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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Bilirakis Named to Key Leadership Position- Spearheading Efforts to Improve Economic Opportunities for Veterans

January 31, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today, Congressman Bilirakis was selected by House leadership to serve as the Ranking Member of the VA Economic Opportunity Subcommittee for this term.  Bilirakis has served as a member of this influential Subcommittee for several years during which time he has been a passionate advocate for improving the Transition Process for military personnel as they reintegrate into civilian life.  He has also previously spearheaded initiatives to enhance GI Bill benefits, including protecting Veterans from being preyed upon by unscrupulous learning institutions and ensuring that Veterans cannot be penalized for bureaucratic delays in processing GI Bill payments.

“There is more work to be done, especially when it comes to improving the transition process.  We want to ensure that Veterans are poised to leverage their high quality training, real world experience and leadership skills when they enter the civilian workforce,” said Congressman Bilirakis. “I look forward to removing barriers to economic success that face Veterans as they seek to advance their careers and provide for their families.  I am eager to partner with Subcommittee Chairman Mike Levin in a bipartisan manner to accomplish this important goal,” he added.       

I am excited to have Rep. Bilirakis continue in a leadership role on the committee and look forward to his new role as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. He has been a steadfast advocate for veterans and I know that he will be a great leader on this subcommittee, as well as a strong role model for our new committee members” said Representative Phil Roe, the current Ranking Member on the Veterans Affairs Committee.