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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Press Releases

July 19, 2017 Press Release
The House Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee, which U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) serves on, advanced the most comprehensive legislation on self-driving car technology to date.
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July 19, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Vice Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Committee, released the below statement after the committee unanimously advanced the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act, H.R. 3218, which includes his provision to modernize the VA’s Information Technology systems for GI Bill claims processing.
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July 18, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) and Kathy Castor (FL-14) announced today that they introduced the bipartisan Medicare Civil and Criminal Penalties Update Act, H.R. 3245.
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July 18, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Vice Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Committee, joined a legislative hearing on the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act, H.R. 3218. The bill would improve and extend GI Bill benefits granted to Veterans, and includes a provision introduced by Bilirakis to modernize the VA’s Information Technology systems for processing claims.
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July 13, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) announced today that the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport in Pasco County, Florida, has been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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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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