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Representative Mike Coffman

Representing the 6th District of COLORADO

Veterans

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.

More on Veterans

Feb 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) led the bipartisan reintroduction of the Veteran Urgent Access to Mental HealthCare Act (H.R. 918).

Jan 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC -- U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) released the following statement in response to the Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Acting Secretary, Mr. Robert D.

Jan 23, 2017 Op-Eds

Between Christmas and New Year’s, I led a congressional delegation to Kabul, Afghanistan, where I met with some of our soldiers, and with senior U.S. military and diplomatic leaders to discuss what progress we are or are not making in that war.

Dec 20, 2016 In The News

DENVER (AP) - The Justice Department is considering whether to investigate allegations that Veterans Affairs Department executives lied to Congress to conceal massive cost overruns at a $1.7 billion VA hospital under construction outside Denver.

The FBI’s Washington field office is reviewing the allegations, the Justice Department said in a letter to Congress. The letter was dated Dec. 9 and made public Tuesday.

The FBI is part of the Justice Department.

Dec 2, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC -- U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) today applauded the passage of the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which contained a number of provisions proposed by Coffman.
Nov 3, 2016 In The News

A KRDO Newschannel 13 investigation revealed that a large number of heroin addicts in America are veterans.

Not only has the VA health care system struggled to help them, but it may also be responsible for inadvertently creating the addictions in the first place.

Ross Armentor is recovering heroin addict who has been sober for three years this month.

Shortly after serving in Iraq in 2003, he was prescribed the powerful painkiller Percocet, which contains the opioid oxycontin.

He was suffering from a torm hamstring at the time.

Oct 28, 2016 In The News

The Pentagon’s announcement this week that enlistment bonuses would not be clawed back from California National Guard soldiers was met with applause from U.S. Reps. Mike Coffman (R-CO), Ryan Costello (R-PA) and Bruce Poliquin (R-ME).

The U.S. Defense Secretary ordered the Pentagon suspend the collection of improper enlistment bonuses paid to thousands of California National Guard soldiers at the height of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Oct 26, 2016 In The News

Outraged by a report of soldiers being forced to repay enlistment bonuses, U.S. Reps. Mike Coffman (R-CO), Jeff Denham (R-CA) and Michael McCaul (R-TX) called for action to avert the claw backs.

Thousands of soldiers who were paid bonuses of $15,000 or more to enlist or reenlist in the California National Guard at the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been ordered to repay their bonuses, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Oct 25, 2016 In The News

Reforms to the Veterans Choice Program led by U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and U.S. Reps. Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Scott Tipton (R-CO) would modernize the program’s payment, authorization and referral systems.

In a letter to Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald, Gardner, Coffman, and Tipton and other members of Colorado’s delegation wrote that they had received complaints about Health Net, the system used to reimburse non-VA providers, from around the state.

Oct 24, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC -- U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06), a Marine Corps Iraq War veteran and member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, today called upon the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Guard Bureau (NGB) to determine if they have the legal authority to waive regulations forcing thousands of National Guard soldiers, primarily in California, to repay reenlistment bonuses issued during the height of U.S involvement in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. If neither the DoD nor the NGB has authority, Coffman is ready to introduce a legislative fix to allow these soldiers to keep their bonuses.