Bilirakis Named to Key House Health Care Panel
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) announced today that he has been appointed to serve on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, a key congressional panel with jurisdiction over the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, as well as medical research and public health issues.
Representative Gus Bilirakis: “I’m honored to have been selected to serve on this important subcommittee, where I will be working with my colleagues to solve the biggest problems facing our nation’s health care system. I look forward to gathering input from constituents and stakeholders from Florida’s 12th District every step of the way. After all, we need to focus on empowering patients, not Washington, D.C.”
Speaker Paul Ryan: "Gus’s dedication to conservative health care solutions will help put Florida and the nation on the right path toward affordable, patient-centered care. As a member of Energy and Commerce’s health subcommittee, Gus will play a critical role in making our plan to repeal and replace Obamacare a reality—I’m glad he’ll be at the front lines."
In the 114th Congress, Bilirakis helped author major legislation on the Health Subcommittee, such as the 21st Century Cures Act, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, and bills to boost research for rare disease, neurological, and congenital heart defect patients. The panel additionally has jurisdiction over Medicare and Medicaid reform, and Food and Drug Administration policy.
Bilirakis was also appointed to the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.