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Bilirakis Blog

October 11, 2013 Bilirakis Blog

Next week, we'll be holding a Health and Wellness Fair to help residents in Florida's 12th Congressional District navigate the changes to Medicaid and understand the options they have through Medicare. Organizations will also be onsite, providing information about the health and wellness services available in our district. We hope you can make it!


September 30, 2013 Bilirakis Blog

Since September is Suicide Prevention Month, I wanted to take a moment to discuss one of the most pressing issues facing our military and veterans communities: military suicide. As Vice-Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I have the privilege to serve our nation’s heroes by ensuring they have access to the resources they need when they return home.

September 11, 2013 Bilirakis Blog

"We remember September 11, 2001, not only for the tragic events that occurred and the loved ones lost, but also for the strength and unity demonstrated by Americans that day ? a unique solidarity still found throughout our nation.

September 8, 2013 Bilirakis Blog
September 6, 2013 Bilirakis Blog

Today, Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis (R-FL), brought together travel and tourism industry leaders, as well as businesses directly impacted by the industry, for a roundtable event at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel.

July 24, 2013 Bilirakis Blog

Disasters can strike at any time, often with little warning. As a representative from coastal Florida, Congressman Bilirakis regularly meets with local emergency managers to ensure our communities are ready to respond to a hurricane or other weather-related disasters. However, we must all do our part to ensure we are prepared before a disaster strikes. 

July 3, 2013 Bilirakis Blog

On July 2, 2013, the Administration announced it would be delaying the implementation of ObamaCare's employer mandate. In response, Congressman Bilirakis released the following statement:

July 1, 2013 Bilirakis Blog


Congressman Bilirakis Op-Ed: Remove stigma so more veterans get help for head injuries

May 20, 2013 Bilirakis Blog

Congressman Bilirakis will be holding his Seventh Annual Veterans' Resource Fair on Saturday, June 29, at River Ridge High School. The event will feature a musical performance by Tony Orlando and a Presentation of Colors by AVAST, the nation's only all-amputee color guard. We hope you can attend this event that honors those who protect and serve our country!

May 8, 2013 Bilirakis Blog

?Two months before the Boston attack, Florida Rep. Gus Bilirakis filed legislation that called for strengthening the country?s student visa background checks and better monitoring student status once they are on U.S. soil. He had filed similar legislation in the past four congressional sessions.?