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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Press Releases

December 13, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congressman Bilirakis joined a group of concerned lawmakers in co-authoring a letter to the members of the Tax Reform Conference Committee asking that they adopt the Senate position on the teacher supply deduction.

December 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC:  Today, Congressman Bilirakis proudly introduced the Security Assessment Feasibility for Equipment Testing and Evaluation of Capabilities for our Homeland (SAFE TECH) Act.  This important legislation stems from the Congressman’s recent Congressional Delegation trip during which he had the opportunity to review screening procedures at ma

November 30, 2017 Press Release

For Immediate Release

Press Contact:

Summer Robertson 727-232-2921

November 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC:   Congressman Bilirakis introduced bipartisan legislation this week to improve the federal government’s ability to respond to emergency situations, like natural and man-made disasters.  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) deploys Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMA

November 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC:  Today, Congressman Bilirakis, Vice-Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, called upon VA Secretary Shulkin to take immediate administrative action to expand the recognition of presumptive health conditions related to Agent Orange exposure for Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans.  These Veterans served in the hostile territorial waters of Vietnam,

November 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC:  Reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a big deal to many residents of Florida’s 12th Congressional district and for the local economy.  The majority of constituents who participate in this program live in modest homes, many of which are not even on the water.  While the program was extended to December of this year and Congress provided e

November 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC:  Today, Congressman Bilirakis proudly voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Committee report. Congressman Bilirakis served as a conferee responsible for negotiating the differences between the House and Senate versions of this important funding bill.

November 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC:  Today the House passed an important bill Congressman Bilirakis has shepherded through the legislative process over the past few months.  This health care package, the CHAMPION HEALTHY KIDS Act, reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Community Health Centers program and other health care programs. It extends CHIP, which according to the

November 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC:  Today the House passed the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2017, which Congressman Bilirakis enthusiastically supported.