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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Bilirakis Blog

March 18, 2009 Bilirakis Blog

Today Gus joined with over 20 of his House colleagues, including House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH), in writing a letter to President Barack Obama expressing their strong opposition to shifting health care for the nation’s veterans out of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The letter reads:

March 5, 2009 Bilirakis Blog

By Jeff Mason, Reuters News

WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama picked a seasoned emergency response coordinator from Florida on Wednesday to lead the federal agency that was widely panned for its handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

March 2, 2009 Bilirakis Blog

According to a report by the Federal Trade Commision, Florida ranks third in the nation in the number of identity theft complaints filed.

February 11, 2009 Bilirakis Blog

Last evening, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation (H.R. 632) that includes key portions of a bill sponsored by Gus to create a federal grant program to help states establish silver alert notification systems to help find missing seniors.

January 9, 2009 Bilirakis Blog

On Friday, Gus sent a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) urging him to include proposals Bilirakis has made in economic stimulus legislation now making its way through Congress: