Doug Lamborn

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Doug Lamborn
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U.S. House, Colorado, District 5
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJoel Hefley (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,619,956
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Colorado State Senate
1997-2006
Colorado House of Representatives
1995-1997
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas, 1978
J.D.University of Kansas, 1985
Personal
BirthdayMay 24, 1954
Place of birthLeavenworth, KS
Net worth-$118,997
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Doug Lamborn (b. May 24, 1954, in Leavenworth, Kansas) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Colorado's 5th congressional district. Lamborn was first elected to the House in 2006.

Lamborn was most recently re-elected in 2012.[1] Although Politico listed Lamborn as vulnerable in the primary, he defeated Robert Blaha in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012, and went on to win the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Lamborn began his political career in the Colorado House of Representatives, where he served from 1995 to 1998. He then served in the Colorado State Senate from 1998 until his election to the U.S. House in 2006.

Lamborn is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Lamborn is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Lamborn's academic, professional and political career:[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Lamborn serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Lamborn's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Lamborn voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[8]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Lamborn voted for HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[9]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Lamborn voted for HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" Lamborn voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[11]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Lamborn voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[12] The vote largely followed party lines.[13]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Lamborn voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[14]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Lamborn voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[15]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Lamborn voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[16]

Campaign themes

2014

Lamborn's office website lists the following issues:[17]

  • Taxes
Excerpt: "Working Americans need and deserve a fairer and simpler way to keep more of their hard earned money. I believe we need sweeping reform of our tax code that will give Americans more control of their money and help incentivize individuals and job creators to invest in our economy."
  • Jobs & the Economy
Excerpt: "First, the best way to get American families and businesses moving again is to allow them to keep more of their income. Congress should support across-the-board tax cuts. It is essential also that these cuts, besides being broad-based so Washington isn’t picking the winners and losers, they must be permanent so businesses can actually plan and invest on them."
  • Budget & Spending
Excerpt: "The independent Congressional Budget Office has produced numerous reports in recent years showing that our federal spending is unsustainable. Although Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid alone did not create this debt problem because they are two-thirds of the budget they are the lead drivers of the ever-growing federal deficit."
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "I have heard from many of you about your concerns with the government takeover of our healthcare system. Overwhelmingly, you reject this one-size-fits-all approach in favor of more patient-centered, common-sense reforms."
  • Energy & Environment
Excerpt: "Every American has been directly affected by the energy crisis. The rising cost of oil necessitates an aggressive plan with meaningful solutions and immediate implementation. Gasoline prices are at an all time high with the potential to rise even higher. As a member of Congress, it is my duty and priority to support appropriate legislation most responsive to the needs of the American people."

Redistricting

Under the new state congressional map approved in 2011, Lamborn's 5th District only saw minor changes. The District remains a safe Republican seat.[18]

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado's 5th congressional district elections, 2014

Lamborn is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election on June 24, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Colorado's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Lamborn won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Colorado's 5th District. He defeated Robert Blaha in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He went on to defeat Jim Pirtle (L), Dave Anderson (I), Misha Luzov (G), George Allen Cantrell (R write-in) and Kenneth R. Harvell (Constitution Party) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[19][20]

Politico listed Doug Lamborn as vulnerable in the primary. Well-funded Robert Blaha had spent more than double the amount Lamborn had, using advertising to cast Lamborn as a career politician. Lamborn fought back, questioning Blaha's conservative credentials on gun control.[2][21]

U.S. House, Colorado District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Lamborn Incumbent 65% 199,639
     Libertarian Jim Pirtle 7.4% 22,778
     Independent Dave Anderson 17.4% 53,318
     Green Misha Luzov 6% 18,284
     Constitution Kenneth R. Harvell 4.3% 13,212
Total Votes 307,231
Source: Colorado Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
Colorado's 5th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Lamborn Incumbent 61.7% 43,929
Robert Blaha 38.3% 27,245
Total Votes 71,174

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lamborn is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Lamborn raised a total of $2,619,956 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[25]

Doug Lamborn's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Colorado, District 5) Won $696,043
2010 US House (Colorado, District 5) Won $338,476
2008 US House (Colorado, District 5) Won $611,755
2006 US House (Colorado, District 5) Won $973,682
Grand Total Raised $2,619,956

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lamborn's reports.[26]

Doug Lamborn (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[27]April 13, 2013$51,103.85$30,000.00$(58,735.50)$22,368.35
July Quarterly[28]July 14, 2013$22,368.35$31,179.00$(25,628.61)$27,918.74
Running totals
$61,179$(84,364.11)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Lamborn's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Lamborn won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Lamborn's campaign committee raised a total of $696,043 and spent $799,502.[29] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[30]

Cost per vote

Lamborn spent $4.00 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Lamborn's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Lamborn won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Lamborn's campaign committee raised a total of $338,476 and spent $182,883.[31]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Lamborn is a "far-right Republican" as of June 2013.[32]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[33]

Lamborn most often votes with:

Lamborn least often votes with:

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lamborn paid his congressional staff a total of $1,080,957 in 2011. He ranked 20th on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 84th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Colorado ranked 14th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[34]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Lamborn's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$277,992 and $39,998. That averages to -$118,997, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 191.89% from 2010.[35]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Lamborn's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $49,007 and $210,000. That averages to $129,503.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[36]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Lamborn ranked 31st in the conservative rankings in 2012.[37]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Lamborn was 1 of 10 members of congress who ranked 1st in the conservative rankings.[38]

Voting with party

2013

Lamborn voted with the Republican Party 95.8% of the time, which ranked 151st among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[39]

Personal

Lamborn and his wife, Jeanie, have five children.

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. Denver Post "Colorado Springs U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn announces re-election bid," Accessed March 10, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Politico "5 incumbents facing primary fight," May 3, 2012
  3. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  4. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Doug Lamborn," Accessed November 1, 2011
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  14. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  17. Office website, "Issues," accessed September 13, 2013
  18. Wet Mountain Tribune, "The Third Dimension," December 8, 2011
  19. Colorado Secretary of State, - 2012 Primary Candidate List
  20. Associated Press - Unofficial election results
  21. Colorado Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Doug Lamborn," Accessed March 22, 2013
  26. Federal Election Commission "Doug Lamborn Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  27. 'Federal Election Commission "Doug Lamborn April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  28. 'Federal Election Commission "Doug Lamborn July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  29. Open Secrets "Doug Lamborn 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 19, 2013
  30. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  31. Open Secrets "Doug Lamborn 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 1, 2011
  32. Gov Track "Doug Lamborn," Accessed June 7 2013
  33. OpenCongress, "Doug Lamborn," Accessed July 30, 2013
  34. LegiStorm "Doug Lamborn"
  35. OpenSecrets.org, "Lamborn, (R-Colorado), 2011"
  36. OpenSecrets.org, "Lamborn, (R-Colorado), 2010"
  37. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  38. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  39. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Joel Hefley
U.S. House - Colorado District 5
2007-Present
Succeeded by
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