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 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 68 years old.
Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided instead by incumbent politicians running in the very same election. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.
Lamborn was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. Shortly after the election, Lamborn joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the violent insurrection at the Capitol, Lamborn voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote. The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 2021, Rep. Lamborn was sued for a wide variety of abusive behaviors towards Congressional staff. In January 2022, the House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and Lamborn's response.
|Oct. 25, 2021||Office of Congressional Ethics recommended further review by the House Committee on Ethics|
|Dec. 9, 2021||House Committee on Ethics extended its review of the matter|
|Jan. 24, 2022||House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and Lamborn's response|
Read our 2022 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, 2019 to Mar 23, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
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 (47%) Health (18%) Arts, Culture, Religion (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Lamborn recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 1408: Taylor Force Martyr Payment Prevention Act of 2023
- H.R. 983: Second Chance at Life Act of 2023
- H.R. 8968 (117th): Protecting Kids from Fentanyl Act
- H.R. 8501 (117th): Preventing Abortion Sanctuaries Act
- H.R. 7890 (117th): Defending Freedom of Conscience for Cadets and Midshipmen Act of 2022
- H.R. 7824 (117th): Taylor Force Martyr Payment Prevention Act of 2022
- H.Res. 850 (117th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2007 to Mar 2023, Lamborn missed 217 of 10,990 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 1.5% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress||5||0||0.0%||0th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills