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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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.
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.
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. One suicide is too many, and as a nation, we must do everything possible to support the men and women who served our country in their greatest times of need, to put an end to this tragic epidemic plaguing our veteran community.
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.
This week is an important one for United States-North Korea relations. Following up on the first-ever meeting between the leaders of America and North Korea, in June 2018, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are back at it for another round of historic negotiations.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted to advance bills to protect veterans from financial predators and increase access to child care for veterans receiving care at Veterans’ Affairs (VA) hospitals. Both bills, the Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2019 (H.R. 450) and The Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act (H.R. 840), passed the House with strong bipartisan votes.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) announced the names of 26 students from Colorado’s Third Congressional District who received a Service Academy nomination. The individuals were selected based on meeting or exceeding the rigorous requirements of the respective academy and Congressman Tipton’s office.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) has introduced H.R. 485, the “Veterans Reimbursement for Emergency Ambulance Services’ Act” (VREASA). This bipartisan legislation aims to correct the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) regulations that unfairly saddle veterans with emergency ambulance costs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) introduced legislation to provide critical dental benefits for low-income veterans. The Dental Care for Low-Income Veterans Act (H.R. 6963) would create an exemption within the current eligibility requirements for veterans who meet certain income thresholds to receive Veterans Affairs (VA) dental benefits.