Gus met with members of the Pinellas County government in his Capitol Hill office on Thursday to discuss the County's federal legislative priorities for 2008 and various issues facing Pinellas County residents.
"While the President has proposed a budget that helps to secure our borders, properly provides for our troops and gives much needed permanent tax relief and economic stimulus, I do believe that some of the President's proposed cuts are unjustified.
Posted: By GUS BILIRAKIS
“Brush your teeth” is a phrase many parents repeat to their children every day. Yet despite parental vigilance and regular brushing, even best efforts at good oral hygiene can still fall short. This is why having access to dental health care is so important.
"The legislation passed today will provide immediate relief for millions of Americans, and spur both businesses and consumers to contribute to the sustained growth of our economy," said Rep. Bilirakis.
Recent federal spending legislation signed into law in December 2007, included more than $131,000 specifically requested by Congressman Bilirakis for the PCPD to purchase digital cameras and laptop computers in order to enhance the Department’s ability to fight crime and keep the community safe.
The deal, announced Thursday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and the White House's lead negotiator, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, would be worth billions in tax rebates affecting more than 117 million families.