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Wayne Allard currently served as the Sr. Senator for Colorado from 1996-2008

Alan Wayne Allard, a Republican, represented Colorado in the United States Senate from 1996-2008.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Allard voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq in Oct. 2002.

For more information see the chart of U.S. Senate votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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In 2006, Allard blocked passage of the Browns Canyon Wilderness Act, a bill widely supported by both Republicans and Democrats in Colorado. The block earned him an "environmental harm demerit" from the environmental group Republicans for Environmental Protection.[1] The group praised Allard for his support of legislation to make the Army Corps of Engineers more accountable for its projects' environmental and economic impact, but censured him for supporting oil drilling both offshore and in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.[2] The nonpartisan League of Conservation Voters issued Allard a grade of 29% for 2006. [3]

Voted against DDAA 2006

Allard was one of the nine Republican Senators who voted against the McCain Amendment No. 1977 to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006. The stated purpose of the McCain Amendment was

"Relating to persons under the detention, custody, or control of the United States Government"...attempting to codify "uniform standards for the interrogation of persons under the detention of the Department of Defense"...and stating a Congressioanally mandated "Prohibition on cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment of persons under custody or control of the United States Government."


Allard was born in Fort Collins, Colorado on December 2, 1943 and raised on a ranch near Walden, Colorado. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1968. While completing veterinary school, Allard started his own veterinary practice which he ran full-time while representing Larimer and Weld Counties in the Colorado State Senate (1983 to 1990).

Allard served in the House of Representatives from Colorado's Fourth Congressional District from 1991 to 1996, when he was elected to the Senate. As a Colorado Congressman, Allard served on the Joint Committee on Congressional Reform, which recommended many of the reforms included in the Contract with America.

In 1996, Allard ran for and won a Senate seat and in January 2003, Allard accepted an assignment by Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell to serve as a Deputy Majority Whip.

On January 15, 2007 at a news conference in Denver, Allard announced that he would not run for re-election in 2008. Allard cited his reason for retirement as keeping to his promise of only serving two terms. Allard was the first senator to announce retirement for the 2008 elections. [4].

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Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations

Committee assignments in the 110th Congress (2006-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    • Housing and Transportation Subcommittee- Chair
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions
    • Subcommittee on Securities and Investments

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Deputy Majority Whip
  • Senate Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus, chairman
  • Space Caucus

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Wayne Allard. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC Office:
521 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-5941
Fax: 202-224-6471
Web Email

District Office - Colorado Springs:
111 South Tejon, Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-634-6071
Fax: 719-636-2590

District Office - Durango:
954 East Second Avenue, Suite 107
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: 970-375-6311
Fax: 970-375-1321

District Office - Englewood:
7340 East Caley, Suite 215
Englewood, CO 80111
Phone: 303-220-7414
Fax: 303-220-8126

District Office - Grand Junction:
215 Federal Building
400 Rood Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: 970-245-9553
Fax: 970-245-9523

District Office - Loveland:
5401 Stone Creek Circle, Suite 203
Loveland, CO 80538
Phone: 970-461-3530
Fax: 970-461-3658

District Office - Pueblo:
411 Thatcher Building
5th and Main Streets
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: 719-545-9751
Fax: 719-545-3832

Articles and resources


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