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  • Passed: ‘Veterans Appeal Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017'
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    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. Specifically, it gives veterans three main options to choose from when filing their claims: to waive a hearing and the ability to submit additional evidence, submit additional evidence and have a hearing, or transfer juris... Read more

  • Coffman Tackles National Pilot Shortage
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, National Security, Transportation

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) sent a letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee urging the subcommittee to include language in their fiscal year (FY) 2018 Federal Aviation Reauthorization legislation that studies the potential for a more holistic set of standards to test the competency required to become a commercial pilot. The letter states in part, “military and commercial aviation are experiencing a significant shortage of qualified and experienced ... Read more

  • Coffman Renews Call for Independent Investigation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) is renewing his call for an independent investigation into allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign. Last month, in an interview with Chuck Todd, Coffman bemoaned the politicization of the House Intelligence Committee in regards to the Russian investigation, saying "it may be time for an independent counsel." In January, Coffman was one of the first Members of Congress to call on President Trump to fire then-National Sec... Read more

  • Reintroduced: Bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 11, 2017 Casey, Shaheen, Heller, Nadler, Coffman Reintroduce Bipartisan 'Pregnant Workers Fairness Act' to Protect Pregnant Workers From Workplace Discrimination Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which is closely modeled after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), would address legal ambiguities and help ensure that pregnant women are treated fairly on the job. Today, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) j... Read more

  • Coffman Statement on FBI Director Firing
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) offered the following statement regarding the firing of FBI Director, James Comey: “The decision by the President to fire FBI Director, James Comey Jr. was quite a surprise to me. I have long felt that Director Comey’s handling of the Clinton email investigation was inappropriate and that he was no longer fit to serve as the Director of the FBI. The timing of the President’s decision, however, does concern me. I think it may create the appearance that Com... Read more

  • Coffman Statement on Venezuela
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-6), has sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, urging for a number of actions, including a request to enact further sanctions, against corrupt Venezuela government officials and those supporting the repressive regime of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro. The letter highlights ongoing human rights violations by Venezuelan security forces against their own people and makes mention of the ongoing clashes between peaceful protesters and the regi... Read more

  • Coffman on his ‘No’ Vote on AHCA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) offered the following statement regarding his ‘No’ vote on the American Health Care Act: “At this time, I cannot support the AHCA with the MacArthur amendment because I’m concerned that a small percentage of those with preexisting conditions may still not be protected. This does not take away from the fact that the Affordable Care Act is failing and American families are hurting. In my conversations with House leadership and the Administration over the la... Read more

  • Coffman Statement on AHCA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) offered the following statement regarding the American Health Care Act ongoing discussions: "Republicans promised to fix the Affordable Care Act mess, and we must. The current bill has a lot of strong elements -- giving the states more flexibility is sound public policy. Colorado knows better than Washington, DC and anyone who suggests otherwise hasn't been to Washington lately. But we need to tighten some protections for those with preexisting conditions... Read more

  • Coffman, Flake Introduce Bill Expanding Veteran Access to Treatment Courts
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO) and U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (AZ) today introduced H.R. 2147 / S. 946, ‘The Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act’. The bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to hire additional Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) specialists in order to ensure veterans have greater access to effective and tailored treatment. The VJO program was created by the VA to provide veterans with timely access to VA services and engage justice-involved veterans in speci... Read more

  • Coffman Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition Winners
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Saturday, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) announced the winners of the 6th Congressional District 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Rae Stokes, a Sophomore, at Grandview High School in Aurora and part of the Cherry Creek School District, claimed first place. Each congressional district’s art competition is open to high students who live in that district. The winning entry from each Congressional district goes on display for a year in the U.S. Capitol. Each district’s winner also rece... Read more

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