Gus (Gus) Bilirakis (R-12)

US Representative Gus Bilirakis

Gus (Gus) Bilirakis (R-12)
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Capitol: 202.225.5755
FAX: 202.225.4085
District: 727.232.2921
Room 2354 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0912
38500 US Highway 19 North
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Residence:Palm Harbor, FL

Committee Assignments

FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
Co-ChairMilitary Veterans Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Canada
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Caucus on International Religious Freedom
FC MemberCongressional Gulf Coast Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Reclaim American Jobs Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Technology Transfer Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Congenital Heart Defect Caucus
Co-ChairCommunity College Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance Caucus
Co-ChairVeterans Congressional Fellowship Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers and Other Blood Disorders
Co-ChairCongressional Humane Bond Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce
Co-ChairPeripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Health Care Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Finland Congressional Caucus
FC MemberHouse Public Works and Infrastructure Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Qatari-American Strategic Relationships Caucus
FC MemberHouse Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hearing Health Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Vision Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Immigration Reform Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pakistan Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Serbian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Victims' Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberVictory in Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberTea (Taxed Enough Already) Party Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Horse Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Romania Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mobility Air Forces Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recreational Vehicle (RV) Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hazards Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Israel Allies Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
Co-ChairBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberCongressional Philanthropy Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus


Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis is a Republican from Palm Harbor, representing Florida's 12th Congressional District, which includes all of Pasco and northern parts of Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. He was first elected to Congress on November 7, 2006. Gus serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Veterans' Affairs Committee. He is the Ranking Member of the VA Economic Opportunities Subcommittee and a Member of the VA Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Health Subcommittee and Communications and Technology Subcommittee. With 27 bills he authored signed into law between 2015 and 2018, Congressman Bilirakis was recently designated as the Most Effective Lawmaker in the State of Florida by the Center for Effective Lawmaking at Vanderbilt University. Working in a bipartisan manner, his main priorities include controlling government spending, creating jobs for middle class Americans, finding ways for government to operate smaller and smarter, and lowering taxes. He is also committed to strengthening homeland security, improving education, increasing access to quality health care, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, protecting Veterans' benefits, ensuring the long-term viability of Social Security and Medicare, and improving emergency preparedness and response.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2006    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Eva Lialios   DOB: 2/8/1963
Counties Representing