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Representative Mike Coffman

Representing the 6th District of COLORADO


Jul 17, 2009 Op-Eds
This week I was visited by automotive dealers from my district, including two whose businesses had been shuttered in recent weeks as a result of General Motors and Chrysler decisions to cancel their franchise agreements. Having just gone through the pain of having to close their doors, lay off employees, and grapple with the idea that their livelihood had been taken away, each auto dealer I met with was left wondering the same question: “Why?” Why had GM and Chrysler chosen one dealership for closure over another?
Jun 26, 2009 Op-Eds

Last week the Ambassador to the United States from the Peoples Republic of China paid a visit to my Congressional office in Washington, D.C.  We exchanged pleasantries and then I got down to business utilizing my time with him to discuss international trade relations, currency manipulation, Taiwan, North Korea, and their recently expressed concern about the

May 29, 2009 Op-Eds

Last week, I introduced legislation that will enable the Social Security Administration to share information with the Department of Homeland Security to help prevent identity theft and for detecting the fraudulent use of Social Security numbers. 

Apr 23, 2009 Op-Eds

I just returned from our southwest border with Mexico. I wanted to see firsthand the progress — or lack of it — in erecting barriers to the drug cartels' smuggling activities and the violence now spilling over into border communities.

Contrary to recent statements from the Department of Homeland Security, the border fence is far from finished and the Border Patrol is still woefully short of manpower.

Jan 29, 2009 Op-Eds

The American people are hurting and our economy is in a recession. Congress is right to take action to stimulate the economy, but the American people deserve better than a pork-laden spending frenzy with very little money going to the people who need it most. Any such economic stimulus package must be timely, temporary and targeted.