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Representative Mike Coffman

Representing the 6th District of COLORADO

In The News

Apr 20, 2016 In The News
The Ripon Advance

Legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) on Friday would use cost savings from fraud prevention efforts to expand the earned income tax credit (EITC).

The Enhancing Advancement, Reducing Noncompliance and Improving Trust (EARN IT) Act, H.R. 4946, would expand access to the EITC for childless workers, as well as for young, single people who are beginning their careers.

Apr 13, 2016 In The News
The Denver Post

Members of Colorado's congressional delegation slammed U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald this week for touting his agency's reform accomplishments during a Denver speech.

Mar 30, 2016 In The News
The Aurora Sentinel

AURORA | U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, is putting pressure on the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs to release a report on the cost overruns and project management issues with the Aurora VA hospital currently under construction.

Mar 24, 2016 In The News
WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

Service members with Other-Than-Honorable discharges receive no veterans benefits and are much more likely to become homeless. But the military has no consistent standards about who gets a dreaded "OTH."

Mar 22, 2016 In The News
The Washington Post

DENVER — The Veterans Affairs Department has no plans to punish any other employees over massive cost overruns at a VA medical center under construction outside Denver, the agency said Tuesday.

Mar 22, 2016 In The News
The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — Following the completion of an internal investigation, the VA said Tuesday it does not plan to punish anyone else involved in the construction of a new hospital in Aurora that saw its cost balloon by $1 billion.

Mar 18, 2016 In The News
CBS4 Denver

Some Colorado leaders took time to honor World Down Syndrome Day with an event at the capitol on Friday.

Mar 15, 2016 In The News
The Hill

A Republican congresswoman has introduced a resolution in support of sending captured Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters to the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, calling their release "completely nonsensical."

Mar 15, 2016 In The News
Military Times

The percent of disability claims approved by the Veterans Affairs Department for Persian Gulf War-related illnesses has declined steadily in the past five years, resulting in record lows, according to a new report from the advocacy group Veterans for Common Sense.

Mar 7, 2016 In The News
Military Times

Lawmakers want to avoid having troops disgracefully forced from the ranks because of behavior related to post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injuries, but Pentagon officials may already be on the way to fixing the problem.

Mar 4, 2016 In The News
The Aurora Sentinel

CONCORD, N.H. | Veterans Administration officials from New Hampshire and Vermont say the VA is making progress in reducing opioid use among their patients, but members of Congress studying the issue say they remain concerned that successful approaches aren’t being widely shared.

Feb 26, 2016 In The News
The Villager

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, has joined a growing call to declassify 28 censored pages from a congressional report on the 9/11 terrorist attacks that some suggest may implicate the government of Saudi Arabia.

Feb 24, 2016 In The News
Military Times

Retired Marine Capt. David Winnett is grateful for his Tricare health program, which keeps him from having to go to the Veterans Affairs Department to treat his Gulf War-related illnesses.

Feb 23, 2016 In The News
Fox Business

During an interview with the FOX Business Network’s Gerri Willis, Colorado Representative Mike Coffman discussed why it would be wrong to bring Guantanamo Bay detainees to American soil, let alone Colorado soil.

Feb 19, 2016 In The News
The New York Times

Kristofer Goldsmith was discharged from the Army at the height of the Iraq war because he was not on a plane to Baghdad for his second deployment. Instead, he was in a hospital after attempting suicide the night before.

Feb 17, 2016 In The News
The Villager

To hear U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman tell it, Congress essentially has two options when it comes to the future of mandatory draft registration—either start requiring women to register or end the practice altogether—and Coffman stands on the side of the latter.

Feb 12, 2016 In The News
ABC News

Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) made good on his Super Bowl wager with Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) Friday morning at the Capitol.

Feb 11, 2016 In The News
Mike Coffman, Jared Polis want to abolish the military draft

Feb 3, 2016 In The News
The Villager

The Vietnam War Memorial, unveiled Jan. 30 at 220 W. Alameda in Denver, is dedicated to current and future generations of Vietnamese-Americans. The monument symbolizes the fallen soldiers, the standing soldier for all the U.S. servicemen and the sitting soldier for all the Vietnamese who fought against communism.

Photos by Stefan Krusze

Feb 3, 2016 In The News
CBS News

Congress is looking into why veterans are being denied a cure for a deadly form of hepatitis.

In a CBS News investigation, we told you the cure was developed by a doctor working for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The doctor got rich, but at $1,000 a pill, the VA can't afford it.