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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Press Releases

January 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC:  Today Congressman Bilirakis proudly announced the first in a series of FEMA grants that will fund flood control projects in Pasco County.  This first project will allocate $1.56 million in federal funding for flood management in the Forest Hills neighborhood, located in southwestern Pasco County.  This neighborhood experiences chronic flooding stemming from sig

January 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC:  After reviewing initial FCC findings which indicate Hawaii state officials were improperly trained on how to navigate the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), Congressman Gus Bilirakis raised serious doubts today as to whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been compliant with a new law he authored which was designed to preven

January 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC:    U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) announced today he will once again be joining the Alzheimer’s Association to host an Alzheimer’s Summit for patients, family members, caregivers, medical professionals, and more in Dunedin, Florida.

January 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC:  Today, Congressman Gus Bilirakis introduced the Servicemembers Improved Transition through Reforms for Ensuring Progress (SIT-REP) Act.  This legislation will ensure Veterans are held harmless from any penalties that their school may impose due to potential delays in the processing of their tuition payments.

January 18, 2018 Press Release
A Guest Editorial Written by Congressman Gus Bilirakis

 An airport employee, who I’ve come to know through the years, recently asked why I bother coming home every Friday, just to return to Washington a mere 72 hours later. The answer is simple, in addition to missing my family; I find there is no better reminder of the needs of the people I serve.

January 17, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC:  Today, Pinellas County was in the national spotlight due to the visionary leadership of Sheriff Bob Gualtieri who successfully negotiated a practical change in national public policy that prioritizes public safety while protecting taxpayer dollars and respecting the Constitution.  The new policy, arranged with U.S.

January 16, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC:  As a well-established champion for human rights with a lengthy history of advocating for persons of all faiths to be able to freely worship, Congressman Gus Bilirakis has recently stepped up as the Republican co-Chair, along with Democratic Co-Chair Juan Vargas, to spearhead the prestigious Congressional International Religious Freedom (IRF) Caucus.

January 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC:    Congressman Bilirakis has been working diligently to honor a promise he made last week to fight plans to open up drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.  In the less than 5 days since the proposal was first announced,  he has personally collaborated on joint letters to the Administration, editorials to local and national papers, as well as, countless meetings

January 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC:  Today, Congressman Bilirakis’s Security Assessment Feasibility for Equipment Testing and Evaluation of Capabilities for our Homeland (SAFE TECH) Act unanimously passed the House of Representatives with bi-partisan support, just 41 days after its initial introduction.  This important legislation stems from the Congressman’s recent Congr