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  • Spirit of America Award Presented to Congressmen in Washington, DC
    Posted in In the News on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Bipartisanship

    WASHINGTON, DC - The University of Mount Union awarded two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), with the Spirit of America Award at a reception on Wednesday in Washington, DC. A program of the Ralph and Mary Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement at Mount Union, the honorary co-chairs of the award were Alan Simpson, former Republican U.S. Senator from Wyoming, and Lee Hamilton, former Democratic U.S. Representative from... Read more

  • Coffman Statement on Putin Summit
    Posted in In the News on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C.-- Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) issued the following statement: “Putin’s Russia isn’t our friend, won’t be an ally and most certainly won’t stop their rogue behavior against our country, our allies and our interests. As I’ve said in the past — President Trump should never take Putin’s word at face value and should give greater consideration to U.S. Intelligence agencies over the Kremlin’s rhetoric. As a Marine Corps combat veteran, and member of the House Armed ... Read more

  • Sentinel: Coffman’s VA Housing Bill for Families, Children Moving Forward
    Posted in In the News on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Veterans

    AURORA | A homeless veteran faces multiple obstacles when trying to find temporary shelter. Those barriers to getting a place to sleep grow exponentially if the veteran is trying to find shelter for their children as well. Too often, due to budgetary constraints homeless shelters will only be able to serve the veteran and not provide shelter for the rest of the family. That leads to scores of veterans turning down a bed in order to remain with their family for the night. The U.S. Department of V... Read more

  • Rep. Coffman & Rep. Peters Introduce Bipartisan ‘PEER Act’
    Posted in In the News on May 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Veterans, Bipartisanship

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) and Representative Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced H.R. 5830, the ‘Veteran Partners’ Efforts to Enhance Reintegration (PEER) Act’. The bill authorizes the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to expand the peer-to-peer counseling program to better address the complex mental health care needs of veterans. “The VA’s existing peer-to-peer counseling program has already seen great success in helping veterans in their time of need, and Congr... Read more

  • Coffman on VA Nominee
    Posted in In the News on April 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement regarding the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Secretary nominee, Rear Admiral Ronny L. Jackson: “I expect Adm. Jackson to face the same amount of scrutiny from the Senate as that of any other nominee for a cabinet position. As I said from the beginning, any nominee will have to prove that they are the right person for the job. I expect the next VA Secretary to do what Dr. Shulkin failed to do—... Read more

  • Answers to Common Questions about a Government “Shutdown"
    Posted in In the News on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Overview A “shutdown” of the federal government is a rare occurrence, and is no way to run a country because it can cause serious hardship for millions of hardworking Americans, interrupt critical services and even jeopardize our national security. However, during a shutdown, it is important to understand that many government agencies, programs and services will continue without interruption. Here are answers to some of the common questions about this situation: Will I still receive my Social S... Read more

  • Gutiérrez, Coffman, Send Letter to DHS and USCIS Requesting Technical Fixes for DACA Participants
    Posted in In the News on August 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 18, 2017) – Reps. Luis Gutierrez [D-IL] and Mike Coffman [R-CO] sent a letter today to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requesting a series of important technical fixes to the process of winding down the DACA program. The requests from Reps. Coffman and Gutierrez are intended to ensure DACA participants are treated fairly, in a transparent manner, and that no one is unduly penalized by the timing of when t... Read more

  • Coffman on 5th Anniversary of Aurora Theater Shooting
    Posted in In the News on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr

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  • ICYMI: Sanctuary Cities and the Need for Immigration Reform
    Posted in In the News on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    The question of sanctuary cities is a topic charged with emotion as the controversy has come to a head with the U.S. Justice Department demanding the cooperation of local law enforcement agencies in enforcing federal immigration laws. Sanctuary cities are those local jurisdictions that have taken a formal stand in refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities under any circumstances. They are constitutionally correct in that the federal government cannot compel them to enforce feder... Read more

  • Coffman, O’Rourke Introduce ‘GI Bill Processing Improvement Act’
    Posted in In the News on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Veterans

    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). The act would ensure those receiving GI Bill benefits for their military service do so in a more timely manner. It also improves oversight of schools and educational facilities receiving funding, by requiring them to certify that GI Bill funds received are used for veterans’ services and requires that school certifying officials are p... Read more

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