About Congressman Doug Lamborn
Congressman Doug Lamborn is serving in Congress after being elected in 2006 to serve the Colorado 5th Congressional District. During his tenure, Congressman Lamborn has proven himself as a strong voice for the conservative values of his district. He is an advocate of the free market, has never voted for a bailout, and has never voted for a tax increase. As a champion for individual liberty, Lamborn voted against Obamacare and supports its repeal. He is a rock solid defender of the 2nd amendment. Congressman Lamborn joined his colleagues in filing an amicus brief in support of the Landmark Supreme Court Heller Decision case which defines 2nd amendment rights as rights belonging to individuals.
He currently serves on the House Committee on Natural Resources as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans. Lamborn is also a member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. Congressman Lamborn is currently serving on the House Armed Services Committee where he is a member of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
Throughout his tenure, Congressman Lamborn has been an outspoken leader for smaller government, lower taxes, pro-family issues and a robust national defense. It is only natural that he be involved in such conservative caucus’ as the Republican Study Committee, and the Constitution Caucus. In addition, Congressman Lamborn is co-founder of the Missile Defense Caucus and founder of the Sovereignty Caucus. He is also co-chair of the Republican Israeli and Israel Allies Caucus.
Before being elected to Congress, Congressman Lamborn served in the Colorado House from 1995 to 1998, where he was elected Republican Whip in 1997. In 1998 he was elected to the Colorado State Senate where he served for nine years. During his tenure Lamborn was elected President Pro-tem by his colleagues. He also served as Chairman of the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee and was Republican Caucus Chairman. Congressman Lamborn also served on the Appropriations Committee in both the House and Senate for a total of nine years. Congressman Lamborn feels his greatest achievement while serving in Denver was to sponsor and pass the largest tax cut in the history of Colorado.
Congressman Lamborn received his bachelor’s degree in journalism and his law degree from the University of Kansas where he was a National Merit Scholar.
Colorado has been home for the Lamborn family for over 30+ years. Congressman Lamborn is married to Jeanie, his wife of 41 years. Together they have five children, two daughter-in-laws, one son-in-law and three grand children.
I envision an America built on four vital principles.
A strong America means that we fully fund our military to face the threats of a dangerous world. It means making sure that America is respected and taken seriously by other nations. It means having a foreign policy where we support our friends over our enemies, and not the other way around. I believe, like Ronald Reagan, that we achieve peace through strength.
A prosperous America means utilizing American energy to create American jobs and lower energy bills for consumers. A prosperous America means having fewer regulations blocking the creativity of our entrepreneurs and job creators. A prosperous America cannot be one that includes the disaster that is Obamacare. Until it is replaced with conservative, free-market solutions, it will continue to cripple job growth, stifle economic progress, and be an enemy of individual prosperity.
A secure America means reforming the two-thirds of our budget that goes to entitlement spending. In a perfect world, churches and non-profits would carry the burden of caring for the less fortunate members of society. But, until that day comes, government programs must work and must be purged of their waste, fraud, and abuse.
A free America is a country that protects Constitutional rights, especially the Second Amendment and freedom of religion for civilians and members of the armed forces. A free America simplifies our tax code to reduce and eliminate the role of the IRS. A free America does not have an Imperial President who ignores the co-equal branches of government.
I will continue to fight for conservative, constitutional, and traditional values. I will work hard for the people of the Fifth Congressional District, for our men and women in uniform, and for a bright and prosperous future for America.
Congressman Doug Lamborn