U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, will serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources during the 115th Congress.
The announcement came Friday, after the House Republican Steering Committee met to review waiver requests from House members who have been appointed to an “exclusive” committee but wish to also serve on an additional committee.
House rules prohibit members who are appointed to an exclusive committee from holding additional committee assignments unless they are granted a waiver by the steering committee.
As a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee, Tipton sought a waiver from the steering committee in order to serve on the Committee on Natural Resources.
“I’m honored and excited to be back on the Natural Resources Committee, which has jurisdiction over many of the issues that impact the Third District of Colorado on a daily basis. While I’ve continued to push for policies that protect water and private property rights, and support responsible energy development and public land management as vice chair of the Western Caucus, I’m pleased to have more of a direct role in the legislative process surrounding issues like these and many others,” Tipton said. “I want to thank Chairman Rob Bishop and House leadership for providing me with this opportunity, and I look forward to continuing our work.”
Tipton served on the House Committee on Natural Resources from 2011–2014. In the 115th Congress, Tipton will serve on both the House Financial Services and Natural Resources Committees.
Tipton represents Colorado’s 3rd Senate District. He serves on the House Committee on Financial Services, is vice chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and a member of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. He’s also the executive vice chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus and co-chairman of the Congressional Small Business Caucus.