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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Press Releases

June 8, 2016 Press Release

The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today advanced legislation to strengthen public health and improve insurance coverage for medical professionals traveling with athletic teams.

The Subcommittee voted to advance the following bills, co-sponsored by Congressman Gus Bilirakis:

June 1, 2016 Press Release

Summer is here.

This means warmer, muggier months, especially in the Sunshine State. It means fun at the beach, swimming, grilling, and enjoying the outdoors. But it also means dealing with pesky mosquitos.

This year in particular, these annoying bugs are a major concern. This year, we are faced with the Zika virus.

May 25, 2016 Press Release

Last weekend, I had the honor of delivering the House Republican Weekly Address. The message was simple: Our Veterans deserve better, and the House is working to help them.

As Vice Chair of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I have seen the devastating shortfalls within the VA firsthand. We’re working on real, meaningful reforms to fix the VA and help our nation’s heroes.

May 25, 2016 Press Release

Today, Reps. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL) joined with Reps. Steve Israel (D-NY), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Lee Zeldin (R-NY), and Susan Davis (D-CA) to introduce a resolution (H.Res.

May 24, 2016 Press Release

Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing to discuss important legislation to reform the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

May 23, 2016 Press Release

The U.S. House of Representatives today advanced legislation to help honor a local hero. H.R. 3953, Congressman Gus Bilirakis’s legislation to designate the Elfer’s post office as the “Private First Class Felton Roger Fussell Memorial Post Office,” was passed by voice vote.

May 20, 2016 Press Release

Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), vice chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, will deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, May 21. In the address, Rep.

May 19, 2016 Press Release

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced legislation to further address the Zika virus. Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) released the following statement regarding the passing of this legislation:

May 19, 2016 Press Release

This week the U.S. House of Representatives advanced legislation to help support our U.S. military and Veterans.

On Wednesday, the House advanced H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to advance vital funding and authorities for the United States Military.

May 17, 2016 Press Release

The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health today held a hearing to examine a recently proposed rule from CMS on its Part B Drug Payment Model. The proposed rule is a mandatory experiment, which would be conducted across the country. Members reviewed legislation which would block the proposal from advancing.