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September 12, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

Given all of the recent hurricane activity in Gulf of Mexico, do you and your loved ones have a plan in the event of an emergency? 

Tampa Bay's 10 posted an article which details how some residents of Pinellas county are feeling the effects of Hurricane Ike.

September 2, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

On Friday, Gus held an informal town meeting with constituents at a local gas station. Gus had a chance to gain input from people who are affected by high gas prices and also offered cost saving tips while seeking advice on solutions. He even pumped gas for some customers.

August 29, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

On Friday, Gus had the opportunity to experience fingerprint identification firsthand when he visited Ceelox, a software development firm in Tampa.

July 28, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

When the House reconvenes tomorrow for the final week of session prior to the August district work period one of Gus' bills, H.R. 2490, will be fifth on the agenda.

July 21, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

Recently Gus joined other House Republican Freshman on the “American Energy Tour.” Gus traveled to the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado. In addition, Gus took an aerial tour of ANWR to examine exploration techniques, opportunities, and challenges in the oil industry and spoke with industry and government leaders.

July 15, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

This past Tuesday the House Judiciary subcommittee on crime, terrorism and homeland security conducted a hearing to examine various elder bills including H.R. 5898, the Silver Alert Grant Program Act of 2008.

July 9, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

On Wednesday, USA Today posted an article about the growing need for the implementation of a Silver Alert system. Gus' bill was highlighted as a potential solution.

From USA Today...

June 12, 2008 Bilirakis Blog


There is no symbol that better represents our country’s history and tradition than the American flag. Our flag is prominently displayed in classrooms, courtrooms, above our nation’s capital, and even on the moon. It serves as a constant reminder of what makes America great.

June 10, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

On Thursday, Gus will receive the Foundation’s George “Buck” Gillispie Award for Meritorious Service from the Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF).

From today's Washington Post...