Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Committee assignments, Legislation and Sunshine

Gus Bilirakis had a letter in the Tampa Tribune on February 9th listing his committee assignments and the legislation he is introducing. Here's the link:


He also introduced a bill last week which would give tax breaks to businesses that hire reservists. Here's a link:


We need to follow up with Gus' office and find out how he feels about the president's budget which will hurts veterans in several ways. Sorry I don't have a link. I heard Congressman Jack Spratt discuss the budget on C-Span last week.

Also on February 9th, Bill Adair had a column in the St. Pete Times on the Tampa Bay Congressional delegation making their schedules public. Here is a blurb from that column followed by the link:

Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Brooksville, is opposed because of personal safety. She said she did not want to give locations of her meetings for fear that she could be a victim of a stalker.

"I'm not against sunshine, I'm for safety," said Brown-Waite. "You need to be very careful when you're in the public eye."

Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, raised the same concerns until I explained that Tester and Gillibrand posted their schedules at the end of the day, after the meetings have been held. Bilirakis said he would consider the idea.



Strati Aradas said...

good work, there is so much info. to keep track of! I wonder if he has spoken on the house floor yet during this week's Iraq war debate

Susan S said...

Haven't heard him, but I haven't been tuned in full-time. Are the speeches available online I wonder????