Tipton was the representative for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2011 to 2020.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Tipton.
Tipton is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2020 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Tipton sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 28, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Tipton was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1492 (116th): Yucca House National Monument Expansion Act
- H.R. 4200 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 321 South 1st Street in Montrose, Colorado, as the “Sergeant David Kinterknecht Post Office”.
- H.R. 6216 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3025 Woodgate Road in Montrose, Colorado, as the “Sergeant David Kinterknecht Post Office”.
- H.R. 6217 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 241 N 4th Street in Grand Junction, Colorado, as the “Deputy Sheriff Derek Geer Post ...
- H.R. 698 (115th): Elkhorn Ranch and White River National Forest Conveyance Act of 2017
- H.R. 4609 (115th): West Fork Fire Station Act of 2017
- H.R. 1457 (115th): MOBILE Act of 2017
Does 9 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Tipton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (32%) Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Finance and Financial Sector (16%) Energy (9%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) International Affairs (6%) Education (4%) Water Resources Development (4%)
Some of Tipton’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8792 (116th): Transparency in Campaign Text Message Act
- H.R. 7189 (116th): Operation Overlord Study Abroad Program Act of 2020
- H.R. 6294 (116th): Improving Emergency Disease Response via Housing Act of 2020
- H.R. 6267 (116th): State- and Science-based Gray Wolf Reintroduction Act of 2020
- H.R. 6014 (116th): Employment Fairness for Taiwan Act of 2020
- H.R. 5714 (116th): Safeguarding Readiness in Military Aviation Training Act
- H.R. 5467 (116th): LOCAL Act of 2019
From Jan 2011 to Dec 2020, Tipton missed 80 of 6,299 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2020. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: