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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

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January 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee announced today that U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) will continue to serve as Vice Chairman. The committee provides key oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs, including VA health care and benefits programs.

January 12, 2017 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) took to the House floor to speak on his legislation, the Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act (H.R. 437).
January 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) released the following statement after the announcement from President-Elect Donald Trump selecting Dr. David Shulkin for Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

January 11, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) announced today that he has been appointed to serve on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, a key congressional panel with jurisdiction over the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, as well as medical research and public health issues.
January 10, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) took to the House floor today to speak on the failures of Obamacare in Florida, where premiums have increased by double-digits and the number of insurers statewide has dwindled.
January 5, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) released the following statement today regarding the passage of bipartisan legislation condemning the recent anti-Israel resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council.
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January 5, 2017 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) introduced the Retired Pay Restoration Act (H.R. 303), legislation allowing Veterans to receive both military retired pay and VA disability compensation.
January 5, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) gave his first speech of the 115th Congress today outlining his vision for reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and improving care for Veterans.
December 30, 2016 Bilirakis Blog

Looking back on 2016, a turbulent year for sure in politics, we often saw the biggest rivalries and the loudest pundits take center stage. All along, my main focus was always working hard on behalf of Florida’s 12th District. We accomplished some important legislative wins for our communities, with 16 initiatives I wrote being signed into law this year.

December 14, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) has written a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald demanding further details on the termination of Bay Pines VA staff members responsible for leaving the body of a Veteran in a shower room for over nine hours then attempting to cover it up.

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