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Gus Bilirakis Wants to Help Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits

Bilirakis insists Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans exposed to toxic chemicals from burn pits are being denied medical care and are now dealing with various illnesses, several of them fatal.

MacDill Air Force Base Getting Improvements Under NDAA

On Monday, U.S. Rep Kathy Castor, D-Fla., announced MacDill will now be the home of  a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot simulator to continue to train Air Force personnel. 

Bill Posey’s Mortgage Finance Reform Building Momentum

Posey has reeled in two cosponsors including one from the Sunshine State as U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., who is not running for another term but is still part of the House leadership as senior deputy majority whip, is backing the proposal. 
al lawson

Al Lawson Tries to Bring a VA Hospital to Jacksonville

Last month, Lawson held a roundtable event with First Coast veterans and noted that, while there is a VA clinic in Jacksonville, the nearest VA hospitals are in Gainesville and Lake City. 

Gus Bilirakis, Peter Welch Get Funds for Burn Pit Victims

With more than 140,000 members of the Armed Forces and veterans exposed to burn pits, a Florida congressman is working to ensure the federal...
Rick Scott

Rick Scott Heads to Kuwait to Honor National Guard, Army Reservists for July 4th

Scott announced on Sunday that he will head to Kuwait to meet with members of the Florida National Guard and Army Reservists from Orlando stationed at Camp Arifjan and Camp Buehring.
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John Rutherford Headed to Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee

After claiming a seat on the powerful U.S. House Appropriations Committee last month, freshman U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., has been assigned to a subcommittee that should boost the First Coast’s military community. 
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