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  • Coffman Statement on Situation in Iraq
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Middle East Peace/Israel

    Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-Aurora), a Marine Corps combat veteran who served in Iraq, gave the following statement: “The President is wrong to provide any additional military assistance for the Shia-dominated government of Iraq until there is a process in place to bring about a reconciliation between the government and the disaffected Sunni Arab population. Additional military assistance, at any level, prior to this, is fundamentally wrong and will only be seen as the United Sta... Read more

  • Coffman Calls For an End To Overseas Contingency Operation Funding as Military Operations wind down in Afghanistan
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Yesterday, U.S. Representatives Mike Coffman (R-CO), along with Representatives Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), Patrick Murphy (D-FL), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and 20 of their colleagues in the House of Representatives, sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing strong concerns over a number of issues related to the Overseas Contingency Operation budget and its use to circumvent budget caps. The letter states as the last of our troops come home from Afghanistan, it is time to wind down the Oversea... Read more

  • Bill would battle sex trafficking
    Posted in Op-Eds on April 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Transportation

    It is not a well-known fact that the fastest-growing segment of organized crime, as well as the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world, is sex trafficking. And while many believe this is only an international problem that pervades Third World countries, the unfortunate reality is that sex trafficking also occurs here in the United States. The United Nations estimates that there is $9 billion in revenue generated from sex trafficking in the U.S. alone. Moreover, according to the Departmen... Read more

  • Making IT security a priority at VA
    Posted in In the News on April 4, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans

    If a demonstration is needed that security is a process, not a product, and that it depends on management, not technology, the Veterans Affairs Department provides it. The Government Accountability Office recently recited to a House panel a litany of weaknesses in the sprawling department’s struggling IT security program. The VA inspector general has identified development of an info security program as a “major management challenge,” and auditors have flagged inadequate security controls in fin... Read more

  • Coffman Statement On ENLIST Act and NDAA Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) today made the following statement regarding the ENLIST Act: “I wholeheartedly agree with Chairman McKeon that the ENLIST Act should not be included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) because it does not work for the military. Most notably, the Act would burden enlistment officers by saddling them with the added task of checking immigration status of potential recruits – a task the Department of Defense has testified it does not want. Go... Read more

  • Coffman Works to Build Support for Buckley AFB
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans, Middle East Peace/Israel

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) sent a letter recently to the Secretary of the Air Force requesting that the 2009 criteria used by the Air Force to determine base selection for the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) be reconfigured to more accurately reflect the training realities at Buckley AFB and other bases around the country. The letter, which was also signed by Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Representatives Cory Gardner, Ed Perlmutter, Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn, was ... Read more

  • Bipartisan Bill on Gulf War Health Research
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans

    Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO), along with U.S. Representative Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and U.S. Representative Michaud (D-ME), introduced the Gulf War Health Research Reform Act of 2014. The legislation is the product of an extensive investigation by Coffman’s House Veteran’s Affairs Subcommittee for Oversight and Investigation (O& I) that found the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) exercising too much control over the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illnesses (RAC) that wa... Read more

  • Combating sexual assaults in the military
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    We must end the scourge of sexual assaults in our military. When young women decide to serve their nation in the armed services, they should never be forced to live under a cloud of intimidation or sexual harassment. This is a challenge the military must confront and overcome. During my own military career, I have witnessed quite a number of challenges that the military has had to confront. Each time, it overcame the obstacles, and always emerged as a more effective fighting force. For example, ... Read more

  • Coffman and Gutierrez respond to letter from the U.S. Armed Services regarding possible Exclusionary Enlistment Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration

    Today, U.S Representatives Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), sent a letter to the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy, and the Secretary of the Air Force responding to a status update on the policy review of possible U.S. Armed Services policies that prohibits U.S. citizens from enlisting in the military if that enlistee has an undocumented dependent. “Service in the U.S. military is the highest duty one can perform for the country, so I am very concerned about the pos... Read more

  • Coffman Statement On Appropriations Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Balanced Budget Amendment

    Today, Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement after voting against the $1 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014: “I’m voting against the $1 trillion omnibus appropriations bill for the same reason that I voted against the budget. It breaks the spending caps on defense without any real effort at reforming how the Pentagon operates. I will continue to work hard to reform the Pentagon to make sure that every dollar appropriated for the defense of our country is... Read more

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