Scott Tipton

Scott Tipton


Coal ruling throws ‘monkey wrench’ into agency’s plans


A U.S. Supreme Court ruling could benefit northwest Colorado’s beleaguered coal and electricity-generating industries, but environmental organizations said the ruling threatens human health. Read More

Environmental ruling energizes low-price advocates


The ruling “strikes a blow against the Obama administration’s regulatory recklessness and further proves what many of us already know, that the EPA has no regard for the impact its overreaching rules have on American families and businesses Read More

Tipton Statement on SCOTUS Decision Striking Down EPA’s Power Plant Regs


CRAIG, CO—Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) issued this statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule on existing power plants:                                                      

“Today’s Supreme Court decision strikes a blow against the Obama Administration’s regulatory recklessness and further proves what many of us already know, that the EPA has no regard for the impact its overreaching rules have on American families and businesses. Clean air and affordable electricity are not mutually exclusive—we see it done right here in Colorado, in Craig, where blue skies, affordable electricity production and good paying jobs exist together. Unfortunately, the EPA can go back and attempt to rewrite this rule, which has little to no impact on cleaner air overall, as well as force through more just like it without a permanent legislative solution in place. One such solution, the Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015, passed the House last week and would give states the opportunity for judicial review prior to being required to implement onerous federal mandate that could have severe impacts on ratepayers. I’m hopeful this gets through the Senate soon, and we will continue to work in Congress to push back against the Administration’s out-of-control regulation that has devastated Main Streets across the U.S.”

Tipton is in Craig today, where he is holding a town hall meeting as well as a roundtable discussion on energy issues.

Learn more about H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015, HERE.

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Congressman Tipton comes to the Grand Valley, talks water rights and healthcare


He spoke about some of the challenges facing the Western Slope, including: water protection rights and healthcare policy issues. Read More

Rep. Tipton talks trade, water protection, jobs in Grand Junction visit


U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., has gone into the locked room in the Capitol to keep up with trade legislation as it’s taking shape. Read More

Roller dam celebrates its 100th anniversary


The importance of water storage and preparation for the good times and the bad were topics U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., emphasized in his speech at the celebration. Read More

House OKs Tipton fund shift


The U.S. House this week adopted an amendment that would shift $20 million from the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrative account to the wildland fire management fund. Read More

Tipton, Gardner say they want repeal of Affordable Care Act


The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday doesn’t fix the Affordable Care Act’s flaws, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said. Read More

Meeting with Routt County Commissioners


Congressman Tipton will meet with the commissioners to provide a legislative update and discuss issues important to Routt County including water rights, forest management and PILT.

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Craig Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Scott Tipton


Congressman Tipton will give a legislative update and answer questions from constituents. Constituents are encouraged to attend. The meeting will last approximately one hour.

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Rep. Scott Tipton Speaks in Support of Wildfire Prevention Amendment on House Floor

2015-06-25 21:40:12

Rep. Scott Tipton Speaks on Impending Closure of Colowyo Mine on the House Floor

2015-06-16 23:14:03

Rep. Scott Tipton Questions Witnesses on Global Cyber Security Threats

2015-06-16 15:17:56

Rep. Scott Tipton's exchange w/witnesses during Financial Services hearing

2015-06-11 21:16:59

Rep. Scott Tipton Questions Witnesses on State Management of Greater Sage Grouse

2015-05-19 16:09:49

Update from Congressman Scott Tipton

2015-05-15 16:18:30

Rep. Scott Tipton Offers Amendment for Arkansas Valley Conduit on House Floor

2015-04-30 15:27:02

Rep. Scott Tipton Tells Regulators Action is Needed to Ease Burden on Community Banks

2015-04-23 16:33:23

Rep. Scott Tipton Speaks Against Federal Water Grabs

2015-04-14 19:45:21

Rep. Tipton Questions FDIC Director on Operation Chokepoint

2015-03-24 19:31:10

Rep. Scott Tipton Questions U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Decline of Community Banks

2015-03-17 17:59:37

Rep. Scott Tipton Legislative Update: Israel, Water Rights, Veterans' Healthcare

2015-03-05 17:48:44

Rep. Scott Tipton questions CFPB Director Richard Cordray on Unaccountable Spending

2015-03-03 22:22:24

Rep. Tipton questions HUD Secretary Castro on state of FHA

2015-02-11 19:23:43

Update from Congressman Scott Tipton: Groundhog Day

2015-02-05 20:29:46

Rep. Scott Tipton questions witnesses on shady dealings by senior HUD employees

2015-02-04 16:51:57

Rep. Scott Tipton C-SPAN State of the Union Response

2015-01-21 16:30:05

Update from Rep. Scott Tipton: Focused on Creating Opportunities for Economic Growth

2015-01-09 19:29:43

Rep. Scott Tipton Participates in reading of U.S. Constitution

2015-01-09 15:35:45

Rep. Scott Tipton calls for stronger sanctions on Iran on House floor

2014-12-09 17:38:34

Contact Information

218 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4761
Fax 202-226-9669

Committee Assignments

Financial Services

Congressman Scott Tipton was raised in Cortez, Colorado. He graduated from Ft. Lewis College in Durango, where he studied Political Science and became the first person in his family to earn a college degree. After college, he returned home to Cortez and co-founded Mesa Verde Indian Pottery with his brother Joe. It was through his business that Scott met his wife, Jean, who is a former school teacher. The Tipton’s have two daughters, Liesl and Elizabeth, and two  sons-in-law, Chris and Jace.

After a lifetime running his small business, Scott was elected as a Republican to the Colorado House of Representatives for the 58th District in November of 2008. During his time at the state House, he worked to ensure quality water for the people of Colorado and to improve the air quality of Southwest Colorado. He also sponsored legislation to protect children from the worst criminal offenders by mandating harsher penalties for child sex-offenders and allowing law enforcement to collect DNA evidence from suspects through Jessica’s Law and Katie’s Law.

Scott was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010 and again in 2012 for a second term.

In the 112th Congress, Scott pushed hard to advance a federal version of Katie’s Law to encourage additional states to implement minimum DNA collection standards and enhanced collection processes for felons in order to strengthen law enforcement’s ability to prevent violent crimes, and protect women and children.  That effort became a reality when the President signed Katie’s Law on January 3, 2013.

Using his positions on the House Natural Resources, Agriculture and Small Business Committees, Scott has is fighting for the issues that most directly impact Coloradans, many of which involve our state’s extensive open spaces and natural resources.  In his first term, Scott introduced legislation to encourage healthy forest management and prevent wildfire, as well as passed a bill in the House with bipartisan support to advance the development of clean, renewable hydropower.  He is also leading the charge in Congress to stop a federal grab of privately-held water rights, standing up for farmers and ranchers, the ski industry, and all who rely on their water rights to survive.

Scott is champion of advancing an all-of-the-above energy solution that balances common sense conservation with responsible development. He passed the Planning for American Energy Act through the House (as a title under the American Domestic Energy and Jobs Act) to put requirements into place to develop wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, oil, natural gas, coal, oil shale and minerals, based on the needs of the American people.

Scott has used his experience as a small businessman to inform his work as a Subcommittee Chairman on the Small Business Committee. Here he has worked to protect farmers and ranchers from regulatory overreach, as well as push for expanded trade opportunities for Colorado products. Scott is a co-founder of the Congressional Small Business Caucus, a bipartisan caucus committed to open dialogue on the issues that most impact small businesses.  Members of the Congressional Small Business Caucus are dedicated to advancing efforts to foster the economic certainty needed for small businesses and entrepreneurs to succeed and create jobs.

In the 113th Congress, Scott continues to represent the many interests of one of the most diverse and geographically vast districts in the nation. He will fight to bring Colorado common sense to Washington—focusing on reforming regulation, protecting Colorado’s natural environment, encouraging responsible all-of-the-above energy development, reducing government spending, and removing hurdles so that small businesses can do what they do best—create jobs.

Serving With

Ken Buck


Doug Lamborn


Mike Coffman


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