Mike Coffman

Mike Coffman

COLORADO's 6th DISTRICT

Cost Of Colorado's New VA Hospital Expected to Exceed $1.1 Billion

2015/01/23

The Denver VA Medical Center in Aurora is expected to exceed $1.1 billion in total project costs, according to testimony given Wednesday by officials before the U.S. House Veterans' Affairs Committee.

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House Committee Digs Into VA Construction Problems and Aurora Hospital

2015/01/22

The Aurora VA hospital next to the Anschutz Medical Campus has nearly doubled in cost from its first estimate and ballooned to more than $1 billion, according to testimony from VA officials.

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VA Deputy Secretary Answers Tough Questions From Congress About Aurora Hospital Construction Delay

2015/01/22

ABC 7News

Members of Congress had tough questions for leaders of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs over construction mismanagement and soaring costs at the VA hospital being built in Aurora.

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VA Launches Investigation Into Failed Hospital Project

2015/01/22

Years after reports of cost overruns and years of delays at the VA Medical Center in Aurora, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced it will investigate the mismanagement of the project.

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Obama Challenges GOP in State of Union Speech-Aurora Congressman Coffman Gives Mixed Remarks

2015/01/21

President Barack Obama says it’s time to turn the page after years of economic hardship at home and wars overseas. But Republicans in charge of Congress say the voters already took care of that last November — and they’re the proof.

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VA Leaders In Charge of Failed Hospital Projects Take Home Bonuses

2015/01/21

Veterans Affairs executives in charge of four hospital projects currently over budget and years behind schedule were given bonuses, despite the administration admitting failures in their jobs.

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U.S. Representative Mike Coffman’s Statement on State of the Union

2015/01/21

(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Representative Mike Coffman offered the following statement in response to the State of the Union:

"Unsurprisingly, we heard more plans for government spending and promises of "free stuff" from President Obama tonight, but not enough serious plans to help grow the middle class and cut the national debt that threatens future generations," said Coffman. "I'm hoping the President sees the value of working with the new Republican Congress to move this country forward, and not bog it down in more debt."

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U.S. Representative Mike Coffman’s Remarks on MLK Day

2015/01/19

(Aurora, CO) America is an aspirational country and we will continue to struggle to create a better more inclusive America where we are judged, in the words of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., not by the color of our skin but by the content of our character.

America has come a long way in the struggle for civil rights but we still have a long way to go.

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. said, 

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Women Claim Sexual Harassment, Retaliation and Cover-Up At The Colorado VA

2015/01/15

Denver Westword

There was a time last summer when Andrea Carter thought she'd found her dream job.

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Iraq, Afghan War Vets Flood House Panel

2015/01/15

Less than 5 percent of Congress served in Iraq or Afghanistan, but almost one-quarter of the new House Armed Services Committee lineup boasts recent wartime credentials and experience.

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

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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