WASHINGTON (12 Dec.) -- U.S. Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis, representing Florida's 9th Congressional District including parts of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties, today announced the launch of his newly re-designed congressional website.
An act of vandalism to a 30-mile-long anhydrous ammonia pipeline in Riverview, Fla., has raised serious concerns about pipeline security. On Nov. 13, three teenage boys had drilled a hole into the pipeline in an alleged search for money. The leak resulted in the release of a noxious chemical cloud and the evacuation of thousands of local Hillsborough residents.
During questioning on the subject of the hearing, which was about reported TSA negligence in undermining airport security review, Bilirakis notified Hawley that he wants a prompt response from his Agency, which assists the U.S. Department of Transportation in the security of the nation's pipelines.