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Congressman Scott Tipton

Representing the 3rd District of Colorado

Small Business

Small businesses play a vital role in the health of our nation’s economy, and their importance cannot be overstated. As a former small business owner, I signed the front of a paycheck for 30 years. I know firsthand the struggles and challenges small businesses and entrepreneurs face in today’s economic climate. My experience guides my work in Congress.  As Chairman of the Congressional Small Business Caucus, I am working to get government out of the way, so small businesses can do what they do best: create jobs and generate economic growth. Federal regulations have concentrated power in Washington, crippled small businesses, stunted job creation, and shuttered store fronts along Main Streets across America. I am working to advance policies that roll back unnecessary federal regulations, support small businesses, and empower entrepreneurs. 

 

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November 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $2.7 million grant award to a broadband infrastructure project in western Colorado that will create or improve broadband connectivity for over 528 households in Colorado and Utah. Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) released the following statement after the announcement:

May 8, 2019 Video

Rep. Scott TIpton (CO-03) and Rep. Chellie Pingree (ME-01) talk about the Congressional Small Business Caucus during National Small Business Week 2019.

February 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressmen Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted to pass bipartisan legislation to increase transparency and oversight of funds paid out under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA). The Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act (H.R.752) passed the House with a unanimous vote.

January 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – This week, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) reintroduced the Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operational Risk (TAILOR) Act (H.R. 741). This bill, which received bipartisan support in the 115th Congress, would require financial oversight agencies to tailor regulations to better fit a bank or credit union’s risk profile and business model, rather than forcing small community banks and credit unions to comply with regulations designed for large financial institutions.

November 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) is encouraging communities across Colorado’s Third Congressional District to participate in Small Business Saturday, which falls on November 24th this year. As a former small business owner and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Small Business Caucus, Tipton is dedicated to working on issues that strengthen the economy and allow small businesses and entrepreneurs to succeed.

May 16, 2018 In The News

Did you know that there are 611,495 small businesses in Colorado that account for 99.5 percent of the state's businesses?

Or that 48.6 percent of employed Coloradans work at small businesses?

November 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) is encouraging Coloradans to participate in Small Business Saturday, which falls on November 25, 2017. As a former small business owner and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Small Business Caucus, Tipton is dedicated to emphasizing the importance of small businesses and all that they contribute to the nation’s success. Small Business Saturday is a day for Americans to head out into their communities and support locally owned small businesses.

November 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted to create more stability and clarity for small business owners and their employees by replacing the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) broadly expanded definition of “joint employer” with the original definition that had been successfully used at NLRB for decades. The Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441) passed with a vote of 242-181. 

October 13, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk (TAILOR) Act (H.R. 1116) has passed through the House Committee on Financial Services with a bipartisan vote and will now move to the House floor. The bill provides community banks and credit unions relief from onerous regulatory compliance burdens by requiring federal regulatory agencies to tailor regulations to fit the business model and risk profile of institutions.