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Lamborn Moves to Repeal "Johnson Amendment" Limits on Free Speech

Congressman Doug Lamborn has introduced H.R. 6086, the Protect Religious Expression Against Censorship and Harassment (PREACH) Act. In 1954, then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson introduced an amendment to the tax code in order to silence his political adv... [...]

Lamborn Supports Legislation to Prevent Iran-Sponsored Terrorism

This week, Congressman Lamborn supported two important bills regarding Iran: H.R. 5931, the No More Cash Ransoms to Iran Act, and H.R. 5461, the Iranian Leadership Transparency Act. “These two bills hold the Obama Administration accountable for its c... [...]

Congratulating Angels in Adoption

This week, Congressman Lamborn met with Katie and Ben Brooks of Colorado. Earlier this year, the Congressman nominated Katie and Ben for the “Angels in Adoption” Award from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption. Katie, who was adopted herself, and ... [...]

Lamborn Responds to Bombings in New York and New Jersey

Congressman Lamborn released the following statement regarding the bombings that occurred over the weekend in New York and New Jersey: “I am horrified to hear of the bombings that took place in New York City and Elizabeth, New Jersey. Though we do no... [...]

Keep Terrorists in GITMO

Congressman Lamborn released the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 5351, to prohibit the transfer of any individual detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: “In his zeal to fulfill a misguided campaign promise, P... [...]

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Doug Lamborn on Facebook

I have introduced H.R. 6086, the Protect Religious Expression Against Censorship and Harassment (PREACH) Act. In 1954, then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson introduced an amendment to the tax code in order to silence his political adversaries. This "Johnson Amendment" barred tax-exempt entities, including religious groups, from any involvement in political campaigns. Johnson's addition to the tax code passed by a voice vote without debate, and it has been used to limit the free-speech rights of our nation's clergy and religious institutions ever since. My legislation will repeal the harmful provisions in the "Johnson Amendment" and will restore the basic right of free speech to churches, religious organizations, and non-profits of all faiths. For far too long, the "Johnson Amendment" has restricted the free speech rights of religious entities without opposition. The IRS has abused these unconstitutional limits to scare religious organizations into silence on matters of public conscience and morality. My bill will restore the free-speech rights for all religious entities so that they, and not the IRS, get to determine the appropriate content of their sermons, teachings, and communications to their congregations and to the public without the threat of having their tax-exempt status taken away. It is time to restore full freedom to our nation's religious institutions. Please click here to read my bill: http://douglamborn.house.gov/uploadedfiles/bills-114hr6086ih_preach_act.pdf

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As we near the end of the Obama Administration, the President continues to issue new rules and regulations that hurt small businesses and stifle economic growth. During the past 8 years, the Obama Administration has issued over 20 new rules that cost over a billion dollars to implement--with no sign of slowing down. Last week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3438, the REVIEW Act to stop waste and abuse as a result of expensive regulations. This bill protects business owners who have to choose between expensive compliance to a faulty rule and even more expensive litigation costs. Under this legislation, agencies will be forced to find less burdensome solutions, and businesses will be freed from the costs of expensive rules issued by the regulatory state.

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Our military men and women who pay the ultimate price for freedom are not alone--they are surrounded by friends and family members who love them and suffer from their loss. This September, we honor the Gold Star mothers and families--those who feel the deepest sorrow and too often receive little recognition. On this day, I want to send my condolences and heartfelt gratitude for the Gold Star families in our communities. God bless you and comfort you through these trying times.

Doug Lamborn on Facebook

Last week, I had the pleasure to meet with this year's Angels in Adoption, Katie and Ben Brooks. Katie herself was adopted, and she and Ben felt called to continue to bless the lives of other children through adoption. After having Tayla Grace, their first biological child, Ben and Katie adopted Benyam Samuel Brooks. To read their full story, visit lamborn.house.gov.

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