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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Bilirakis Blog

May 24, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

For America, Law of the Sea Treaty is a loss of sovereignty
By Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) ? May 24, 2012

May 16, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

The unemployment situation in the United States continues to remain a top priority for Gus.

May 8, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

The Tampa Bay area is ground zero for IRS tax fraud, and Gus has co-sponsored legislation that would improve communication between local law enforcement and the IRS in order to help curb this growing problem.

May 4, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

Gas prices in Tampa Bay have nearly doubled during the past three years, causing unneeded uncertainty during this tough economic time.

April 27, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

TAMPA ? Three Florida lawmakers are urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to move forward with a major construction project at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center that a VA cost analysis said would more than pay for itself over the next 30 years.

April 26, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

Last Saturday, Gus hosted a forum to highlight the treatment of Coptic Christians in Egypt, honor the late Pope Shenouda, and promote religious freedom in the Middle East and worldwide.

April 16, 2012 Bilirakis Blog


Bipartisanship and 'crowdfunding'


By GUS BILIRAKIS | Special To The Tampa Tribune
Published: April 10, 2012 

April 12, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

Wesley Chapel, FL (April 12, 2012) ? As part of his constituent work week, Gus on Monday visited Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, which is under construction and scheduled to be completed in September.

March 27, 2012 Bilirakis Blog

On March 25, 1821, Greece declared independence against the Ottoman Empire. As a leading Greek-American in Congress, Gus spoke on the House Floor to commemorate Greek Independence Day.

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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.