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Congressman Scott Tipton

Representing the 3rd District of Colorado

Public Lands

Since arriving in Congress, I have been committed to preserving Colorado's pristine areas and cultural treasures. I am committed to keeping Colorado beautiful for this and future generations, through responsible conservation and forest management. I am also committed to ensuring that our open spaces and public lands remain accessible, so that people from all around the world continue to visit and experience our world-class skiing, hiking, angling, hunting, and many other types of outdoor recreation. I support a balanced appraoch to federal land management and believe that the push for any land designation must come from the local level. I support efforts that revolve around respecting the environment we all deepy value, while making the best use of our resources. 

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March 6, 2019 In The News

Cortez Journal

Yucca House National Monument south of Cortez would grow six times larger under legislation introduced this week in Congress.

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and Sen. Cory Gardner, both Colorado Republicans, introduced companion bills HR 1492 and S 641, which allow for a 160-acre land donation to the archaeological-rich monument.

March 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced bills H.R. 1492 and S. 641 respectively, that would further protect archaeological sites of the Ancestral Pueblo by allowing the National Park Service to modify the boundary of the Yucca House National Monument in southwest Colorado, expanding the monument by 160 acres.

February 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressmen Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted to pass bipartisan legislation to increase transparency and oversight of funds paid out under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA). The Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act (H.R.752) passed the House with a unanimous vote.

January 28, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) reintroduced bills to support responsible energy development and additional funding for education. The bills, the Planning for American Energy Act (H.R. 785) and the Education and Energy Act (H.R. 786), would provide benefits in rural communities throughout the West, as well as in communities across the country in the form of affordable energy and more education funding.

January 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) reintroduced two bills that are critical to the protection of water and private property rights. The Water Rights Protection Act (H.R. 579) upholds federal deference to state water law and prevents federal takings of privately held water rights. The Protection and Transparency for Adjacent Landowners Act (H.R.

January 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) sent a letter regarding disaster relief for communities impacted by wildfires on federal lands to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Tipton’s amendments referenced in the letter would ensure that communities affected by nearby wildfires on federal lands, such as those impacted by the 416 and Burro Fires last year, are able to access disaster recovery assistance.

September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee passed Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) Protection and Transparency for Adjacent Landowners Act (H.R. 6682). This bill would increase transparency and certainty for private landowners during a federal land acquisition, reclassification or resurvey process.

July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee advanced Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) bipartisan legislation to support recreation on ski areas in Colorado and across the nation that are currently operating on National Forest Service lands. The Ski Area Fee Retention Act (H.R. 5171) will now head to the House Floor for a vote.

April 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Recreation Not Red-Tape Act (H.R. 3400), a bill that would streamline regulations to facilitate more public access to outdoor recreation opportunities on public lands across the United States, passed out of the Natural Resources Committee.