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Jacksonville Congressmen Want to Have National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum at Cecil Field

The two congressmen who represent Jacksonville--Democrat U.S. Rep. Al Lawson and Republican U.S. Rep. John Rutherford--want to make the POW/MIA Memorial and Museum at Cecil Field into the “national memorial and museum to honor all former prisoners of war and those still missing-in-action.”

Ross Spano: What’s Taking So Long to Build VA Medical Clinic in Lakeland?

Freshman U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., isn’t happy with how a VA medical center in Lakeland is coming along. 

Gus Bilirakis, Joe Cunningham Pair Up on VA Community Infrastructure Act

Bilirakis, who was the vice chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee when the GOP controlled the House, weighed in on why he was championing the proposal which Cunningham introduced last week.

Charlie Crist, Greg Steube: Let Military Personnel Sue the Defense Department for Medical Malpractice

“Current law prevents servicemembers and their families from seeking justice when hurt or killed due to medical malpractice,” said Crist on Wednesday.

Greg Steube Takes Aim At Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Comments About the VA

“It’s clear Representative Ocasio-Cortez has never dealt with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or relied on them for care. If she had, she would know that their system is in dire need of reform" said Steube.

Greg Steube: VA Shouldn’t Deny Veterans Medical Marijuana in States Where It’s Legal

“As a veteran, I’m committed to ensuring that veterans receive the care they deserve, and I know that sometimes that care can include medical marijuana,” said Steube when he brought out the bill.

Marco Rubio, Gus Bilirakis Want to Add Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration to VA

“Currently, the Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) is responsible for all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits provided to veterans outside of healthcare and cemetery services."
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Gus Bilirakis Showcases Record Over a Dozen Years in Congress

Bilirakis weighed in on the index and his time in Congress, insisting he had taken a page from his father former U.S. Rep. Michael Bilirakis, R-Fla., who was first elected to Congress in 1982 and retired after the 2006 elections when his son took over.

Matt Gaetz Cheers Trump Calling for $125 Million for Air Force Military Construction in...

“President Trump has once again proven his deep and abiding commitment to the United States Armed Forces, especially Northwest Florida’s military mission,” Gaetz said on Monday."
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Greg Steube Wants Veterans to be Able to Hold Events at Federal War Memorials...

On Tuesday, Steube introduced  the “Free Veterans from Fees Act” which would “waive application fees for special use permits for veterans’ demonstrations and special events at war memorials on federal land."

Lois Frankel, Gus Bilirakis Team Up To Have Veteran Student Centers at Universities, Colleges

Frankel and Bilirakis showcased the “Veterans Education Empowerment Act” which would create Veteran Student Centers at higher ed institutions across the nation. The two Florida representatives insisted their bill “will give a boost to student veterans transitioning from military to civilian life.”
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