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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Press Releases

December 14, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) has written a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald demanding further details on the termination of Bay Pines VA staff members responsible for leaving the body of a Veteran in a shower room for over nine hours then attempting to cover it up.
December 13, 2016 Press Release
A major bipartisan medical research bill, the 21st Century Cures Act, has been signed into law today by the President. U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), a strong supporter of 21st Century Cures, worked with local patients, doctors, and advocates from Florida to ensure their input is reflected in the final version of the legislation.
December 9, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) released the following statement in response to a report revealing that staff members at the Bay Pines VA hospital left the body of a Veteran in a shower room for over nine hours then tried to cover up the mistake.
December 6, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) took to the House floor today to support a flooding relief provision in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN Act).
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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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