Military and Veterans
Americans unite around our respect for the men and women in uniform who keep us safe and free. Our respect and gratitude do not end when these heroes conclude their military service. These men and women have protected our families and our way of life, and we owe them a lifetime of gratitude. I am committed to making sure that the security of our homeland and the welfare of our troops and veterans remain a top priority in Washington. Ensuring that the United States has the ability to build and maintain a strong national defense is one of Congress’ most important duties. To achieve that, we must be clear-eyed about the threats America faces and about what is required to overcome those challenges and defeat our enemies. Congress must also work together to ensure that our military members, both current and former, receive the recognition they deserve and the benefits they have earned.
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Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) on Wednesday announced the names of 24 students from the Third Congressional District who he has nominated for admission to U.S. Service Academies. Each of the 24 students was selected following Tipton’s review of their application essay, academic record, letters of recommendation, and a complete panel interview.
As we look forward to a new year and a new Congress, the topic of national security is a primary focus among our country’s leaders. The House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security recently issued its latest installment of a monthly assessment of the growing threat that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other radical terrorist groups pose to the United States and the West. The November Terror Threat Snapshot shows that although ISIS may be retreating in parts of Syria and Iraq, the group continues to plot attacks against our country and our allies.
Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted today in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2017. After passing separate versions of the bill, the House and Senate negotiated the differences between the two bills in a conference committee. The final text of the 2017 NDAA was approved by the House-Senate conference committee on November 29, 2016 and passed the full House with a bipartisan vote of 375-34.