Lamborn is the representative for Colorado’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 4, 2007. Lamborn is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Lamborn.
Lamborn is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Lamborn has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jul 27, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Doug Lamborn sits on the following committees:
Lamborn was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 4725 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8585 Criterion Drive in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the “Chaplain (Capt.) Dale Goetz Memorial Post ...
- H.R. 387 (116th): Crags, Colorado Land Exchange Act of 2019
- H.R. 1164 (115th): Taylor Force Act
- H.R. 3375 (113th): To designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs to be constructed at 3141 Centennial Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the “PFC Floyd K. ...
- H.R. 2366 (113th): World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 4357 (113th): To deny admission to the United States to any representative to the United Nations who has engaged in espionage activities against the United States, poses a threat ...
- H.R. 4073 (112th): To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to accept the quitclaim, disclaimer, and relinquishment of a railroad right of way within and adjacent to Pike National Forest in ...
Does 8 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Lamborn sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Science, Technology, Communications (34%) International Affairs (19%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Water Resources Development (9%) Arts, Culture, Religion (9%) Health (6%)
Some of Lamborn’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4365: Chaplains Memorial Preservation Act
- H.R. 3410: To prohibit Federal funding of National Public Radio and the use of Federal ...
- H.R. 3411: To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit Federal funding for the ...
- H.Res. 142: Condemning big tech’s partisan censorship practices.
- H.Res. 133: Honoring the life and legacy of Rush Limbaugh and commending Rush Limbaugh for ...
- H.R. 552: Second Chance at Life Act of 2021
- H.Res. 984 (116th): Condemning Twitter’s partisan censorship of President Donald J. Trump.
From Jan 2007 to Jul 2021, Lamborn missed 201 of 10,073 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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