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  • Coffman, Bilirakis, Peters, Kuster Introduce the ‘VA Community Care Enhancement Act’
    Posted in In the News on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO), Annie Kuster (D-NH), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), and Scott Peters (D-CA), all of whom are members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and long-term champions for veterans and strong supporters of community health centers, introduced the ‘VA Community Care Enhancement Act’ to expand access to healthcare services for veterans outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), particularly in rural communities. “Federally Qualifie... Read more

  • Coffman Calls for the Resignation of VA Secretary
    Posted in In the News on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement after reviewing the Veterans’ Affairs (VA) IG Report on the ‘VA Secretary and Delegation Travel to Europe’: “The abuses detailed in the VA’s Inspector General Report violate the trust and integrity that our Veteran’s and taxpayers demand and deserve. After closely reviewing the IG report, and the findings that VA Secretary Shulkin and his staff misled ethics officials and lied to investigators, I h... Read more

  • Coffman Introduces ‘Pay Our Military Act’
    Posted in In the News on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) introduced H. J. Res. 127, titled ‘Pay Our Military Act’. This in direct response to a potential Federal Government shutdown. A shutdown could occur if the Senate does not pass a continuing resolution to keep the government open. “The men and women who put on their uniform to protect our country, must know that Congress supports them—and stopping their pay, should a shutdown occur, is unacceptable” said Coffman, who is the Chairma... Read more

  • ICYMI: Coffman Amendment Included in H.R. 4242
    Posted in In the News on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    Washington, D.C. — An amendment proposed by U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) was unanimously approved to be included into H.R. 4242. The ‘VA Care in the Community Act’ is a bill originally co-sponsored by Coffman that will consolidate, streamline and improve the Veterans Affairs’ (VA) community care programs. The amendment would direct the VA Secretary to establish a process to ensure safe opioid prescribing practices by community care providers and the timely sharing of a veteran’s medic... Read more

  • Coffman Introduces the ‘Peer-2-Peer Counseling Act’
    Posted in In the News on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) introduced, H.R. 4635, the ‘Peer-2-Peer Act’, a bipartisan bill, to ensure the Veterans’ Administration’s (VA) existing peer-to-peer counseling program has sufficient female peer counselors for female veterans who are separating or newly separated from military service. “The VA’s existing peer-to-peer counseling program has seen great success. This bill would build upon its proven record by creating a mo... Read more

  • Rep. Coffman Veterans’ Mental Health Bill Passes House
    Posted in In the News on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06), a Marine Corps combat veteran and a member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, applauded the unanimous passage of his bill: H.R. 918, the ‘Veteran Urgent Access to Mental HealthCare Act’. Coffman is the sponsor of HR 918 and wrote his bill to require the Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Secretary to provide initial mental health assessments and mental healthcare to veterans with ‘an other than honorable’ discharge’ who have deployed and se... Read more

  • Veterans' Affairs Committee Leaders Introduce Legislation to Improve Care for Veterans
    Posted in In the News on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. - Today, members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, led by Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-Minn.), introduced a bipartisan bill to streamline VA’s community care accounts into one veteran-centric program that replaces the Choice Program, removing the current 30-day, 40-mile requirement to give veterans more timely access to community care. “The VA of the 21st century should be able to adapt to the changing needs of our veterans," said C... Read more

  • Coffman Introduces Veterans Affairs Physician Recruitment Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) joined his colleagues, John Rutherford (R-FL), Neal Dunn (FL), and Rep. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (AS) to introduce H.R. 4132, the ‘Veterans Affairs Physician Recruitment Act of 2017.’ H.R. 4132 gives the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) the tools it needs attract and retain physicians now and in the future, improving the quality and access to care for our nation’s veterans. While the VA has several programs to address rec... Read more

  • Rep. Coffman Introduces Homeless Veteran Families Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Julia Brownley (D-CA) introduced H.R. 4099, the ‘Homeless Veteran Families Act’. The bill aims to assist community agencies who help homeless veterans with dependents, with housing costs—thus helping keep families together. The Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program is offered annually by the VA’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program to fund community agencies providing services to hom... Read more

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

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