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Gus Bilirakis' Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

Full Name: Gus Michael Bilirakis
Office: U.S. House (FL) - District 12, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Republican for U.S. House - District 12
Primary Aug. 26, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Eva; 4 Children: Michael, Teddy, Manuel, Nicholas
Birth Date: 02/08/1963
Birth Place: Gainesville, FL
Home City: Palm Harbor, FL
Religion: Greek Orthodox
Date Title
March 11, 2014 Bilirakis Introduces Legislation to Improve Veterans' GI Benefits
Feb. 12, 2014 Bilirakis Supports Legislation to Restore Full Military Pension COLA
Feb. 3, 2014 GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2013
Jan. 10, 2014 Veterans Bills Become Law
Dec. 19, 2013 Blog: Working for ALL of our Heroes
Dec. 10, 2013 Bilirakis Applauds House's Passage of Legislation Consolidating VA Clinics in Pasco County
Dec. 10, 2013 Department of Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Lease Authorization Act of 2013
Nov. 20, 2013 Bilirakis Applauds House Veterans' Affairs Committee's Passage of Legislation to Consolidate Pasco County VA Clinics
Oct. 22, 2013 C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Sept. 30, 2013 Blog: September and Military Suicide Prevention
July 24, 2013 Bilirakis Introduces Legislation to Honor Sacrifices of Prisoners of War and Those Missing in Action
July 1, 2013 Tampa Bay Times - Remove Stigma so More Veterans get Help for Head Injuries
June 18, 2013 Hearing of the House Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee of the Veterans' Affairs Committee - Why Are Veterans Waiting Years on Appeal?: A Review of the Post-Decision Process for Appealed Veterans' Disability Benefits Claims
June 13, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
May 28, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - VA Disability Claims Backlog
May 22, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Request for Urgent Relief of VA Backlog
April 30, 2013 Congressman Bilirakis Co-Sponsors Bi-Partisan Troop Talent Act of 2013
April 16, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Bipartisan Group in Pushing Pentagon on VA Claims Backlog
Jan. 15, 2013 Committee Leadership Applauds Wal-Mart Initiative
Dec. 30, 2012 Clothe a Homeless Hero Act
Dec. 30, 2012 Improvising Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2012
Dec. 30, 2012 Dignified Burial and Other Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2012
Nov. 27, 2012 Clothe a Homeless Hero Act
Sept. 21, 2012 Congressman Bilirakis Recognizes Prisoners of War and Those Missing In Action
Sept. 19, 2012 Legislation Includes Language to Ensure Veterans are Buried with Dignity and Honor
Sept. 11, 2012 House Expands Education Resources and Restricts VA Executive Bonuses
Sept. 11, 2012 Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2012
Aug. 1, 2012 House Passes Veterans Package Containing Bilirakis Legislation to Improve GI Education Program
July 24, 2012 Reps. Bilirakis, Rooney, Schrader, Barber Introduce Protecting Veterans Pensions Act
July 24, 2012 Reps. Bilirakis, Rooney, Schrader, Barber Introduce Protecting Veterans Pensions Act
July 11, 2012 VA Committee Passes Bilirakis Initiatives to Improve GI Benefits and Ensure Dignified Burials for Veterans
June 29, 2012 Rep. Bilirakis Introduces Bill Ensuring Veterans Receive Proper Burials
June 21, 2012 Vets Eligible to Receive Educational Benefits After Bilirakis Pressures VA to Clarify Program Eligibility
June 19, 2012 More Promises from VA as Backlog Continues to Increase
June 19, 2012 Army Times - Problem Arises for Vets Job Training Program
June 1, 2012 Rep. Bilirakis Applauds House Passage of Military Construction and Veterans Appropriations Bill
May 31, 2012 Bilirakis, Owens, Walz Bipartisan Legislation Passes House to Expand Job Protection To Service Members
May 30, 2012 Owens, Walz, Bilirakis Bipartisan Legislation Passes House to Expand Job Protection to Service Members
April 26, 2012 Tampa Bay Times - Rep. Bilirakis Wants VA to Approve Haley Polytrauma Project
March 9, 2012 Veterans Committee Hears Rep. Bilirakis' Legislation to Improve GI Bill Education
Dec. 1, 2011 Bilirakis Fights for More Effective Veterans Small-Business Process
Nov. 10, 2011 Rubio Introduces Legislation To Protect Veterans From Predatory Practices
Nov. 3, 2011 Veterans Opportunity to Work Act
Oct. 12, 2011 House Passes Two Veterans Packages Featuring Bills Introduced By Rep. Bilirakis
Oct. 11, 2011 Veterans' Benefits Training Improvement Act of 2011
Sept. 8, 2011 Veterans Committee Passes Two Legislative Items Introduced by Rep. Bilirakis
June 23, 2011 Rep. Bilirakis Introduces Bill to Help Ensure Success of Post 9/11 GI Bill
June 13, 2011 Rep. Bilirakis Statement on VA Sexual Assault Report
May 30, 2011 Op-Ed: Remember their Full Devotion
May 26, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States
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