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Representative Mike Coffman

Representing the 6th District of COLORADO

In The News

Jul 6, 2016 In The News
The Brighton Standard Blade

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) is a proponent of the Audrey C. Farley Women’s Center at Salud Family Health Centers, 30 S. 20thAve., which he visited on July 1.

Jul 1, 2016 In The News
Ripon Advance News Service

Bipartisan legislation introduced last week by U.S. Reps. Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Barbara Comstock (R-VA) would allow first-time homebuyers to use tax-advantaged savings accounts.

Jun 29, 2016 In The News
The Associated Press

Imported Brazilian wood has been scratched from the budget-busting design for a veterans hospital under construction outside Denver, eliminated to save money.

Jun 29, 2016 In The News
The Denver Business Journal

As most congressional watchers begin to turn their attention to the November elections, U.S. Rep.

Jun 28, 2016 In The News
Fox News

Scott Stump had the idea for a Persian Gulf War memorial years ago. But it wasn’t until the 25th anniversary of the 1991 cease-fire arrived – and the Pentagon chose not to hold a single official event marking the day – that he truly realized how important it was.

Their war, it seemed, was at risk of being forgotten.

Jun 23, 2016 In The News
The Aurora Sentinel

Aurora Congressman Mike Coffman said if Buckley Air Force Base is not awarded new F-35 fighter jets, the base would likely lose its Air National Guard unit someday.

Jun 16, 2016 In The News
CBS Denver

A Colorado congressman is criticizing the Veterans Affairs Department for refusing to release a report on its internal investigation into huge cost overruns at a VA 

Jun 15, 2016 In The News
CBS Denver

The deputy secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department was back in Colorado on Wednesday to meet with contractors to check on the progress of the still unfinished VA hospital in Aurora.

Jun 7, 2016 In The News
CQ Roll Call

Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., has launched a bipartisan push to broaden the refundable earned income tax credit, as Speaker Paul D. Ryan pivots Tuesday to a new GOP messaging agenda on reducing poverty.

Jun 7, 2016 In The News

A House subcommittee heard testimony Tuesday about the complicated relationship of the VA nationwide and its affiliated medical schools and hospitals, when affiliates dictate contract terms to the VA, take possession of VA property and steer money away from VA research nonprofits.

May 23, 2016 In The News
The Washington Free Beacon

The leading official at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs is under fire for comparing the amount of time that veterans wait for medical care at agency hospitals to ride wait times at Disney theme parks.

May 20, 2016 In The News
Channel 7 Denver (ABC)

DENVER - Congressman Mike Coffman's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a rare field hearing in Denver Friday to assess the VA hospital's oversight of controlled substances.

"They have very lax standards," Coffman told Denver7. "That's probably putting it mildly."

May 20, 2016 In The News
Business Insider (AP)

DENVER (AP) — Congress is showing an increased willingness to let VA doctors talk to veterans about medical marijuana in states where it's legal, although final approval is far from certain.

The House approved a measure this week that would let Veterans Affairs Department doctors help their patients sign up for state medical marijuana programs, something the VA now prohibits.

May 20, 2016 In The News
The Denver Post

Republicans on a congressional subcommittee on Friday excoriated the Veterans Administration’s prescribing patterns and oversight of controlled substances during a hearing in Denver.

May 12, 2016 In The News
The Post Star

Legislation Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, introduced to re-instate the "Year-Round Pell" program picked up three new co-sponsors on Tuesday, according to the Library of Congress government information web site.

May 5, 2016 In The News
9 News - KUSA

It’s an issue millions of couples face every year: the inability to conceive a child.

Such is the case for Army Corporal Tyler Wilson and his fiancé, Crystal.

Back in 2005, Wilson was badly injured during a firefight in Afghanistan. He was left paralyzed from the waist down.

May 5, 2016 In The News
Fox 31 - KDVR

DENVER -- A member of Congress has asked the U.S. Department of Defense to open a formal investigation into a major drug-testing company after a FOX31 Problem Solvers expose Wednesday night.

Apr 29, 2016 In The News
The Denver Post

Colorado U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat, and Mike Coffman, a Republican, co-hosted an event on veterans’ mental health Thursday night the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, D.C.

Apr 27, 2016 In The News
U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Mike Coffman (R-CO), Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Rod Blum (R-IA) today announced the formation of the bipartisan House Whistleblower Protection Caucus, an informal group of House Members dedicated to protecting the rights of whistleblowers, who often take on significant personal and professional risk in order to report improper activity in government agencies, help improve congressional oversight and transparency, and eliminate fraud, abuse and wasteful spending.
Apr 25, 2016 In The News

Shorter wait times and better treatment of veterans were two main topics on the minds of participants at a round table discussion hosted by Congressman Doug Lamborn at the Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence Monday.