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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

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December 2, 2016 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed critical legislation to strengthen the country’s military and defense, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Vice-Chair of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, worked closely on this legislation and strongly supported its passage.
December 1, 2016 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) took to the House floor to honor the life and service of Tuskegee Airman Willie Rogers from Pinellas County.
December 1, 2016 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) applauded the House passage of the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34), major legislation that supports scientific innovation and medical research for finding new treatments and cures for deadly diseases.
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December 1, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) today hosted a roundtable conversation about the implementation of his legislation, the Jason Simcakoski PROMISE Act, to address Veterans’ opioid safety and quality pain management through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
November 30, 2016 Press Release
Last week, Israel suffered devastating wildfires that swept across its northern and central regions. An international coalition assembled to assist Israel in the response and relief efforts. Among the first to respond were Greece and Cyprus. Co-Chairs of the Congressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance (CHIA) Caucus Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) and Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-21) praised these efforts.
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November 28, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Gus Bilirakis released the following statement on the death of Fidel Castro.
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November 23, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis announced today that Nikhil Dutt, a senior at Land O’Lakes High School, has won the Congressional App Challenge for Florida’s 12th District. Nikhil’s winning app, entitled “Student Toolbox,” is a software program that helps students organize their schoolwork and connect with teachers and peers.
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November 15, 2016 Press Release
Today, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) supported legislation in the U.S. House to extend sanctions on Iran’s energy industry and illicit weapons programs. The Iran Sanctions Extension Act (H.R. 6297) passed the House by a vote of 419-1.
November 15, 2016 Press Release
Today, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, joined his colleagues on the committee to examine the potential impact of self-driving cars on the economy and our entire transportation system.
October 31, 2016 Press Release

As Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Affairs and the Congressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance, Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) released the following statement regarding the rising tensions in the Aegean over recent Turkish provocation.

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