Rep. Scott Tipton
As Americans celebrate our nation’s Independence today and prepare for summer trips, they’re noticing rising gas prices.
Many people are facing gas prices above $3.50 a gallon and some are already paying over $4 a gallon at the pump. These rising fuel costs have a ripple effect across our economy, impacting families already struggling to pay the bills, small businesses operating on tight margins, and senior citizens living on fixed incomes.
Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the case.
Nature and entrepreneurial ingenuity have created the potential to allow America to take complete control of its energy future. Read more »
Rep. Scott Tipton
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.
Today, we come together as a nation to give tribute to those who paid the ultimate price in defense of freedom—in defense of that dream. No words can sufficiently express the gratitude we have for our troops, especially for those who have died in the service of our nation.
These brave, selfless individuals share a sacred bond. It’s an immortal, patriotic bond that lives among their ranks from generation to generation. It lives on today between veterans and their fallen peers—between those who have stood together in defense of us all. Read more »
TIPTON: The conversation is beginning to shift toward finding alternative solutions to the President’s health care law
Over the last month, there have been lots of changed attitudes in Washington about the President’s health care law. With new issues arising almost daily from the disastrous rollout, the President and Congressional Democrats can’t escape the fact that the law is broken. Read more »
TIPTON: Nearly 900,000 veterans who sacrificed for our country are not getting their benefits
One of the best things about serving in public office is the opportunity to interact with active-duty and retired members of our Armed Forces on a regular basis. These brave men and women have incredible stories that are truly inspiring. In their military service, our veterans shined as the ultimate examples of self-sacrifice, heroism, patriotism and perseverance and now are a vital part of our communities. Read more »
TIPTON: Small businesses across the nation are being impacted by high and unpredictable energy costs
Energy prices are a constant source of frustration and uncertainty for families and small businesses in my district, and in this tough economy, it’s the last thing they should have to worry about.
Last week a constituent, who owns a small carpentry business in Alamosa, called my office to tell me that gas prices are hurting his small business. Read more »
TIPTON: Sequestration will reduce federal spending by about 2.3 percent over the next seven months — about $1,150 less for every $50,000 the federal government plans to spend
Sequestration is here, leaving many uncertain about what’s next.
One of the major problems with the President’s sequester is not that it initiates a needed reduction in federal spending, but that its unwieldy nature casts a broad shadow of uncertainty with regard to how those spending cuts will be implemented. Read more »
TIPTON: Medicare, Social Security and many other safety nets and vital programs are on the path to bankruptcy if we fail to get spending under control
The people of the 3rd District want Congress to pass a responsible budget that cuts spending, protects and strengthens programs like Medicare and Social Security, and ensures that our troops have the resources they need to defend our nation. This is my goal, and I will fight to pass a responsible budget in this Congress. And if Congress doesn’t do its job and pass a budget, then members shouldn’t be paid. Read more »
TIPTON: The United Nations General Assembly is currently convened in New York to draft language for an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that would give the UN a say in the regulation of our nation’s domestic gun ownership
Our Founding Fathers guaranteed us the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment, putting into place a fundamental liberty to safeguard against tyranny and protect our sacred nation. This right which has been protected through the sacrifice of the members of our Armed Forces past and present, is under assault. Read more »
Tipton's amendment would prevent agencies like the Bureau of Reclamation from handing out cash to survey recipients
This past week I confronted one of the most blatant cases of federal waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars that I’ve seen since coming to Washington. It involves a federal agency sending out cash in the mail to entice survey responses. Read more »