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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Bilirakis Blog

February 2, 2016 Bilirakis Blog

This week, I met with several patients and more than 140 advocates, representing more than 10 organizations, during the annual Congenital Heart Legislative Conference. These leaders are working to improve and prolong the lives of those living with a congenital heart defect (CHD).

January 21, 2016 Bilirakis Blog

In our home state of Florida, water is a pretty big deal. We all know about the many benefits our bodies of waters provide to our communities. What you may not know, is that Congress recently took a stand to protect our waters.

December 22, 2015 Bilirakis Blog

As your elected official, my job is to help YOU. This year, my staff and I worked diligently to assist the residents of Florida’s 12th district in a variety of ways.

December 17, 2015 Bilirakis Blog

Helping people is why I came to Congress. It is the motivation behind everything I do. This year, I am honored to have been a part of many legislative initiatives that will truly help my constituents and families across the nation.

December 11, 2015 Bilirakis Blog

Yesterday, I had the honor of meeting with Connie Pilallis, the Grand President, and Elena Saviolakis, the Executive Director of the Daughters of Penelope in my Washington, DC office.

December 1, 2015 Bilirakis Blog

November was a wonderful month, reminding us to be grateful for the many privileges we have. It is truly an honor to serve Florida’s twelfth district. My many meetings with constituents, local businesses, Veterans, advocates, and families served as a reminder of how lucky I am. Here are some highlights from November:

November 23, 2015 Bilirakis Blog

I am proud to be a part of the Florida delegation, representing the great Sunshine State and its residents. Florida knows how to do travel and tourism right!

Our state is one of America’s top destinations for tourists. I am so proud that we have been successful in creating an environment where tourism based business can thrive, because more tourism means more jobs.

November 5, 2015 Bilirakis Blog

While our Veterans deserve honor, support, and thanks each and every day, next Wednesday, we have the opportunity to pause and recognize our nation’s heroes in a variety of meaningful ways

October 29, 2015 Bilirakis Blog

October was filled with many exciting events, hearings, markups, votes, and visits with so many constituents, families, and advocates. Great things are happening in Florida’s 12th district and I look forward to continuing my efforts to help our families, Veterans, and communities.  Here are some highlights from October:

October 15, 2015 Bilirakis Blog

As Vice Chair of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I have seen firsthand the courage, dedication, and sacrifices of our Veterans. I am forever grateful for our nation’s true American heroes and their efforts to keep us safe. That is why I have been devoted to helping our Veterans transition to civilian life.

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