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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Press Releases

January 16, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC:  As a well-established champion for human rights with a lengthy history of advocating for persons of all faiths to be able to freely worship, Congressman Gus Bilirakis has recently stepped up as the Republican co-Chair, along with Democratic Co-Chair Juan Vargas, to spearhead the prestigious Congressional International Religious Freedom (IRF) Caucus.

January 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC:    Congressman Bilirakis has been working diligently to honor a promise he made last week to fight plans to open up drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.  In the less than 5 days since the proposal was first announced,  he has personally collaborated on joint letters to the Administration, editorials to local and national papers, as well as, countless meetings

January 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC:  Today, Congressman Bilirakis’s Security Assessment Feasibility for Equipment Testing and Evaluation of Capabilities for our Homeland (SAFE TECH) Act unanimously passed the House of Representatives with bi-partisan support, just 41 days after its initial introduction.  This important legislation stems from the Congressman’s recent Congr

December 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC:  Today, Congressman Bilirakis’s Security Assessment Feasibility for Equipment Testing and Evaluation of Capabilities for our Homeland (SAFE TECH) Act unanimously passed the Homeland Security Committee with bi-partisan support.  This important legislation stems from the Congressman’s recent Congressional Delegation trip during which he h

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

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