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  • Coffman Receives Award from American Veterans Center
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) today was awarded the American Veterans Center (AVC) award for “Service to the Nation as a Member of the United States Armed Forces in the War on Terrorism.” The award recognized Coffman’s’ military service. “I want to thank the American Veterans Center for all they do in honoring the military service of all veterans. As a marine combat veteran, I am honored to receive this recognition as one of many who have served our country” said Coff... Read more

  • Coffman Military Personnel Subcommittee Releases NDAA Proposals
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON - Led by Chairman Mike Coffman (R-CO), the Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee for Military Personnel today released its proposals for the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Subcommittee will meet at 11:30 AM on Thursday, June 22nd, in Rayburn 2212. The markup will be live streamed on the Committee's website. The subcommittee markup is available here. The Military Personnel proposal is an integral part of the NDAA, supporting and protecting our warfig... Read more

  • House Sends VA Reform Bill to White House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement upon passage of S. 1094, the ‘Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.’ This bipartisan legislation will reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by allowing the Secretary to dismiss poorly-performing employees while strengthening protections for whistleblowers. “The VA has consistently failed to meet our nation’s obligations to the men and women who have made tremendous sa... Read more

  • ICYMI: Coffman on Military Pay, Capability, and Cost Containment
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Yesterday, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) participated in a House Armed Service Committee hearing titled ‘The Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of Defense’. Hearing witnesses included the Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable James Mattis, and Mr. David L. Norquist, the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer. Representative Coffman’s line of ... Read more

  • Coffman Awards Congressional Medal to Local Students
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) presented the Congressional Award Medal to two outstanding students in Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District. The Congressional Award, established in 1979 as a bipartisan and public-private partnership, recognizes initiative, achievement, and service in young people. “I am honored to present the Silver Congressional medals this year to Evelyn and Jason.” Coffman said. “They both have demonstrated an incredible amount of initiative, and achievement in t... Read more

  • Coffman Statement on VA Hospital Investigation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement after receiving notification from the Justice Department pertaining to the Veterans' Affairs Hospital in Aurora, CO: "I am deeply disappointed with the decision by the Justice Department for not prosecuting the VA leaders responsible for trying to coverup over a $1 billion in cost overruns by continually lying to members of Congress during investigative hearings. It will be impossible for Congress to perform its oversight responsi... Read more

  • The First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    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’. As the American dream of homeownership is getting further away from many Americans due to the lack of affordable housing, the ‘First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account’ Act, seeks to help those trying to buy their first home. H.R. 2802 would amend the federal ta... Read more

  • Coffman Introduces 'Sell Excess Luxury Lodgings' Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Veterans

    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’. The ‘SELL Act’ would direct the Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to sell Pershing Hall, a 5-star boutique 24-room hotel, restaurant and club it currently owns in Paris, France. The property, initially obtained by the VA in 1991... Read more

  • Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    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’. The legislation is intended to prevent the overmedication of veterans and combat suicide deaths through the use of comprehensive data. The bill mirrors legislation S.992 in the Senate, sp... Read more

  • Coffman on Passage of ‘PRIVATE ACT’
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    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”: “As a Marine Corps combat veteran, I find it abhorrent that some service members are willing to compromise unit cohesiveness by sharing non-consensual explicit photographs of fellow service members. The 'PRIVATE Act' seeks increased protection for members who are victimized by other servic... Read more

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