Today the Washington Times published an op-ed authored by Gus calling on the U.N. Security Council to make India a permanent member. Last year, Bilirakis introduced H.Res. 638 that urges the U.N. to take the necessary actions to establish India as a permanent member.
Local community college officials from Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties were in Washington on Tuesday to discuss this year's legislative priorities with Gus.
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.
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.