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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.

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.