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  • Coffman Lauds Passage of ‘VA Mission Act of 2018’
    Posted in In the News on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO), a Marine Corps combat veteran and a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, praised the bipartisan agreement and passage of S. 2372, the ‘VA MISSION Act of 2018’. The legislation will overhaul the way in which the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) provides community health care for our nation’s veterans. “The passage of the VA MISSION Act is a testament to the bipartisan commitment this Congress has to strengthen and e... Read more

  • Coffman Pens Letter to Trump on the Direction of the VA
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Dear Mr. President, As a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and as a combat veteran, it is no secret that I am passionate about our nation’s obligation to provide the care and benefits that our veterans have earned through their service to our country. Today, I do not believe that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is meeting this solemn obligation. The time to clean up the VA is now. The prior administration systematically hid a culture of bureaucratic incompetence that has pl... Read more

  • Coffman’s Bills Clear Veterans’ Affairs Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (HVAC) and Marine Corps combat veteran, announced that two of his bills passed out of HVAC with strong bipartisan support. Coffman crafted the bills to fill current gaps he identified in how our nation supports veterans. One aids veterans who unfortunately have become entangled in the criminal justice system and the other supports our rapidly growing female veteran population. ... Read more

  • Rep. Coffman Statement on VA Secretary Shulkin Firing
    Posted in In the News on March 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Aurora, CO— Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement after it was announced that Veterans’ Affairs Secretary, Dr. David Shulkin, would be replaced: “Dr. Shulkin came from within the VA and did nothing to clean up the culture of bureaucratic incompetence that has defined the leadership at the VA. I’m absolutely convinced that only someone from outside the VA can clean up the VA, and I hope that Admiral Jackson will be Marine Corps tough in getting that missi... Read more

  • Coffman Introduces the ‘MIND’ Act of 2018
    Posted in In the News on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) was joined by his colleagues Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) to introduce H.R. 5191, the ‘Medical Improvement of Neurodegenerative Diseases (MIND) Act of 2018’. H.R. 5191 directs the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to establish Alzheimer’s disease research, education, and clinical centers and requires a scientific specialization in research likely to be transformative, including the connection... Read more

  • 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

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