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  • 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

  • GAO Accepts Coffman, Kuster Recommendation To Review VA’s Psychoactive Prescription Drug Practices
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    GAO Accepts Coffman, Kuster Recommendation To Review VA’s Psychoactive Prescription Drug Practices (Washington, DC)— Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has accepted their recommendation to do a full review of the Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) standard of mental health care for combat veterans suffering from combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Coffman, a Marine Co... Read more

  • Coffman Statement on 16th 9/11 Anniversary
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement on the 16th anniversary of September 11th: “16 years later, we remember the innocent victims and the heroic first responders who perished on 9/11. Today, our first responders in Texas and Florida continue to display the same great character of America as they selflessly serve the communities devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. While we remain eternally grateful for all these first responding men a... Read more

  • Rep. Coffman Veteran's Bills Pass House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Education

    Bill Pushes for Efficiency & Transparency at VA Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06), a member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, applauded the overwhelming and bipartisan passage of H.R. 2006, the 'VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act,' by the full House of Representatives. The bill, once fully enacted, will require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to uniformly track cost savings in its contracting competitions and ensure the use of standardized co... Read more

  • Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Facility
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    VA Medical Center Named after Coffman’s Delegation Push Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman applauded the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) decision to name the VA Medical Center, currently under construction in Aurora, Colorado, the “Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center”. On June 23, 2017, Coffman’s office authored a letter to VA Secretary, David Shulkin, requesting the facility be named the ‘Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Facility’. The United Veterans Committee of C... Read more

  • Coffman Applauds Emergency Mental Healthcare Announcement by VA Secretary
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Care to Vets with ‘Other-Than-Honorable (OTH) Discharges' Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) issued the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) announced a new program to provide emergency mental health services to veterans with other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges: "As a Marine Corps combat veteran, I am thankful to Secretary Shulkin for his efforts in making sure those who served our country receive the care they deserve" Said ... Read more

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