Gus Bilirakis, John Garamendi Want to Honor the 100th Anniversary of Fleet Reserve Association With New Coin

At the request of their constituents, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and John Garamendi, D-Calif., introduced legislation this week that will create a 100th-anniversary commemorative coin for the Gus Bilirakis, John Garamendi (FRA).

This bipartisan legislation would direct the U.S. Department of Treasury to mint a coin to commemorate the centennial of the foundation and charter of the FRA in 1924, all at no cost to American taxpayers.

“For one century, the FRA has served as a strong voice in Washington,” said Bilirakis. “The organization has been instrumental in advocating for Sea Service Members and their families, including successfully fighting back against proposed cuts to benefits and supporting enhanced eligibility and benefits for veterans. The organization has been a valued partner in my fight to rectify the injustice of concurrent receipt. Together, I am optimistic that we will be able to ensure all veterans finally receive the full benefits they’ve earned and deserve. I am honored to help commemorate this prestigious organization’s tireless work and legacy of success.”

Bilirakis introduced the bill this week and it was sent to the U.S House. Financial Services Committee. There is no companion measure over in the U.S. Senate.

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