WASHINGTON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs will offer urgent mental health care beginning this summer to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges, part of its expanded initiative to stem stubbornly high rates of suicide.
Those who serve our nation in defense of freedom must never be forgotten when they return home. It is vital to fully fund the necessary services to our veterans and their families in the most cost effective manner possible.
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Washington, D.C.— Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) were joined by their colleagues, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL), for the bipartisan introduction of H.R. 2652, the ‘Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act of 2017’. The legislation is intended to prevent the overmedication of veterans and combat suicide deaths through the use of comprehensive data.
Washington D.C.—U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) offered the following statement upon House passage of H.R. 2052, the ‘Protecting the Rights of Individuals Against Technological Exploitation Act’ or the “PRIVATE Act”:
Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) supported the bipartisan passage of H.R. 2288, the ‘Veterans Appeal Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017”, which seeks to reform the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) appeals process by giving veterans more claim options. Specifically, it gives veterans three main options to choose from when filing their claims: to waive a hearing and the ability to submit additional evidence, submit additional evidence and have a hearing, or transfer jurisdiction over to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) today introduced H.R. 2549, the ‘GI Bill Processing Improvement Act’, along with U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX).
Three-fifths of troops discharged from the military for misconduct in recent years had a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or another associated condition, according to a report released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office.
Washington, D.C. – Today, The Veterans’ Choice Program Improvement Act, which ensures veterans will have access to medical care past its August expiration deadline has been signed into law. Upon its signature, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman released the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) with bipartisan support has introduced H.R. 1445, the ‘Veterans Reimbursement for Emergency Ambulance Services Act’. The intent is to correct the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) regulations that unfairly saddle veterans with emergency ambulance payments.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) praised an announcement from Veterans Affairs Secretary, David Shulkin, that the VA will move to immediately increase mental health services for at-risk veterans. At a House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing VA Secretary Shulkin committed to providing mental health services for veterans with other than honorable discharges.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) along with his colleagues on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs have introduced H.R. 1259, the ‘Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Accountability First Act of 2017’. This bill aims to provide the VA Secretary increased discretion to remove, demote, or suspend any VA employee, including Senior Executive Service employees due to performance or misconduct.