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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

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May 1, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

By GUS BILIRAKIS

Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke. In fact, it is the third leading cause of deaths in the nation. Each year, during the month of May, Americans band together, not only to share their support in the fight against stroke, but also raise awareness of how it can be treated, and more importantly, prevented.

April 30, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

By GUS BILIRAKIS

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month. We see the heart-wrenching and troubling stories on the news about victims of sexual assault, but it becomes even more disturbing when we realize that it is even happening in our own community.

April 29, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

Florida is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on the agency’s design and construction standards for community shelters. The state believes that FEMA’s 361 standard for shelter construction is too rigorous for the force of winds that hurricane shelters in Florida generally encounter.

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April 25, 2008 Bilirakis Blog

Yesterday, Congressman Bilirakis introduced The Silver Alert Grant Program Act of 2008 (H.R. 5898). If enacted, this program would provide U.S. states and territories the opportunity to establish ‘Silver Alert’ notification systems to locate missing individuals suffering from dementia-related illnesses.

April 24, 2008 Press Release

The Amendment, which the House adopted by a voice vote, would also set a date certain for the program to be enacted, and would require the Guard to provide a cost analysis for a Coast Guard and DHS-wide deployment of the biometric collection program in the most appropriate manner.

April 24, 2008 Press Release

The Amendment, which the House adopted by a voice vote, would also set a date certain for the program to be enacted, and would require the Guard to provide a cost analysis for a Coast Guard and DHS-wide deployment of the biometric collection program in the most appropriate manner.

April 23, 2008 Bilirakis Blog



Yesterday, in recognition of the 38th anniversary of Earth Day, Gus joined students in school throughout Hillsborough County as they set a world record for the most trees planted within an hour on Earth Day.

April 21, 2008 Press Release

If they meet their expected goal of 10,450 trees planted in an hour tomorrow, Hillsborough County Public Schools will set a world record. The previous record of 4,100 trees planted worldwide in one hour on Earth Day was set in 2005.

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