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  • Coffman on Special Counsel’s Indictments Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Washington, D.C.— Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO), released the following statement following the indictments from the Special Counsel’s office: "The American people are tired of corruption in Washington, which is why I've supported a special counsel from the beginning. Whether it is millions in foreign dollars going to Paul Manafort or the Clintons, the American people are just sick of it. Today's indictment further reinforces my view that the use of a special counsel is the most... Read more

  • Coffman on President Trump Iran Nuclear Deal Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Middle East Peace/Israel

    Washington, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement following the President's announcement on the Iran Nuclear Deal: “It is no secret that Iran is the world’s largest sponsor of terrorism and that their ultimate goal remains to have nuclear weapons. I support the President’s position to reevaluate the flawed Iranian treaty and I will continue in my role in Congress in identifying ways we can counteract Iran’s destabilizing behavior. As a Marine com... Read more

  • Coffman, Gallego, Bacon & Panetta Introduce New Authorization for Use of Military Force Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Coffman (R-CO), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Don Bacon (R-NE) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), in a strong bipartisan effort, have introduced H. J.Res. 118, a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), to provide clear Congressional authorization guidelines for the use of military force. “The threats we face today are far different than those we faced over a decade ago, and this legislation reflects Congress’s Constitutional role in authorizing ... Read more

  • Readout of Sexual Assault Briefing Before Military Personnel Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Military & Veterans

    WASHINGTON - Today, the Military Personnel Subcommittee received a briefing from the U.S. Army on actions taken following recent allegations of Drill Instructor sexual misconduct at Fort Benning. Members heard from officials representing the U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training and the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Following the briefing, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), Chairman of the Subcommittee said, “I am appalled by the troubling allegations of sexual assault and s... Read more

  • Coffman on Russia, Iran & North Korea Sanctions Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Bill Overwhelmingly Passes House with 419-3 Vote Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3364, the "Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act": "Today, the House of Representatives sent a clear message that we will impose and maintain strong sanctions against the threats to our national security from Russia, Iran, and North Korea. Weakness only invites aggression and this bill is an im... Read more

  • Passed: FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 344-81. Working across party lines, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) used his position on the House Armed Services Committee, as well as his leadership position, as Chairman of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, to include dozens of provisions that continue his commitment to national security, our service men and women... Read more

  • Coffman Military Personnel Subcommittee Releases NDAA Proposals
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON - Led by Chairman Mike Coffman (R-CO), the Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee for Military Personnel today released its proposals for the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Subcommittee will meet at 11:30 AM on Thursday, June 22nd, in Rayburn 2212. The markup will be live streamed on the Committee's website. The subcommittee markup is available here. The Military Personnel proposal is an integral part of the NDAA, supporting and protecting our warfig... Read more

  • ICYMI: Coffman on Military Pay, Capability, and Cost Containment
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Yesterday, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) participated in a House Armed Service Committee hearing titled ‘The Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of Defense’. Hearing witnesses included the Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable James Mattis, and Mr. David L. Norquist, the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer. Representative Coffman’s line of ... Read more

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

    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

    Column by U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman 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 constitutionally correct in that the federal government c... Read more

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