An airport employee, who I’ve come to know through the years, recently asked why I bother coming home every Friday, just to return to Washington a mere 72 hours later. The answer is simple, in addition to missing my family; I find there is no better reminder of the needs of the people I serve.
Washington, DC: Today, Pinellas County was in the national spotlight due to the visionary leadership of Sheriff Bob Gualtieri who successfully negotiated a practical change in national public policy that prioritizes public safety while protecting taxpayer dollars and respecting the Constitution. The new policy, arranged with U.S.
Washington, DC: As a well-established champion for human rights with a lengthy history of advocating for persons of all faiths to be able to freely worship, Congressman Gus Bilirakis has recently stepped up as the Republican co-Chair, along with Democratic Co-Chair Juan Vargas, to spearhead the prestigious Congressional International Religious Freedom (IRF) Caucus.
Washington, DC: Congressman Bilirakis has been working diligently to honor a promise he made last week to fight plans to open up drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. In the less than 5 days since the proposal was first announced, he has personally collaborated on joint letters to the Administration, editorials to local and national papers, as well as, countless meetings
Washington, DC: Today, Congressman Bilirakis’s Security Assessment Feasibility for Equipment Testing and Evaluation of Capabilities for our Homeland (SAFE TECH) Act unanimously passed the House of Representatives with bi-partisan support, just 41 days after its initial introduction. This important legislation stems from the Congressman’s recent Congr
We have kept a promise to voters by passing tax reform that helps the middle class and small businesses, while stimulating economic growth. This bill will double the standard deduction, lower tax rates for all income brackets and dramatically increase the child tax credit, which will help millions of Americans keep more of their hard earned money.