Election Update

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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 …

Together we can set a course to restore our economy

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

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(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 …

Bilbray on San Diego’s KUSI: Renewable Energy

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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 …

Bilbray Op-Ed in North County Times: Arizona Law Result of Federal Failures

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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.

Illegal Immigration = Illegal Employment

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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 …

Congressman Bilbray Statement on H.R. 4173: The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

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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 …

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

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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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI7XC1uS38Y. Transcript: David Asman, FOX News Business Anchor: “The other question raised today is whether President Obama intends to …

Every Day is Veterans Day

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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.

First, Do No Harm

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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.

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

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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.