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A sweeping reform of the nation’s $130 billion mental health system — already passed by the U.S. House and headed for the Senate next month — would ramp up the number of psychiatric beds and make it easier for families to access treatment even when their relative does not want it.
A top Republican wants to make sure the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is following a Supreme Court ruling that directs agencies to follow laws to increase the number of federal contracts to veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs).
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.
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.
Imported Brazilian wood has been scratched from the budget-busting design for a veterans hospital under construction outside Denver, eliminated to save money.
As most congressional watchers begin to turn their attention to the November elections, U.S. Rep.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Republicans on a congressional subcommittee on Friday excoriated the Veterans Administration’s prescribing patterns and oversight of controlled substances during a hearing in Denver.
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.
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.