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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Bilirakis Blog

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. 

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.