Bilirakis Bill to Fight Against Parkinson's Disease Passes Senate, Heads to President's Desk

Bilirakis Bill to Fight Against Parkinson's Disease Passes Senate, Heads to President's Desk

Jackson Bakich
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May 24, 2024
Representative Gus Bilirakis’ (R-FL) bill, the Dr. Emmanuel Bilirakis National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act has passed in the Senate by a voice vote. It will now head to President Joe Biden’s (D) to be signed into law. The bill passed in the House of Representatives in December. In the House, the bill was known […]
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New Bill Would Protect Veterans From Surprise Medical Bills Following Emergency Care

New Bill Would Protect Veterans From Surprise Medical Bills Following Emergency Care

Mateo Guillamont
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May 23, 2024
US Representative Brian Mast (R-FL) recently filed legislation to shield Veterans from unexpected medical bills during their time receiving emergency care. The Emergency Community Care Notification Time Adjustment Act would extend the current deadline for notifying the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) of emergency treatment. Veterans and their families are currently required to notify the […]
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Bilirakis Introduces Bill Requiring AM Radio in All New Vehicles

Bilirakis Introduces Bill Requiring AM Radio in All New Vehicles

Jackson Bakich
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May 21, 2024
Representatives Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NY) have introduced the AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act, a bill requiring automakers to include AM radios in every new car produced. The Florida congressman believes AM radio is “an essential communication tool during emergencies” and has provided other news and entertainment for countless drivers since […]
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Bilirakis Bill Looks to Establish First Federal Program To Tackle Children Eyesight Health

Bilirakis Bill Looks to Establish First Federal Program To Tackle Children Eyesight Health

Jackson Bakich
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May 15, 2024
Representatives Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Marc Veasey (D-TX) have introduced the Early Detection of Vision Impairments in Children (EDVI) Act, a bill designed to provide vision and eye health care to young people through early intervention, screenings, and “coordinated systems of care.” The legislation would establish grants for states and communities to achieve results. According […]
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Bilirakis Introduces Bill to Protect Seniors During Transition to Medicare

Bilirakis Introduces Bill to Protect Seniors During Transition to Medicare

Jackson Bakich
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May 3, 2024
Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and four of his colleagues in the House have introduced the Medicare Enrollment Protection Act of 2024. The bill will attempt to “protect seniors from coverage gaps in Medicare” by closing loopholes in the system. Current law penalizes anyone 65 or older who waits more than eight months after retiring or […]
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Bilirakis Co-Leads Bill to Improve Veteran Claims Efficiency

Bilirakis Co-Leads Bill to Improve Veteran Claims Efficiency

Jackson Bakich
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April 12, 2024
Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) announced that he has co-led the Veterans Claims Quality Improvement Act alongside Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Mike Bost (R-IL). Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee Chairman Morgan Luttrell (R-TX) first introduced the legislation. The bill is designed to “ensure that the VA Board of […]
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Bipartisan Minor Internet Protections KOSA Bill Working Through House

Bipartisan Minor Internet Protections KOSA Bill Working Through House

Mateo Guillamont
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April 11, 2024
US Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) recently filed the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) to strengthen protections for minors surfing the internet.   If passed, KOSA would require online platforms frequented by minors to execute a series of actions geared towards protecting minor users. Namely, KOSA would require such platforms implement design features to mitigate and prevent […]
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Bilirakis Co-Sponsors Bill to Cut VA Red Tape

Bilirakis Co-Sponsors Bill to Cut VA Red Tape

Jackson Bakich
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April 4, 2024
Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) recently co-sponsored the Veterans Appeals Options Expansion Act (HR 7793), a bill designed to cut red tape regarding the VA Board of Veterans’ Appeals’ (Board) appellate process for veteran claimants by giving them more choices on how and when their appeals are processed. The Florida congressman mentioned that he’s seen a […]
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Bilirakis Introduces Bill to Declare Migrant Crisis at Southern Border an 'Invasion'

Bilirakis Introduces Bill to Declare Migrant Crisis at Southern Border an 'Invasion'

Jackson Bakich
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March 5, 2024
Representatives Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), and over thirty House lawmakers co-sponsored a bill to declare the migrant crisis at the southern border an “invasion.” According to Rep. Bilirakis’ , the legislation is an attempt to “help bolster the legal arguments of states in federal court who are seeking recourse against the federal government […]
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Bilirakis Responds to Medical Field Allegdly Embracing DEI Standards

Bilirakis Responds to Medical Field Allegdly Embracing DEI Standards

Jackson Bakich
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February 29, 2024
Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) provided a statement after political commentator Ben Shapiro posted a thread on social media detailing the rise of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) standards within the medical field. The thread also demonstrates the consequences of implementing these standards. Rep. Bilirakis, a Senior Member of the Health Subcommittee, gave his thoughts relating […]
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Bilirakis Issues Rationale for Voting to Impeach Mayorkas

Bilirakis Issues Rationale for Voting to Impeach Mayorkas

Jackson Bakich
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February 8, 2024
Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) released a statement following the House’s failed attempt to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. An incredibly small minority of Republicans killed the vote as Democrats voted upon party lines against it. The initial vote was 215-215 until Representative Blake Moore (R-UT) changed his vote to no so the bill could […]
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Bilirakis Earns 'A+' Rating from Pro-Life Group

Bilirakis Earns 'A+' Rating from Pro-Life Group

Jackson Bakich
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January 19, 2024
Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) announced that he received an “A+” record from Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, an anti-abortion group. This is not the first time that Rep. Bilirakis earned this score from the group. “As millions of Americans plan to march upon our nation’s Capitol later this week in support of the sanctity of […]
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Bilirakis Reintroduces Two Bipartisan Bill to Promote Hydrogen-Powered Transportation

Bilirakis Reintroduces Two Bipartisan Bill to Promote Hydrogen-Powered Transportation

Jackson Bakich
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December 27, 2023
Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) reintroduced two pieces of bipartisan legislation known as the Hydrogen for Trucks Act of 2023 and the Hydrogen for Ports Act to the House of Representatives. The bills, brought forth as well by Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) would promote hydrogen in “heavy-duty transportation.” According to Rep. Bilirakis’ press release, the Hydrogen […]
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Bilirakis-Led Bill Fighting Against Parkinson's Passes House

Bilirakis-Led Bill Fighting Against Parkinson's Passes House

Jackson Bakich
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December 18, 2023
Congressmen Gus Bilirakis’ (R-FL) and Paul Tonko’s (D-NY) legislation to fight against Parkinson’s disease has passed in the House of Representatives. The bill is formally known as the Dr. Emmanuel Bilirakis and Honorable Jennifer Wexton National Plan to End Parkinson’s. The first half of the bill’s title was named after Rep. Bilirakis' late brother. Dr. […]
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