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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton: Let’s balance environmental protection with common sense on jobs, economy

Environmentalists have taken to the courts in an effort to shut down the Colowyo Mine in Moffat County, a move that could cost over 200 Coloradans their jobs and devastate the local economy. Fortunately, a bipartisan effort is underway to fight for the future of these workers and the estimated $274 million dollars in regional economic benefits that the mine has provided.

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton: Federal attempts to take private water loom in the West

After much public outcry, the federal government has attempted to distance itself from its most recent attempt to trample state law and take or interfere with private water rights. While administration officials are claiming “there’s nothing to see here,” short of guarantees that can only be provided through legislation, our private water rights — on which countless Westerners and communities rely for their livelihood — will continue to be at risk.

EPA regs would jeopardize stable power supply

The clash between environmental and energy reality versus idealism reached a crossroads in Denver this week when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) convened in a technical conference on Feb. 25.

US lawmakers, Moffat County press EPA to relocate coal hearings to Craig

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a plan that would mandate coal-fired power plants cut their carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Then the agency set up a 120-day comment period and hearings across the country — one in Denver will be on the week of July 28. But, many want to change the locations to be in areas where coal energy is produced.

Sage grouse legislation would mean big things for Moffat County

Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., partnered with four other western congressmen to introduce a piece of legislation, the Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act, on May 22 that would prevent sage grouse from being listed as threatened or endangered for ten years. This is the second time this session Congress members proposed this type of legislation as an effort to press agencies to rethink their approach to listing sage grouse species.

U.S. congressmen team up with others to tackle sage grouse issue

U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and U.S. Representative Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) introduced a piece of legislation that would stop sage grouse from being listed as endangered species for 10 years, and would mandate states develop and manager their own conservation efforts regarding the species.

US Rep. Scott Tipton: Stand up for veterans — pay tribute to our fallen heroes

The American Dream has come at an incredible cost. Since the founding of our nation, a small, important group of Americans have answered the call to serve our country. Because of the sacrifice of these special few Americans, we can wholeheartedly say that the world is a better place.

Rep. Scott Tipton and the WildEarth Guardians butt heads over coal energy

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., came out strongly Tuesday against a letter released by the WildEarth Guardians, an environmentalist group, that challenged Western Area Power Administration’s relationship to coal energy.

Colorado lawmakers push for PILT funding

More than $500,000 of Moffat County’s budget still is up in the air at the federal level. The money is tied to Payment in Lieu of Taxes funding that is playing a central role in debates in the U.S. Congress. PILT funds are given to counties that have public land they cannot tax. While the funds can be used in many ways, they usually help communities such as Moffat County cover costs of infrastructure.

Scott Tipton: Continue spending reforms, prevent default

We have voted every way possible to repeal, defund and replace Obamacare in the House. Some even thought that a government shutdown would stop it. But as we’ve seen over the past two weeks, while some government functions have ceased during the shutdown, Obamacare has continued unaffected.

Rep. Scott Tipton: We fought to keep government open

We fought late into the night to keep government open, pass a Continuing Resolution that listens to the concerns of our constituents and conference with the Senate. The Senate refused to negotiate on any portion of Obamacare, including creating fair treatment for all Americans under the law, removing special treatment for Congress or repealing the costly medical device tax that is raising the cost of care and costing jobs. It’s disappointing that the president and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., won’t sit down and discuss the issue of why they think the American people shouldn’t receive the same exemptions that they gave to big business or why Congress should be exempt from the laws it passes.

Scott Tipton: Keep government open, delay Obamacare

Over the past month in town hall meetings and through thousands of phone calls, emails and letters, I have received a strong message from my constituents — keep government open and stop the Obamacare train-wreck in the most effective way possible. Obamacare is already hurting jobs in my district, driving up costs and making it harder for many people, especially in rural communities, to access the care they deserve.

Craig briefs: Rep. Scott Tipton to visit northern Colorado next week

He’ll be talking about various issues, including health care, immigration and the economy. He also will discuss the legislation he is preparing that he said will create jobs.

Rep. Scott Tipton to hold Steamboat fundraiser with Speaker John Boehner

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, will host a fundraiser Aug. 30 in Steamboat Springs with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

Rep. Scott Tipton outlines healthy forest, wildfire prevention bill

Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, was in Denver on Thursday for a field hearing of the Congressional Western Caucus hosted at the state Capitol. The theme of the hearing focused on forest health, wildfires and habitat protection, which provided Tipton an optimal venue to tout legislation he is carrying that would provide state and local elected officials the authority to designate high-risk wildfire areas.

Coffee with Congressman Tipton event Wednesday in Craig

State Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, will be in Craig on Wednesday to thank voters for their support during the November election.

Poll shows Tipton, Pace in statistical dead heat

Questions arise about poll’s validity, Pace’s latest ad

A recent poll shows Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, and Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, are in a statistical dead heat for the office of the Third Congressional District of Colorado. The poll, released Monday by Grove Insight, a Portland, Ore.-based opinion research and communications strategy company, is based on interviews with 400 likely voters in CD3. The interviews were conducted from Sept. 25-27, according to a Grove Insight news release. The poll shows Tipton in the lead, garnering support from 42 percent of the interview pool. Pace trails by just three points, with 13 percent reporting they are undecided, and a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points, according to the Grove Insight release.

Tipton, Pace trade barbs about healthcare

Tipton: Pace can’t reinvent himself as Congressional candidate

A single-payer, government run healthcare system dominated the most recent round of political volleys this week in the race for the Third Congressional District of Colorado. Michael Fortney, campaign manager for Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, said Wednesday the ongoing national healthcare debate — specifically in regards to Obamacare — represents one of many important issues to voters that challenger Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, has dodged since announcing his bid for the office of CD3. Fortney referenced a June 9, 2009 article in the Pueblo Chieftan in which Pace stated he would not stop pressing for a single-payer healthcare system in Colorado despite the fact HB09-1273 failed to pass through the Colorado General Assembly.

Tipton endorses discharge petition for Farm Bill, later removes signature

Pace camp charges Tipton flip flops on Farm Bill

Last week Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, endorsed a discharge petition that would bring the Farm Bill before the U.S. House of Representatives for a floor vote. The next day, Sept. 13, Tipton removed his name from the petition. Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, one of two challengers vying for the Third Congressional District of Colorado — an office currently occupied by Tipton, criticized the Congressman for flip flopping on the Farm Bill, and bowing to political pressure from House leaders and right wing special interest groups like Club for Growth.

Pace airs 2nd ad spot of cycle

Tipton camp charges ad is disingenuous

On Monday the Sal Pace campaign launched its second television advertisement of the cycle. Pace, a Pueblo Democrat, is one of two challengers running against Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, for the office of the Third Congressional District of Colorado. The ad, entitled “Nearby,” highlights Pace’s promise to champion for Colorado seniors in Congress if elected. It is currently running district wide. The ad features Pace’s father, Salvatore — a retired mechanic living off of social security.

Tipton calls out Pace as Colorado Mesa University debate approaches

Tipton: Let’s have that conversation about taxes

Sal Pace, a Pueblo Democrat running for the Third Congressional District of Colorado, said recently he would welcome the opportunity to compare his record on taxes with that of his opponent and CD3 incumbent Scott Tipton, R-Cortez. And with the Colorado Mesa University debate on the horizon, Tipton called out Pace, saying Saturday’s event would be a perfect opportunity to “have the conversation.” “I welcome this comparison,” Tipton said in a Tuesday news release. “There is a great divide between Sal Pace’s rhetoric and record when it comes to raising taxes. He can continue to say he has stood up for families and small businesses, but that does not mean it’s true.”

Tipton camp fires back at Pace

Fortney: Pace needs to bring ideas to the table

Last week Sal Pace, a Pueblo Democrat running for the Third Congressional District of Colorado, unveiled an online tool highlighting his contentions of the Ryan Budget. During a press call with reporters Wednesday Pace also defended his lifetime 15.77 percent Colorado Union of Taxpayers rating, dismissing CUT as a radical organization and touting his record in the Colorado legislature as middle of the road. Pace cited legislation he carried in the state house this year that eliminated the estate tax on farmers and said he would be happy to compare his record on taxes with his opponent, and CD3 incumbent, Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez. The Tipton camp said Friday they would welcome that public conversation.

Third Congressional District candidates debate issues, political views

This week marked a new beginning in the campaign for Colorado's Third Congressional District. On Wednesday, Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, and challenger Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, participated in their first public debate at Adams State University in Alamosa. The event was hosted by the university’s veterans club. Tisha Casida, an Independent candidate, and others vying for the office were not invited.


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