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Gus Bilirakis joins community and health care leaders to discuss Medicare advantage

'We can build on all the success we’ve had with Medicare Advantage.'. A recent roundtable with U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis focused on the value of Medicare Advantage plans for Florida seniors who are able to access high-quality, comprehensive and preventative care that improves health care outcomes and lowers out-of-pocket health care costs.
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Gus Bilirakis Takes to the House Floor to Talk About the Impact on Inflation

With a report released last week showing inflation reached 8.3 percent in April, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., took to the House floor to weigh in on the matter. “Record-high inflation coupled with workforce shortages and supply chain disruptions, have hurt all Americans and have been catastrophic for small businesses, with every sector of our economy impacted,” said Bilirakis. “Parents desperately looking for baby formula can’t find any on the shelves, and other products that are available have surged in price. I am also gravely concerned that we are spiraling toward a recession and yet many of my colleagues seem to think the only answer is to spend more. Let me clear, we cannot spend our way out of this crisis. We must stop the reckless spending that is fueling this problem and make tough choices about our priorities, just as each one of our constituents are being forced to do!”

Incumbent Gus Bilirakis launches reelection campaign ad for CD 12

Bilirakis has earned an endorsement from Trump. U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis has launched a six-figure ad campaign as he seeks the nomination for Florida’s 12th Congressional District. The 30-second ad, titled “Florida Values,” will be distributed via cable districtwide as well as on digital platforms. The video...

Gus Bilirakis Wants U.S. Schools to Teach About the Armenian Genocide

Last week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, to propose the “Armenian Genocide Education Act.”. The bill is modeled after the “Never Again Education Act” which Congress passed in 2020. That law had the U.S. Education Department create the Holocaust Education Assistance Program Fund, expanding middle and high school education on the Holocaust. U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., introduced the proposal with the backing of U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Kevin Cramer, R-ND. The bill would authorize $10 million over the next five years to expand educational efforts about the Holocaust with the director of the National Holocaust Memorial Museum in charge of the new program. Over in the U.S. House, Maloney and U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY, championed the proposal. More than 300 members of the House co-sponsored the proposal.

Gus Bilirakis: NPRC, SBA Need to Respond Better to Constituents’ Needs

This week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., noted his increased frustration with the lack of response from two federal agencies. Bilirakis signaled out the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), which provides copies of veterans’ service records and the Small Business Administration (SBA), which was tasked with allocating critical federal funds to help small businesses survive pandemic-related challenges, for not responding to constituents’ needs.

Gus Bilirakis secures $13 million from federal budget for local projects

All in all, Tampa Bay Congress members directed $35 million in funding from the federal budget for specific community projects. U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis has secured $13.79 million for local appropriation projects from the federal budget, the largest haul of all Tampa Bay House members. Ranging from expanding mental health...

Gus Bilirakis: Almost $14 Million in Community Project Funds Headed to Tampa Bay Area

This week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., announced that all ten of the community project funding requests he submitted this year were approved. These projects will bring a total $13.79 million in federal funding to the Tampa Bay area. When this year’s application process opened, Bilirakis received dozens of roposals from local governments, municipalities, and non-profit organizations throughout the state of Florida.

Joe Biden Signs School Suicide Prevention Bill From Gus Bilirakis, Scott Peters Into Law Signs School Suicide Prevention Bill From Gus Bilirakis, Scott Peter Into Law

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., scored a win this week as President Joe Biden signed his and U.S. Rep. Scott Peters’, D-Calif., “Suicide and Threat Assessment Nationally Dedicated to Universal Prevention (STANDUP) Act” into law. The House passed the bill to “encourage schools to implement evidence-based suicide...
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Column: The question U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis refused to take

I tried my best to ask U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis a question about climate change during his Tuesday telephone town hall, but I flunked the screening test. As the call began, I quickly followed the directions. I pressed *3 to raise my hand. I gave his staff member my contact information. And when asked what question I wanted to ask, I was upfront.