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  • 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

  • Coffman Donates Shutdown Salary to the Fallen Officer Fund
    Posted in In the News on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement regarding his donation of his salary from the duration of the government shutdown to the Fallen Officer Fund of Douglas County, CO: “Even though its current law, I don’t agree that Members of Congress must receive pay during a government shutdown— This as our men and women in uniform, both at home and abroad, don’t receive theirs. Thus, for everyday the government is ‘shut down’, I will donate my s... Read more

  • Coffman Introduces ‘Pay Our Military Act’
    Posted in In the News on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) introduced H. J. Res. 127, titled ‘Pay Our Military Act’. This in direct response to a potential Federal Government shutdown. A shutdown could occur if the Senate does not pass a continuing resolution to keep the government open. “The men and women who put on their uniform to protect our country, must know that Congress supports them—and stopping their pay, should a shutdown occur, is unacceptable” said Coffman, who is the Chairma... Read more

  • Coffman Introduces ‘TPS Act of 2018’
    Posted in In the News on January 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C.— Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) introduce H.R. 4750, the ‘TPS Act of 2018’. The legislation, if passed, would end the government program known as Temporary Protection Status (TPS), while granting permanent legal residency to qualified TPS enrollees. On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the legal status for 262,000 Salvadorans, under TPS, would be terminated in September 2019, forcing them to either leave the country or find another ... Read more

  • Coffman on States’ Rights - DOJ Announcement
    Posted in In the News on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C.— U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement amid reports the U.S. Justice Department, under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is considering a shift on its policy position regarding States marijuana law(s): "Attorney General Sessions needs to read the Commerce Clause found in Article 1, Section 8 , Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution that limits the power of the federal government to regulate interstate and not intrastate commerce. The decision that was... Read more

  • Coffman Statement on Ethiopia Announcement
    Posted in In the News on January 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    Aurora, CO— U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) released the following statement after the Ethiopian government pledged to release political prisoners as well as close down a prison camp notorious for torture: “While Ethiopian government’s announcement that it’s releasing political prisoners and closing down one of its torture camps, is a step in the right direction— all human rights violations by the Ethiopian government must come to an end. The Ethiopian government has engaged in terroris... Read more

  • Coffman Returns From Visiting U.S. Troops in Middle East
    Posted in In the News on December 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Aurora, CO— Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06), who serves as the Chairman of the Military Personnel Subcommittee on the House Armed Services Committee, returned to Colorado after spending Christmas with deployed U.S. service members in Afghanistan and conducting top-level military and diplomatic meetings in Kuwait and Jordan. “It was an honor for me to spend Christmas with our men and women in uniform, and to meet diplomatic staff deployed in the region” said Coffman, a Marine Corp... Read more

  • Coffman Spends Christmas with U.S. Troops in Afghanistan
    Posted in In the News on December 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Kabul, Afghanistan— Early yesterday morning, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) who serves as the Chairman for the Subcommittee on Military Personnel in the House Armed Services Committee, landed in Kabul, Afghanistan, to celebrate Christmas with deployed troops taking part in Operation Resolute Support. “It’s an honor for me to be able to spend Christmas with our service members,” said Coffman, a Marine Corps combat veteran. “Having served myself, I know how hard it is being away from lov... Read more

  • ICYMI: Coffman Amendment Included in H.R. 4242
    Posted in In the News on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    Washington, D.C. — An amendment proposed by U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) was unanimously approved to be included into H.R. 4242. The ‘VA Care in the Community Act’ is a bill originally co-sponsored by Coffman that will consolidate, streamline and improve the Veterans Affairs’ (VA) community care programs. The amendment would direct the VA Secretary to establish a process to ensure safe opioid prescribing practices by community care providers and the timely sharing of a veteran’s medic... Read more

  • Coffman on Passage of H.R. 1 ‘The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’ Conference Report
    Posted in In the News on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Washington, D.C.— Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) released the following statement after the passing of the Conference report to accompany H.R. 1, the ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’: "I am proud to support H.R. 1 because it will help working families by lowering their tax rates, doubling the child tax credit and standard deduction, and even more importantly it will increase jobs and wages by reducing the tax burden on American small businesses." Read more

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