from federal funding

March 8, 2017 Today, this American life includes a daunting national debt. At the moment I type this sentence, the U.S. national debt has reached a whopping $19,971,916,626,805. That total, divided... Full story


Moving Closer to Repealing Obamacare March 10

We are working toward history. Congress, in close concert with President Trump, is taking concrete steps to repeal the disaster that is Obamacare and replace it with a free-market and patient-centered solution designed to improve the health care...


State Of The Fifth District Address

A New Era in Washington “What a difference a year can make! Since the last time I delivered this address, the American people sent a loud and clear collective message to politicians, one of the loudest that I’ve heard in my lifetime. They are...


Statement On Refugee Executive Order

“The safety and security of America is a primary constitutional function of the federal government. President Trump’s recent Executive Order is consistent with H.R. 4038, a bipartisan bill that...


Statement on the Inauguration of President Trump

“As we begin the Trump Administration, the excitement in Washington and throughout the land is palpable. A new day filled with new opportunity for America has dawned. I stand ready and eager to work alongside President Trump and Vice President...


Op-Ed: The GOP's Obamacare Wish List

Many Americans are questioning the future of Obamacare after the election of Donald Trump. President-elect Trump made it clear during his campaign that one of his top priorities is to repeal and...


Standing With Troops, Veterans, And Israel

As we approach the end of the 114th Congress, we remain hard at work on a variety of important topics. This past week, we passed the National Defense Authorization Act, various bills designed to...


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