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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Press Releases

April 18, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Gus Bilirakis, Vice-Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee,  is pleased to announce that his advocacy on behalf of local Veterans has resulted in an allocation of over $2.7 million in federal funds for improvements at Baldomero Lopez State Veterans' Nursing Home in Land O’ Lakes.  Specifically, these funds will be used to renovate the facility’s dining room, dayrooms, nurs

April 4, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC:   U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) announced today his office is accepting nominations for his annual Teacher of the Year awards to honor the outstanding educators of Florida’s 12th District. The deadline for nominations is April 27, 2018.  Teachers and educators from all schools in District 12, and all grades are eligible.

March 29, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC:  Understanding that the experts doing the job each and every day are the ultimate source that should be guiding his efforts, Congressman Gus Bilirakis has been working closely with Tampa Bay educators and law enforcement officials in recent weeks to determine the best way he can help support their initiatives to improve school safety. 

February 16, 2018 Press Release
**Legislation would create pilot program for partnerships between VA and Federally Qualified Health Centers**

(Washington, DC) – Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Scott Peters (D-CA), and Mike Coffman (R-CO), all of whom are members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and long-term champions for veterans and strong supporters of community health centers, introduced the VA Community Care Enhancement Act to expand access to healthcare services for veteran

February 15, 2018 Press Release

“I am heartbroken by this senseless act of violence.  My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives and with the victims who were injured and traumatized by this tragedy.  Despite the attempts by some to sensationalize this tragic issue, we can all agree it highlights the fact that we have a broken mental health system.

February 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC:   This morning, an initiative authored by Congressman Bilirakis that permanently eliminates the annual limit on per patient therapy expenditures in Medicare became law.  The prior law limited services such as physical, occupational or speech therapy to a maximum of $2,010 per year.  

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