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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The U.S. House passed a $733 billion defense spending bill 220-197 without one single Republican vote. The bill is $17 billion dollars less than a Senate version of the bill that passed last month.
Republican US. Rep. Scott Tipton announced on Wednesday a new resolution calling on the North Korean government to return the USS Pueblo back to the United States.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) reintroduced a resolution honoring the more than 80 crewmembers of the USS Pueblo, a U.S. Navy ship captured by the North Korean government during the Cold War.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs held a legislative hearing on a series of bills, including Representative Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) H.R. 485, the Veterans Reimbursement for Emergency Ambulance Services Act (VREASA).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Scott Tipton (CO-03) introduced a bill and a resolution that protects and recognizes the military’s high-altitude aviation training in Colorado.
Tipton’s bill, H.R. 3247, would codify existing Department of Defense (DoD) guidance for aircraft flying over Colorado wilderness areas.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted in support of H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. The bill would allow for compensation to Vietnam-era veterans who suffered afflictions caused from exposure to Agent Orange and other detrimental herbicides used during the war.
It’s certain North Korea will try to retaliate against the US for seizing one of its coal ships, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner said Thursday.
“The truth is I don’t think they’ve ever stop trying to undermine our security,” the Republican senator said. “Despite previous negotiations, they’ve resumed launching missiles again.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) reintroduced legislation to make low-income veterans eligible to receive dental benefits that are currently not provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Dental Care for Low-Income Veterans Act (H.R. 2138) would create an exemption within the current eligibility requirements for veterans who meet certain income thresholds.
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.