As they have for years, Russia is seeking to take advantage of yet another desperate humanitarian crisis, this time in Venezuela. This week, the Russian government deployed roughly 100 troops to Venezuela, mirroring their actions that took place a couple of years ago when Vladimir Putin decided to back the Bashar Al-Assad regime in Syria.
Washington, D.C. – Representatives Scott Tipton (CO-3) and Jason Crow (CO-6), along with Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI), introduced the Veterans Improved Access and Care Act, legislation designed to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hiring process to make it easier to fill staffing shortages at the agency.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) introduced legislation that would allow private cemeteries to request and receive headstones or markers for certain veterans. Current federal law only allows for a veteran’s next-of-kin to request these types of markers for a deceased veteran.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai urging the FCC to expedite its decision on the Application for Review that was filed by several Albuquerque broadcasters after La Plata County’s local market modification was granted in March 2017.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47):
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) released the following statement after voting against the joint resolution to terminate the national emergency related to the U.S. Mexico border (H.J. Res. 46):
WASHINGTON D.C. – Last week, Representatives Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) reintroduced the bipartisan Rural Hospital Frontier Fairness Act to provide Sole Community Hospitals with increased funding to hire staff.
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Nearly 20 veterans commit suicide every day according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). That’s a staggering 7,300 veterans a year, or nearly triple the American deaths attributed to the entire War in Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON – Colorado Rep. Scott Tipton and state Attorney General Phil Weiser put pressure on the Federal Communications Commission this week to allow Denver-based TV signals to reach more homes in La Plata and Montezuma counties.
Yucca House National Monument south of Cortez would grow six times larger under legislation introduced this week in Congress.
In a show of old-fashioned politics, a bipartisan majority in the House approved a major lands bill Tuesday that includes a list of Colorado projects and sent it to President Donald Trump for final approval.