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Representative Mike Coffman

Representing the 6th District of COLORADO


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Mar 5, 2010 Op-Eds
Bipartisanship is, as everyone knows, in short supply in Washington these days. But it has not vanished completely. When Presidential Science Adviser John Holdren and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden unveiled President Obama's new plan for space exploration they encountered unexpectedly strong and dramatic opposition from Democrats and Republicans alike. What produced this rare consensus? Nothing less than a roadmap put forth by these two men for strategic retreat from space leadership.
Feb 28, 2010 Op-Eds

Mike Coffman is understandably miffed with the League of Conservation Voters, which seems as dedicated to boosting the size of government as in protecting the environment. So when the league gave the 6th District congressman a paltry 7 percent rating on its National Environmental Scorecard, Coffman lit into it with righteous gusto.

Feb 4, 2010 Op-Eds
The reelection campaign of President Obama began last week with the delivery of his State of the Union address. Battered by the wholesale rejection of his domestic policy agenda in the Massachusetts Senate election, the president shifted into 2012 mode. They say in Washington “good policy makes good politics.” Unfortunately, in the president’s 70 minute speech, I heard too much of the latter and not enough of the former.
Feb 2, 2010 Op-Eds
This week President Obama released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2011. Just a few days prior the president spoke at a meeting of House Republicans, promising fiscal discipline and a renewed commitment to tackling our rising national debt. These were also themes in the president’s State of the Union address and on both occasions I was encouraged to hear the president talk about the economy and commit to focusing on job creation. Disappointingly, a review of the president’s fiscal year 2011 budget shows the administration has chosen more of the same reckless and unsustainable taxing, spending, and borrowing.
Jan 25, 2010 Op-Eds
On the Tuesday before Christmas, a little known freshman Democrat from Alabama, Rep. Parker Griffith, made waves in the nation’s capital – he changed party affiliations.
Jan 25, 2010 Op-Eds
During my first year in Congress, I witnessed a disturbing pattern in legislative strategy pursued by Democrat leaders. Often in Congress, non-controversial provisions are attached to annual authorizing and funding bills, which in essence, become legislative vehicles for other measures. It’s not a new practice. Both parties have long used this as a tactic to move legislation through Congress, but the Democrats’ escalation last year using all three troop funding bills as a means to pass extremely controversial and unrelated social and economic policy was inappropriate and set a terrible precedent.
Jan 13, 2010 Op-Eds
Founding Father and statesman Patrick Henry once said of the Constitution, "It is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."
Jan 12, 2010 Op-Eds

Lies and federal databases

Examiner Columnist
January 13, 2010
Washington Examiner

Jan 8, 2010 Op-Eds
Early on the morning of December 24th, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and more than a dozen Democrat senators exchanged holiday gifts in the form of a vote on the Senate version of health care reform, H.R. 3590. Harry Reid received the gift of 60 votes, the number he needed, to pass the Democrats’ health care bill in the Senate. In return for their support, more than a dozen Senators received multi-million dollar sweetheart deals at the American taxpayer’s expense.
Dec 21, 2009 Op-Eds
The week before President Barack Obama delivered his speech at West Point announcing he would order 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, I traveled to Kabul as part of a small congressional delegation. Upon arrival, we met with Gen. Stanley McChrystal to review the security challenges in Afghanistan. Our discussion focused on his plan to reverse the current momentum of the Taliban in order to create a stable environment and allow for the political process to move forward. I left the meeting wanting to believe in the general and wanting to believe in our mission.