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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida


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September 9, 2016 Press Release

The Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health today held a hearing to review five important public health bills, including legislation introduced by Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) to reauthorize the Congenital Heart Futures Act.

September 8, 2016 Press Release

Future of VA Health Care

On Wednesday, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a hearing to discuss the future of Veterans’ health care.  Members had the opportunity to discuss health reform with witnesses from the Commission on Care.

August 31, 2016 Bilirakis Blog

This summer, during Congress’ major district work period, I had the opportunity to meet with many of my constituents to hear their thoughts and ideas on the issues they care most about. While I come home every weekend, the August work period offers an extended period of time for me to truly connect with the residents of Florida’s Twelfth Congressional District.

August 29, 2016 Press Release

On Wednesday afternoon, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) led bipartisan committee members in a conference call with top government health officials to discuss the ongoing Zika threat.

August 26, 2016 Bilirakis Blog

America is the land of opportunity. Yet after decades of programs in which trillions of dollars have been spent, some people are still stuck in the cycle of poverty. In order to fix the problem, we need to think differently. I am working to help Americans pursue the careers they want and contribute to our thriving nation. I am working to help people get back on their feet.

August 25, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) this week held two town hall meetings in Florida’s twelfth congressional district to discuss legislative issues with constituents. The Congressman provided the local community with an update on the work he has been doing in Congress.

August 24, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), along with Congressmen Dennis Ross (FL-15) and David Jolly (FL-13), recently sent a letter to bipartisan leaders of Congress requesting additional funding and resources to address the Zika virus.

August 23, 2016 Press Release

Last week, Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) and Congresswoman Kathy Castor (FL-14) visited with patients, families, and staff of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital to discuss the bipartisan ACE Kids Act.

August 19, 2016 Bilirakis Blog

It’s no wonder Americans pay tens of millions of dollars a year for tax preparers to wade through 70,000 pages worth of tax law. The tax code is confusing, and sends too much money to Washington and too many jobs overseas.

August 19, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) along with fellow Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), recently sent a letter to NBC Universal CEO Stephen B. Burke regarding inaccurate reporting on Macedonian history during NBC’s coverage of the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olymics.