Mike Coffman

Mike Coffman

COLORADO's 6th DISTRICT

U.S. Lawmakers Question NASA, Air Force on Blast Probe Led by SpaceX

2015/07/31

Reuters

Fourteen U.S. lawmakers on Thursday told the Air Force and NASA they had "serious concerns" about the fact that SpaceX is leading an investigation into the June 28 explosion of its Falcon 9 rocket, and whether it would receive enough oversight.

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Coffman Co-Sponsors Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act

2015/07/29

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) has signed on as a co-sponsor of the Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act, H.R. 2915, a bill originally authored by Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley.

Research released by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in May 2015 found that female veterans were six times as likely to commit suicide as civilian women.

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Afrikmall to Offer a Continent of Culture

2015/07/23

The Villager

Aurora has seen more than its share of malls, but it has yet to see anything like Afrikmall. The soon-to-open retail and cultural plaza is believed to be the first center of its kind in the United States that is wholly dedicated to the arts, heritage, food and commerce of the world’s second-largest continent.

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Whistleblower: 34,000 Combat Veterans Still Waiting for VA Benefits

2015/07/22

A whistleblower has accused the Department of Veterans Affairs of intentionally violating its own policy toward combat veterans to keep thousands of applicants from receiving their healthcare benefits.

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Bill To Strip VA Of Construction Authority Moves Forward

2015/07/22

(Washington, D.C.) – A bill to strip the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from managing construction projects over $100 million cleared an important legislative hurdle today, passing the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health on a unanimous voice vote. 

The bill, HR. 3106, the Construction Reform Act of 2015, strips the VA of all construction management authority on projects over $100 million and transfers it to non-VA federal entities, such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or the General Services Administration (GSA).

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Coffman Statement on UN Approval of Iran Deal

2015/07/21

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) issued this statement on the President seeking the United Nation’s approval on his Iran deal before the U.S. Congress has the opportunity to debate it.

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Victims, Public Officials React to Aurora Theater Shooting Verdict

2015/07/17

An Arapahoe County jury on Thursday convicted 27-year-old James Holmes of killing 12 moviegoers and wounding dozens of others in an Aurora movie theater in 2012.

How some survivors and public officials reacted:

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New Estimate for VA Hospital Includes $180 Million for Parking Lots

2015/07/17

Parking at the new VA hospital in Aurora won't come cheap — especially for U.S. taxpayers.

According to new cost estimates obtained by The Denver Post, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs plans to spend more than $180 million on three parking complexes at the unfinished medical facility, which is expected to open no earlier than 2017.

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Coffman Statement on Chattanooga Shooting

2015/07/17

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) offered this statement on the shooting at the Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

“I’ve known Marines who were killed-in-action serving overseas who understood the risk that they were taking in a combat zone, but the targeting of unarmed Marines, in our own country by an American citizen, is a chilling reminder to us all that terrorism has no boundaries,” said U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO), a Marine Corps combat veteran.

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Coffman Statement on Theater Trial Verdict

2015/07/17

(Aurora, CO)- U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) offered the following statement on the Aurora Theater Trial verdict:

"I am relieved to see us progress down the path of justice. The shooting three years ago shook the core of my hometown of Aurora, but the three years since have proven how strong and resilient our community is in the face of evil. My thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by this senseless tragedy."

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Rep. Coffman speaks in support of VA Accountability Bill

2015-07-29 20:30:41


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


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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