By Rick Maze
January 31, 2013
A Colorado Republican lawmaker has introduced legislation to allow some immigrants, including some who came to the U.S. illegally, the chance to earn U.S. citizenship through military service.
“My late father, a career soldier, taught me that there is no higher demonstration of American citizenship than serving one’s country in the military,” said Rep. Mike Coffman, a Marine Corps combat veteran who also served in the Army.
AURORA, Colo.--Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) announced that he has introduced legislation, The Military Enlistment Opportunity Act of 2013, which will broaden the pool of those eligible to enlist in the U.S. military beyond citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPR).
A new bill in the House proposes ending the pension benefit that members of Congress are currently eligible for after five years of service.
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., H.R. 423 would eliminate defined-benefit pension plans for members of Congress, keeping only the “right to continue participating in the Thrift Savings Plan.” In a statement released on Jan. 24, Coffman said he submitted the bill to encourage members of Congress to “share in the sacrifice” during hard economic times and “lead by example.”
(Aurora, CO)- U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, released the following statement regarding President Obama’s Immigration Proposal:
(WASHINGTON) – Earlier this week U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), introduced bi-partisan legislation along with U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) aimed at putting an end to the pension plan currently available to members of Congress.
(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, released the following statement regarding "No Budget, No Pay":
"Representative Coffman will review any and all gun safety related legislation that comes before the House of Representatives. Representative Coffman strongly believes we must first determine which of the actions recommended by the President are in fact appropriate for the federal government to take and which are better decided by state lawmakers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, U.S.
(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, released the following statement regarding the vote on the Senate Amendment to H.R. 8 - American Taxpayer Relief: