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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

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April 16, 2009 Bilirakis Blog

You may recall that last month Gus joined with Rep. Chris Carney of Pennsylvania to introduce the Military Personnel Income Tax Exclusion Act, which would exempt all active duty military personnel from paying federal income tax on his or her annual pay up to the first $16,800.

March 31, 2009 Bilirakis Blog

Gus, who is Co-Chair of the Military Veterans Caucus, today met with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen during the Caucus’s 111th Congress kick-off event. At the event, Admiral Mullen spoke about his experience with Wounded Warriors and engaged in Q&A with Members.

Gus had this to say after the event:

March 30, 2009 Bilirakis Blog

On Monday, Gus joined The Federal Drive with hosts Tom Temin and Jane Norris to discuss H.R. 1624 , Military Personnel Income Tax Exclusion Act.

March 26, 2009 Bilirakis Blog

St. Petersburg Times Editorial

Praise is due for work to create Silver Alert
In Print: Friday, March 27, 2009

March 24, 2009 Bilirakis Blog
 

Yesterday, Gus hosted his seminar on consumer fraud and identity theft.

The seminar was held at the CARES Rao Musunuru, M.D. Activity Center in Hudson and featured officials from the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Postal Service.

March 20, 2009 Bilirakis Blog

On Tuesday, Gus  joined with Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS), and Representative Zack Space (D-OH)  to introduce bipartisan legislation that increases awareness, education and research into congenital heart disease – a rapidly growing national health problem.

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.

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