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  • Coffman Nominates Students to Service Academies
    Posted in In the News on December 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Aurora, CO— Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman announced the names of forty four outstanding students from Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District whom he has nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy. “As a Marine Corps combat veteran, having the opportunity to nominate these young men and women, who will be the future military leaders of our country, is one of my highest honors,” said Coffman. “Every ye... Read more

  • Gutiérrez, Coffman, Send Letter to DHS and USCIS Requesting Technical Fixes for DACA Participants
    Posted in Press Releases on August 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Second Amendment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 18, 2017) – Reps. Luis Gutierrez [D-IL] and Mike Coffman [R-CO] sent a letter today to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requesting a series of important technical fixes to the process of winding down the DACA program. The requests from Reps. Coffman and Gutierrez are intended to ensure DACA participants are treated fairly, in a transparent manner, and that no one is unduly penalized by the timing of when t... 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

  • Coffman Receives Award from Security Industry Association
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    2017 Legislator of the Year Award Washington, D.C.--- U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) today was awarded the Security Industry Associations (SIA) 2017 Legislator of the Year Award for on his work and support during the 115th Congress on issues critical to the security industry in the United States. SIA recognized Coffman’s leadership and support on H.R. 1636, the ‘School Safety Act’, which is aimed at preventing school violence and improving emergency response measures. “I’m so honored t... Read more

  • Coffman Announces 2017 Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Challenges Students in STEM Fields Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman is excited to announce that Colorado’s 6th Congressional District will be participating in the Third Congressional App Challenge (CAC). The Congressional App Competition is designed to challenge student’s creativity and encourage their participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education fields. “I want to invite all high school students to participate in the Congressional App Challenge... Read more

  • Coffman Awards Congressional Medal to Local Students
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) presented the Congressional Award Medal to two outstanding students in Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District. The Congressional Award, established in 1979 as a bipartisan and public-private partnership, recognizes initiative, achievement, and service in young people. “I am honored to present the Silver Congressional medals this year to Evelyn and Jason.” Coffman said. “They both have demonstrated an incredible amount of initiative, and achievement in t... Read more

  • Coffman, Colleagues, Lead Effort to Prevent Mass Shootings in Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. schools could receive additional resources to prevent mass shootings under bipartisan legislation by Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Rep. Mike Coffman (CO-06), Rep. Susan Brooks (IN-05) and Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01). The School Safety Act of 2017 would renew the Secure Our Schools program, which provides resources to local, state and tribal governments to meet schools’ individual security needs. The program has not be funded by Congress since 2010. “In the years since Congress neglected to rene... Read more

  • APS elementary school teacher surprised with $25,000 award
    Posted in In the News on October 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    One Aurora teacher just became $25,000 richer. Jennie Schmaltz, a third-grade teacher at Elkhart Elementary School, was surprised with a Milken Educator Award Wednesday — an honor that comes with a no-strings-attached prize of $25,000. An Aurora native and graduate of Smoky Hill High School, Schmaltz was presented with the award and check Oct. 26 at a surprise assembly in the Elkhart gymnasium. Several notable dignitaries attended the ceremony, including Aurora Public Schools Superintendent Rico... Read more

  • Coffman Congratulates Aurora Teacher on Prestigious Education Award
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Aurora, CO -- U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-06) today congratulated Jennie Schmaltz, a third grade teacher and an instructional coach for other teachers at Elkhart Elementary School in Aurora, CO, on winning the Milken Educator Award. Read more

  • Stefanik 'year-round Pell' legislation gains three co-sponsors
    Posted in In the News on May 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Legislation Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, introduced to re-instate the "Year-Round Pell" program picked up three new co-sponsors on Tuesday, according to the Library of Congress government information web site. The program would provide supplemental Pell grants for summer and other nontraditional semesters. The legislation -- HR 3180 -- had 46 co-sponsors, as of Thursday -- 25 Republicans and 21 Democrats. New co-sponsors are as follows: - Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill. - Rep. Lee Zelden, R-Long Is... Read more

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