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Tipton: Creating an all-of-the-above energy future

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

For too long, the U.S. has operated with no comprehensive plan for meeting the inevitable increased demand for energy created by both traditional and renewable resources. As the energy economy continues to evolve, we must develop a true all-of-the-above energy strategy that will ensure both U.S. energy security and affordable power for American families well […]

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Tipton: The CFPB goes against government of the people, by the people

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created by the Dodd-Frank Act as an independent agency within the Federal Reserve System, with the purpose of regulating consumer financial products. The core mission of the CFPB, protecting consumers from bad actors, is important, but we should all be concerned about the unconstitutional structure of the Bureau. […]

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Tipton: Natural Resources Committee priorities in the 115th Congress

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

We recently held our organizational meeting in the Natural Resources Committee, which gave members an opportunity to discuss their priorities for the next two years and vote on committee rules and procedures. Since arriving in Congress, much of my focus has been on the many natural resources issues that impact the Third Congressional District on […]

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Tipton: Congress now has higher authority to stop overregulation

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

A recent analysis by the Competitive Enterprise Institute showed that for every law Congress passed in 2016, the Obama administration issued 18 rules and regulations. With a total of 3,853 last year, the administration issued the most rules and regulations since 2005. When done right, rules and regulations play an important role in keeping our […]

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Tipton: Thank you for your service and sacrifice

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

Throughout my time in Congress, I have had the privilege of meeting many veterans from across the 3rd Congressional District and hearing fascinating stories detailing their military service and their contributions to communities across Colorado. Pueblo is among my favorite places to visit in our district. The city is a melting pot of different cultures, […]

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Tipton: There’s a better way: Poverty, the economy and our Constitution

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton
I recently asked over 100,000 people across the 3rd Congressional District if they thought today’s kids are on track to be better off than their parents. Of those who responded, nearly 78 percent said no. This sentiment isn’t unique to Colorado. An August 2016 Gallup Poll revealed that 72 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with […]

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Tipton: Find your park: Mesa Verde

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton
The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday on Aug. 25, 2016. Although our first national park was established in 1872, it wasn’t until 1916 that President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill that created the National Park Service, charging it with the responsibility to protect the nation’s 35 existing national parks and monuments, as well […]

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Tipton: Education, community support needed to fight opioid abuse epidemic

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton
Widespread opioid abuse is having a tragic impact on communities in Colorado and across the nation. If I were to poll the entire Third Congressional District, I’m sure that most people could say that they have either been personally affected or know someone who has been affected by the growing abuse of prescription painkillers and […]

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