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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Gus Meets with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen

March 31, 2009
Bilirakis Blog

Gus, who is Co-Chair of the Military Veterans Caucus, today met with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen during the Caucus’s 111th Congress kick-off event. At the event, Admiral Mullen spoke about his experience with Wounded Warriors and engaged in Q&A with Members.

Gus had this to say after the event:

“Admiral Mullen has taken an active role in ensuring wounded warriors and their families receive the highest level of care during and after their service. I was pleased that he took time to meet with the Military Veterans Caucus this morning. We have over 35,000 wounded warriors that have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan.They will face a lifetime of physical and invisible injuries. We must mobilize our resources to take care of our wounded veterans.”  

To help achieve that goal, Gus joined with Congressman Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) in sponsoring H.R. 309, the American Heroes' Homeownership Assistance Act of 2009 .  If passed, the bill would provide a tax credit to service members and veterans who purchase a home. Gus has also co-sponsored H.R. 297, the Veteran Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Subsistence Allowance Improvement Act, which assists wounded warriors with vocational training.