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  • House GOP touts ‘war for women’
    Posted in In the News on July 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    House Republicans promoted their plan for empowering working women and families on Wednesday, emphasizing tax credits, workplace flexibility and job training. “I’m very proud to stand with them today in our ‘war for women’,” Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) said of his House colleagues, emphasizing the “for.” The GOP legislators took turns speaking on legislation passed and pending while stressing their personal stories as women in the workplace, the children of aging parents, or fathers of daughter... Read more

  • Gardner letter questioning Interior nominee aims to pressure Udall
    Posted in In the News on March 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Energy

    Congressman Cory Gardner has written a letter to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee expressing concern that a Dept. of Interior nominee up for a confirmation vote Thursday is anti-natural gas. That letter, obtained by FOX31 Denver Wednesday evening, is addressed to the committee chairwoman, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana — but it’s really meant to send a message to Sen. Mark Udall, the Democrat Gardner is challenging this November. Udall also sits on the committee and will vote T... Read more

  • Coffman Urges Action on Marijuana Banking Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Small Business

    Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) sent a letter to House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit Chairman Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), urging action on H.R. 2652, the Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2013, that would allow financial institutions to provide banking services to businesses dealing with marijuana products in jurisdictions where it is now legal. “As you are aware, the citizens of Colorado and the State of Washington have ... Read more

  • Coffman Leads Small Business Roundtable with South Metro Denver Chamber and Aurora Chamber of Commerce
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Small Business

    Congressman Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) joined by U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) will lead a Small Business Roundtable discussion hosted by the South Metro Denver Chamber on Wednesday, March 19 in Centennial, Colorado, and on Thursday, March 20 hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in Aurora, Colorado. Congressman Coffman and Congressman Graves will be joined by local Colorado small businesses and self-starters to discuss the challenges they fac... Read more

  • Coffman Rallies Support for Colorado Spaceport
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Transportation & Infrastructure

    Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urging support for Colorado's efforts to obtain a spaceport operator license for Front Range Airport. The letter, which was also signed by Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Representatives Ed Perlmutter, Cory Gardner, Scott Tipton, Diana DeGette, Jared Polis and Doug Lamborn, outlines in detail how Front Range Airport is well-situated to develop as a commercial spaceport in Col... Read more

  • Congressional report card: Reed's record mixed
    Posted in In the News on February 2, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    There were some high points – and some low points – for U.S. Rep. Tom Reed in doing the work voters sent him to Washington, D.C., to do in 2013.The Leader recently took a look at some statistics on Reed's performance last year in Congress, retrieved from, a nonpartisan website that tracks bills and votes in the House and Senate. First, the good news: Reed was among the top members of Congress when it came to attracting bipartisan co-sponsors for the bills he proposes. In 2013, 65... Read more

  • Coffman Statement on the State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Jobs and Economy, Military & Veterans, Energy, Immigration

    Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) issued the below statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address: "Unfortunately, the State of the Union address has deteriorated into a sort of partisan pep rally, so I frankly don't put a whole lot of stock into it one way or the other. On the positive side, I appreciated the President's promise to expand resources and treatment options for returning veterans wrestling with the dark horrors of combat. Senator Udall and I... Read more

  • Coffman Introduces Bill to Prevent Insurance Industry Bailout
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Jobs and Economy

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) announced today that he has introduced H.R. 3812, the No Bailouts for Insurance Industry Act of 2014 that will amend the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, to prohibit a potential bailout for the insurance industry that is currently authorized under Section 1341 and Section 1342 of the Affordable Care Act. “The American people have had enough of big bailouts for big business and it’s time for this culture of corporate cronyism that has become... Read more

  • For pot businesses, using banking system is a safety issue
    Posted in In the News on December 19, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Small Business

    The news that the federal government is expected to give banks the cautious approval to work with marijuana businesses is exactly what's needed as Colorado is about to step into an industry with so many unknowns. Without banking, the new retail marijuana endeavor is being set up as a magnet for trouble if it remains a cash-based industry. So far, banks have refused to provide basic services to cannabis businesses because pot is still considered an illegal Schedule 1 substance under the federal C... Read more

  • Seven of Colorado's congressional delegation support budget deal
    Posted in In the News on December 19, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Balanced Budget Amendment

    Seven of nine of Colorado's members of Congress voted to approve a budget compromise, with GOP Reps. Cory Gardner and Mike Coffman opposing the deal that reforms defense spending cuts and military pensions. Coffman said he didn't like that the budget restored some money to defense spending. "I think we should stay with the budget cuts," he said. "We need to prioritize spending within those cuts." Gardner called the bill too modest. "Budget caps, while not perfect ... brought about much-needed re... Read more

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