Mike Coffman

Mike Coffman

COLORADO's 6th DISTRICT

VA Grilled on Budget Shortfall, Urged to Sell Boutique Hotel

2015/06/29

Lawmakers grilled Department of Veterans Affairs leaders this week about a budget shortfall of $2.6 billion to $2.7 billion at the beleaguered agency, and some congressmen have begun to call on the VA to sell assets. (Tweet This)

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Coffman gets on board with “Pregnant Workers Fairness Act”

2015/06/29

Colorado congressman Mike Coffman got props from the women’s rights community yesterday as he signed on to be the first Republican co-sponsor of the “Pregnant Workers Fairness Act” in the House.

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Coffman Statement on SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

2015/06/26

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) offered the following statement after the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage.

“The world is changing, and while I’ve supported traditional marriage, the court has ruled a ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. It is time we move forward and focus on the big debates of our day — how to keep our country safe and get Americans back to work."

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VA: Two Agency Officials Retired Ahead of In-House Reprimand

2015/06/26

Two top Veterans Affairs officials retired from the department this spring just as an investigative board was preparing to lambaste them for their role in the disastrous effort to build a VA hospital in Aurora, Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson said Thursday at a U.S. House hearing.

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Aurora Congressman Coffman Slams Supreme Court Upholding Obamacare Again

2015/06/26

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.

The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law.

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Coffman Highlights Arapahoe County Task Force on PTSD

2015/06/26

(Washington, D.C.) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has designated June 27 as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day and to help raise awareness. U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) is highlighting the work of an Arapahoe County Joint Task Force on PTSD, Chaired by Commissioner Bill Holen, a Vietnam War Army veteran and former member of the Colorado Air National Guard.

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Republicans and Democrats Back Bill to Level the Playing Field for Renewable Energy

2015/06/25

U.S. Senators Chris Coons and Jerry Moran are leading a bipartisan effort to reintroduce tax code legislation aimed at leveling the playing field for renewable energy investment. The Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act would enable renewable energy investors to share in tax advantages presently available only to fossil fuel investors.

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VA Cheated Small Businesses Out of Millions of Dollars in Contracts, Whistleblower Alleges

2015/06/25

Small businesses, including veteran-owned businesses, have been cheated out of millions of dollars in federal contracts because the Department of Veterans Affairs failed to follow contracting laws.

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Coffman Statement on King v Burwell

2015/06/25

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) offered the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court ruling in King v. Burwell upholding Obamacare subsidies.

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Coffman Co-Sponsors Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

2015/06/24

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) has become the first Republican co-sponsor of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in the House of Representatives, making the bill bipartisan in both chambers.

U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Dean Heller (R-NV) carried the bill in the U.S. Senate with a companion House measure introduced by Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY).

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Rep. Coffman Speaks at a Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Hearing

2015-05-20 18:53:21


Coffman Pushes for Expanded Cuts to Pentagon Bureaucracy

2015-05-15 19:51:49


HVAC Hearing on Women Veteran Access to Healthcare

2015-05-06 20:54:10


Rep. Mike Coffman presentado en Univision

2015-05-01 17:36:42


9 News Covers Coffman Grilling VA Officials on Aurora Hospital

2015-04-16 14:56:54


Rep. Coffman Interview with Fox News on his VA Reform Bill

2015-04-14 22:20:39


Rep. Coffman's New Bill Is Discussed

2015-04-08 19:02:13


7 News Covers Rep. Coffman's New Bill

2015-03-30 17:51:51


Congressman Coffman seeks answers from the VA on billion dollar cost overruns in Aurora.

2015-03-19 16:58:57


Congressman Coffman explains current funding challenges of Aurora VA Hospital.

2015-03-17 13:50:39


Mike Coffman speaks on VA bonus claw back bill

2015-03-03 19:48:48


Mike Coffman discusses serious concerns with the VA Crisis Hotline.

2015-02-24 16:06:48


Mike Coffman speaks at a naturalization ceremony for 50 new immigrants from 27 different countries.

2015-02-19 15:37:18


Mike Coffman outraged over Denver VA Director's threats against potential whistleblowers

2015-02-12 22:38:35


Good Day Colorado, KDVR Fox 31, January 29, 2015

2015-01-29 17:38:14


Coffman Questions VA on Lack of Accountability on Bonuses

2015-01-29 17:11:12


Coffman Seeks Input from GAO and VFW Officials on Aurora VA Hospital

2015-01-29 17:02:19


Rep. Coffman has no confidence in VA Hopsital investigation

2015-01-22 18:11:05


Deal Reached on Aurora VA Hospital

2015-01-12 20:06:25


Rep. Coffman speaks at the House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing.

2014-12-12 22:09:45


Contact Information

2443 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-7882
Fax 202-226-4623
coffman.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Veterans Affairs

Armed Services

Mike Coffman began his distinguished career of serving our nation at a very young age.  At age seventeen, after finishing his junior year at Aurora Central High School in 1972, he enlisted in the U.S. Army.   Through the Army, Coffman was able to earn a high school diploma.  In 1974, he left active duty to attend the University of Colorado under the G.I. Bill where he continued his military career by serving in the U.S. Army Reserve.  Coffman took a leave of absence from the U.S. Army Reserve and the University of Colorado to attend D.G. Vaishnav College in Chennai, India in 1976 and the University of Veracruz in Xalapa, Mexico in 1977.  Coffman graduated from the University of Colorado in 1979 and immediately transferred from the U.S. Army Reserve to the U.S. Marine Corps where he served as an infantry officer.

In 1983, Coffman came back home to Colorado and started a small business, an Aurora-based property management company, that would grow to over 20 employees. He remained the senior share holder of the firm for the next seventeen years until selling his interest in 2000. While in business, he continued serving in the military by joining the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

In his role as a Colorado small business owner, Coffman saw the need to bring more common sense pro-growth economic policies to state government so he ran and was elected to the State House of Representatives in 1988 and re-elected in 1990.  Shortly after his 1990 re-election, Coffman took an unpaid leave of absence from the state legislature and volunteered to return to active duty for the first Gulf War where he served as the executive officer for a light armored infantry company.   The battalion that Coffman served in was ordered to attack and defend positions inside of Kuwait, for three consecutive days prior to the main ground attack, as part of a deception and reconnaissance-by-fire operation.  Coffman retired from the military in 1994 after having served for seven years between the U.S. Army and the Army Reserve and thirteen years between the U.S. Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Reserve.

In 1994, Coffman was elected to the State Senate where he served as the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.  While in the State Senate, he completed the Senior Executive Program for State and Local Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  In 1998, Coffman was elected to the office of State Treasurer and re-elected in 2002.  In 2005, the U.S. Marine Corps was under strength in meeting their requirements for the Iraq War and begun to extend Marines beyond their active duty enlistments, recall Marines recently released from active duty, and selectively reach out to retired Marines and request their return to active duty.   Coffman resigned his position as the State Treasurer and volunteered to return to the U.S. Marine Corps for an assignment in Iraq.  In Iraq, Coffman was a civil affairs officer where he worked in support of the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI) in 2005 and in 2006 he was reassigned to help establish interim local governments in the Western Euphrates River Valley.

In 2006, Coffman came home after completing a full tour of duty in Iraq and was appointed by Governor Bill Owens to serve out the remainder of his term as the State Treasurer.  In that same year, he ran and was elected to the Office of Secretary of State and served in that capacity until he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008.

Coffman is the only veteran in the Colorado delegation and the only Member of Congress to have served in both the first Gulf War and in the Iraq War.  Congressman Coffman represents the 6th Congressional District of Colorado and serves on the Armed Services Committee, the Veteran’s Affairs Committee where he is the Chairman for the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and on the House Committee on Small Business.

Coffman and his wife Cynthia were married in 2005 just before he deployed to Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps.  Cynthia Coffman was the Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Bill Owens before becoming the Chief Deputy Attorney General for the State of Colorado under Attorney General John Suthers.  Coffman attends Faith Presbyterian Church in Aurora with his eighty year-old mother, Dorothy Coffman.


Serving With

Scott Tipton

COLORADO's 3rd DISTRICT

Ken Buck

COLORADO's 4th DISTRICT

Doug Lamborn

COLORADO's 5th DISTRICT

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