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

  • Sanctuary Cities and the Need for Immigration Reform
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration

    http://www.aurorasentinel.com/opinion/coffman-sanctuary-cities-need-immigration-... The question of sanctuary cities is a topic charged with emotion as the controversy has come to a head with the U.S. Justice Department demanding the cooperation of local law enforcement agencies in enforcing federal immigration laws. Sanctuary cities are those local jurisdictions that have taken a formal stand in refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities under any circumstances. They are consti... Read more

  • Tricare, Military Pay Raise & More-- What’s on Congressional Plate this Session
    Posted in In the News on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    The military personnel system is going through a crisis according to some of the most notable former military officials in the nation and in the midst of those choppy waters, two new lawmakers are taking the helm. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) took over as chairman and ranking member of the House Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee this year. This responsibility comes as a slew of issues plague the military. TRICARE, talent management, sexual assault and housing... 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

  • Coffman Urges U.S. Treasury To Keep Russian Sanctions in Place
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Energy

    Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) sent a letter to the U.S. Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, requesting the U.S. Treasury Department decline Exxon Mobil Corporation’s request for a waiver of the sanctions against Russia in order to allow Exxon Mobil to proceed with its drilling projects in the Black Sea in partnership with Rosneft, the Russian state-owned oil corporation. Coffman states: “The United States placed sanctions on Russia after that country’s illegal annexation of Cri... Read more

  • Introduced: Bipartisan Resolution Reaffirming U.S. Commitment to NATO
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) filed bipartisan legislation today reaffirming the United States’ commitment to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Congressman Mike Coffman (CO-6), Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) and Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-2) are the lead cosponsors of the resolution, which has 18 cosponsors. NATO’s collective defense agreement was invoked for the first time following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and NATO has been a critical partner in U.S. efforts ... Read more

  • Statement on Attn. Gen. Jeff Sessions
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) released the following statement today in regards to Attorney General Jeff Sessions: "Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a grave omission by not disclosing his meetings with the Russian Ambassador last year, including to the Senate during his confirmation hearing. I think it would be more than prudent for him to recuse himself from any Russian inquiry, and I would encourage him to fully disclose any and all foreign contacts he had during the course of t... Read more

  • Bipartisan Bill Tracks Cyber Capabilities in National Guard and Reserves
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), joined by Representatives Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Susan Davis (D-CA), and Mike Coffman (R-CO), today introduced the Department of Defense Emergency Response Capabilities Database Enhancement Act, legislation that would require National Guard and Reserve forces to track cyber capabilities. This is a companion bill to legislation introduced by Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Kirstin Gillibrand (D-NY), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Deb Fischer (R-NE). “During a time of crisis... Read more

  • Rep. Coffman on Michael Flynn
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) released the following statement today in regards to U.S. National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn: “As national security advisor, Michael Flynn is responsible to the President, Vice President, and the American people. It is his duty to be fully transparent and forthright in his actions—anything less is unacceptable. If in fact he purposely misled the President, he should step down immediately.” #### Read more

  • Trump should update military policy in Afghanistan
    Posted in Op-Eds on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans

    Between Christmas and New Year’s, I led a congressional delegation to Kabul, Afghanistan, where I met with some of our soldiers, and with senior U.S. military and diplomatic leaders to discuss what progress we are or are not making in that war. What I found is alarming: First, we need to abandon the Obama administration’s false narrative that it has been able to reduce U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan, now down to 8,400, because our strategy is “working.” Quite the opposite is true; our strategy... Read more

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