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

  • 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

  • Amazon Expanding to Aurora
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) released the following statement in response to Amazon's announcement that it will be building a new fulfillment center in Aurora, CO: “I think Amazon clearly got it right when it announced, that it has chosen my hometown of Aurora for one of its new fulfillment centers. This project, as presented will create 1,000 full time jobs, with employer provided benefits in Colorado. I encourage other companies to consider why Amazon chose to locate its new facili... Read more

  • FBI looks into Congress’ claims VA lied about hospital costs
    Posted in In the News on December 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Jobs and Economy, Veterans

    DENVER (AP) - The Justice Department is considering whether to investigate allegations that Veterans Affairs Department executives lied to Congress to conceal massive cost overruns at a $1.7 billion VA hospital under construction outside Denver. The FBI’s Washington field office is reviewing the allegations, the Justice Department said in a letter to Congress. The letter was dated Dec. 9 and made public Tuesday. The FBI is part of the Justice Department. Lawmakers accuse VA executives of lying w... Read more

  • Federal and state threats to small businesses
    Posted in Op-Eds on August 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Small Business

    Column by U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman The small businesses in my congressional district consistently ask me to make the federal government’s policies more like Colorado’s. The pro-growth policies in this state have made it one of the best for small businesses in the country. That may soon change. On Election Day, Colorado voters face two ballot measures – one for a state-run healthcare system and one for a dramatic minimum wage increase -- these could transform Colorado from one nation’s most busine... Read more

  • Aurora's Changing Neighborhoods: New hope for Hoffman Heights
    Posted in In the News on February 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    A modest development to solve a post-War housing shortage, Hoffman Heights may soon be the hottest brand going for well-paid Anschutz workers. The nearly 1,700 single-family houses built after World War II in Hoffman Heights, in north Aurora, once served military families on the Fitzsimons Medical Hospital and Lowry Air Force Base. Now the quaint homes sit a mile from the booming Anschutz Medical Campus and two light rail stations that will open as part of the Interstate 225 line next year. Aur... Read more

  • Obama Challenges GOP in State of Union Speech-Aurora Congressman Coffman Gives Mixed Remarks
    Posted in In the News on January 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    President Barack Obama says it’s time to turn the page after years of economic hardship at home and wars overseas. But Republicans in charge of Congress say the voters already took care of that last November — and they’re the proof. “Much of what he did tonight … new taxes, new spending is sort of the same old thing that we’ve heard over the last six years,” said newly installed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, not long after the president wrapped up a State of the Union spee... Read more

  • Congressman Coffman Statement on the Save American Workers Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Jobs and Economy

    Congressman Mike Coffman released the following statement on his vote in support of H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act, which seeks to limit the economic harm of Obamacare by repealing the 30-hour week full-time definition and replacing it with a 40-hour full-time definition. Under the employer mandate in Obamacare, companies are required to provide health insurance, or pay a penalty, if they have more than 50 full-time employees. With a 30-hour work week, employers are incentivized to cut ... Read more

  • Rep. Coffman Honored with Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has awarded Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. The award is based on his votes in the 113th Congress on issues that are critical to manufacturing in the United States. “Manufacturers in Colorado and throughout the United States are making a comeback, creating jobs, making more products and making them better than ever before,” said NAM Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newho... Read more

  • The USA Act will save taxpayers money
    Posted in In the News on September 11, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    Stop-gap solutions, continuing resolutions and government shutdowns are too quickly becoming a habit in Washington as lawmakers face fiscal crises and increasingly tight budgets. As Congress heads back to work this week, they are faced with a stack of appropriations bills to deal with before the end of the session. As Congress looks for ways to move (and pay for) these bills, it is critical that lawmakers start by acting upon countless federal budget savings opportunities sitting on the table. ... Read more

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