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Congressman Scott Tipton

Representing the 3rd District of Colorado

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March 12, 2019 Press Release

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.

March 6, 2019 Press Release

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.

March 5, 2019 Press Release

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.

March 4, 2019 Press Release

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.

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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.

February 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. –  Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47):

February 26, 2019 Press Release

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): 

February 25, 2019 Press Release

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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February 15, 2019 Press Release

Many Republicans and Democrats alike agree on the need for strengthened border security, and it is unfortunate that Congressional Democrat leaders have so far refused to seriously address the issue. That said, I do believe that it needs to go through the legislative process as outlined in the Constitution and not by an Executive Branch action.

February 14, 2019 Press Release

For centuries, the United States has been a model of freedom and democracy for the entire world.

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In The News

March 11, 2019 In The News

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.

March 8, 2019 In The News

Cortez Journal

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.

March 6, 2019 In The News

Cortez Journal

Yucca House National Monument south of Cortez would grow six times larger under legislation introduced this week in Congress.

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February 28, 2019 In The News

The Pueblo Chieftain

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.

February 25, 2019 In The News

The Cortez Journal

U.S. House Rep. Scott Tipton has introduced legislation seeking to make permanent a federal program that provides fourth-graders free access to federally managed lands.

December 7, 2018 In The News

Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on Thursday introduced the latest version of a so-called “good Samaritan” bill to address abandoned, leaking mines in the U.S. with hopes of breaking roughly two decades of congressional gridlock on the topic.

December 3, 2018 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives passed two measures this week honoring two fallen law enforcement officers — Mesa County Deputy Derek Geer and Montrose Police Sgt. David Kinterknecht — by naming two area post offices after them.

December 3, 2018 In The News

In 2016 and 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services estimated that more than 130 Americans died each day from an opioid-related drug overdose. Today, opioid overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.

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