Identity theft is a serious crime that affected 12.6 million people in 2012 with damages to the economy totaling more than $21 billion – not to mention the immeasurable damage to the victims’ credit ratings. Increasingly, criminals are stealing social security numbers from taxpayers and filing forged tax returns to get fraudulent refunds.
As your Representative in Congress, I believe that I have a solemn duty to honor and serve those that protect and have protected our freedoms and liberties. As Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, I constantly find myself in awe of the sacrifices and efforts that have been made on behalf of our great country by the men and women who have worn the uniform of our Arm
Homeowners across the country are currently facing astronomical flood insurance rate increases as a result of reforms made to address the solvency and affordability of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which protects homeowners from flood losses.
Next week, we'll be holding a Health and Wellness Fair to help residents in Florida's 12th Congressional District navigate the changes to Medicaid and understand the options they have through Medicare. Organizations will also be onsite, providing information about the health and wellness services available in our district. We hope you can make it!
Since September is Suicide Prevention Month, I wanted to take a moment to discuss one of the most pressing issues facing our military and veterans communities: military suicide. As Vice-Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I have the privilege to serve our nation’s heroes by ensuring they have access to the resources they need when they return home.
"We remember September 11, 2001, not only for the tragic events that occurred and the loved ones lost, but also for the strength and unity demonstrated by Americans that day ? a unique solidarity still found throughout our nation.
Today, Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis (R-FL), brought together travel and tourism industry leaders, as well as businesses directly impacted by the industry, for a roundtable event at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel.
Disasters can strike at any time, often with little warning. As a representative from coastal Florida, Congressman Bilirakis regularly meets with local emergency managers to ensure our communities are ready to respond to a hurricane or other weather-related disasters. However, we must all do our part to ensure we are prepared before a disaster strikes.