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March 18, 2016 Bilirakis Blog

Women’s History Month allows us time to reflect on the many important women who have had a lasting impact on our past. This month also gives us the opportunity to celebrate the women making history today for tomorrow's generation of innovators, newsmakers, and community leaders.

March 4, 2016 Bilirakis Blog

Rare Disease Week gave us the opportunity to raise awareness and encourage research to find cures and treatments for rare diseases. Rare diseases are not so rare in our nation.

Some RARE facts:

February 18, 2016 Bilirakis Blog

Ashleigh Pike is an inspiration to many in our community and across the nation. Her story touches patients, families, advocates, and health care professionals alike.

Ashleigh is one of the main driving forces behind important legislation passed by the House last year, my OPEN Act.

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.