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Congressman Bob Filner, Representing the People of California's 50th District
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Congressman Bob FilnerDear Neighbor,

It is an honor to represent you in our diverse community of California's 51st congressional district.  I wholeheartedly welcome you to your community forum, a place where you can share your thoughts with me.  I hope to hear about issues that are important to you--and your ideas for making our neighborhoods better places to live!

You can learn more about my thoughts on issues that concern you by visiting my "On the Issues" page.  If you need help cutting through federal red tape, please pay a visit to my casework page.  Are you a student?  You may also want to stop by my students page.  I am trying to provide a variety of services to constituents; my office is here to help you!

Sincerely,
Bob Filner


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**Important News For Veterans**

From the VA: POSSIBLE PHONE SCAM TARGETING VETERANS RETURNING FROM IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN


The VA has announced that the FBI has recovered the laptop and the personal information of 26.5 million veterans that were stolen from a VA employee’s home on May 3, 2006.  The FBI also reported that none of the veterans’ data was copied. 

 While this is good news, as the Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I have worked with my colleagues on the Committee to pass a bill to prevent similar problems in the future and to “make whole” all veterans who might suffer from id theft.  For more information about this issue, please visit my Veterans Page .
 


Do you suspect gasoline price gouging? Please call 1-800-244-3301
In response to the recent increase in gasoline prices, the U.S. Department of Energy has released this phone number to report suspected cases of price gouging.


Earthquake Preparedness

I am offering my Guide to Getting Ready as a reminder that we all need to be prepared for a natural disaster. I hope you will use the tips it provides, and I encourage you to share it with your family and friends.


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Medicare and Prescription Drugs
Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.  Families USA tracks price increases in the top drugs prescribed for seniors.  Their recent report, “Sticker Shock: Rising Prescription Drug Prices for Seniors,” provides new data about recent drug price changes, and also provides a context for determining whether the new Medicare drug discounts will make prescription drugs more affordable than they have been in the past.  The Families USA Web site also has additional information on the new Medicare law.

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