Tag Archives: House

Tipton Calls on Bennet to Support SAFE ACT

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) has called on Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) to join him in advancing legislation to suspend admission of refugees from Syria into the United States until more stringent vetting processes are in place. Tipton is a co-sponsor of the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act, which Continue reading

Gardner Reacts to Keystone Rejection

gardnerPresident Obama’s rejection of the proposal to build the Keystone XL Pipeline has upset many lawmakers, including Colorado Senator Cory Gardner. Gardner released a statement yesterday blasting the president for putting the demands of radical political groups over American jobs. Gardner said, “Construction of the Keystone pipeline would have created jobs, reduced America’s dependence on overseas oil, and helped Continue reading

House Votes Again to Dismantle Obamacare

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton voted last week with his colleagues to pass legislation to repeal the key provisions of Obamacare, effectively dismantling the law. The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, which uses a fast-track reconciliation process to force the Senate to vote on the bill would repeal Continue reading

Tipton Gives Update on Congressional Activity

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton phoned into Wild West Radio yesterday to give an update on what’s been going on in Congress. Tipton says there are a couple of bills he’s attached to that are expected to limit the authority of Federal Regulatory agencies, such as the EPA and the Fish and Wildlife Service. Tipton has been working on two Continue reading

Tipton Applauds Judge’s Ruling on EPA Water Rule

WATER CONSERVATIONCongressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) called Friday’s Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling to block the nationwide implementation of the President’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule a “major victory for Western water users and private property rights.” The controversial WOTUS rule would have drastically expanded the regulatory scope of Continue reading

Congress Digging Into EPA Mine Spill

EPA-300The focus on a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states is shifting to Congress, where lawmakers this week kick off a series of hearings into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency incident. Leading House and Senate Republicans said EPA officials were frustrating their attempts to investigate the spill. They want Continue reading

Tipton Reintroduces Forest Health Bill

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton says that his Healthy Forest Management and Wildfire Prevention Act is finally getting some attention in Congress. Tipton introduced the bill during the last Congress, and watched it pass through the House before becoming one of the hundreds of bills stalled on the Senate floor. The bill is now being Continue reading

Lawmakers Urge Governor to Reject BLM Travel Plan

BLMA group of 21 Republican lawmakers from the Senate and House sent a letter to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper May 20th calling on him to oppose a new BLM “travel plan” for parts of the Western Slope that could close up to 2,000 miles of rural roads or trails in Grand Continue reading

Tipton Questions Witnesses on Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton underscored the impractical nature of the federal government’s proposed listing of the Greater Sage Grouse under the Endangered Species Act. During the House Committee on Natural Resources hearing on “Empowering State Management of Greater Sage Grouse,” witnesses Continue reading

Obama Threatens to Veto Defense Bill Over Sage Grouse Provision

obamaReports say President Obama is threatening to veto the nation’s entire defense spending bill, because it includes a provision to postpone listing the Greater Sage Grouse as an Endangered Species. The report says that the White House has proclaimed that if the sage grouse and other provisions aren’t eliminated from the bill, the Continue reading

Congress Unhappy With Progress of Over-Budget Denver VA Hospital

VETERANSCongressional leaders say the future of the over-budget Denver VA hospital is unclear because the Veterans Affairs Department hasn’t come up with an acceptable plan for funding it. In a statement yesterday, the chairmen of the House and Senate veterans committees also criticized the VA for not punishing those Continue reading

Lawmakers Hope to Finish Standardized Testing Bill Today

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers are close to agreement on one of the most vexing problems of the term – how to reduce standardized tests for students in public schools. Legislators have been debating various plans to reduce student tests for months. Continue reading