WASHINGTON DC – HR 2490, introduced by Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), passed the House 394 - 3 (House Roll Call 534). After passage of this vital immigration legislation, Congressman Bilirakis released the following statement.
When the House reconvenes tomorrow for the final week of session prior to the August district work period one of Gus' bills, H.R. 2490, will be fifth on the agenda.
Recently Gus joined other House Republican Freshman on the “American Energy Tour.” Gus traveled to the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado. In addition, Gus took an aerial tour of ANWR to examine exploration techniques, opportunities, and challenges in the oil industry and spoke with industry and government leaders.
This past Tuesday the House Judiciary subcommittee on crime, terrorism and homeland security conducted a hearing to examine various elder bills including H.R. 5898, the Silver Alert Grant Program Act of 2008.
On Wednesday, USA Today posted an article about the growing need for the implementation of a Silver Alert system. Gus' bill was highlighted as a potential solution.
From USA Today...