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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

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December 11, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

This week, we have been working to find a long-term solution to the automatic spending cuts and significant tax increases, more commonly known as the Fiscal Cliff, which will take effect January 1, unless Congress and the President can reach a bi-partisan agreement.

November 21, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

medicareMedicare is a vital program serving thousands of Florida seniors. Congressman Bilirakis is committed to working across the aisle to develop a plan, so future generations will receive the care they expect and deserve and those 55 and older see no changes.


November 15, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

On September 11,  a heavily armed group executed a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glenn Doherty. The following remarks were prepared for delivery by Congressman Gus Bilirakis for today?s Foreign Affairs Committee hearing regarding these attacks:

November 2, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

Congressman Bilirakis, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus, today joined over 50 of his Congressional colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama and U.S. Secretary of State Clinton to demand answers regarding the security failures that led to the September 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.  

October 23, 2012 Bilirakis Blog


October 8, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

Op-Ed by Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis (R-FL)

October 8, 2012 

August 7, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

Gus wrote an Op-Ed titled "Avoid 'Taxmageddon:' Low taxes help all Americans," which appeared in the Tampa Tribune on August 7, 2012:

July 26, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

On Wednesday, Gus, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, attended a hearing titled "Investigating the Chinese Threat, Part Two: Human Rights Abuses, Torture and Disappearances." He questioned human rights leader Rebiya Kadeer about why the Obama Administration has not agreed to meet with her, despite having met with previous administrations about human rights violations in China.

July 25, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

Gus, the Vice Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, attended a joint hearing on July 25 with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki titled "Back From the Battlefield: DoD and VA Collaboration to Assist Service Members Returning to Civilian Life." His question was about efforts to combat traumatic brain injury (TBI) and PTSD.