WASHINGTON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs will offer urgent mental health care beginning this summer to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges, part of its expanded initiative to stem stubbornly high rates of suicide.
Those who serve our nation in defense of freedom must never be forgotten when they return home. It is vital to fully fund the necessary services to our veterans and their families in the most cost effective manner possible.
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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’. The intent is to correct the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) regulations that unfairly saddle veterans with emergency ambulance payments.
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. At a House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing VA Secretary Shulkin committed to providing mental health services for veterans with other than honorable discharges.
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’. This bill aims to provide the VA Secretary increased discretion to remove, demote, or suspend any VA employee, including Senior Executive Service employees due to performance or misconduct.
Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) led the bipartisan reintroduction of the Veteran Urgent Access to Mental HealthCare Act (H.R. 918).
Washington, DC -- U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) released the following statement in response to the Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Acting Secretary, Mr. Robert D.
Between Christmas and New Year’s, I led a congressional delegation to Kabul, Afghanistan, where I met with some of our soldiers, and with senior U.S. military and diplomatic leaders to discuss what progress we are or are not making in that war.
DENVER (AP) - The Justice Department is considering whether to investigate allegations that Veterans Affairs Department executives lied to Congress to conceal massive cost overruns at a $1.7 billion VA hospital under construction outside Denver.
The FBI’s Washington field office is reviewing the allegations, the Justice Department said in a letter to Congress. The letter was dated Dec. 9 and made public Tuesday.
The FBI is part of the Justice Department.
A KRDO Newschannel 13 investigation revealed that a large number of heroin addicts in America are veterans.
Not only has the VA health care system struggled to help them, but it may also be responsible for inadvertently creating the addictions in the first place.
Ross Armentor is recovering heroin addict who has been sober for three years this month.
Shortly after serving in Iraq in 2003, he was prescribed the powerful painkiller Percocet, which contains the opioid oxycontin.
He was suffering from a torm hamstring at the time.