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Lamborn sticks with opposition to bailout bill

DENVER ” At least one Colorado representative is sticking by his refusal to vote for the financial rescue package in Washington.

Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn said Thursday he still opposes the measure ” and even more so because he didn’t like Senate add-ons intended to entice House members.

“Mental health parity is irrelevant to the credit crunch,” Lamborn said of a proposal to ensure mental health parity coverage in big insurance plans.

Lamborn said that because he’s “a firm no,” he hasn’t been pressured by lobbyists or congressional leaders to change his vote.

“If I’m getting pressure from anybody it’s from my constituents,” he said, noting that his office had received 2,000 calls and e-mails this week. Constituents were 3-1 against the plan, he said.


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