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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Bilirakis Blog

May 6, 2011 Bilirakis Blog

As part of its coverage on the death of Osama bin Laden, the Washington Post has compiled an in-depth project about bin Laden and the events leading up to his death.

In an opening video describing the hunt for bin Laden, Gus is shown questioning General Stanley McChrystal during a 2009 hearing (begins at the 3:10 mark)

May 6, 2011 Bilirakis Blog

Earlier this week, Gus signed on as an original co-sponsor to the Secure Visas Act, a bill introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) that will enhance the way we protect our nation and secure our borders.

May 3, 2011 Bilirakis Blog

On April 27, Gus held his annual Career Fair, where more than 60 employers met with more than 400 job-seekers.

May 2, 2011 Bilirakis Blog

On April 26, Gus visited a Tampa-area gas station to hold an impromptu townhall with customers about the impact of rising gas prices. He visited with dozens of people to hear their concerns, and even pumped some gas. Watch some of the footage from his visit below:

April 11, 2011 Bilirakis Blog

Washington, DC (April 11, 2011) ? Last month, Gus visited the Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Gus has long been a proponent of the SFAC, and has advocated for its expansion nationwide.

April 8, 2011 Bilirakis Blog

Determining the next step for your child after high school graduation can be difficult for both parents and students alike. Simply navigating the admissions and student financial aid process can make an already anxious situation even more complicated.

April 1, 2011 Bilirakis Blog

By Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.)
Published April 1, 2011 12:59 PM ET

March 26, 2011 Bilirakis Blog

By CARL ORTH | The Suncoast News
Published: March 26, 2011

NEW PORT RICHEY - Since much of Pasco County falls within a 50-mile zone of a nuclear power plant, Pasco officials have been reviewing nuclear emergency plans this week.

March 17, 2011 Bilirakis Blog

As Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications, Gus held a hearing on Thursday to examine the Department of Homeland Security's preparedness related to health issues. The witness was Dr. Alexander Garza, Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer with DHS.