“As we celebrate the bravery and patriotism of our Founding Fathers 240 years ago, I want to offer my thanks and admiration to the outstanding patriots among us today. Our land is filled with people who have sacrificed and dedicated their lives to th... [...]
Naming the Veterans Cemetery
Rendering of the future Pikes Peak National Cemetery in Southern Colorado.
Supporting Local Business Leaders
Congressman Lamborn attended the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance 2016 Business Expo to meet small business owners and listen to their concerns.
Encouraging Our Veterans
Congressman Lamborn met with veterans in Canon City during the district work period. He informed them of his efforts to hold the VA accountable and ensure that veterans receive the care they deserve.
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LATEST NEWSPRESS RELEASES
Congressman Doug Lamborn has introduced a resolution expressing support for the designation of July 2, 2016 as the “National Day of Personal Reflection and Repentance.” "While there will be no solemn assemblies or public gatherings, this is a call fo... [...]
Congressman Doug Lamborn released the following statement after the Select Committee on Benghazi published their final report. “I wish to thank and commend Chairman Trey Gowdy and his Republican colleagues on the Benghazi Select Committee. Even after... [...]
Today, the Supreme Court, in a 5-3 ruling, struck down a Texas law designed to protect the health and safety of women inside abortion facilities. “I am disheartened to see our society ignore the rights of unborn babies, our most vulnerable. I am also... [...]
In response to the United Kingdom’s decision to exit the European Union, Congressman Lamborn has released the following statement: “The United States respects the results of the United Kingdom’s referendum on its membership in the European Union. The... [...]
Judge Scott Skavdahl of the District Court of Wyoming has sided with Congress in a ruling that reinforces to the Obama Administration that the Department of the Interior is expressly forbidden from regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal lands. “C... [...]
If you’re looking for fiscal responsibility, here are ten things that cost more taxpayer dollars than the #Benghazi investigation: http://www.weeklystandard.com/ten-things-that-cost-taxpayers-more-than-the-benghazi-investigation/article/2003087/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=t.co&utm_campaign=20160630_TWS-blog-ten-things-that-cost-taxpayers-more-than-the-benghazi-investigation-1_twitter&utm_content=TWS
I am sickened to hear of the terrorist attack that took the life of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, an innocent 13-year-old American-Israeli girl. She was killed by a terrorist who entered her home in Kiryat Arba, and it is an incomprehensible tragedy. I call on the Palestinian leadership to condemn all acts of terror and violence in the strongest possible terms, and to stop the hateful rhetoric that leads to violence and destruction. Read more about the response to Palestinian terror in my op-ed: https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/06/21/the-obama-administrations-awful-response-to-palestinian-terror/
In honor of PTSD Awareness month this June, I wanted to give a shout out to some of the outstanding organizations in Colorado's Fifth District that provide a variety of services for our veterans. The following online resources can help connect you to services in your area. Aspen Pointe is one of the largest nonprofits in Colorado. For over 100 years, they have provided relief including mental health and substance abuse assistance: http://www.aspenpointe.org/ Colorado Resource Portal for Veterans: http://www.veteransresourceportal.com/resources/list/mental-health/ VA Directory for Colorado: http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/state_PTSD.cfm?STATE=CO Peak Military Care Network: http://pikespeak.co.networkofcare.org/veterans/services/subcategory.aspx?tax=YF-5000.0500-650
I have introduced a resolution expressing support for designating July 2, 2016 as the “National Day of Personal Reflection and Repentance.” While there will be no solemn assemblies or public gatherings, this is a call for all of us to personally reflect before our God, to repent for our national and our personal sins, and to ask God to forgive us and to heal our land. There is substantial historical precedent for national repentance and seeking God’s forgiveness and favor. Presidents John Adams, James Madison, and Abraham Lincoln all declared days of repentance during their presidencies. As it is written in 2 Chronicles 7:14, "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. TEXT OF RESOLUTION Expressing support for designation of July 2, 2016 as the “National Day of Personal Reflection and Repentance.” Whereas we hold and celebrate July 4th as our day of Independence, the actual vote to dissolve all ties with Great Britain was on July 2, 1776; Whereas upon approving of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams believed the Second of July ought to be commemorated as a day of deliverance by solemn act of devotion to God Almighty; Whereas President John Adams, declared that May 9th, 1798 as a day of national humiliation, fasting, and prayer; Whereas in 1812, President James Madison declared August 20th, 1812 as a day, to be observed by the people of the United States as a day of public humiliation, and prayer; Whereas in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War called for a day of humility, fasting, and prayer, and for other purposes; Whereas, it is the duty of nations, as well as of men to owe their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations are blessed whose God is Lord; Whereas, we know that we have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown; but we have forgotten God; Whereas, we have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our heart, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own; Whereas intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us; Whereas, we have failed to respond, personally and collectively, with sacrifice and uncompromised commitment to the unmet needs of our fellowman, both at home and abroad; as a people, we have become so absorbed with the selfish pursuits of pleasure and profit that we have blinded ourselves to God’s standard of justice and righteousness for this society; Whereas, it therefore behooves us to humble ourselves before Almighty God, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness: Now, therefore be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives 1) Supports the designation of a “National Day of Personal Reflection and Repentance.” 2) Calls upon the people of the nation to humble ourselves as we see fit, before our Creator to acknowledge our final dependence upon Him and to repent of our national sins.
In recognition of PTSD Awareness Month, please visit this great resource https://t.co/7s4FwHrWGI
Unbelievable hypocrisy from Senate Democrats! https://t.co/6mk3hLhdI0
Debate on the House Floor 6/16/2016 about the FY17 Defense Appropriations bill. [...]
Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) reminds his colleagues that Gitmo transfers are illegal, and that studying the transfer of detainees is an irresponsible use of taxpayer funds. [...]