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  • 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: 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 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

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