Mike Coffman

Mike Coffman

COLORADO's 6th DISTRICT

A VA employee, a crack house, and a lengthy firing process

2014/08/29

[[{"fid":"541","view_mode":"teaser","fields":{"format":"teaser","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"style":"height: 40px; width: 225px;","class":"media-element file-teaser"}}]] What does it take for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire a rogue employee? That’s a question the Montgomery Advertiser asked after an agency employee allegedly drove a patient to a crack house and left him there overnight. The newspaper, which serves Alabama’s second-largest city, said in a recent editorial that the VA’s response raises questions about “what constitutes a firing offense in the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System, if indeed anything.” The VA employee — a peer-support specialist in the agency’s drug-addiction treatment program, of all things — now faces disciplinary action, but he is still on the payroll more than a year after the incident occurred, according to the Advertiser. The worker allegedly drove a patient who was undergoing drug-addiction treatment to a crack house and helped him purchase illegal drugs, in addition to borrowing $600 from the man and using a government vehicle for personal business, according to an official review that was released in May 2013. Investigators determined that the employee was granted permission to chauffer the patient for errands with an agency vehicle, but he instead went shopping for his own set of wheels. He received $225 in overtime pay for that day, the review found. On a second trip, the worker again took care of personal business with a government vehicle and told the patient that he could hook him up with drugs, according to investigators. The next day, the VA staffer drove the patient to a home that local law enforcement identified as a drug and prostitution den. Investigators found that the patient bought narcotics with the worker’s help and spent the night at the home, where he also received oral sex, they said. The investigative report said the employee “interfered with the medical treatment plan” of the patient and exposed him to a “dangerous environment.” The patient was discharged from the VA program after failing a drug test following the incident. The VA removed the worker from direct patient care duties in March 2013, when the events are alleged to have happened. This month, the agency initiated undisclosed disciplinary action against him. The Advertiser editorial suggests that due process is taking too long for this employee, noting that taxpayers are still paying his salary. “Are we to believe that the matters identified in this case could not be dealt with and settled in more than a year’s time?” the editorial asked. Congress last month approved legislation that gives the VA secretary greater authority to fire senior executives for wrongdoing and poor performance, responding to the recent widespread falsification of scheduling records that hid treatment delays at VA medical centers. The executives have one week to appeal the decisions with the Merit Systems Protection Board, which then has three weeks to issue a ruling. The new policy was designed to help the VA address problems more quickly. “This case is powerful proof of just how great the need for that is,” the Advertiser said. One caveat: the legislation does not provide greater authority for firing rank-and-file employees. The VA this month placed the regional health network’s director and chief of staff on administrative leave while reviewing its medical centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee, Ala. The agency did not respond to questions about why the officials were placed on leave, so it is unclear whether the moves are related to the peer-support specialist’s alleged actions. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel recently found that a pulmonologist with the network falsified more than 1,200 patient records despite repeatedly being caught, according to a July report from the Advertiser. So that may have something to do with the agency placing those officials on leave. Rep. Martha Roby and Sen. Richard Shelby, both of whom are Republicans representing Alabama, met with VA officials in Washington last week to discuss the clinics, according to an Advertiser report. “It was a good meeting,” the newspaper quoted Roby saying. “We feel like they’re hearing us.” Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), chairman of the House subcommittee that handles oversight and investigations of the VA, sent a letter to VA Secretary Robert McDonald last week asking for an explanation of the agency’s decision regarding the peer-support specialist and whether it plans to pursue criminal charges against him. Read More

U.S. should send military equipment to help Ukraine

2014/08/29

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Coffman Leads Effort to Provide U.S. Military Support to Ukraine

2014/08/27

(Washington, D.C.)  Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO), along with House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon and 5 of their colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives, sent a bipartisan letter urging President Barack Obama to support Ukraine by sending it defensive weapons and sharing appropriate intelligence with it as well so that it may defeat the pro-Russian separatist elements currently waging war in the eastern portion of the country.    “Russian aggression against the Ukrainian people cannot stand and the United States can make a significant difference by providing military aide to the Ukrainian people now so that they can defend themselves and send a strong message to Putin that his conduct is unacceptable,” said Coffman. The letter was written by Coffman in response to Russian aggression against Ukraine where earlier this year Russia seized and annexed the Ukrainian province of the Crimea in violation of the Budapest Memorandum and has moved on to actively incite and support pro-Russian separatist in the eastern portion of the Ukraine.  Both Russia and the United States are signatories to the 1994 agreement that required the Ukraine to cede its nuclear arsenal to Russia in exchange for guarantees that its borders be respected. Coffman’s letter to the President requests immediate support of Ukraine to ensure its ability to defend itself against further acts of Russian aggression.  “Prompt and effective measures must be taken to demonstrate the resolve of the United States … we urge you to immediately and thoughtfully provide the Ukrainians with appropriate defensive weapons.   We also urge you to share appropriate intelligence with the Ukraine so that it may operate one step ahead of the separatists,” wrote Coffman, a Marine Corps combat veteran, “A precedent allowing Russia to succeed in this unlawful unilateral expansion would be catastrophic for U.S. foreign policy, for our European allies, and most of all, for the Ukraine.” To date, the President has responded to Russia’s acts against the Ukraine by providing non-lethal military aid and narrow sanctions imposed by Executive Order. The military aid to date consists mainly of Meals Ready-to-Eat, medical supplies, helmets, sleeping mats, and engineering equipment. Recently the aid has expanded to include body armor, night vision goggles, and additional communications equipment. The targeted sanctions  are directed toward a number of Russian entities, including nine defense companies and specific individuals in Putin’s inner circle. They also limit transactions with five of Russia’s largest banks and two energy companies. “Sanctions are a start, but more tangible international resolve is needed if we’re going to deter Vladamir Putin in the near term.  Congressman Coffman is right; providing effective defensive weapons to Ukraine is the kind of tangible step that can change the dynamic.  I am pleased to support this effort and congratulate Mike Coffman for taking up a cause that is vital to our national security," said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA).  The letter to President Barack Obama can be found here. Read More

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS GO ‘IN STORE’ WITH NACS

2014/08/27

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House committee to investigate VA crack house incident

2014/08/22

[[{"fid":"562","view_mode":"teaser","fields":{"format":"teaser","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"style":"height: 50px; width: 300px;","class":"media-element file-teaser"}}]] The U.S. House Committee on Veteran's Affairs is seeking answers about why a Tuskegee VA employee took a recovering patient to a crack house and is still employed more than a year later. U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., chairman of the subcommittee on oversight and investigations, wrote a letter to VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald on Thursday detailing the Montgomery Advertiser's Aug. 17 story on an investigation that found the employee was guilty of patient abuse, misuse of government vehicles, filing false overtime requests and multiple ethics violations. Coffman's letter asks McDonald to provide information about the incidents, including the employee's personnel file, performance reviews, pay, disciplinary actions taken against him and the investigative report. "Considering the pervasive violations of criminal law and VA policy perpetrated by the employee, I am perplexed at how VA has chosen not to terminate his employment," Coffman wrote in the letter. The letter also asks for a full explanation of the VA's decision, along with all internal correspondence discussing disciplinary action. It also asks whether VA plans to take any administrative or criminal action, and whether it has sufficient authority to hold poorly performing employees accountable. In March 2013, the employee brought a patient in the drug addiction treatment program at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System to the home of a known drug dealer in Tuskegee and left him there overnight, according to the VA's official investigative police report from May 2013. The employee "interfered with the medical treatment plan" of the patient, further "endorsed" the patient's drug addictions and exposed him to a "dangerous environment," the report said. The patient was discharged from the program when he returned to the VA seeking $600 the employee "borrowed" from him, and according to the report from May 2013, was living at the Montgomery Salvation Army. The employee, who is still listed in the CAVHCS employee directory and isn't listed in a human resources list showing employees who retired, transferred or left this fiscal year, was a former patient in the program and worked as a peer support specialist. On more than one occasion, the employee took the patient and his roommate out to run official errands, but kept them out for long periods of time while the employee conducted personal business, including purchasing a vehicle, according to the report. The employee used a government vehicle for his personal business, and was paid overtime for at least one of the days, the report said. It's unclear if any administrative or criminal action against the employee was taken. CAVHCS is one of more than 100 VA health systems under investigation by the committee, which has Constitutional oversight authority. A House Committee on Veteran's Affairs staffer said one of the biggest problems is getting VA officials to respond to Congressional requests for information. Since the national scandal broke earlier this year, the department hasn't responded the committee's requests for weekly updates on disciplinary actions for employees involved in scheduling and record manipulation, appointment delays and patient deaths. Read More

Lawmakers ask VA to support Gulf War board

2014/08/21

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Coffman Receives Award for supporting Community Health Centers at National Health Center Week event in Aurora

2014/08/13

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) received the Distinguished Community Health Advocate Award today from the National Association of Community Health Centers for his work supporting Community Health Centers at a National Health Center Week ceremony in Aurora at the Metro Community Health Providers Network (MCPN) – North Aurora Family Health Services Center. “I’ve always been deeply impressed with MCPN and their growth over the years is a testament to their success in expanding access to health care for the underserved.” Community Health Centers provide comprehensive primary health care services to medically underserved communities and vulnerable individuals and families with otherwise limited access to health care.  Health Centers operate as locally owned community organizations at about 9,000 sites across the nation. "Members of Congress are faced with tough choices every day, and Congressman Coffman has consistently, repeatedly stood up on behalf of health centers," said Jana Eubank from NACHC at the awards ceremony. “Community health clinics have been the foundation for providing care to the uninsured and underinsured in Colorado and I want to do everything I can to support them.” Read More

Coffman Pleased with WTO Decision Against China

2014/08/08

(Washington, D.C.)  U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) today applauded the decision  by the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body of the WTO’s earlier ruling that China’s restrictive export policies for rare earth metals, tungsten, and molybdenum clearly violate of WTO rules. Rare earths  get their name  because while plentiful in the earth’s crust they are rarely found in deposits sufficiently concentrated to mine them.  There are 17 rare earth metals and they are essential for everything from making computers to precision guided munitions. China has amassed a near monopoly status, over 95%, of the world supply of rare earth metals, limited their exports, and attached tariffs on those allowed out of the country against WTO rules. This ruling is the culmination of a long process begun by Rep. Coffman, an early rare earth advocate in Congress. Coffman first introduced his RESTART Act in 2009 to shift our reliance away from China and to rebuild a competitive supply chain for rare earth metals  in the U.S. In addition, to his legislative efforts, Coffman also urged the U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to take action with the World Trade Organization against China's illegal rare earth trade policies in a formal letter cosigned by 28 other US Representatives. Trade Representative Kirk ultimately did file the requested complaint which led to this decision by the WTO. “China has consistently attempted to enhance its own manufacturing base at the expense of jobs in the United States and in the rest of the industrialized world.  They have now been told not once but twice that this is unacceptable,” said Coffman, the Republican Co-chairman of the bipartisan House Rare Earth Caucus. In addition to the introduction of the RESTART ACT and the bipartisan letter to U.S. Trade Representative Kirk,  Coffman formed the first bipartisan Rare Earth Metals Caucus.   He was able to pass amendments to the FY 13 and FY 14 National Defense Authorization Acts that required the Department of Defense to recognize the strategic significance of China’s dominance on rare earth metals and the consequences of that to U.S. economic and national security. “As a Member of the House Armed Services Committee and one who understands the role that rare earths play in our national security, I am pleased that the WTO has finally brought this issue to a close.  I call on the government in China to abide by the results and halt the imposition of these unfair export duties,” said Coffman, a Marine Corps combat veteran. Under WTO rules, the panel and appellate reports will be adopted by the WTO within 30 days.                                                                                                                                                  Read More

Coffman Statement on VA Reform Bill Becoming Law

2014/08/07

(Washington, D.C.)  U.S. House of Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the below statement today after President Obama signed the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 into law:  “As a Marine Corps combat veteran, member of the conference committee and Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, I am proud that Republicans and Democrats were able to put aside their partisan differences to focus on supporting our nation's veterans with choice, accountability and greater transparency. The signing of this bill by the President is but the first step on a long road of necessary reforms for our nation to live up to our obligations to veterans who have sacrificed so greatly for our country.” Read More

VA deputy secretary: Changes coming to Colorado health care system

2014/08/07

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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.


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