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Rep. Doug Lamborn says budget fight far from over after deal to end shutdown, raise debt limit

October 17, 2013 Updated: October 17, 2013 at 10:05 am
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photo - Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) 

Colorado Springs Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn sent a clear message after Congress voted to end the budget impasse Wednesday night.

For him, the budget battle is far from over.

"I am disappointed President Obama and Senate Democrats resisted every effort House Republicans put forward to reform government spending and bring more fairness to middle class Americans stuck with the cost of Obamacare," Lamborn wrote on Facebook. "But our cause is worth fighting for and I will continue to fight reckless spending in Washington."

Lamborn was one of 144 stalwarts who voted against the budget deal Wednesday. It passed the House 285-144.

Republican Reps. Mike Coffman, Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton supported the measure, joining Colorado's three Democrats.

GOP Reps. Mike Coffman, Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton supported the measure late Wednesday, joining Colorado's three Democrats.
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GOP Reps. Mike Coffman, Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton supported the measure late Wednesday, joining Colorado's three Democrats.
Read more at http://gazette.com/how-colorados-congressmen-voted-on-deal-to-end-shutdown-raise-debt-limit/article/1507816#YQYuzyJ8j8mkyUw6.99

Lamborn became a leading figure in the Republican group that triggered the government shutdown by pushing to defund the Affordable Care Act. He described defeating the healthcare mandate as "my Holy Grail."

At its height, more than 6,000 federal workers in Colorado Springs were off the job, and troops at five military bases went without services including commissary access.

With another budget fight on the horizon in just three months, Republicans, including Lamborn could use drastic measures in another bid to battle Obamacare.

"I remain committed to protecting all Americans from this oppressive law," Lamborn wrote.

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