Doug Lamborn

Other Politicians Held, Recently Sold Stock That Got Chris Collins Arrested
Tom Price, Doug Lamborn among those who hold or sold Innate Immunotherapeutics stock

Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., nominee for Health and Human Services secretary, testifies at his Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing in Dirksen Building on January 24, 2017. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

At least six other politicians have recently owned or sold stock in Innate Immunotherapeutics, the Austrailian company at the center of New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins’ recent arrest.

In 2017, Tom Price sold between $250,001 and $500,000 of Innate Immunotherapeutics stock on one occasion and between $15,000 and $50,000 on another, according to the Office of Government Ethics.

NDAA Races Through Congress at Historic Pace
Only twice in the last 33 years has the defense authorization wrapped before Oct. 1

House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, credits the two-year budget deal for this year’s speedy adoption of the defense authorization bill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Advancing a defense authorization bill was as painless this year as it has been in decades, according to the people who wrote the measure.

The House adopted the fiscal 2019 NDAA conference report in a lopsided 359-54 vote on Thursday just before that chamber’s members left town for the August recess.

At the Races: Checkmate for the King of Queens
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Lamborn Survives Colorado GOP Primary
Incumbent was nearly removed from the ballot earlier this year

Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., survived a primary threat in the 5th District on Tuesday night. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn once again survived a primary threat in Colorado’s 5th District, despite nearly being removed from the ballot earlier this year.

A legal dispute over the six-term lawmaker’s petition signatures threatened to toss him off the ballot, but Lamborn eventually survived the challenge, and won a five-way Republican primary Tuesday night.

What to Watch in Tuesday’s Primaries
Five states hold primaries, and two host primary runoffs

New York Rep. Dan Donovan is facing a GOP primary challenge from his predecessor, Rep. Michael G. Grimm, in the 11th District. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Incumbents will be on defense and challengers in key House races will face their first tests in Tuesday’s primaries, as voters in seven states head to the polls. 

Five states are holding their regularly scheduled primaries, while Republicans in Mississippi and South Carolina will weigh in on House primary runoffs. Tuesday will also determine whether 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney and former Rep. Michael G. Grimm, a convicted felon, can jump-start their political comebacks. 

At the Races: The Ugliest Primaries Are Almost Over
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Federal Judge Rules Lamborn Should Be on Primary Ballot
Colorado Republican faces a competitive primary in bid for seventh term

Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., can remain on the primary ballot, a judge ruled Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Updated 6:37 p.m. | A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Colorado Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn should be placed on the primary ballot, overturning a state Supreme Court ruling that he violated state law when collecting signatures for his nomination. 

Colorado requires petition circulators to be state residents. The state high court ruled last week that one of Lamborn’s circulators was not a resident, thus invalidating some of his signatures and leaving him 58 short of the 1,000 required to qualify for the 5th District ballot. 

Last Stand for Six-Term Colorado GOP Incumbent Booted From Ballot
Federal court would have to rule state election law technicality unconstitutional

Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., may not be allowed to run for re-election due to a state law technicality. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Rep. Doug Lamborn is making his final stand Monday to keep his name on the ballot this November after the Colorado Supreme Court removed it last week over a technicality.

Lamborn, who has represented Colorado’s 5th District for more than 11 years, will appear in federal court Monday after filing a lawsuit against the Colorado secretary of state claiming that the rule that caused officials to boot him from the ballot is unconstitutional.

Lawmakers Worried About Religious Freedom After Chaplain Ouster
Democrats raise questions about anti-Catholic sentiments from Republicans

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., said there’s only division coming out of Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s decision to fire House Chaplain Patrick J. Conroy. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Update 8:45 a.m. | A spokesman for Rep. Mark Walkertold USA Today that the congressman was stepping down from the group searching for a new House chaplain.

Emotions are running high in the House as members grapple with Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s decision to fire House Chaplain Patrick J. Conroy. And religious tensions started to spill into public view last week before lawmakers departed Washington for a one-week recess.

Rock Climbing Candidates, SNL, and Hairy Montana Ads: Nathan’s (Mostly) Political One-Liners
What’s running through my head on April 27

(Courtesy Katie Hill for Congress/YouTube)

Arizona’s 8th District Special (a): The House majority was in play before the special election and it’s in play after the special election (and more thoughts in the aftermath of the race).

Arizona’s 8th District Special (b): Two months ago, we changed our rating from Solid Republican to Likely Republican and based on Lesko’s 5-point victory in a 21-point Trump district, that was the right move.