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  • 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

  • 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

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