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Election Update

Thursday, November 8, 2012
posted by Brian Bilbray

Thank you very much for all of your help with my campaign for Congress. As you may know, I trail my opponent, Scott Peters by 685 votes.

There are 475,000 ballots that still need to be counted in the county. This race is far from over.

The next release of numbers will take place today, November 8th at 5:00 pm and the Registrar of Voters will release numbers every business day thereafter until December 4th.

Again, thank you for your help and we will keep you posted.

Together we can set a course to restore our economy

Monday, November 5, 2012
posted by Brian Bilbray

I have spent my entire life in San Diego and have been surfing these waves since I was a child.  I fondly remember growing up in Imperial Beach, the son of a naval officer and Australian war bride.

Today, I am a proud husband and father of five beautiful children, which fills my life with joy.  In order to secure the American dream for my children and future generations, we need to jump-start our economy by promoting pro-growth economic policies that will restore the middle-class.

I would like to discuss where I envision our country going and how I am different from my opponent.

The Bernie Madoff of San Diego: Scott Peters can’t run from his past

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
posted by Brian Bilbray

(San Diego) – Scott Peters is infamously known as the architect of the “Enron by the Sea” scandal that nearly bankrupted San Diego when he voted to increase the city’s pension benefits while underfunding the pension system in 2002.

That is why it was so outrageous to find out that Peters never learned from his egregious mistake, when he offered a motion as a member of the Port of San Diego board to recommend underfunding the port’s pension system as a policy tool (10/12/12, San Diego Union-Tribune).

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Bilbray on San Diego’s KUSI: Renewable Energy

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
posted by Brian Bilbray

May 11, 2010 — Congressman Bilbray spoke with San Diego’s KUSI about the importance of renewable energy and algae fuel. Congressman Bilbray is one of the most vocal members of congress on the issue of algae fuel, and was recently named one of the top ten people in Washington on renewable energy and biofuels.

You can view the segment on Congressman Bilbray’s YouTube Channel here:

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LOCAL VIEW: Arizona law result of federal failures


By BRIAN P. BILBRAY — U.S. House Immigration Reform Caucus

Critics of immigration reform have been up in arms over Arizona’s decision to implement the “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act,” or state Senate Bill 1070, into law. What the critics fail to recognize is that the state has been forced to act on illegal immigration because the federal government, who is constitutionally responsible for immigration enforcement, has failed to address this problem on its own.

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Illegal Immigration = Illegal Employment

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
posted by Brian Bilbray

The United States is in a jobs crisis, but what may seem like dark horizons ahead (with unemployment at 9.7 percent nationally and 10.1 percent in San Diego), we should take comfort that we already have the tools to put Americans back to work. What is that tool? Immigration reform. The question is, Do we have the will to reform our immigration policies without rewarding criminal activity?

Many remember that, in 2007, Congress attempted to pass an amnesty bill for all illegal immigrants in the United States. The American people’s response? Yes to immigration reform, no to amnesty. It was the people who spoke loudly enough to kill amnesty in 2007, and they’ll do it again in 2010.

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The United States House of Representatives voted Friday, 223 to 202, to pass the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, H.R. 4173. Congressman Bilbray released the following statement:

“Spending in Washington is out of control, and taxpayers need protection from congressional leaders who have no problem bailing out Wall Street to the tune of $787 billion, or passing an ill-fated Stimulus plan that cost $700 billion, or watching AIG bonuses climb into the millions, or the billions that went to Detroit’s automakers. I voted against bailing out Wall Street before, and I am proud to have voted against H.R. 4173.

Bilbray on FOX Business: Unused TARP Funds Not A Slush Fund for Second Stimulus

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
posted by Brian Bilbray

Congressman Brian Bilbray (CA-50) speaks with FOX News Business’ David Asman about how the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds are not to be used as a general slush fund. To view the video segment on Congressman Bilbray’s YouTube Channel, visit


David Asman, FOX News Business Anchor: “The other question raised today is whether President Obama intends to take over hundreds of billions of dollars from the t.a.r.p. business line and use it without congressional approval for whatever he sees fit. Our next guest may have a thing or two to say: Brian Bilbray, Republican Congressman from California. Did this come as a shock to you when you heard it?”

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Congressman Bilbray Reaction to Obama’s Afghanistan Speech

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
posted by Brian Bilbray

Congressman Brian Bilbray, CA-50, spoke with Shally Zomorodi from KSWB FOX 5/69 this morning, December 2, 2009, to give his reaction to last night's speech.  Please click here to view the KSWB interview on YouTube.

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Congressman Bilbray, KUSI Interview on Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
posted by Brian Bilbray

Congressman Brian Bilbray speaks with KUSI’s Dan Plante and Bridgette Naso about the prospects of an illegal immigration bill in the House of Representatives now that the health care bill has moved to the Senate. Congressman Bilbray is the Chairman of the Immigration Reform Caucus in the House which represents the largest bi-partisan voice for immigration reform in Congress.

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Every Day is Veterans Day

Thursday, November 12, 2009
posted by Brian Bilbray
San Diego County is home to more than 240,000 veterans and today on Veterans Day we remember each one of them is owed a debt of honor that can never be fully repaid. We should never forget that freedom isn’t free.

From the Revolutionary War to today’s operations in the Middle East and around the world, America’s veterans have carried the torch against our nation’s number one enemy: tyranny. Our veterans defended our rights in World War II, served with honor in Vietnam, and have — since the Declaration of Independence — kept America free.

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First, Do No Harm

Friday, November 6, 2009
posted by Brian Bilbray

H.R. 3962 Is the Wrong Bill for American Health Care Reform

Let me be absolutely clear about our current health care debate: We need a system of health care that provides affordable access to quality care for San Diegans and all Americans.

Republicans and Democrats in Congress agree that our system needs reform. A bi-partisan bill where everyone has input, costs are controlled and taxpayer dollars aren’t abused must be developed. Unfortunately, the 1,990-page H.R. 3962, the so-called Affordable Health Care for Americans Act of 2009, isn’t bi-partisan, makes health care more expensive and gives no guarantee that America’s money will not be wasted.

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The Hill, Twitter’s #sandiego Tag and Congressman Bilbray

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
posted by Brian Bilbray

The insider Beltway paper, The Hill, covers the use of tagging San Diego in my Twitter updates.

Read the article here.

Rep. Bilbray has a favorite new ‘hashtag’
By Jordan Fabian – 10/23/09 10:36 AM ET

Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.) has found a new way to show some love for his southern California congressional district.

The sixth-term lawmaker tweeted on Friday about his San Diego County district:

My new favorite hashtag? #sandiego

Bilbray has represented the 50th district since 2006, when he won in a special election to replace Rep. Duke Cunningham (R), who pleaded guilty to accepting millions of dollars in bribes. Before that he served the state’s 49th district from 1995-2001.

Congressman Brian Bilbray: NO! To a Second Stimulus

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
posted by Brian Bilbray

Congressman Brian Bilbray (CA-50) talks with the FOX Business News team about his opposition to a second stimulus. Check out the link to go to the video, or visit his YouTube Channel at

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KUSI Interviews Congressman Bilbray on Health Care and the Economy

Thursday, October 15, 2009
posted by Brian Bilbray

Dan Plante from KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego interviews Congressman Brian Bilbray about his thoughts on the economy, health care and other congressional issues.

Click here to watch the video…

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Let the Facts Speak: The First Economic Stimulus Isn’t Working

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
posted by Brian Bilbray

In February of this year, the President signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1), also known as the stimulus bill, allocating $787 billion to create jobs and to stimulate the economy. Today, according to the State of California’s Employment Development Department, San Diego County is facing the highest unemployment rate in recent history: 10.2 percent. Statewide unemployment in the Golden State has risen to 12.2 percent, and this number is projected to increase.

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