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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Press Releases

September 21, 2016 Press Release

The House Veterans Affairs Committee today advanced legislation to improve the delivery of health care and protection of benefits for our nation’s Veterans.  All 11 bills passed favorably out of the full Committee.  

The Committee approved the following eleven bills:

September 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, yesterday hosted a joint meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt, ahead of his swearing in on September 28, to discuss the future of Greece and the relationship between Greece and the United States.

September 14, 2016 Press Release

The U.S. House of Representatives today advanced legislation to provide greater accountability within the Department of Veterans Affairs and reforms to the disability appeals process.  

H.R. 5620, the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act, legislation Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) cosponsored, passed by a vote of  310 - 116.

September 13, 2016 Press Release

The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held an oversight hearing to examine VA’s misuse of employee settlement agreements. Today’s hearing gave members the opportunity to examine the department’s practice of using employee settlement agreements and whether such benefit outweighs the costs to taxpayers and our nation’s Veterans.

September 9, 2016 Press Release

The Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health today held a hearing to review five important public health bills, including legislation introduced by Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) to reauthorize the Congenital Heart Futures Act.

September 9, 2016 Press Release

Tropical Storm Hermine caused significant destruction throughout the Tampa Bay area. Official estimates indicate that the storm left almost $89 million in damages throughout Pasco County alone. After personally visiting flooded areas throughout my District, I contacted the U.S.

September 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) and Congresswoman Carolyn B.

September 8, 2016 Press Release

Future of VA Health Care

On Wednesday, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a hearing to discuss the future of Veterans’ health care.  Members had the opportunity to discuss health reform with witnesses from the Commission on Care.

August 29, 2016 Press Release

On Wednesday afternoon, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) led bipartisan committee members in a conference call with top government health officials to discuss the ongoing Zika threat.