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--Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) spoke on the House floor in opposition to two amendments attached to the National Defense Authorization Act. During the debate, Tipton slammed the Democrats’ efforts to permanently lock up federal land that is critical for military aviation training and other areas that could be used to extract certain rare earth minerals that are vital to America’s national security.
Today, Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) measure to study the impact wilderness designations in the West have on Department of Defense readiness passed through the House of Representatives as an amendment to H.R. 2545, the Protecting America’s Wilderness Act.
Speaking in support of the amendment Tipton said, in part:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution approving a Veterans Administration (VA) waiver to create a dental benefit pilot program aimed to expand and improve how dental benefits are administered. In 2018, President Trump signed the VA MISSION Act into law which gave broader authority for the VA to provide veterans more choice in their healthcare options.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a resolution to send a ‘sense of Congress’ to President Trump that his administration should terminate the use of military force in or against Iran’s military or government. This follows less than a week after the drone strike to kill General Quassem Soleimani, who lead Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, a militant group recognized by the U.S. government as a terrorist organization. Tipton voted against the measure and released the following statement:
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) announced the names of 22 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– Today the House voted on two separate spending bills totaling over 2,300 pages to keep the government funded through the 2020 fiscal year. The two gargantuan pieces of legislation totaled nearly $1.4 trillion in government spending and passed less than a day after introduction. While one of the bills increases pay for American troops and includes several national security and defense priorities received support from the Congressman, he sharply criticized the process as a whole. Tipton supported H.R.
“I’m of the belief that when Congress is not in session, America is safer.”
That quip from Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) drew some laughter from Pueblo West High School juniors and seniors during his visit to the school Wednesday, one of his stops in a week away from Washington, D.C., spending time in his congressional district that stretches from Pueblo County through southern Colorado and up to Grand Junction.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the withdrawal of U.S. military personnel from Syria, Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03) released the following statement:
September is a perfect month to reflect on the sacrifices of military servicemembers. Earlier this month, we remembered the tragedy that struck our nation 18 years ago when radical terrorists attacked our great nation. The loss of nearly 3,000 civilians in one day took a crushing toll on our society and forever shaped our history. As a result of that act of war, we have continuously fought this enemy for nearly two decades, presenting us with a challenge: caring for a new generation of veterans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation honoring veterans. One bill awards Merchant Marines who served in World War II with a Congressional Gold Medal—one of the nation’s highest awards authorized by Congress— and another the other establishes a commemorative coin for the Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Winsor, New York. Representative Scott Tipton (CO-03), a co-sponsor of both bills, praised their passage.