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Washington, DC: Congressman Bilirakis introduced bipartisan legislation this week to improve the federal government’s ability to respond to emergency situations, like natural and man-made disasters. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) deploys Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMA
Washington, DC: Today, Congressman Bilirakis, Vice-Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, called upon VA Secretary Shulkin to take immediate administrative action to expand the recognition of presumptive health conditions related to Agent Orange exposure for Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans. These Veterans served in the hostile territorial waters of Vietnam,
Washington, DC: Reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a big deal to many residents of Florida’s 12th Congressional district and for the local economy. The majority of constituents who participate in this program live in modest homes, many of which are not even on the water. While the program was extended to December of this year and Congress provided e
Washington, DC: Today, Congressman Bilirakis proudly voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Committee report. Congressman Bilirakis served as a conferee responsible for negotiating the differences between the House and Senate versions of this important funding bill.