Embracing Dangerous Priorities, Mike Coffman Votes Again For Ryan Budget
Washington, D.C. – After an electoral cycle in which Republican candidates faced unending criticism and lost seats over their support for the Ryan Budget, Republican Rep. Mike Coffman tripled down and voted for the Ryan Budget yet again.
His dogged pursuit of such an extreme plan will again provide Democrats with compelling arguments to demonstrate to voters just how out of touch Mike Coffman is.
“In voting for the Ryan Budget, Mike Coffman made his dangerous priorities abundantly clear: end the Medicare guarantee and force seniors to pay more for health care while cutting trillions in taxes for the wealthy and forcing the middle class to pay potentially thousands more every year,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC. “Mike Coffman could not be more wrong. And House Majority PAC will be there to make sure voters in Colorado know all about how extreme and out-of-touch Coffman is.”
The political peril of House Republicans embracing the Ryan Budget is well documented. In fact, just last week, writing in National Journal, Major Garrett set the stage in noting, “[House Republicans] will again back a budget that did not help their nominee win the presidency and cost them House seats…”
And on the Daily Rundown last week, NBC’s Chuck Todd asked rhetorically whether House Republicans were concerned about tripling down on the plan to gut Medicare because, “you’re not winning on that issue.”
Rep. Coffman is one of House Majority PAC’s top 10 Republican targets.
Mike Coffman To Colorado Students, Seniors, Soldiers: Tough Luck
Washington, D.C. – With just four days remaining until the March 1 sequester deadline, the effect of those mandatory cuts on Coloradans became increasingly clear. And Rep. Mike Coffman’s message to the Colorado middle class families, students, seniors, soldiers, law enforcement officials and job seekers who will be affected? Tough luck.
In Colorado alone:
- Approximately 12,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed;
- Nearly 2,240 fewer children will receive vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella and tetanus due to reduced vaccination funding;
- Up to 400 fewer victims of domestic violence will be served due to cuts in Violence Against Women Act funding; and
- There will be a loss of approximately $720,000 in funds that provide meals for seniors.
Nationwide, sequestration could mean longer airport security lines, fewer FBI agents, a meat & poultry shortage, reduced first-responder capacity, smaller unemployment checks, closed national parks – and the loss of up to 2 million jobs.
“Colorado families, seniors, students and law enforcement officials are just days away from facing devastating cuts foisted being upon them by a dysfunctional Tea Party Republican Congress that refuses to ask the wealthy to pay just a little bit more,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC. “Instead of allowing these damaging cuts to go into effect, Mike Coffman should be standing up for middle class Colorado families.”
No Valentine From Mike Coffman On Violence Against Women Act
Washington, D.C. – Despite its passage in the Senate days ago by an overwhelmingly bipartisan margin, the Tea Party House still has not taken up the Violence Against Women Act. In fact, according to Speaker John Boehner today, “no decision has been made” on when to bring the bill up for a vote in the House.
Incidents of domestic violence have decreased by over 50 percent since the Violence Against Women Act, which expired in September 2011, was first implemented. And even though the Violence Against Women Act has been languishing for months, the Tea Party House hasn’t moved this bill forward.
“Mike Coffman and the Tea Party House have a clear choice: renew this critically important domestic violence funding or continue the political tug-of-war that leaves victims in limbo,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC.
As GOP Attempts to Soften Image, Will Mike Coffman Stand In Way Of Critical Protections For Women?
Washington, D.C. – With Republicans working overtime to rebrand their party in light of the GOP’s abysmal standing with women, the question remains: will Rep. Mike Coffman stand in the way of long-delayed renewal of the Violence Against Women Act?
Although the Violence Against Women Act expired in September 2011, Tea Party House leaders chose not to renew this critical domestic violence prevention funding. Yet just today the Senate passed the bill with an overwhelmingly bipartisan margin, 78 to 22.
It’s now up to the House to act in order to, as the Seattle Times wrote, ‘not squander a second chance to save lives’ because ‘the abused and battered have no time for political games.’
“Rather than renew this critically important domestic violence prevention funding that provides assistance to victims and helps prosecute their abusers, Tea Party House Republicans chose to stand in the way,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC. “The question now remains: Will Mike Coffman and the Tea Party House continue the war on women and ‘squander a second chance to save lives’?”
Building on 2012 Successes, House Majority PAC Unveils New Republican Targets
Will Campaign Against Vulnerable Republicans In 10 Competitive House Districts
Washington, D.C. – Building on its successful 2012 record, House Majority PAC today announced it will run political programs in 10 Congressional Districts to target vulnerable Republicans, beginning in 2013. The Republican members of Congress are Michele Bachmann (MN-06), Mike Coffman (CO-06), Gary Miller (CA-31), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08), Michael Grimm (NY-11), Joe Heck (NV-03), David Joyce (OH-14), John Kline (MN-02) and Steve Southerland (FL-02).
Each of these Republicans represents a competitive district and has an out-of-touch, extreme record.
Over the course of 2013, House Majority PAC will execute individually tailored plans in each of these 10 districts, to include earned and paid media, online communications and social networking. These efforts will lay the groundwork for increased political activity leading up to Election Day in 2014.
“In 2012, House Majority PAC built a strong record of success and in 2013 we are ready to hit the ground running to hold these Republicans accountable and communicate with swing voters about their extreme records and backwards priorities,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC. “Whether it’s supporting the end of Medicare as we know it, backing tax cuts for the wealthy, working to roll back the clock on women’s rights or opposing stem cell research, these Republicans are simply out of step with the districts they represent. House Majority PAC will work to ensure voters know the truth.”
During the 2012 cycle, House Majority PAC spent approximately $36 million, amassing a record that independent observers termed “impressive” and “winning.” The Democratic candidate won in 63 percent of the races in which House Majority PAC spent a significant sum. And of the 10 races in which House Majority PAC spent the most money, Democrats won eight.