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  • Coffman NDAA Language Signed Into Law
    Posted in In the News on August 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO), Chairman of the Subcommittee for Military Personnel for the House Armed Services Committee, applauded the signing into law of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. The NDAA contains significant policy and funding initiatives for the Department of Defense (DoD) and key provisions for Colorado’s 6th Congressional District. This is the earliest date both the House and the Senate have pass... Read more

  • Op-Ed: MAVNI program needs fixed ... and the military needs immigrants’ critical skills
    Posted in Op-Eds on July 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    The greatest strength of our nation’s military has always been, and remains, our exceptional service members. The military services have the privilege of drawing from a large and diverse talent pool, including dedicated and talented immigrants. Today, there are thousands of immigrants serving with distinction. Immigrants serving today are a valued and integral part of our military’s readiness. Every day, noncitizens with legal permanent resident status join the military. However, recent news re... Read more

  • Coffman Drops Bill Calling Out Russia as a ‘State Sponsor of Terror’
    Posted in In the News on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) introduced the ‘Require a Determination on Designation of the Russian Federation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism,’ Act. If enacted, the legislation would require the U.S. Department of State to determine whether Russia meets the criteria for designation as a “State Sponsor of Terror.” If Russia is designated as such, under existing laws, severe financial and military sanctions would be imposed. A companion bill in the U.S. Senate,... Read more

  • Coffman Votes to Fund the Department of Defense
    Posted in In the News on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement after the House passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2019, which provides funding for the Department of Defense: “I am pleased that this year’s defense appropriation bill reflects many of the priorities I set as Chair of the House Armed Services Committee’s Military Personnel Subcommittee. These include taking care of our men and women in uniform, their families, and taking steps ... Read more

  • Coffman Named to FY19 NDAA Conference Committee
    Posted in In the News on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO), who Chairs the House Armed Services Committee’s Military Personnel Subcommittee, was selected by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to serve on the House-Senate conference committee to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions of the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA specifies the annual budget, expenditures and policies for U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, and the Marine Corps for the e... Read more

  • Statement on Summit with North Korea
    Posted in In the News on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement regarding the U.S. – North Korea Summit that took place in Singapore: “As the son of a soldier who fought in the Korean War, make no mistake that weakness invites aggression. Politics aside, all Americans should be glad the Singapore Summit may have averted war. Time will tell whether peace will prevail, meanwhile I will be reviewing the details closely.” ### Read more

  • Rep. Coffman on North Korea Summit Cancellation
    Posted in In the News on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement on the Administration’s decision to cancel the scheduled summit with North Korea that was scheduled for June 12, 2018: “I could care less about the rhetoric between North Korea and the United States. What is important is that North Korea has a different definition of what denuclearization means. For the North Koreans, it is suspending their nuclear weapons program and for the United States, its com... Read more

  • PASSED: FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in In the News on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with a bipartisan vote of 351-66. U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO), Chairman of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, worked to ensure the NDAA included critical provisions to address the size of our military, service members access to medical care and its quality, and improvement in retention rates. “The bill increases the size of our military, contains a 2.6% pa... Read more

  • Coffman, Gallego, Bacon, & Panetta Call for a Vote on a New Authorization for Use of Military Force
    Posted in In the News on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives and combat veterans Mike Coffman (R-CO), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Don Bacon (R-NE), and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), submitted a proposed bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to amend the House Joint Resolution 118, Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) Against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The purpose of this new AUMF is to update and clearly define the limits to a president’s ability, ... Read more

  • Coffman Praises Committee Passage of FY19’ NDAA
    Posted in In the News on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO), Chairman of the Military Personnel Subcommittee in the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), issued the following statement shortly after HASC completed the markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019: “Today, after 14 hours of debate and amendments, the House Armed Services Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act for the 58th year in a row. Reflecting the priorities o... Read more

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