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  • 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

  • Coffman Receives Award from American Veterans Center
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) today was awarded the American Veterans Center (AVC) award for “Service to the Nation as a Member of the United States Armed Forces in the War on Terrorism.” The award recognized Coffman’s’ military service. “I want to thank the American Veterans Center for all they do in honoring the military service of all veterans. As a marine combat veteran, I am honored to receive this recognition as one of many who have served our country” said Coff... Read more

  • House Sends VA Reform Bill to White House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement upon passage of S. 1094, the ‘Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.’ This bipartisan legislation will reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by allowing the Secretary to dismiss poorly-performing employees while strengthening protections for whistleblowers. “The VA has consistently failed to meet our nation’s obligations to the men and women who have made tremendous sa... Read more

  • Coffman Statement on VA Hospital Investigation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement after receiving notification from the Justice Department pertaining to the Veterans' Affairs Hospital in Aurora, CO: "I am deeply disappointed with the decision by the Justice Department for not prosecuting the VA leaders responsible for trying to coverup over a $1 billion in cost overruns by continually lying to members of Congress during investigative hearings. It will be impossible for Congress to perform its oversight responsi... Read more

  • Coffman Introduces 'Sell Excess Luxury Lodgings' Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Veterans

    Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) was joined by his colleagues, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) and Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH), for the bipartisan introduction of H.R. 2773, the ‘Sell Excess Luxury Lodgings’ or ‘SELL Act’. The ‘SELL Act’ would direct the Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to sell Pershing Hall, a 5-star boutique 24-room hotel, restaurant and club it currently owns in Paris, France. The property, initially obtained by the VA in 1991... Read more

  • Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) were joined by their colleagues, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL), for the bipartisan introduction of H.R. 2652, the ‘Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act of 2017’. The legislation is intended to prevent the overmedication of veterans and combat suicide deaths through the use of comprehensive data. The bill mirrors legislation S.992 in the Senate, sp... Read more

  • Coffman on Passage of ‘PRIVATE ACT’
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) offered the following statement upon House passage of H.R. 2052, the ‘Protecting the Rights of Individuals Against Technological Exploitation Act’ or the “PRIVATE Act”: “As a Marine Corps combat veteran, I find it abhorrent that some service members are willing to compromise unit cohesiveness by sharing non-consensual explicit photographs of fellow service members. The 'PRIVATE Act' seeks increased protection for members who are victimized by other servic... Read more

  • Passed: ‘Veterans Appeal Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017'
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) supported the bipartisan passage of H.R. 2288, the ‘Veterans Appeal Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017”, which seeks to reform the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) appeals process by giving veterans more claim options. Specifically, it gives veterans three main options to choose from when filing their claims: to waive a hearing and the ability to submit additional evidence, submit additional evidence and have a hearing, or transfer juris... Read more

  • Coffman, O’Rourke Introduce ‘GI Bill Processing Improvement Act’
    Posted in In the News on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) today introduced H.R. 2549, the ‘GI Bill Processing Improvement Act’, along with U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX). The act would ensure those receiving GI Bill benefits for their military service do so in a more timely manner. It also improves oversight of schools and educational facilities receiving funding, by requiring them to certify that GI Bill funds received are used for veterans’ services and requires that school certifying officials are p... Read more

  • Wounded Troops Discharged for Misconduct Often Had PTSD or T.B.I.
    Posted in In the News on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Three-fifths of troops discharged from the military for misconduct in recent years had a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or another associated condition, according to a report released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office. The report, mandated by Congress, for the first time combined military medical and staffing data, as well as data from the Department of Veterans Affairs, to show that tens of thousands of wounded troops were kicked out of the arm... Read more

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