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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Press Releases

August 15, 2007 Press Release
One of the greatest threats to the safety and security of the American people is the penetration of our vast maritime borders by those who wish to conduct terrorist attacks against the United States. Every year countless illegal migrants gain entry to the United States through our maritime borders.
August 15, 2007 Press Release
Less than two years ago, every American witnessed the devastation and destruction that can happen when individuals and governments are ill-prepared to respond and rebuild after a major catastrophe strikes. Since this hurricane season has already begun, it is imperative that we all do our best to prepare for what is expected to be an "above normal" storm year. 
August 13, 2007 Press Release
August 14, 2007

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) will keep his promise to shave his head for the American Cancer Society's Southeast Hillsborough Unit on Friday, August 17, 2007, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Florida Center & Botanical Gardens located at the Florida State Fairgrounds.
August 2, 2007 Press Release
August 03, 2007

WASHINGTON -- Today, President Bush signed into law a package of homeland security measures, including two proposed by U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), which address public transportation and rail security and mark his first legislative initiatives to become law as a freshman member of the House of Representatives.
July 31, 2007 Press Release
August 01, 2007

WASHINGTON -- In an effort to continue his commitment to protecting seniors and opposing big tax increases, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) voted to oppose legislation today that would have done both, while expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) well beyond its scope to include adults and illegal immigrants.
July 31, 2007 Press Release
August 01, 2007

WASHINGTON -- In an effort to continue his commitment to protecting seniors and opposing big tax increases, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) voted to oppose legislation today that would have done both, while expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) well beyond its scope to include adults and illegal immigrants.
July 30, 2007 Press Release
July 31, 2007

WASHINGTON  -- U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and chairman of the GOP Policy Committee's Veterans' Affairs Task Force, supported three important veterans-related pieces of legislation approved by the House of Representatives on Monday.
July 29, 2007 Press Release
July 30, 2007

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), a member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and chairman of the GOP Policy Committee's Veterans' Affairs Task Force, today joined with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in announcing a national suicide prevention hotline for veterans.
July 26, 2007 Press Release
July 27, 2007

WASHINGTON -- Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the conference report for H.R. 1, a package of homeland security measures, some of which were recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.
July 25, 2007 Press Release
By GUS M. BILIRAKIS
July 26, 2007


Since 9/11, America has adapted to new challenges placed before it. Local first responders and ordinary citizens have stepped into a role that has transformed the way we approach safety and security in this country.

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