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In Colorado, Doug was called to public office and served in the Colorado General Assembly from 1995 to 2006, in both the State House and State Senate. During his time in the Colorado Legislature, Doug was elected Senate President Pro-Tem, served as Chairman of the Senate State Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, Chairman of the Senate Republican Caucus, and House Majority Whip.

Doug was the lead sponsor of the largest tax cut in Colorado history. Doug also introduced legislation creating a license plate honoring Bronze Star recipients, exempting active-duty soldiers from paying state income taxes, allowing public school students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, eliminating and reducing state services to illegal immigrants, banning late-term abortions, implementing DNA testing of convicted felons, eliminating the sales tax on telephone service, eliminating the business personal property tax for thousands of businesses, and repealing expired and outdated laws. Many of these efforts successfully became law. While serving in the part-time Colorado General Assembly, Doug continued to practice law and raise a family.

Doug was then elected to the US House of Representatives in 2006 to represent Colorado’s Fifth District. Colorado’s Fifth District, based in Colorado Springs, is one of our nation’s most military-intensive congressional districts and the home to more than 100,000 veterans who have served our country with distinction and honor. Because of the district’s military and veteran concentration, Doug serves as a high-ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee and a former member for ten years of the Veterans Affairs Committee. In these roles, he has protected important national defense funding, programs, and missions and has fought hard for the right of veterans to receive the healthcare they have earned. Additionally, the Congressman has worked since his first day in office to bring about a dignified and fitting National Veterans Cemetery to the Pikes Peak Region, which is now completed.

Additionally, Doug currently serves as the Ranking Member of the Readiness Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee. The Readiness Subcommittee is responsible for the single largest account with DOD’s budget. It oversees military readiness, training, logistics, maintenance issues and programs, military construction, installations, and family housing issues. The subcommittee makes sure that our troops and their loved ones receive the first-class benefits they deserve. Doug also serves on the Strategic Forces subcommittee, which oversees our nation’s nuclear weapons, ballistic missile defense, national security space programs, and Department of Energy national security programs, ensuring that our nation is properly prepared for any missile or nuclear attacks.

Doug also serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and its subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, and the Energy and Mineral Resources subcommittee. The Subcommittee on Federal Lands is responsible for all matters related to the National Park System, U.S. Forests, public lands, and national monuments. The Energy and Mineral Resources subcommittee oversees public resources on public lands, including offshore energy development.

  1. Rate his overall performance as an elected official

    1. Totally Disapprove. He's Terrible
    2. I really don't care... I'm Neutral
    3. I approve! He's doing a great job.
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  2. He properly represents my views on Abortion Rights

    1. Nope! He doesn't get me
    2. Meh. Whatever, don't care
    3. Yep! He totally gets me
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  3. He properly represents my views on Balancing the Budget

    1. Nope! He doesn't get me
    2. Meh. Whatever, don't care
    3. Yep! He totally gets me
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  4. He properly represents my views on the Gun Rights (2nd Amendment)

    1. Nope! He doesn't get me
    2. Meh. Whatever, don't care
    3. Yep! He totally gets me
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  5. He properly represents my views on Military & Defense Spending

    1. Nope! He doesn't get me
    2. Meh. Whatever, don't care
    3. Yep! He totally gets me
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  6. He properly represents my views on the Economy

    1. Nope! He doesn't get me
    2. Meh. Whatever, don't care
    3. Yep! He totally gets me
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  7. He properly represents my views on Education

    1. Nope! He doesn't get me
    2. Meh. Whatever, don't care
    3. Yep! He totally gets me
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  8. He properly represents my views on Healthcare

    1. Nope! He doesn't get me
    2. Meh. Whatever, don't care
    3. Yep! He totally gets me
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  9. He properly represents my position on Immigration

    1. Nope! He doesn't get me
    2. Meh. Whatever, don't care
    3. Yep! He totally gets me
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  10. He properly represents my views on Energy Policy

    1. Nope! He doesn't get me
    2. Meh. Whatever, don't care
    3. Yep! He totally gets me
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  11. He properly represents my views on Environmental matters

    1. Nope! He doesn't get me
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  12. He properly represents my views on Crime and Law Enforcement

    1. Nope! He doesn't get me
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    3. Yep! He totally gets me
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  13. He properly represents my views on National Security

    1. Nope! He doesn't get me
    2. Meh. Whatever, don't care
    3. Yep! He totally gets me
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  14. If he runs for office again, I would vote for him

    1. Uhhh, No chance!
    2. Heck Yeah!
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