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Scott Tipton's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (CO) - District 3, Republican
On The Ballot: Won, Republican for U.S. House - District 3
Scott Tipton has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, Vote Smart has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2018.

Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? “Pro-Life”https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/65403/scott-tipton/#.Wwg-Pa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? "Pro-Life"https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/65403/scott-tipton/#.Wwg-Pa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/65403/scott-tipton/#.Wwg-Pa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? “No” https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/65403/scott-tipton/#.Wwg-Pa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "In order to rein in spending we must pass appropriations legislation on its own merit without tying bloated programs to must pass funding legislation for the military and our troops. I am carrying legislation that states military and defense appropriations bills should be voted on separately from other spending bills. This will bring us a step closer to returning to regular order and getting this country on a more fiscally responsible course." https://www.votetipton.com/issue/spending/ (www.votetipton.com)
  • "Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted in support of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 (H.R. 5515), which will provide funding to rebuild the military, authorize a pay raise for troops, and make investments in missile defense. The NDAA passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 351-66 and will now be sent to the Senate for consideration. "The number one role of the federal government has always been to provide for the common defense, and with the current threats posed by hostile regimes like Iran and North Korea, this role is more important than ever," said Tipton. "This year’s NDAA will make critical investments to rebuild the military, so that American troops are adequately equipped and prepared to respond to these threats." The NDAA authorizes a $717 billion investment in national defense, with significant funding for rebuilding the military and readiness recovery. H.R. 5515 will increase the size of all branches of the Armed Forces, replace worn-out equipment, restore America’s strength at sea and in the air, improve military buildings and infrastructure, and invest in missile defense. Additionally, it authorizes a 2.6 percent pay raise for the troops, the largest raise in 9 years." https://tipton.house.gov/media/press-releases/tipton-votes-rebuild-military-and-strengthen-national-security (tipton.house.gov)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? “No” https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/65403/scott-tipton/#.Wwg-Pa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/65403/scott-tipton/#.Wwg-Pa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Americans are already seeing the benefits of tax reform. Take a look at some of the companies that are rewarding their employees as a result of the #TaxCutsandJobsAct:" https://twitter.com/RepTipton/status/948658518386757632 (twitter.com)
  • ".@ChipotleTweets announced that 1/3 of its tax savings will go to its employees. The great news just keeps rolling in, all thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act!" https://twitter.com/RepTipton/status/961305530466816002 (twitter.com)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? “No” https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/65403/scott-tipton/#.Wwg-Pa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/65403/scott-tipton/#.Wwg-Pa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? “Yes” https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/65403/scott-tipton/#.Wwg-Pa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? "Yes" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/65403/scott-tipton/#.Wwg-Pa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/65403/scott-tipton/#.Wwg-Pa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? “No” https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/65403/scott-tipton/#.Wwg-Pa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you generally support gun-control legislation? “No” https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/65403/scott-tipton/#.Wwg-Pa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • Do you generally support gun-control legislation? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/65403/scott-tipton/#.Wwg-Pa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? "Yes" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/65403/scott-tipton/#.Wwg-Pa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? “Yes” https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/65403/scott-tipton/#.Wwg-Pa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? "Yes" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/65403/scott-tipton/#.Wwg-Pa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? “Yes” https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/65403/scott-tipton/#.Wwg-Pa3SQfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Signed a letter stating: "We ask that the subcommittee draft the appropriations bill to include the following language: None of the funds made available in this Act to the Department of Justice may be used to prevent any of the several states from implementing their own laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of marijuana on non-Federal lands within their respective jursidictions." https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1232959/letter-to-chairman-john-culberson-and-ranking-member-jose-serrano-house-appropriations-subcommittee-on-commerce-justice-science-and-related-agencies-add-marijuana-amendment-to-the-fy2019-budget/?search=marijuana#.W60Iv2dyIfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer National Security: Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The number one role of the federal government has always been to provide for the common defense, and with the current threats posed by hostile regimes like Iran and North Korea, this role is more important than ever," said Tipton. "This year’s NDAA will make critical investments to rebuild the military, so that American troops are adequately equipped and prepared to respond to these threats."" https://tipton.house.gov/media/press-releases/tipton-votes-rebuild-military-and-strengthen-national-security (tipton.house.gov)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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Inferred Answer

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