Today the Washington Times published an op-ed authored by Gus calling on the U.N. Security Council to make India a permanent member. Last year, Bilirakis introduced H.Res. 638 that urges the U.N. to take the necessary actions to establish India as a permanent member.
Awardees will receive a range of medals, including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman Badge. The presentation will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Lake Tarpon Village, 36299 U.S. Hwy. 19 North, Palm Harbor, Fla.
"Cuba had been ruled by the oppressive communist dictator Fidel Castro for more than half a century. During that time, democratic rule was been non-existent and Cuban democracy advocates were harrassed, jailed or killed at the hands of Castro's regime.
Local community college officials from Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties were in Washington on Tuesday to discuss this year's legislative priorities with Gus.
"Chairman Tom Lantos was a man who championed the cause of human freedom, not only through his work in Congress and as a co-founder of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, but also as the only survivor of the Holocaust to serve in Congress.
On Friday, Gus presented the Plant City Police Department (PCPD) with more than $131,000 in federal funding specifically requested by the Congressman for the purchase of crime fighting technology, including digital cameras and laptop computers.
These federal funds were included in recent federal spending legislation signed into law in December 2007.
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.