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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Bilirakis Blog

February 7, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

Gus met with members of the Pinellas County government in his Capitol Hill office on Thursday to discuss the County's federal legislative priorities for 2008 and various issues facing Pinellas County residents.

February 7, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

On Friday, Gus presented the Plant City Police Department (PCPD) with more than $131,000 in federal funding specifically requested by the Congressman for the purchase of crime fighting technology, including digital cameras and laptop computers.

These federal funds were included in recent federal spending legislation signed into law in December 2007.

February 1, 2008 Bilirakis Blog


“Brush your teeth” is a phrase many parents repeat to their children every day. Yet despite parental vigilance and regular brushing, even best efforts at good oral hygiene can still fall short. This is why having access to dental health care is so important.

January 29, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

The Hill's Congress Blog posted Gus's thoughts on the President's seventh and final State of the Union Address.

January 23, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

Today, Gus sent a letter to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), Chair of the Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection, to request a hearing on pipeline security.

January 23, 2008 Bilirakis Blog
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reminding travelers that the Jan. 31, 2008 deadline is fast approaching when improved border identification procedures will be implemented.

January 18, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

Congress must pass a FISA fix that addresses modern day intelligence gathering scenarios. In August 2007, Gus joined more than 190 House Republicans signing and releasing a letter to House Speaker Pelosi urging her to pass the necessary FISA reform that closes the existing intelligence gap identified by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).

January 17, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

Today, Gus cosponsored H.R. 4987, the Fence by Date Certain Act, which would require the construction by next June of a border fence from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.