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  • Federal and state threats to small businesses
    Posted in Op-Eds on August 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Small Business

    The small businesses in my congressional district consistently ask me to make the federal government’s policies more like Colorado’s. The pro-growth policies in this state have made it one of the best for small businesses in the country. That may soon change. On Election Day, Colorado voters face two ballot measures – one for a state-run healthcare system and one for a dramatic minimum wage increase -- these could transform Colorado from one nation’s most business-friendly states to one of the ... Read more

  • Coffman Named ‘Hero of Main Street’
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business

    Washington, DC -- U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) today announced that he has received the “Hero of Main Street” award from the National Retail Federation for his support of legislation critical to the retail industry. Read more

  • Coffman Receives NFIB “Guardian of Small Business” Award
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business

    Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) was presented with the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) “Guardian of Small Business” Award. The award recognizes Rep. Coffman’s work for his voting record supporting NFIB’s agenda on behalf of America’s small business owners. "I am honored to be recognized by the NFIB for fighting to promote pro-growth policies that help our nation’s small businesses create jobs,” said Coffman. “As a former small business owner myself, I kno... Read more

  • MEMBERS OF CONGRESS GO ‘IN STORE’ WITH NACS
    Posted in In the News on August 27, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business

    Earlier this month, NACS Grassroots reached a new level of community involvement with the launch of the NACS In Store initiative. The program invites members of Congress to spend a few hours at a local convenience store during their congressional recess, giving the legislators an opportunity to experience what really happens in our industry. During the visit, legislators are given a tour by store employees and learn first-hand how proposed legislation — such as menu labeling, data security and ... Read more

  • Straight Talk: Small Business Week
    Posted in In the News on May 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business

    Dear Friends, Next week is the 51st annual National Small Business Week, a time designated to celebrate the importance of small firms to the economy. Many Members of the Committee will be visiting small businesses in their districts. Small businesses need our support in our communities, and they also need some changes in Washington, D.C. During the last five years, small businesses have faced numerous roadblocks to growth, including economic uncertainty, mounting regulations, higher taxes, and b... Read more

  • Lawmakers push consolidation of small business preference process
    Posted in In the News on April 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Veterans

    Senior members of the House Small Business Committee want to consolidate the service-disabled veteran-owned small business procurement process under the sole jurisdiction of the Small Business Administration, and to legislate that change as part of the fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill. The Department of Veterans Affairs has its own SDVOSB program, while the SBA handles SDVOSB duties for all other federal agencies. At the ACT-IAC Small Business Conference on April 24, House Small Business C... Read more

  • Coffman Urges Action on Marijuana Banking Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Small Business

    Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) sent a letter to House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit Chairman Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), urging action on H.R. 2652, the Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2013, that would allow financial institutions to provide banking services to businesses dealing with marijuana products in jurisdictions where it is now legal. “As you are aware, the citizens of Colorado and the State of Washington have ... Read more

  • Coffman talks to small business owners in Aurora
    Posted in In the News on March 20, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business

    Congressional Rep. Mike Coffman met with 15 small business owners today in Aurora to discuss federal impact on local businesses. The discussion was held with Rep Sam Graves, R-Mo., chairman of the congressional committee on small business. Business owners expressed concern and confusion surrounding federal health care legislation, regulatory compliance and uncertainty around federal banking policies for Colorado’s legal marijuana businesses. Graves told business owners that the federal Affordabl... Read more

  • Coffman Leads Small Business Roundtable with South Metro Denver Chamber and Aurora Chamber of Commerce
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Small Business

    Congressman Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) joined by U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) will lead a Small Business Roundtable discussion hosted by the South Metro Denver Chamber on Wednesday, March 19 in Centennial, Colorado, and on Thursday, March 20 hosted by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in Aurora, Colorado. Congressman Coffman and Congressman Graves will be joined by local Colorado small businesses and self-starters to discuss the challenges they fac... Read more

  • Coffman Receives U.S. Chamber of Commerce "Spirit of Enterprise" Award
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Small Business

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) was presented on Wednesday with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of Enterprise” Award. The award recognizes Rep. Coffman’s work supporting the U.S. Chamber’s agenda for economic policies that encourage private investment, economic growth, and job creation. “I am honored to be recognized by the U.S. Chamber for fighting to promote pro-growth policies that help our nation’s businesses create jobs,” said Coffman. “As a former small business owner m... Read more

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