Washington, D.C. – Rep. Scott Tipton’s (R-CO) bill (H.R. 2621) to elevate the historic and culturally significant Chimney Rock to National Monument status received a hearing in the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forest and Public Lands today. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), who has introduced similar legislation in the Senate, testified at the legislative hearing, as did former Crow Canyon Archeological Center President and CEO Ricky Lightfoot.
October 31, 2011 Press Release
Rep. Scott Tipton is taking a stand for private property rights by urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reconsider implementing a permit condition to require the transfer of privately held water rights to the federal government in order to utilize National Forest System lands. Tipton expressed concern over the impact the requirement would have on water rights held by ski areas and ranchers.
October 28, 2011 Press Release
The House Natural Resources Committee National Parks, Forest and Public Lands Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on Thursday, November 3, at 10:00 am EST that will include Rep. Scott Tipton’s Chimney Rock National Monument Establishment Act (H.R. 2621).
October 27, 2011 Press Release
Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted today in favor of H.R. 674 to repeal the three percent withholding tax, providing certainty and permanent relief for small businesses and job creators.
October 26, 2011 Press Release
As the United States Postal Service considers closing 71 offices in Colorado, Reps. Gardner and Tipton are urging its chief executive to keep in mind possible alternatives.
Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03) has introduced legislation to help states fund education by expanding responsible energy development and creating much needed jobs. “This is an opportunity to approach education funding in a new way that doesn’t increase the federal deficit, all the while creating jobs and reliable domestic energy.”
October 13, 2011 Press Release
Congressman Tipton, joined 36 of his House colleagues in urging the Appropriations Committee to prohibit funding the implementation of the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed rule that would create a national database of private health care information (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Standards Related to Reinsurance, Risk Corridors and Risk Adjustment, HHS-OS-2011-0022).
October 12, 2011 Press Release
Congressman Tipton, who serves on the House Agriculture Committee, released this statement in support of the pro-jobs free trade agreements with Panama, Colombia and South Korea. The bills (H.R. 3078, H.R. 3079 and H.R. 3080) will be voted on in the House tonight.
October 7, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Colorado Reps. Scott Tipton (CO-03) and Cory Gardner (CO-04) sent a letter to the Postal Regulatory Commission this week urging that consideration be given to ensure that rural post offices are not disproportionately targeted as the Postal Service seeks to restructure in order to survive in today’s competitive environment.
October 5, 2011 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C. – During a committee markup, the Natural Resources Committee today passed with bipartisan support H.R. 2842, the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011, introduced by Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03). Now the bill will go to the House floor for a vote.