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Comprising roughly half of the state of Colorado, the 3rd Congressional District is one of the most diverse regions in the nation. It includes Indian reservations, farming and ranching communities, urban areas, and rural mountain towns. Each of these communities has its own unique characteristics and education needs. Because of this, I believe firmly that education matters are best handled at the local and state levels. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law on December 15, 2015. This law goes a long way towards returning the responsibility for student achievement to states, local school districts, and parents, while maintaining the standards needed to ensure the U.S. remains competitive in the global economy. 


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June 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) is introducing bipartisan legislation this week to establish a youth study abroad program in Normandy, France, within the U.S. Department of State. This program would allow for American high school students to learn the lessons of WWII and the Holocaust by visiting educational sites of historic importance during the Operation Overlord campaign.

January 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today marks 75 years since Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated and is remembered by the world as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. To commemorate the solemn day, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) signed onto a letter denouncing anti-Semitism and voted in support of H.R. 943, the Never Again Education Act, a bill to establish a grant program that encourages educating students about the Holocaust.

September 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Representatives Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) introduced a resolution that seeks to designate September as “National School Bus Safety and Security Month.” The resolution, H. Res. 554, received bipartisan support from Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and four other members, who all signed on as original co-sponsors.

August 9, 2019 In The News

COLORADO SPRINGS — The deadline is approaching to submit applications for Service Academy nominations.

Members of Congress have the privilege of nominating candidates for appointment to the U.S. Service Academies: The U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY; The U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY.

July 1, 2019 In The News


Two Pueblo West High School seniors learned just what makes the federal government tick on Capital Hill during a week-long leadership camp in Washington D.C. thanks to the sponsorship of the San Isabel Electric Coop.

March 15, 2019 In The News

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Colorado’s US Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D), along with US Representatives Diana DeGette (CO-1) and Scott Tipton (CO-03), yesterday introduced the Native American Indian Education Act, legislation that would address the current federal-state agreements mandating states finance Native American’s tuition at certain universities.

March 13, 2019 Press Release


Washington, D.C. –  On Tuesday, March 12, 2019,  Representatives Scott Tipton (CO-03) and Diana DeGette (CO-1), along with U.S. Colorado Senators Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D), introduced the Native American Indian Education Act, legislation that would address the current federal-state agreements mandating states finance Native American’s tuition at certain universities.

January 28, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) reintroduced bills to support responsible energy development and additional funding for education. The bills, the Planning for American Energy Act (H.R. 785) and the Education and Energy Act (H.R. 786), would provide benefits in rural communities throughout the West, as well as in communities across the country in the form of affordable energy and more education funding.

July 21, 2018 In The News

Every parent, teacher, and school administrator in Colorado would agree that funding our schools is of the utmost importance. If our state and nation's future is going to be a successful one, then the workforce of tomorrow must have access to qualified educators and sufficient resources.

June 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee advanced Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) legislation to help states support public education through the responsible development of energy resources. The Education and Energy Act (H.R. 5859) will now move to the House Floor for consideration.