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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

House Passes â??Silver Alertâ?? Legislation to Help Find Missing Seniors

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.

The National Silver Alert Act (H.R. 632) is a bipartisan bill developed by Gus, Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Tex.), and Congresswoman Sue Myrick (R-N.C.). The bill combines portions of missing persons legislation introduced by each in the last Congress. Included is language from Gus' bill, the Silver Alert Grant Program Act, which would create within the Department of Justice a grant program to help states establish and operate silver alert notification systems to help find missing seniors.