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Congressman Scott Tipton

Representing the 3rd District of Colorado

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February 13, 2012 In The News
The group includes Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, as well as Reps. Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis — all Democrats. Republican Reps. Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton also signed the letter.
February 13, 2012 In The News
"My top priority remains protecting jobs and encouraging the economic growth needed for businesses to get people back to work," Tipton said in a statement afterward.
February 13, 2012 In The News
The growing West needs new water projects, but federal regulations are hindering efforts to increase storage for agriculture and growing populations, a U.S. House subcommittee was told Tuesday.
February 13, 2012 In The News
Tipton also made the point that water is being directed in urban districts. He says it leaves rural areas of the West “dried up in terms of farms to feed the people that choose to live in those cities.”
February 6, 2012 In The News
“While I am pleased by the DOL’s announcement yesterday that it was going to resubmit the parental exemption portion of the NPRM, other provisions of this rule will make it difficult, if not impossible, for youths interested in agriculture to access comprehensive on-farm education and employment opportunities,” said Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade Chairman Scott Tipton (R-Colo.).
February 6, 2012 In The News
A congressional hearing on the difficulties of developing water storage in the West will go forward next week in Washington, D.C. The hearing has been scheduled...at the request of U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. Tipton said communities “are hindered by an unwieldy regulatory framework” that impairs the ability to store water for vital purposes.
February 6, 2012 In The News
Farmers and congressmen Thursday advocated to protect the right of young people to work in agriculture after the Department of Labor released proposed rules that would restrict such employment. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, called for a hearing of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade to hear from the Department of Labor about the rules.
February 6, 2012 In The News
A caller from Colorado said the Environmental Protection Agency is “like a hammer over your head.” In response, both Matheson and Tipton agreed the Environmental Protection Agency often overreaches. “Nobody cares more about the land, water and air than those who live there. People like me who grew up on the Western Slope of Colorado want to protect that in a responsible way,” Tipton said.
February 6, 2012 In The News
We applaud Tipton for listening to the concerns of people in his district, and for trying to address those concerns with amendments to the bill. That’s not an easy task when Lamborn’s bill has the support of House Speaker John Boehner.
December 13, 2011 In The News
Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, issued a statement after the vote saying he frequently hears concerns “from many family farmers and ranchers who are facing a mountain of new federal regulations,” he said. “We all understand the important role regulation plays in keeping our country safe; however one-size-fits-all regulation is reckless.”
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