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Tipton Among Top 10 Most Effective GOP Lawmakers

February 28, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – This week, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) was announced as one of the top 10 most effective Republican lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives during the 115th Congress by the Center for Effective Lawmaking, a nonpartisan research group affiliated with the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for legislative achievements in the 115th Congress. I have always prioritized the needs of our communities in the Third Congressional District and finding ways to work collaboratively with my colleagues to advance important policies,” said Tipton. “From promoting responsible, multiple-use land management, to advocating for workable regulations for community banks, I will continue to find bipartisan solutions that help Coloradans.”

The rankings are calculated at the completion of each Congress. This year Tipton finished eighth overall among Republican House members. He is one of only two non-committee or subcommittee chairmen to be ranked among the top 10 most effective lawmakers in the 115th Congress. The rankings take into consideration the number of bills introduced, committee action taken on the bills, whether the bills were placed on the House floor for a vote, and if the bills became law.

“Most majority-party members attain their position as top-ten lawmakers through their roles as committee or subcommittee chairs.  Congressman Tipton’s successes from a rank-and-file position are therefore particularly impressive,” said Center for Effective Lawmaking Co-Director Craig Volden. “At the Center for Effective Lawmaking, we took particular note of the 17 pieces of legislation he sponsored that made it out of committee and the ten that passed the House.  Seven of those remained unfinished business, not yet enacted into law, as the previous Congress ended.  How well the Congressman works with the new Democratic leadership will significantly affect the fate of those proposals in the new Congress.”

Tipton introduced 35 pieces of legislation during the 115th Congress, 17 received committee action, and three became law. The complete rankings and more information can be found on the center’s website: