Scott R. Tipton (born November 9, 1956) is the U.S. Representative for Colorado's 3rd congressional district. In November 2010, he defeated three-term incumbent Democrat John Salazar, whom he lost to in 2006 by a wide margin. He was a member of the Colorado House of Representatives and a co-owner of a pottery company in Cortez, Colorado. Prior to being elected to public office, he was the Chairman of the Colorado Republican Party from 1997 to 2008.
Scott Tipton was raised in Cortez, where he attended public schools with his brother Joe and graduated from Montezuma-Cortez High School. He went on to Ft. Lewis College in Durango where he studied Political Science. He graduated in 1978, becoming the first person in his family to graduate from college. After Ft. Lewis, ...
With 14 million Americans out of work, it might be surprising to hear that employers are having trouble filling certain positions.
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows 2.7 million jobs remained unfilled in the U.S. in August, and employers are reporting having a hard time finding skilled workers to add to their payroll.
ManpowerGroup's 2011 Talent Shortage Survey, released earlier this summer, found that 34% of employers are experiencing difficulties filling positions due to lack of available talent. Of this group, 24% of employers said they aren't finding candidates available in ...
Congressman Scott Tipton(R-CO) is asking his House colleagues to joinhim incalling on the Government Accountability Office to conduct a thorough review andaudit of the Federal Recreation Fee programs operated by the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.
Americans are paying millions of dollars in fees for access to land that we already own and pay taxes to support.Where has that money gone? Previous audits have identified serious fiscal irregularities, including violations of federal and USDA accounting standards. There is reason to believe that these problems persist and have in ...
We must keep the promise to our senior citizens by protecting Medicare and Social Security.
Currently, Medicare is on an unsustainable path. If Washington fails to act, the Medicare Trustees — made up primarily of members of President Obama's cabinet — report that Medicare will be bankrupt by 2024.
I support a plan that ensures today's seniors and those a decade away from retiring receive all of their benefits in full, while strengthening and securing Medicare for future generations.
I have held town hall meetings focusing on Medicare and Social Security, visited dozens of ...
Tipton Named to Western Caucus Leadership for 114th Congress WASHINGTON– Members of the Congressional Western Caucus announced today that Congressman Cynthia Lummis (WY-At Large) will Chair the caucus for the 114th Congress. Former Chairman Steve Pearce (NM-02) will step into the position of Chairman Emeritus along with Representative Rob Bishop (UT-01). In addition, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03), Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-02), and Congressman Paul Gosar (AZ-04) were named Vice Chairmen for the upcoming Congress. Congressman Pearce, Lummis, Tipton, Amodei, and Gosar released the following statements in response to the announcement:
“I would like to thank my colleagues for trusting me to head the caucus for the past two Congresses,” said Chairman Emeritus Pearce. “I look forward to continue working with Cynthia Lummis as Chairman Emeritus and believe that she will undoubtedly do a great job leading the caucus. Cynthia is someone who I have worked closely with over the last two Congresses and she has a proven track record of fightin
Tipton: “Put Americans to Work, Build the Keystone Pipeline” WASHINGTON– Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) urged the President to put politics aside and Americans to work as the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to build the Keystone Pipeline.
“The President has stated he will veto this legislation that would create as many as 42,000 jobs and generate as much as $2 billion in earnings for America’s economy,” said Tipton. “Over 22,000 pages of studies have been conducted through the State Department already, including a report stating that the project will have no significant impact on carbon emissions. There’s no viable reason left for the President to obstruct the Keystone Pipeline. It’s time to put Americans to work, put politics aside, and move forward with this safe, commonsense project that will strengthen our nation’s energy infrastructure.”
Learn more about the Keystone Pipeline and its potential impact HERE.
Colorado 3rd District Students Receive Nominations to U.S. Service Academies WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) announced the names of 11 students from Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District who have received his nomination to U.S. Service Academies. The students were selected based on meeting or exceeding the stringent requirements of the respective academy and of Tipton’s office. Students who applied were required to submit an essay, test scores, an application, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and complete a panel interview in order to be considered.
“I want to congratulate all of the students who have worked so hard to earn a nomination to our nation’s service academies, and thank everyone who applied for their efforts. Not only have they put in the hours and dedication to excel academically and physically, these are young people of extraordinary moral character whose love for our country has led them to choose an honorable path of service to it. I’m confident that each of these exceptional nominees would make outstanding o
Tipton Votes to Restore Full-Time Workweek WASHINGTON– Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) voted with his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to restore the full-time workweek to 40 hours.
The President’s healthcare law requires all businesses with the equivalent of over 50 full-time employees to provide health insurance coverage for those employees. The law defines full-time at 30 hours per week, forcing many small businesses on tight budgets to reduce their employees’ hours because the expense of providing health insurance for traditionally part-time employees is too high. The Save American Workers Act (H.R. 30) restores the definition of the full-time workweek to 40 hours.
“One of the biggest consequences of the President’s healthcare law is that many Americans have lost work hours and wages. Employers and employees across the 3rd District have shared serious concerns with me over how some of the most vulnerable workers have been hurt the worst by the President’s reduction of the full-time work wee