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  • More than 70 become American citizens during naturalization ceremony at Aurora city hall
    Posted in In the News on July 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    Hosting a local naturalization ceremony has been a piece of Aurora’s ongoing efforts to integrate and welcome the city’s constantly burgeoning community of immigrants and refugees. Read more

  • Coffman delivers copy of congressional remarks on Aurora’s 125th birthday to council
    Posted in In the News on July 26, 2016 | Preview rr

    "From humble beginnings, Aurora has grown to be the third most-populous city in Colorado with a rich and ethnically diverse population. I have lived in Aurora since I was 6 years old and have watched with amazement the city's transformation from a modest Denver suburb into the thriving city it is today," Coffman said. Read more

  • Republican pushes VA on contracts for veteran-owned businesses
    Posted in In the News on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Veterans

    A top Republican wants to make sure the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is following a Supreme Court ruling that directs agencies to follow laws to increase the number of federal contracts to veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs). In a letter to Thomas Leney, executive director of the VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) urged the VA to embrace the ruling as a way to reach more “qualified VOSBs." Coffman is chair of the House Veterans Affair... Read more

  • Coffman lauds health clinic
    Posted in In the News on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) is a proponent of the Audrey C. Farley Women’s Center at Salud Family Health Centers, 30 S. 20thAve., which he visited on July 1. Coffman said he’s “such a fan” of what community health centers do in terms of providing care for low-income and uninsured people. He said he believes that community health centers like Salud Family Health Centers are more efficient than traditional care choices.Since the Audrey C. Farley Women’s Center opened in January 2015, it has ... Read more

  • Coffman works with local physician to push stem-cell therapy bill
    Posted in In the News on June 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    As most congressional watchers begin to turn their attention to the November elections, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman canvassed the northern Front Range on Wednesday — not for campaign purposes, but to make a last-ditch effort to move a health-care bill of his that has been stuck in limbo. Coffman, an Aurora Republican, is the House sponsor of the REGROW Act, which would speed physicians’ ability to use experimental stem-cell therapies, allowing for clinical trials on patients once safety, rather than ... Read more

  • Lavish Features Cut From Over-Budget Aurora VA hospital
    Posted in In the News on June 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Military & Veterans

    Imported Brazilian wood has been scratched from the budget-busting design for a veterans hospital under construction outside Denver, eliminated to save money. A planned $10 million landscaping scheme has been slashed to $2 million, and subcontractors who find a way to reduce costs get to keep 30 percent of the savings, according to the Army Corps of Engineers, which took over management of the project after the cost nearly tripled. Corps officials said Wednesday they've been looking for ways to ... Read more

  • ‘Must not be forgotten’: Desert Storm vets on mission to build DC memorial
    Posted in In the News on June 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Veterans

    Scott Stump had the idea for a Persian Gulf War memorial years ago. But it wasn’t until the 25th anniversary of the 1991 cease-fire arrived – and the Pentagon chose not to hold a single official event marking the day – that he truly realized how important it was. Their war, it seemed, was at risk of being forgotten. “This was one of the pivotal events in the nation’s history. While the war ended very quickly, we cannot forget the nearly 400 servicemen who did not come home,” Stump, president and... Read more

  • Aurora’s Coffman, congressional colleagues: Bring F-35s to Buckley
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Aurora Congressman Mike Coffman said if Buckley Air Force Base is not awarded new F-35 fighter jets, the base would likely lose its Air National Guard unit someday. “If we don’t get them, we will lose the runway. It’s only the fighter aircraft of the 140th Wing Colorado Air National Guard that require us to have an active runway at Buckley,” he said. “It affects the longterm health of (the) base when we’re looking at base closures.” That’s why Coffman said he spearheaded the Colorado congression... Read more

  • Rep. Coffman: VA Should Release Report On Hospital Cost Overruns
    Posted in In the News on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Veterans

    A Colorado congressman is criticizing the Veterans Affairs Department for refusing to release a report on its internal investigation into huge cost overruns at a VA medical center under construction in Aurora. Republican Rep. Mike Coffman said Thursday that withholding the report is “outrageous.” Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday that releasing the report would make it difficult to conduct future internal reviews. The hospital in suburban Aurora is now expected to cost $1.7 billion... Read more

  • Deputy VA Secretary ‘Blown Away’ By Progress At Aurora Hospital
    Posted in In the News on June 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Veterans

    The deputy secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department was back in Colorado on Wednesday to meet with contractors to check on the progress of the still unfinished VA hospital in Aurora. The mental health clinic at the hospital is already taking patients, but Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson wouldn’t say when the rest of the hospital will be open for business. If all goes as planned construction should be done in January of 2018, but if the past is any indication, it doesn’t always go as planned... Read more

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