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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Addressing the Threat of WMDs

June 23, 2011
Bilirakis Blog

Terrorists have made it clear of their desire to use Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) against the U.S. According to terrorism experts, there is a strong likelihood of a WMD attack. The U.S. must be prepared for this grim possibility.

On Thursday, Gus, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications, and Rep. Dan Lungren (CA) Chairman of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies, held a joint hearing to address these concerns.

They looked at measures to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from a WMD attack and also discussed the WMD Prevention and Preparedness Act, soon to be introduced by Homeland Security Chairman Peter King (NY) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ).

Read more about the threat of WMDs in an op-ed in The Hill: Addressing the threat of weapons of mass destruction

Watch Gus' opening statement here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R015kFrmNM

Related News: Examiner.com: WMD Bill Garners Bipartisan Support