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Gus Bilirakis Want to Improve Special Need Trusts for Veterans’ Families

Bilirakis showcased his support of U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill’s, D-NJ, “Deborah Nixon Special Needs Trust Inclusion Act" which “would allow veteran participants in the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) to take full advantage of Special Needs Trusts”
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Vern Buchanan Champions the Veterans Eligible to Transfer School Credits Act

This week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., showcased his proposal “to help student veterans by ensuring they are able to quickly and easily transfer...
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Gus Bilirakis Gets Student Veteran Empowerment Act Through the House

Bilirakis, who was the vice-chairman of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee when the GOP controlled the chamber and is still on it, introduced the proposal back in July to help students on the GI Bill who are impacted when colleges and universities close unexpectedly. In recent years, several high profile proprietary schools, including ITT Tech, shut their doors with little warning.
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Marco Rubio Signs on to Bob Menendez’s Proposal to Help Support Greece’s Military

Menendez introduced the “U.S.-Greece Defense and Interparliamentary Partnership Act” this week with Rubio as a co-sponsor. 
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Brian Mast, Seth Moulton Want TRICARE to Cover Eating Disorders for Military Personnel and...

“Servicemembers and their families deserve the best possible health care, and it’s up to Congress to make that happen,” said Moulton who is part of the crowded field running for the Democratic presidential nomination.
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Florida Congresswoman Backs Gold Star Families Benefits Protection Act

This week, U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., showcased her support of U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat’s, D-NY, “Gold Star Families Benefits Protection Act" which...
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Marco Rubio Urges Lloyd Austin to Stand Up to China in Southeast Asia

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Department of Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin, ahead of his trip to Southeast Asia, to promote freedom of navigation in the South China Sea and encourage our partner nations to engage in multilateral military activities with members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue and Taiwan.

Michael Waltz Wants Info on How Critical Race Theory Impacts Classes at West Point

Waltz pointed to incidents with the “Corps of Cadets being mandated to attend seminars and presentations on critical race theory that included inflammatory lessons and presentations that are detrimental to the mission and morale of the U.S. Army" and “requested the full presentation of seminars, presentations, assemblies, and other related curricula at West Point” in the letter he sent last week.
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Michael Waltz Backs Effort for More Special Immigrant Visas for Iraqi and Afghan Translators

“Afghan translators are vital allies in our missions in the Middle East,” Waltz said on Tuesday. “These are people who not only stood and fought with us – they died with us protecting the United States.

Neal Dunn Gets Defense Appropriations Chair on Board to Rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base

Dunn has been focused on another front on the matter, writing to members of the Trump administration, urging them to support the area and keeping F-22 Raptors based at Tyndall.
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Florida Congressman Backs Effort to Expand Mental Health Coverage

This week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., teamed up to bring out a proposal ensuring mental health coverage is not more restrictive than medical care coverage.

Rick Scott: Coast Guard Members Need to be Paid Despite Shutdown

Scott noted there are almost 4,900 Coast Guard members in the Sunshine State who have been impacted by the shutdown.
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