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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida


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July 25, 2016 Press Release

Last week, the President signed into law the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act to bring about meaningful reforms in the mental health care system.

July 19, 2016 Press Release

Last week, we held an important event to honor our nation’s brave military dogs. As co-chair of the Congressional Humane Bond Caucus, and Vice Chair of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I understand the important bond between our military dogs and our Veterans. 

July 13, 2016 Press Release

The Energy and Commerce Committee today advanced legislation to help encourage innovation and modernize our health care system, communications world, and the Federal Trade Commission for the 21st Century.

The Committee approved eight bipartisan solutions, including legislation Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) worked on:

July 12, 2016 Press Release

The Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Communications and Technology today held a hearing to conduct oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Members heard from all five FCC Commissioners to receive an update on crucial programs, privacy rules, reform efforts, and more.  

July 11, 2016 Press Release

Managing a serious personal health condition can feel like a full time job – one that is highly complex in nature, with no days off, and little room for error. For Americans with kidney failure – also known as End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) – managing health is, in fact, one of the most daunting challenges they will ever face.

July 8, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), along with Representatives Jason Smith (MO), John Lewis (GA), Kurt Schrader (OR), and Tom Marino (PA) today introduced legislation to help patients with End Stage Renal Disease, or ESRD.

July 8, 2016 Press Release

This week, Congress continued efforts to combat opioid abuse in the nation. Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) was appointed to the bipartisan House and Senate Conference Committee to represent the House.

July 7, 2016 Press Release

The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health today held a hearing to review legislation to improve options for coordinating care for children with complex medical conditions.

July 6, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) released the following statement regarding the FBI recommendation Secretary Clinton not be prosecuted:

July 6, 2016 Press Release

The U.S. House of Representatives today advanced legislation to reform the nation’s failing mental health care system.

H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, legislation Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) co-sponsored, passed by a vote of 422-2.

Watch the Congressman’s floor remarks on this bill: