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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

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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.
December 13, 2016 Press Release
A major bipartisan medical research bill, the 21st Century Cures Act, has been signed into law today by the President. U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), a strong supporter of 21st Century Cures, worked with local patients, doctors, and advocates from Florida to ensure their input is reflected in the final version of the legislation.
December 9, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) released the following statement in response to a report revealing that staff members at the Bay Pines VA hospital left the body of a Veteran in a shower room for over nine hours then tried to cover up the mistake.
December 6, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) took to the House floor today to support a flooding relief provision in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN Act).
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December 2, 2016 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed critical legislation to strengthen the country’s military and defense, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Vice-Chair of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, worked closely on this legislation and strongly supported its passage.

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