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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

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September 13, 2011 Bilirakis Blog

The House Homeland Security Committee held a hearing on Tuesday titled "Ten Years after 9/11: Can Terrorists Still Exploit our Visa System?", and Gus was invited to discuss the need to strengthen the student visa screening process (

September 7, 2011 Bilirakis Blog

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Published September 7, 2011

NEW TAMPA -- U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis returns this week to Capitol Hill with a clear message from area constituents. Stop the bickering and start finding ways to create jobs.

September 6, 2011 Bilirakis Blog

On Sunday, Gus joined the Frank Wuco show on 970 WFLA to discuss pertinent national security and emergency preparedness issues.

August 2, 2011 Bilirakis Blog

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Published: August 1, 2011

July 27, 2011 Bilirakis Blog

Last week, Gus visited with 970 WFLA about the ongoing debt negotiations and his commitment to finding a responsible solution to the nation's fiscal problems that controls federal spending and moves America toward a balanced budget without raising taxes.

Listen to clips from the interview here (caution: the audio is very loud):

July 13, 2011 Bilirakis Blog

Washington, DC (July 13, 2011) – Since being elected to Congress, Gus has made it one of his top priorities to be a voice for all religious minorities wherever they may be persecuted and to continuously work in a bipartisan manner with his colleagues to condemn violations of religious freedom throughout the world.

July 11, 2011 Bilirakis Blog

Many of the nation's veterans are struggling under oppressive debt, poor credit, and rising unemployment. In fact nearly 1 million veterans are unemployed right now, and nearly one-third of those out of work are Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. For America's heroes, this is not acceptable. These soldiers have upheld their promise to America, now it's time for America to help them.

July 8, 2011 Bilirakis Blog

On Thursday, Gus sat down for a live radio interview on WTBN's "Drive Time with Bill Bunkley" show. Gus discussed the ongoing debt limit negotiations, the need to create jobs, two of his veterans-related bills, and the upcoming veterans and military resource fair.

June 28, 2011 Bilirakis Blog

On Monday, Gus was featured on 970 WFLA in Tampa, where he discussed the House's plan to vote on a balanced budget amendment.

"We have to change our ways and I think this is a good start," Gus said of the proposal. He also discussed the debt ceiling and the need for substantial spending cuts as a way to help improve the nation's fiscal situation and create jobs.

June 23, 2011 Bilirakis Blog

A recent report from the Associated Press uncovers yet another flaw in the health care law, a flaw that would let several million middle-class people become eligible for Medicaid.

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