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  • Rep. Coffman Named to New Subcommittee on Technology Modernization
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) was selected by House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) to serve on the newly created Subcommittee on Technology Modernization. The subcommittee will focus on oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) technology projects, specifically the Electronic Health Record (EHR) modernization program. “As a Marine Corps combat veteran, it is an honor to join the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization,” ... Read more

  • Coffman Votes to Fund the Department of Defense
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Military & Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement after the House passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2019, which provides funding for the Department of Defense: “I am pleased that this year’s defense appropriation bill reflects many of the priorities I set as Chair of the House Armed Services Committee’s Military Personnel Subcommittee. These include taking care of our men and women in uniform, their families, and taking steps ... Read more

  • Sentinel: Coffman’s VA Housing Bill for Families, Children Moving Forward
    Posted in In the News on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Veterans

    AURORA | A homeless veteran faces multiple obstacles when trying to find temporary shelter. Those barriers to getting a place to sleep grow exponentially if the veteran is trying to find shelter for their children as well. Too often, due to budgetary constraints homeless shelters will only be able to serve the veteran and not provide shelter for the rest of the family. That leads to scores of veterans turning down a bed in order to remain with their family for the night. The U.S. Department of V... Read more

  • House Passes Coffman’s Veterans Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & 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, applauded the passage of two of his bills— H.R. 2147 the ‘Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act’ and H.R. 4635, the ‘Peer-2-Peer Counseling Act’. Both bills were passed with unanimous support. “As a Marine Corps combat veteran, I live by the rule that ‘we never leave anyone behind’ and that always includes our veterans,” said Coffman. “The Vet... Read more

  • Opinion: Veterans Helping Veterans — Why Peer Support Should Be Expanded
    Posted in Op-Eds on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Veterans

    Column by U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman “You mean it gets better?” a female veteran asks Olga, a certified peer specialist working at the Department of Veterans Affairs. For the last decade, Olga has served as an integral part of the VA’s peer specialist program in Dallas. After going through the dizzying process herself as an Army veteran, she wondered how other veterans experiencing severe mental health episodes were managing to get the care they needed. Now, Olga spends her time connecting with oth... Read more

  • VA MISSION Act Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement today after the President signed the VA MISSION Act into law: “The signing into law of the VA MISSION Act is a testament to the countless hours of bipartisan discussion and work to get this bill to the President’s desk. This law will now seek to strengthen and effectively reform the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure it delivers the 21st century treatment and medical care our veterans rightly fough... Read more

  • ICYMI: Time to Fight For Homeless Veterans - and Their Families
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Veterans

    By: James Gillespie Mile High Behavioral Healthcare and the Comitis Crisis Center --------- I will never forget the first time that I met DeLisa. She was walking down the hallway of the Comitis Crisis Center with her two small boys on each side of her, holding their mother’s hands. Comitis is a homeless shelter in Aurora, Colorado. When I first met her, I asked “Who are you here visiting?” My assumption was that she was a donor touring the building. Her reply surprised me: “We just moved into t... Read more

  • Rep. Coffman & Rep. Peters Introduce Bipartisan ‘PEER Act’
    Posted in In the News on May 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Veterans, Bipartisanship

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) and Representative Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced H.R. 5830, the ‘Veteran Partners’ Efforts to Enhance Reintegration (PEER) Act’. The bill authorizes the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to expand the peer-to-peer counseling program to better address the complex mental health care needs of veterans. “The VA’s existing peer-to-peer counseling program has already seen great success in helping veterans in their time of need, and Congr... Read more

  • Rep. Coffman on VA Secretary Nominee
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Veterans

    Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO), a Marine Corps combat veteran and member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee released the following statement on the Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Secretary nominee: “The VA is an organization that suffers from a culture of bureaucratic incompetence. Unless President Trump’s latest nominee, Robert Wilkie, is willing to clean house by firing all senior VA executives who’ve had significant failures, documented in Government Accountabili... Read more

  • Coffman Lauds Passage of ‘VA Mission Act of 2018’
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & 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

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