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Gus Bilirakis named chairman of Homeland Security subcommittee



U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, has been named chairman of the Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response. It's a good spot considering Florida constantly being under threat of natural disaster.

In that position, he will help oversee FEMA, emergency grant programs and disaster response. “The Department of Homeland Security must continue to improve its communication and emergency preparedness, and since valuable taxpayer dollars are at stake, I will make certain it does so as efficiently and effectively as possible,” Bilirakis said in a statement.. “As chairman, I will continue to ensure the safety of our nation and enhance the way in which we respond and prepare for disasters.”

[Last modified: Monday, December 20, 2010 12:13pm]


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