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  • Our skyrocketing national debt
    Posted in In the News on August 1, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Balanced Budget Amendment

    On July 30, 2014 Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado asked for and was granted permission to address the United States House of Representatives for one minute regarding the following about our nation’s unconscionable debt:”Mr. Speaker, on January 20, 2009, the day President Obama took office, the national debt was $10,626,877,048,913.08. Today, it is $17,613,035,203,018.10. We’ve added $6,986,158,154,105.02 to our debt in 5 years. This is over $6.9 trillion in debt our nation, our economy, and our ch... Read more

  • Coffman Statement On Appropriations Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Balanced Budget Amendment

    Today, Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement after voting against the $1 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014: “I’m voting against the $1 trillion omnibus appropriations bill for the same reason that I voted against the budget. It breaks the spending caps on defense without any real effort at reforming how the Pentagon operates. I will continue to work hard to reform the Pentagon to make sure that every dollar appropriated for the defense of our country is... Read more

  • Seven of Colorado's congressional delegation support budget deal
    Posted in In the News on December 19, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Balanced Budget Amendment

    Seven of nine of Colorado's members of Congress voted to approve a budget compromise, with GOP Reps. Cory Gardner and Mike Coffman opposing the deal that reforms defense spending cuts and military pensions. Coffman said he didn't like that the budget restored some money to defense spending. "I think we should stay with the budget cuts," he said. "We need to prioritize spending within those cuts." Gardner called the bill too modest. "Budget caps, while not perfect ... brought about much-needed re... Read more

  • Measures to help veterans stripped from defense bill
    Posted in In the News on December 18, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Balanced Budget Amendment

    In a rush to approve a bill to fund the country's military, the Senate sent to a vote Wednesday a version of the annual National Defense Authorization Act that has been stripped of local lawmakers' amendments aimed at helping combat veterans. The House of Representatives passed a nearly identical version last week. A final vote is expected in the Senate on Thursday. Earlier this year, Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Mike Coffman, both of Colorado, introduced amendments to study a surge of troops di... Read more

  • Coffman Statement On Budget Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Balanced Budget Amendment

    Today, Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement after voting against the budget agreement reached between House and Senate Budget Committee Chairmen Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA): “First of all, I’m relieved that this agreement could avert another partial shutdown but I’m deeply disappointed that it breaks the budget caps on defense spending without any real effort at reforming how the Pentagon operates. I will continue to work hard to reform the Pentagon but ... Read more

  • National debt: $17,087,891,205.15 and climbing!
    Posted in In the News on October 30, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Balanced Budget Amendment

    On October 28, 2013 Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado asked for permission to address the United States House of Representatives for one minute regarding the national debt. “Mr. Speaker, on January 20, 2009, the day President Obama took office, the national debt was $10,626,877,048,913.08. Today, it is $17,087,891,889,205.15. We’ve added $6,461,014,840,292.07 to our debt in 4 years. This is $6.4 trillion in debt our nation, our economy, and our children could have avoided with a balanced budget amen... Read more

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