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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida


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September 9, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON (10 Sep.) -- U.S. Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis (R-Fla.), member of the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Veterans' Affairs, today issued the following statement in response to a full-page advertisement placed in today's New York Times by anti-war organization depicting General David Petraeus as a traitor:
September 9, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON (10 Sep.) -- After hearing testimony Monday from both the nation's top military commander and U.S. diplomat in Iraq, U.S. Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis (R-Fla.), member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, continues to remain cautiously optimistic about current developments in Iraq and encouraged about the news of approaching troop withdrawals. 
September 4, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON (Sep. 5) -- During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) questioned Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on the wider security concerns raised in light of the federal indictment of two foreign-born University of South Florida (USF) students on explosives charges.
September 2, 2007 Press Release

This week, I participated in a hearing to examine the health and safety risks our first responders face as they respond to and assist in the recovery from catastrophic incidents.
August 27, 2007 Bilirakis Blog

Gus comments on the announcement by Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez that he will be stepping down.

August 22, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON (23 Aug.) -- U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) today presented the Bronze Star Medal, along with a host of other service medals, to New Port Richey resident, Mr. Nick Kostinko, who served as part of the U.S. Army's 830th Air Engineer Squadron from 1942 to 1952.
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.