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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.

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In The News

November 1, 2018 In The News

A pilot program that encouraged the use of alternatives to opioids at Colorado hospitals will soon be implemented at hospitals across the country as a result of President Donald Trump signing an opioid bill into law last week.

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October 23, 2018 In The News

The Colorado Farm Bureau presented Representative Scott Tipton with its Friend of Farm Bureau Award, recognizing him for his contributions to Colorado agriculture.

The Colorado Farm Bureau presented him with the award on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Mitchell Farms near Monte Vista.

October 1, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton introduced new legislation earlier this month that would ensure disaster assistance in the form of aid and grants to communities and businesses affected by wildfires.
 

October 1, 2018 In The News

Over the years, I have heard too many stories of veterans in my district who experienced delays, cancellations or a lack of response from the Veterans Administration. This has been made worse by the fact that in a rural district like Colorado’s Third Congressional District, so many veterans have been forced to drive hundreds of miles just to get to appointments.

September 21, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., has introduced a bill seeking to ensure that communities and businesses impacted by wildfires on public lands receive necessary disaster-related economic assistance.

September 18, 2018 In The News

It has been eight years since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and in that time, those living in Colorado’s Third District have seen their healthcare steadily become less affordable and less accessible than ever before.

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September 12, 2018 In The News

Federal administration and elected officials in Grand Junction Tuesday touted not just the job benefits but the geopolitical case for liquefied natural gas export projects like Jordan Cove in Oregon, while an official for that project said space in it is being set aside for gas production from the Rockies.

August 13, 2018 In The News

Wildfires have already had a devastating impact on Colorado and the Third District this year, destroying tens of thousands of acres and hundreds of homes.

July 25, 2018 In The News

The Bureau of Land Management confirmed July 19 that it was moving its headquarters from Washington, D.C. to somewhere in the West. Salt Lake City, Boise and Denver are all on the short list -- as well as Grand Junction. Republican Rep.

July 24, 2018 In The News

After the tragic events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, many brave Americans joined the Armed Forces and served our country in Iraq and Afghanistan. During their time in the Middle East, they encountered many dangers, and unfortunately for some of these heroes, one specific threat followed them home.

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