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) 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.
Over the years, I have heard too many stories of veterans in my district who experienced delays, cancellations or a lack of response from the Veterans Administration. This has been made worse by the fact that in a rural district like Colorado’s Third Congressional District, so many veterans have been forced to drive hundreds of miles just to get to appointments.
After the tragic events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, many brave Americans joined the Armed Forces and served our country in Iraq and Afghanistan. During their time in the Middle East, they encountered many dangers, and unfortunately for some of these heroes, one specific threat followed them home.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted in support of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 (H.R. 5515), which will provide funding to rebuild the military, authorize a pay raise for troops, and make investments in missile defense. The NDAA passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 351-66 and will now be sent to the Senate for consideration.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Representatives Scott Tipton (CO-03), Mike Coffman (CO-06), Steve Pearce (NM-02), and Trent Kelly (MS-01) introduced House Resolution 813, expressing the sense of the House that general defense appropriations bills should be considered as stand-alone measures.
We are fortunate to have a large population of veterans living in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, many of whom served in the Vietnam War. During this brutal war, many of these brave Coloradans fell victim to a terror they could have never foreseen: a toxic herbicide called Agent Orange.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) announced the names of 25 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. – This week, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) introduced the Veterans Improved Access and Care Act of 2017 (H.R. 4642), which would expand access to medical care for American veterans and take measures to reduce wait times. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) is leading the companion legislation in the U.S. Senate.
WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted in support of the Enhancing Veteran Care Act (S. 1266), which would help improve healthcare for America’s veterans. This legislation passed the House with bipartisan support.
The Enhancing Veteran Care Act would authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to enter into contracts with nonprofit organizations, allowing them to investigate VA medical centers and assess the deficiencies of the center’s facilities.
WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted in favor of H.R. 2810, the House-Senate Conference Report to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA). The final bill ensures that our troops have every resource to defend our nation, authorizes the highest allowable pay raise for U.S. troops, and makes important reforms to the military acquisitions process. The House agreed to the report with a bipartisan vote of 356-70.