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Congressman Scott Tipton

Representing the 3rd District of Colorado


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April 4, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO-03), with Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R), today sent a letter of support to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, urging him to designate the Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) as a User Fee Airport (UFA) under U.S. Customs supervision.

March 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) released the following statement after the House voted to pass H.R. 1625, the Omnibus Funding Bill for the remainder of FY 2018:

March 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) applauded the Department of Transportation (DOT) on its announcement of an additional 90-day Hours of Service (HOS) Electronic Logging Device (ELD) agriculture exemption.

March 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted for legislation that would expand the boundaries of the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Colorado by 280 acres. H.R. 835, of which Tipton is a cosponsor, passed out of the House with a vote of 385-3. 

March 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – The House of Representatives passed Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) legislation to create a fair federal financial examination appeals process for community banks. The bill, the Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R.

March 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) issued the following statement after the Senate passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protections Act (S.

March 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – The House of Representatives passed Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) bill to reduce the onerous regulatory compliance burdens on small community banks and credit unions. H.R.

March 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) legislation to permit the U.S. Forest Service to transfer 3.61 acres of land to Dolores County, Colorado, allowing the county to build and operate a fire station in the West Fork community, passed out of the Natural Resources Committee.

March 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, during a full hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on the President’s Budget Request for the Department on the Interior for FY19, Secretary Zinke announced that the royalty payments from Anvil Points would be released to the state of Colorado on March 28, 2018.


In The News

November 11, 2017 In The News

This Saturday is an important one for our nation. It is a day to remember the service and sacrifice of our veterans. Since the founding of our nation, brave men and women have answered the call to serve during times of peace, and during times of great need.

November 3, 2017 In The News

This summer, scenes of catastrophic wildfires in the West dominated the news. While wildfires are not new to those of us living in Western states, these recent fires have once more triggered important conversations about the federal government's response to these disasters and its overall forest management strategy, or lack thereof.

September 16, 2017 In The News

As you read this, tens of thousands of acres are going up in flames across the West. Decades of misguided forest management strategies and decisions are coming home to roost.

July 28, 2017 In The News
Kudos to Rep. Scott Tipton for recommending that a good government program be made permanent.
July 21, 2017 In The News

Canyons of the Ancients’ national monument status is no longer under review, but conservationists are still seething over the review that targeted the area and 26 other national monuments.

July 14, 2017 In The News
A measure that would require federal agencies to observe state water laws won approval from the U.S,. House and now awaits Senate action as part of a package of water-related bills. The Water Rights Protection Act by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., was included in H.R. 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water Act, which passed Wednesday on a 230-190 vote.
July 12, 2017 In The News
DENVER – A bill making its way through both the House and the Senate in Washington, D.C. wants to provide 4th graders with free entry to all national parks.
July 10, 2017 In The News
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that $195 million in new federal funding is available for health centers to increase access to mental-health and substance-abuse services.
July 9, 2017 In The News
Colorado’s opioid abuse problem isn’t limited to a particular population. In fact, it is striking the most vulnerable: babies who are going through withdrawal at birth, due to being exposed to opioids in-utero. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and other members of a bipartisan task force tackling heroin addiction are working to assist such newborns, through the Caring Recovery for Infants and Babies Act, or CRIB.
June 23, 2017 In The News
The beneficial use of water in Colorado has a long history. It can be traced back to the mid-1800s, when people started settling the land that would become Colorado and the Western United States. As the need for water grew, so did disputes about water rights. Colorado began applying the same "first in time, first in right" approach that had governed land rights to water rights, as well. The "first in time, first in right" principle is a critical element of the priority-based, beneficial-use water rights system we have in Colorado today.