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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Mike Coffman’

Colorado election and pro-choice candidates

Colorado election and pro-choice candidates

  By Angela Engel Throughout the past half century, women’s reproductive rights or denial of those rights has been a pivotal issue in many elections. The emotional buttons of the fundamentalist right have certainly been pushed, but when it comes to protecting the innocent, unfettered conservative ideology has responded by restricting health care access to children, eliminating low-income housing for poor families, cutting funding to at-risk students and schools, short-changing ... Full Story

Coffman gets it wrong

Coffman gets it wrong

    Editorial Opinion Colorado congressman Mike Coffman, representative for the 6th Congressional District, released this statement about President Obamas remarks about rising gas prices. We invite Representative Coffman to try sticking to the facts. He is obviously ill informed about production in the United States and even more so about production in his own state. If we were Politifact, we would award Coffman a "pants on fire" for these comments even though a corrected ... Full Story

Coffman Statement on SOPA

(WASHINGTON) -  U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) released the following statement today regarding House Resolution 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA): "SOPA may have the best of intentions to protect property rights and copyrighted materials from illegal use, but the possible restriction of free speech and burdensome regulations on the activities of legitimate websites, many of which are small businesses, force me to oppose the bill."

Coffman Calls on Senate to Negotiate Differences and

  (WASHINGTON) - U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) released the following statement today regarding the Senate plan for a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut, unemployment insurance benefits and the Medicare reimbursement rate for doctors. Coffman is calling on the Senate to work with the House on a proposal that extends the benefits for a full year instead of just two months. "The Senate was in such a rush to get out of town and start their vacations that they didn't complete ... Full Story

Coffman Proposes More Reforms for Congress

Coffman Proposes More Reforms for Congress Introduces Bills to Enact Term Limits and Stop Automatic Pay Raises   (WASHINGTON) – Today U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman announced that he introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at reforming Congress. One bill would put an end to automatic annual pay raises for members of Congress, requiring federal lawmakers to vote on any salary increase, while the other bill would limit the number of terms a member of Congress may serve. “The current ... Full Story

Coffman Statement on Support of STOCK Act

Press Release (WASHINGTON) - U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-CO, released the following statement today announcing his support of House Resolution 1148, the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act. The bill, sponsored by Democratic Reps. Tim Walz (MN) and Louise Slaughter (NY), would prohibit members of Congress and federal employees from trading stocks based on non-public information obtained on the job. “I am co-sponsoring the STOCK Act because I strongly believe it’s ... Full Story

Coffman Urges Panetta to Put Troops First in Pakistan

  (WASHINGTON) - Today U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-CO, a Marine Corps combat veteran of the first Gulf War and the Iraq War, called on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta not to compromise the safety of U.S. forces serving in Afghanistan by attempting to appease Pakistan as the Pentagon investigates the circumstances surrounding a NATO airstrike that left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead on Saturday, November 26. “If our troops stationed along the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan come under ... Full Story

Coffman Urges Super Committee to End Congressional

Coffman Urges Super Committee to End Congressional Pensions

Press Release  (WASHINGTON) –Today U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-CO, sent a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction asking them to include the elimination of the pension plan that is available to Members of Congress as part of their debt reduction plan. The bipartisan “Super Committee,” comprised of 12 members from the House and Senate, is charged with developing a plan to find at least $1.2 trillion in savings over the next 10 years. “I served my country in ... Full Story

Coffman Statement on Super Committee Failure

Coffman Statement on Super Committee Failure

Press Release (WASHINGTON) - Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement today on the expected announcement that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction failed to reach an agreement on finding at least $1.2 trillion in spending reductions over the next ten years:"I'm deeply disappointed by the failure of the super committee to find an agreement for at least $1.2 trillion in cuts, but the question now is can we still find a better solution than the ... Full Story

Coffman Statement on Gitmo Visit

(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement upon returning to Washington, D.C. from an official one-day visit to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba: “On Tuesday the military flew me down to Guantanamo to see the detention facility where some of the most dangerous terrorists, such as the 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, are held,” said Coffman.  “I found their treatment more than humane and see no reason to close the facility.  I also ... Full Story

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