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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Press Releases

July 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC:  Congressman Bilirakis is proud to announce passage of his bill to extend eligibility for the Fry Scholarship to spouses and children of members of the National Guard and Reserve who died of service-connected causes but whose deaths did not occur when the member was on active duty.

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July 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Gus Bilirakis and a bipartisan group of colleagues have just introduced the Laboratory Access for Beneficiaries (LAB) Act with his colleagues, Reps. Richard Hudson (NC-08), George Holding (NC-02), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), Kurt Schrader (OR-05), and Scott Peters(CA-52).

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June 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Representatives Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09), Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02), Harley Rouda (CA-48), Virginia Foxx (NC-05) and Tim Walberg (MI-07) introduced the Ending One-Ring Scams Act of 2019 (H.R. 3264) yesterday.

June 10, 2019 Press Release
-Mental Health Parity Compliance Act will improve enforcement of requirement that mental health coverage not be more restrictive than other types of medical care-

WASHINGTON – Representative Gus Bilirakis introduced bipartisan legislation to improve health plans’ and insurers’ compliance with mental health parity laws, which require that mental health coverage cannot be more restrictive than coverage for other medical care. He was joined by Democratic Reps. Donald Norcross and Katie Porter in introducing this bill.

May 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this week, Congressman Gus Bilirakis introduced the comprehensive Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) Act, which would simply the Medicare enrollment process and waive financial penalties associated with late Medicare enrollment.  Congressman Bilirakis (R-FL-06) has also joined Rep.

May 9, 2019 Press Release
-The STANDUP Act provides students and schools with evidence-based suicide and threat assessment training-

WASHINGTON, D.C. –, Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12)  and Rep.

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May 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) reintroduced the Veterans Early Treatment for Chronic Ailment Resurgence through Examinations (VET CARE) Act, to require the Veterans Administration (VA) to put in place a four-year pilot program providing dental care for Veterans with certain chronic health conditions.

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May 6, 2019 Press Release
-Preventing Medicare Late Enrollment Penalties-

Washington, D.C. – With a growing number of Americans aging into Medicare, Representatives Raul Ruiz (D-CA), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Jackie Walorski (R-IN), and Brad Schneider (D-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation to simplify complex Medicare enrollment rules.

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