Yearly Archives: 2015

Tipton Statement on USFS Ski Area Water Rights Directive

Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) issued this statement in response to the U.S. Forest Service’s publication of the final directive for the Ski Area Water Clause in the federal record

Reservoir evaporation a big challenge for water managers in West

Water managers in Colorado and the West scrambling to meet the growing demand for increasingly scarce water supplies caused by large populations far from water resources, climate change and drought need to focus more effort on conserving water, including addressing reservoir evaporation, say University of Colorado Boulder researchers

Bennet Secures Extensions of Wind PTC, Solar ITC

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet secured extensions for the wind production tax credit (PTC) and the solar investment tax credit (ITC) in a bill Congress is considering to fund the government and extend several tax-related provisions. The long-term extensions finally give certainty to renewable energy manufacturers and producers in Colorado and around the country.

Tipton, House Colleagues Push for Affordable Electricity for Americans

the U.S. House of Representatives passed two resolutions (S.J. Res. 23  and S.J. Res. 24) disapproving of the Obama Administration’s regulations to stunt the responsible production of affordable and reliable energy. The House is also expected to vote this week on the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act (H.R. 8) which seeks to update outdated energy policies to meet America’s energy needs and encourage economic growth

House Passes Bennet-Backed Rural Water Bill

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded the passage of the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Act by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill-passed unanimously by the Senate in June - will help small and rural communities comply with safe drinking water regulations.

Coffman Co-sponsors Legislation to Help First-Time Homebuyers

U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) announced his Co-Sponsorship of H.R. 4114, legislation to assist first-time homebuyers. “Homeownership is a crucial component of the American Dream and that is why I’m committed to passing this legislation.”

Not-your-average writing conference invites community participation

The Program for Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Colorado Boulder is hosting the first ever "Conference on Community Writing – Building Engaged Infrastructure" from Oct. 15 to 17 at the University Memorial Center

Tipton: “Court Ruling Against WOTUS is a Major Victory for Western Water Users”

Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) called today’s Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling to block the nationwide implementation of the President’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule a “major victory for Western water users and private property rights.”

NOAA funds CU-Boulder-based Western Water Assessment for another five years

In 2013, the torrents of water that poured out of the mountains, ripping up roads and inundating Boulder, Lyons, Longmont and other Front Range communities, also resulted in a deluge of questions. Both the general public and local officials wondered just how unusual this rainfall and flooding had been. Had something like it happened before? Was anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change responsible?

Tipton Votes to Protect Homebuyers from Unfair Delays and Disruptions

Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) voted to pass the Homebuyers Assistance Act (H.R. 3192) in the House of Representatives to ensure would-be-homebuyers are not impacted by unfair delays and disruptions as new mortgage disclosure requirements are being implemented by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The bill now goes to the Senate.


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced it is charging a group of Colorado landlords with housing discrimination for allegedly relegating families with children to apartments in the rear building of an apartment complex. HUD charged property owners Roger Loecher and Eileen Loecher, and on-site manager Miriam Yehudah, after fair housing testing discovered illegal “steering” was taking place based upon the tenant’s family status. Read HUD’s charge.

Bennet Urges Swift Action to Renew LWCF Program

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today expressed frustration that reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is not included in the current stopgap funding measure and urged Congress to reauthorize the LWCF before it expires next week. LWCF supports the conservation of parks, open spaces, and wildlife habitat for the benefit of hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation.

Perlmutter Outlines Transportation Priorities, Recommendations To Invest In Infrastructure And Grow Economy

In advance of Congress’ vote to fund the Highway Trust Fund, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Deputy Secretary Victor Mendez outlining transportation priorities for Colorado and the 7thCongressional District. The letter also includes several recommendations to better invest in our nation’s infrastructure and grow our economy.

Bennet and 52 Senators Call on Senate to Reauthorize and Fund the Land and...

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and a bipartisan group of 52 senators sent a letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid encouraging them to take action on funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Authorization for the LWCF will expire on September 30, 2015 if no action is taken. Established in 1964, the LWCF is one of America's most successful federal conservation programs, conserving irreplaceable lands and improving outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the nation.


Business and community leaders, volunteers, and donors joined forces yesterday morning to support Mercy Housing Colorado, a national non-profit based in Denver that builds and manages affordable housing in Colorado and nationwide.


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Tipton: FHA Practices Pose Risk to Taxpayers

Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro during a House Committee on Financial Services oversight hearing to examine the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) precarious financial state 1st Priority Roofing