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Rep. Posey's Statement Honoring Veterans Day

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Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) released the following statement honoring Veterans Day: “One of the greatest privileges Katie and I have is greeting our World War II veterans as they depart on their honor flight to our nation’s capital to visit their memorial, and greeting them in Washington DC, as they arrive on the National Mall. Their courage, and that of veterans since, has…

Congressman Posey’s Statement Honoring Memorial Day

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Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) issued the following statement recognizing Memorial Day: “On Memorial Day, we honor the service and commitment of our brave men and women in uniform, and their families, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Without their dedication it would not be possible to hold on to our freedoms throughout the years. As we reflect on their…

Local Veteran to be Awarded Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device for Past Bravery

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On Wednesday, May 31st, Chief Warrant Officer Two Norman Heller of Viera will be awarded his Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device forty nine years after courageously serving our nation during the Vietnam War. Rep. Posey’s office worked with the Department of the Army and LTC Louis J. Kochanek, USA RET, of Kittery Point, ME, to help secure the medal for Heller. The Bronze Star Medal with “V”…

VA Accountability Office Long Overdue

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President Trump took an executive action supported by Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) to create a new “accountability and whistleblower protection office” within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA has been under a dark cloud since investigations revealed poor treatment of our veterans at some VA facilities, including malfeasance, incompetence, and outright…

Mariner-5 Memorial Dedication Set for Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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On Tuesday, April 11th, military and community leaders will gather to dedicate the Martin PM Mariner-5 Memorial at Patrick Air Force Base at 10:00 AM. The Memorial honors the service of the 13 men who lost their lives in a rescue mission supporting the 1945 disappearance of Flight 19. “I’m pleased to see our community come together to dedicate this memorial which honors the service…

Rep. Posey's Statement on Recent Travel Restrictions

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Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) issued the following statement regarding recent travel restrictions issued by the President: “Allowing unvetted immigration into the United States when we have been told there will be terrorists among them is risky and dangerous. I have supported pausing our refugee and immigration programs from nations that we know pose a serious…

Rep. Posey's Statement on Repayment of Veteran Bonuses

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Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) released the following statement concerning the repayment of bonuses by California National Guard Members: “We owe our veterans a debt of gratitude that can never fully be repaid. I believe the California National Guard members should be held harmless for the misconduct of recruiters and bureaucrats. In May, I supported House-passed legislation…

In Historic Veto Override Congress Approves Legislation to Ensure Justice for Victims of Terrorism

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Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate voted to override the President’s veto of The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. The legislation allows the victims and families of victims of terror attacks to sue foreign states that aid and abet acts of terror on U.S. soil. “Victims, and their families, who have had their lives torn apart by acts of terror will…

House Passes VA Accountability Legislation

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Today the House of Representatives passed legislation with the support of Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) to hold employees at the VA accountable for poor performance and misconduct while also implementing important reforms to improve the disability appeals process. The VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act (H.R. 5620) continues efforts to improve the level of service…

Three Local Borinqueneers to be Recognized for Their Historic Military Service

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Three Brevard County residents who were members of the Army’s historic 65th Infantry Regiment known as “the Borinqueneers” will be recognized for their military service in a ceremony on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 10:00AM in the Brevard County Commission Chambers located in Viera. Congressman Bill Posey will present Juan Romero-Silva of Palm Bay, William Vila-Velez of Palm Bay, and…

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