Committee & Leadership Assignments
Congressman Bilirakis has been selected by the House Republican Conference to serve in the following leadership and committee posts during the 113th Congress:
Health Subcommittee: The U.S. is home to a constant stream of cutting-edge medical advancements, but these innovations can only benefit patients and spur our economy if the FDA regulatory process keeps pace. The Health Subcommittee has developed key reforms to promote this type of medical advancement, part of its broader efforts to support market-based improvements to our health care system and reject heavy-handed government control.
Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee: The CMT Subcommittee has consistently focused on sensible consumer protections for the 21st century. The panel leads the committee’s efforts to address complex questions of individual privacy in the online ecosystem. Its major legislative accomplishments in recent years include vehicle safety reforms in the highway bill and much-needed regulatory relief to make sure consumer product safety laws work efficiently and effectively.
Environment and the Economy Subcommittee: With its oversight of key environmental laws and programs, the E&E Subcommittee has focused on the intersection of regulations and jobs. The panel works to ensure the safe, economically sensible management of energy byproducts, including a state-implemented regime for managing coal combustion residuals, and the long-standing challenge of storing spent nuclear fuel. Its work also includes chemical plant safety and modernizing waste data management.
Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) Subcommittee: Legislative, oversight and investigative jurisdiction over compensation; general and special pensions of all the wars of the United States.
- Member of the Republican Whip Team
- Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee Veterans' Affairs Task Force
- Congressional Award Board of Directors
- NATO Parliamentary Assembly
- Co-Chair of the Military Veterans Caucus
- Co-Chair of the Hellenic-Israel Alliance
- Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
- Co-Chair of the House Congenital Heart Caucus
- Co-Chair of the House Community College Caucus
- Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus