Tag Archives: House of Representatives

Tipton Reintroduces Healthy Forests Act

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Underscoring the devastating consequences of catastrophic wildfire on the environment, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO), yesterday, reintroduced legislation to escalate proactive forest management and increase local input in federal public land management decisions. The Healthy Forest Management Act of 2015 seeks to Continue reading

House Votes Again to Repeal Obamacare

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted again to repeal the President’s failed healthcare law. H.R. 596 would fully repeal the Affordable Care Act and instruct House committees to submit an alternative plan. In the last Congress, the House voted three times to fully repeal Obamacare. The bills were blocked by Harry Continue reading

Tipton Seeks to Improve Health Care Access for Veterans

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) is working to advance a measure in the House of Representatives to ensure that veterans living farther than a 40 mile drive from a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facility are able to receive and use Veterans Choice Cards to access alternative care providers closer to home. Continue reading

Tipton Reintroduces Energy Bill

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Citing the need for a long-term domestic energy plan to ensure reliable production and stable prices, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO), yesterday, reintroduced the Planning for American Energy Act for the 114th Congress. Tipton says the all-of-the-above energy legislation would unleash the potential for thousands of new jobs as well as establish a reliable, affordable and secure source of Continue reading

House Passes Energy Legislation

gardnerSCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted on a broad energy package, which included House Resolution 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act. H.R. 6 was introduced by Congressman Continue reading

Gardner Helps Pass Highway Funding Bill

gardnerYesterday, Congressman Cory Gardner (CO-04) joined an overwhelming bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives to pass the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014. The legislation directs $10.8 billion in extra funding to the Highway Trust Fund to finance surface transportation projects such as roads, transit and Continue reading

Tipton Does Not Support Park Status for Monument

scott-tipton-AT-KRAI-300Citing a lack of community consensus and support, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) announced yesterday that he will not draft or introduce any legislation that attempts to change the status of the Colorado National Monument to a national park, and will also actively oppose any attempts to do so in the House of Representatives. Tipton has stated throughout a two year Continue reading

Gardner Amendment Expected to Improve Rural Health Care

gardnerYesterday, the House of Representatives unanimously passed an amendment introduced by Congressman Cory Gardner (CO-04) that would provide additional funding for Telemedicine and Distance Learning Services in rural areas. The services are critical to rural Colorado, where specialized medical treatments are not widely Continue reading

Gardner, Tipton Vote for Legislation to Improve Health Care to Veterans

VETERANSYesterday, Congressmen Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton joined an overwhelming bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives to pass H.R. 4810, the Veterans Access to Care Act. This legislation, which both cosponsored, allows the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to Continue reading