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Suncoast News: Career fair slated for Dec. 2
Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Gus Encourages Recent Vets to Apply for Stop-Loss Pay
Wednesday, 17 November 2010

As the December 3 deadline to apply for special retroactive stop-loss pay approaches, Gus is encouraging eligible service members and veterans to contact the Department of Defense for information about receiving benefits.
Bilirakis Op-Ed: Honor our true veterans today
Monday, 15 November 2010

Commentary: Honor Our True Veterans Today
Special To The Tampa Tribune
Published: Nov. 11, 2010

Gus Receives Guardian of Seniors’ Rights Award
Tuesday, 26 October 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (October 26, 2010) – For his dedication to helping senior citizens, Congressman Gus Bilirakis has been named a Guardian of Seniors’ Rights by the 60 Plus Association.
Gus Congratulates Mrs. Countryside 2010
Monday, 18 October 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (October 18, 2010) – Last week, Gus had the pleasure of meeting with Debbie Struk, who won this year’s Mrs. Countryside award from the Countryside Rotary for her community involvement.
Why Does Treasury Department Let Fannie & Freddie Run TARP?
Thursday, 14 October 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (October 15, 2010) – News that the Treasury Department has paid $437 million to private contractors to help run TARP is another reason that we need to end TARP immediately.
Confirmed, Again: Obamacare Will Cost Seniors More
Thursday, 14 October 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (October 15, 2010) – One of Gus’ biggest oppositions to Obamacare has been that it will raise health care costs, especially for seniors. Now, here’s more proof that, unfortunately, that will be the case.
Missed Deadlines Lead to More Obamacare Disappointments
Tuesday, 05 October 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (October 5, 2010) – In just over six months, Obamacare has failed to deliver on several promises. Just yesterday, a report from the Congressional Research Service found that the Department of Health and Human Services has missed seven deadlines mandated by the new law. That’s one-third of the 22 deadlines, and it’s only the beginning.
Americans Agree: Administration’s Actions Encourage Illegal Immigration
Tuesday, 28 September 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (September 28, 2010) – Multiple memos from the Obama administration have shed light on plans for addressing illegal immigration. Most of these plans involve some kind of amnesty program or incentive for immigrants to be in this country illegally.
Gus Celebrates Constitution Day
Thursday, 16 September 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (September 16, 2010) – Friday marks the 223rd anniversary of one of our nation’s most important founding documents, one that too many people in Washington have forgotten about lately.
Rep. Bilirakis to Host Dec. 2 Career Fair
Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Palm Harbor, Fla. (November 18, 2010) – Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-9) is pleased to announce that he has teamed up with representatives from nearly two dozen Tampa Bay employers to host his fourth annual Career Fair for residents of the 9th Congressional District.
Rep. Bilirakis Announces North Hillsborough Outreach for November
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Palm Harbor, Fla. (November 10, 2010) – Staff members for U.S. Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis (FL-9) will host a community outreach event in northern Hillsborough County from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at the Jimmie B. Keel Library, 2902 West Bearss Avenue Tampa, Fla.
Rep. Bilirakis Honored With “A” in English
Thursday, 07 October 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (October 7, 2010) – Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-09) was recognized today with an “A in English” award by U.S. English, Inc. for his dedication to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the U.S.
House Passes Resolution Protecting Religious Sites and Artifacts in Cyprus
Tuesday, 28 September 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (September 28, 2010) – Around 500 churches, monasteries, cemeteries and other religious sites in the Republic of Cyprus have been desecrated, pillaged, looted and destroyed since Turkey invaded the northern region on July 20th 1974.
Rep. Bilirakis Receives Small Business, ‘Tax Fighter’ Awards
Thursday, 23 September 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (September 23, 2010) – The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, today named Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-9) a Guardian of Small Business for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small business owners.
Rep. Bilirakis Statement on House GOP “Pledge to America”
Thursday, 23 September 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (September 23, 2010) – Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) released the following statement after House Republicans presented A Pledge to America, a new governing agenda focused on addressing the American people’s top priorities.
Rep. Bilirakis Questions DHS Experts on Deepwater Horizon Response
Wednesday, 22 September 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (September 22, 2010) – Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-09) questioned the Department of Homeland Security on its response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in a House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday. Bilirakis, Ranking Member of the Management, Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee, requested the hearing in May.
Bilirakis Introduces Legislation to Improve Services for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
WASHINGTON, DC (September 22, 2010) – Rep. Tim Walz (MN-01), Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-09), Rep. Jeff Miller (FL-01) and Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-08) have introduced bipartisan legislation to improve rehabilitation services for veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Reps. Bilirakis, Maloney Call for Protection of Religious Sites and Artifacts in Cyprus
Friday, 17 September 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (September 17, 2010) – U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) and Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), co-chairs of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus, introduced a resolution Thursday that calls for the protection of religious sites and artifacts from and in Turkish-occupied areas of northern Cyprus as well as for general respect for religious freedom.
Rep. Bilirakis Questions Homeland Security Panel on Homegrown Terrorism
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
WASHINGTON, DC (September 15, 2010) – Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-09) questioned panelists about the need to strengthen the student visa screening process and the role of the Internet in homegrown terrorism during a Homeland Security Committee hearing on Tuesday.
Rep. Bilirakis to Speak at Oldsmar Fire Rescue 9/11 Ceremony
Thursday, 09 September 2010
OLDSMAR, FL (September 9, 2010) – Firefighters in Oldsmar on Friday will remember those lost nine years ago during the September 11 attacks. Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-09) will deliver remarks at the event, honoring those who sacrificed their lives and thanking those heroes who continue to keep us safe.
Rep. Bilirakis Hosts Military Service Academy Information Fair
Thursday, 26 August 2010
TARPON SPRINGS, FL (August 26, 2010) – Students interested in attending a service academy and committing to serving the nation’s military will have the opportunity to meet with Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-09) and representatives from the nation’s five service academies about the application and nomination process this Saturday (August 28).
Rep. Bilirakis Statement on Mosque Near Ground Zero
Thursday, 19 August 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (August 20, 2010) – Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-09) on Friday issued the following statement in regards to the ongoing delays and setbacks for St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at the site of the 9/11 attack:

Rep. Bilirakis Honored With Air Force Sergeants Association’s L. Mendel Rivers Award
Tuesday, 17 August 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (August 17, 2010) – Because of his continued support for the nation’s military, veterans and military families, Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis (R-Fla.) was honored Tuesday with the L. Mendel Rivers Award of Excellence from the Air Force Sergeants Association.

Veterans Affairs Subcommittee to Hold Congressional Hearing in New Port Richey
Wednesday, 02 June 2010

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (2 June) - U.S. Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis (R-Fla.), member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s Health Subcommittee, today announced a field hearing at New Port Richey City Hall on June 8 to examine the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) efforts to provide recreational therapy to our nation’s wounded warriors. Bilirakis will be joined by fellow Health Subcommittee members  U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.). Veterans, health care professionals from the VA and providers of recreational services will be among the witnesses testifying.

“When our heroes return home from the battlefront, we must use every resource available to help them lead normal and productive lives,” said Bilirakis. “This hearing will allow us to examine one of the many new avenues to accomplish this vitally important goal.” 

Therapeutic recreation focuses on all aspects of improving an individual’s health and functioning and is a vital component of integrated medical care at the VA. James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa is home to a dynamic recreation therapy services program.

The event is free and open to the public. Members of the media are asked to RSVP to:
David Peluso - (202) 258-4858 -- This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

WHO:      U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and Corrine Brown (D-Fla.)

WHAT:    Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health Hearing: “Recreation Therapy and Healing our Wounded Warriors”

WHEN:     8:30 A.M. - Tuesday, June 8, 2010

WHERE:   New Port Richey City Hall - 5919 Main Street, New Port Richey, Fla.

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