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Representative Mike Coffman

Representing the 6th District of COLORADO

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Jun 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.--  U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) offered the following statement after meeting with the Russian Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Sergey Kislyak, regarding the search for Highlands Ranch resident Steven Beare:
 

Jun 21, 2017 Op-Eds

It is no secret that I personally did not vote for the ballot initiative in the year 2000 that legalized medical marijuana. Nor did I vote for the initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012.

Jun 21, 2017 Op-Eds

When I drive around the smaller towns of the congressional district that I represent, one of the things I like to spot is what I call "staple businesses." These are often "mom and pop" small businesses that have been around for decades and which you can find sprinkled all across America.

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Jun 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) today was awarded the American Veterans Center (AVC) award for “Service to the Nation as a Member of the United States Armed Forces in the War on Terrorism.” The award recognized Coffman’s’ military service.

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Jun 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Led by Chairman Mike Coffman (R-CO), the Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee for Military Personnel today released its proposals for the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Subcommittee will meet at 11:30 AM on Thursday, June 22nd, in Rayburn 2212.

Jun 15, 2017 In The News

The question of sanctuary cities is a topic charged with emotion as the controversy has come to a head with the U.S.

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Jun 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement upon passage of S. 1094, the ‘Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.’ This bipartisan legislation will reform the U.S.

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Jun 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) participated in a House Armed Service Committee hearing titled ‘The Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of Defense’.

Jun 12, 2017 Press Release

Aurora, CO – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) presented the Congressional Award Medal to two outstanding students in Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District.

The Congressional Award, established in 1979 as a bipartisan and public-private partnership, recognizes initiative, achievement, and service in young people.

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Jun 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-- Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement after receiving notification from the Justice Department pertaining to the Veterans' Affairs Hospital in Aurora, CO:

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Jun 15, 2017 In The News
COFFMAN: Sanctuary cities and the need for immigration reform

The question of sanctuary cities is a topic charged with emotion as the controversy has come to a head with the U.S.

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May 19, 2017 In The News

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) today introduced H.R. 2549, the ‘GI Bill Processing Improvement Act’, along with U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX).

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May 18, 2017 In The News

Washington D.C. – U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (CO-01) and Mike Coffman (CO-06) today introduced a bill to ensure that the federal government does not pre-empt state laws on marijuana. 

May 18, 2017 In The News
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Three-fifths of troops discharged from the military for misconduct in recent years had a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or another associated condition, according to a report released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office.

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May 11, 2017 In The News
TRICARE, military pay raise and more, what’s on congressional plate this session

The military personnel system is going through a crisis according to some of the most notable former military officials in the nation and in the midst of those choppy waters, two new lawmakers are taking the helm.

Mar 10, 2017 In The News
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/va-expands-mental-health-care-for-discharged-veteran...
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Dec 20, 2016 In The News
FBI looks into Congress’ claims VA lied about hospital costs

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.

Nov 3, 2016 In The News
KRDO Newschannel 13 (ABC)

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.

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Nov 2, 2016 In The News
The Greenwood Villager

The Denver Hospice regularly holds pinning ceremonies at local long-term care facilities saluting veterans and their service to our country. Recently, 33 Air Force veterans were honored by the Denver Hospice and U.S Rep. Mike Coffman, known as the veterans’ veteran.

Oct 28, 2016 In The News
Ripon Advance News Service

The Pentagon’s announcement this week that enlistment bonuses would not be clawed back from California National Guard soldiers was met with applause from U.S. Reps. Mike Coffman (R-CO), Ryan Costello (R-PA) and Bruce Poliquin (R-ME).

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Oct 27, 2016 In The News
Colorado Farm Bureau
Centennial, CO – Today, Colorado Farm Bureau presented Congressman Mike Coffman with its Friend of Farm Bureau Award at the Colorado Farm Bureau State Office in Centennial, Colo. The Friend of Farm Bureau award is awarded at the end of each Congress to members who worked to support agriculture and rural Colorado.
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Oct 26, 2016 In The News
The Aurora Sentinel

One Aurora teacher just became $25,000 richer.

Jennie Schmaltz, a third-grade teacher at Elkhart Elementary School, was surprised with a Milken Educator Award Wednesday — an honor that comes with a no-strings-attached prize of $25,000.

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Oct 26, 2016 In The News
Ripon Advance News Service

Outraged by a report of soldiers being forced to repay enlistment bonuses, U.S. Reps. Mike Coffman (R-CO), Jeff Denham (R-CA) and Michael McCaul (R-TX) called for action to avert the claw backs.

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Oct 25, 2016 In The News
Ripon Advance News Service

Reforms to the Veterans Choice Program led by U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and U.S. Reps. Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Scott Tipton (R-CO) would modernize the program’s payment, authorization and referral systems.

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Oct 18, 2016 In The News
The Washington Examiner

A bipartisan group of 70 lawmakers is asking House appropriators to fund an additional 11 F-35 joint strike fighters in the fiscal 2017 spending bill.

Oct 5, 2016 In The News
The Greenwood Villager

The Department of Veterans Affairs made its required report after the close of business on the deadline day in relation to its Aurora hospital project, though its status is unclear.

“As of now, we have not determined if this CD complies with [the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee] issued subpoena,” U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s congressional office said in an email.

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Oct 4, 2016 In The News
The Los Angeles Times

SpaceX’s investigation into the mysterious explosion of its rocket last month is drawing political support — and branching out in unusual directions.

Oct 3, 2016 In The News
Denver 7 (ABC)

DENVER – Three of Colorado’s U.S. representatives want more oversight into investigations regarding two SpaceX failed launches that ended in the company’s rockets exploding.

Sep 30, 2016 In The News
Lima Charlie News
A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives has proposed legislation targeted at the government of Ethiopia, after Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch documented hundreds of cases of alleged human rights abuses. House Resolution 861, titled “Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia,” was introduced by Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Al Green (D-TX), Mike Coffman (R-CO), and Eliot Engel (D-NY).
Sep 30, 2016 In The News
The Denver Post

What an odd battle the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to wage over releasing information meant to explain the massive cost overruns at its Aurora hospital still under construction.

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