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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Press Releases

July 13, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) welcomed to the nation’s capital Clare Hernandez, 18, of Dade City, Florida, the 2017 winner of the Congressional Art Competition for Florida’s 12th District.
July 12, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives unanimously passed three bipartisan bills to fight the scourge of human trafficking in our communities.
July 12, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis released the following statement after today’s unanimous, bipartisan House passage of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Reauthorization Act, H.R. 2430.
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July 12, 2017 Press Release
During a congressional hearing on combatting the nation’s opioid crisis, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) questioned officials from four states about what initiatives are working to help curb the epidemic, and what needs improvement.
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July 11, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis authored a provision to encourage generic drug competition
Ahead of an important vote in the House of Representatives to reform the Food and Drug Administration, a recent University of Florida study found that the rise in cost of generic prescription drugs may be due to a lack of market competition. U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) has a bipartisan provision in the FDA Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2430) to spur the development of new generic drugs and help combat high drug prices.
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June 29, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) released the following statement after Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004) and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) passed the House of Representatives.
June 29, 2017 Press Release
In honor of National Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) Awareness Month, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) took to the U.S. House floor to break the stigma surrounding PTS.
June 27, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Bilirakis sponsored Rabbi Klein to serve as guest chaplain
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) welcomed Rabbi Gary Klein of Temple Ahavat Shalom in Palm Harbor, Florida, to the nation’s capital today as Rabbi Klein served as guest chaplain before the House of Representatives.
June 23, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Vice Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Committee, joined President Trump today at the White House for the signing of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. He issued the following statement after the bill was signed into law.
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June 22, 2017 Press Release
At a key subcommittee hearing on the president’s budget request for the Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Vice Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, reiterated the need for an increased focus on alternative treatments for Veterans.
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