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Representative Mike Coffman

Representing the 6th District of COLORADO

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Mar 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. —  U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06), Chairman of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, made the following statement following a briefing this morning on the ongoing DoD investigation into social media group used to distribute nude photos of female service personnel:

Mar 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) along with U.S.

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Mar 10, 2017 Press Release

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’.

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Mar 8, 2017 Press Release

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.

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Mar 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. —  U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06), Chairman of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, made the following comment in response to a report that DoD is investigating allegations that social media was used to distribute nude photos of female service personnel:

Mar 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. —  U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) released the following statement today in regards to Attorney General Jeff Sessions:

Mar 1, 2017 Press Release

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’.

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Feb 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) offered the following statement in preview of the President's Address to a joint session of Congress this evening:

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Feb 21, 2017 Press Release

Repealing & Replacing the ACA

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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.

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Apr 27, 2016 In The News
LongIsland.com
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
KOAA 5

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.

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 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 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 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.

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