Latest Bob Filner Stories

2011-11-24 18:00:00

Congressman Bob Filner, former Deputy Mayor of San Diego and Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, delivers a riveting commencement address to California Miramar University MBA graduates in San Diego encouraging them to use their MBA degrees to make the world a better place by inspiring positive social change. San Diego, California (PRWEB) November 24, 2011 On Friday, California Miramar University MBA graduates were addressed by San Diego Congressman Bob Filner. Congressman...

2011-06-13 05:00:00

National Awards Program to Honor U.S. Representatives Miller, Roe, and Filner WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF), at its 26th annual Congressional Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, will present its George "Buck" Gillispie Award for Meritorious Service to U.S. Representatives Jeff Miller (R-Florida) and Phil Roe (R-Tennessee). A special recognition award will be presented to Rep. Bob Filner (D-California). The...

2011-04-27 08:20:00

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leader of The American Legion is urging the organization's members to push for congressional support of a bill that, if enacted, would allow military veterans to use their Medicare benefits at VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) medical facilities. The bill, H.R. 814, was introduced earlier this year by Rep. Bob Filner (D-Calif.), ranking minority member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee and longtime supporter of veterans....

2010-12-14 12:58:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A concentrated lobbying effort by The American Legion and fellow VSOs (veterans service organizations) has culminated in U.S. Senate passage of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Improvements Act of 2010. The legislation expands and improves educational assistance for veterans who served in the armed forces after September 11, 2001. "This is great news," said Jimmie L. Foster, National Commander of The American Legion. "This bill...

2010-08-30 10:13:00

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, is expected to deliver a major speech here Tuesday on Iraq and national security issues. He will address about 10,000 members of the country's largest veterans service organization at the 92nd American Legion National Convention. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100830/DC56647) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100830/DC56647) Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Secretary of...

2010-06-04 08:40:00

LOS ANGELES, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Blue Seals will be holding a press conference on June 8th, 2010, to make a two-part announcement. Congressman Bob Filner (San Diego, CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, will announce a plan to create a program to hire unemployed Veterans to build specially designed boats with patented technologies designed for cleaning up oil spills, for help with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster. The technology is patented by a...

2010-04-22 11:48:00

Women veterans, rural patients and caregiver families pinpointed for relief in legislation guided by American Legion priorities WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several of The American Legion's top legislative priorities are wrapped up in S. 1963 - an omnibus bill passed Wednesday by the House of Representatives - that aims to improve women's services at VA health care facilities, provide better support for caregivers of disabled veterans, expand mental health services,...

2010-04-14 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Friday, at a San Diego reception for U.S. Congressman and Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Bob Filner, National Veterans Foundation (NVF) President Shad Meshad hand delivered a letter to the congressman. The letter urged Chairman Filner to introduce legislation to correct a horrifying, unintended consequence of a 2007 Supreme Court decision that is preventing Veterans from filing their benefit claims and appeals. "The true irony...

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