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Representative Mike Coffman

Representing the 6th District of COLORADO

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Jun 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-- Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) was joined by his colleagues, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) and Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA), for the bipartisan reintroduction of H.R. 2802, the ‘First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account Act’.

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Jun 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-- Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) was joined by his colleagues, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) and Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH), for the bipartisan introduction of H.R. 2773, the ‘Sell Excess Luxury Lodgings’ or ‘SELL Act’.

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May 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) were joined by their colleagues, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL), for the bipartisan introduction of H.R. 2652,  the ‘Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act of 2017’.

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May 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C.—U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) offered the following statement upon House passage of H.R. 2052, the ‘Protecting the Rights of Individuals Against Technological Exploitation Act’ or the “PRIVATE Act”:

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May 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) supported the bipartisan passage of H.R. 2288, the ‘Veterans Appeal Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017”, which seeks to reform the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) appeals process by giving veterans more claim options.

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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

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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Sep 30, 2016 In The News
The Los Angeles Times
Ten Republican Congress members led by Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) have sent a letter to the heads of the Air Force, NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration questioning whether SpaceX should be allowed to lead its own investigation into a Sept. 1 launch pad explosion that destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket and a communications satellite.
Sep 30, 2016 In The News
The Washington Post

A group of 10 Republican members of Congress wrote Thursday that they are increasingly concerned about SpaceX’s ability to safely fly NASA astronauts and national security satellites after the company recently suffered its second rocket explosion in just over a year.

Sep 29, 2016 In The News
The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — Responding to a subpoena request from Congress, the Department of Veterans Affairs this week turned over some — but not all — of its investigative findings into a Colorado hospital that blew its construction budget by more than $1 billion.

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Sep 29, 2016 In The News
Space News

Ten members of Congress sent a letter to several government agencies about the Sept. 1 explosion of a SpaceX Falcon 9, raising questions about government use and oversight of the launch vehicle.

Sep 27, 2016 In The News
The Denver Post

Fumbling the phone call of a suicidal veteran reaching out to a hotline for help is an unthinkable failure on the long list of dangerous mistakes perpetrated by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Sep 23, 2016 In The News
The Denver Post

DENVER — A bipartisan group of lawmakers formally asked the U.S. Justice Department Thursday to investigate whether Veterans Affairs Department executives lied to Congress to conceal massive cost overruns at a Denver-area hospital.

Twelve Republicans and nine Democrats on the House Veterans Affairs Committee made the request in a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

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Sep 22, 2016 In The News
Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON — Leaders behind a plan for a new Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Aurora, Colo., agreed to a grandiose design and ignored repeated, early warnings about the costs, driving it into financial failure, according to a report issued Wednesday.

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Sep 22, 2016 In The News
The Aurora Sentinel

AURORA | Federal prosecutors should investigate whether a former Veterans Affairs Department executive committed perjury when he testified about the cost of a new Aurora VA hospital, which is more than $1 billion over budget, members of Congress said.

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Sep 21, 2016 In The News
Fox 31 Denver

AURORA, Colo. -- Federal investigators say “gross mismanagement,” delays and lax oversight by the Department of Veterans Affairs added millions of dollars to the cost of the Aurora VA hospital.

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Sep 21, 2016 In The News
CBS4 Denver

DENVER (AP) – Gross mismanagement, delays and lax oversight by the Veterans Affairs Department added hundreds of millions of dollars to the cost of a new VA hospital In Aurora, federal investigators said Wednesday.

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Sep 13, 2016 In The News
The Denver Post

Taxpayers in Colorado and across the nation have been kept in the dark far too long about what went so disastrously awry with the mushrooming cost to build the still-under-construction veterans hospital in Aurora.

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Sep 13, 2016 In The News
Yahoo News

Washington (AFP) - Ethiopia faces potential tragedy -- even ethnic bloodletting -- if the international community looks away from repression there, runner Feyisa Lilesa warned Tues

Sep 13, 2016 In The News
Military Times

Veterans advocates rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday to urge lawmakers deal with the problem of so-called “bad paper” discharges that prevent some struggling veterans from receiving health care, and urged the White House to intervene while the legislative process drags on. 

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Sep 10, 2016 In The News
The Denver Post

One of the best attempts to improve America’s mental health crisis in decades will stall if the U.S. Senate does not get its act together before it goes on another month-long break.  Freshly back from vacation, senators should pass Rep.

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Sep 7, 2016 In The News
CBS4 Denver

A House panel voted to subpoena the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday. The Veterans Affairs Committee wants thousands of pages of documents related to the cost of constructing the VA Hospital in Aurora.

The committee also wants documents related to art and ornamental furnishing purchases for the past five-and-a-half years.

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Sep 7, 2016 In The News
The Associated Press

Demanding explanations for a $1 billion cost overrun, a House panel Wednesday issued a subpoena to the Department of Veterans Affairs for documents on how the cost of a Denver-area VA hospital ballooned to almost $1.7 billion.

That figure was nearly triple earlier estimates.

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Sep 2, 2016 In The News
The Denver Post

A congressional committee is expected to decide Wednesday whether to force the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to turn over thousands of pages of investigative documents into the over-budget replacement hospital in Aurora that panel members say have been wrongly withheld.

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Aug 29, 2016 In The News
The Fence Post

This is the first year Brighton’s Sakata Farms isn’t growing cabbage, one of its former principal crops. Robert Sakata, farm owner, said it wasn’t worth planting this year, because he wouldn’t have enough employees to harvest it.

“We got tired of leaving crops in the field,” he said.

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Aug 16, 2016 In The News
The Daily Caller

A Republican congressman is going after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for having almost 200 full-time interior designers.

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller thinks the designers are a significant factor in the troubled agency’s penchant for wasting tax dollars, and offering inadequate care to veterans

Aug 16, 2016 In The News
The Ripon Advance

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) called a recent report’s findings that intelligence on ISIS may have been manipulated to create a more favorable depiction of U.S. antiterrorism efforts “alarming.”

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