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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Bilirakis Blog

March 21, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

On Thursday, the House will vote to repeal yet another provision included in the massive and flawed health care overhaul. 

March 16, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

Gus would like to share two recent reports that are prime examples of the carelessness with which your tax dollars are being spent, and the cost that it will have on the country's economic recovery.

March 9, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

One of the 16 Americans charged in Egypt for promoting democracy and religious freedom is John Tomaszewski, a former staff member for Congressman Bilirakis.

Tomaszewski was in Egypt when a travel ban came into force and was one of six Americans who sought refuge at the American embassy. After the travel ban was released, he recently returned to Washington.

March 8, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

Earlier this week, Gus met with dignitaries from Tampa Bay Consular Corps and representatives with Hillsborough County to promote economic development and foreign trade opportunities in the region.

February 22, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

Recently, President Obama released his annual budget proposal. For the fourth straight year, his budget fails to seriously address our nation's debt crisis and calls for higher taxes and increased stimulus spending. This budget punishes small businesses, job creators, and seniors at the expense of the administration's spending addiction.

February 15, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-09) applauded the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday for supporting his amendment to the Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security (PIONEERS) Act, which the House will vote on later this week.

February 7, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

Last week, Gus and several of his colleagues sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking him to amend its policy of blacking out games in the home market that have not sold out within 72 hours of kickoff.

January 30, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

pasco_logoAs Chairman of the Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications Subcommittee, Gus strives to work with officials at the federal, state, local and private level to prepare the nation for disasters and emergencies.

January 26, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

This past week, Gus joined the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus, and is currently the sole Florida representative in the caucus.

With more than 300,000 manufacturing jobs across the state of Florida, Gus understands the important role manufacturing will play when it comes to improving the local and national economy.

January 4, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

In a surprise ceremony on Wednesday, Gus presented Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee with a Congressional commendation for providing honor escorts to soldiers who have been killed in action.

The proclamation, which is entered into the Congressional Record, is below.