Gus Bilirakis Supports Bill to Prevent Congressional AHCA Exemptions

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) announced his support for legislation to prevent Members of Congress from exempting themselves and their staff from the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

“In this country, lawmakers are not above the law. I believe strongly that as elected representatives, we should have the same health care as our constituents. Period. This legislation is a common-sense fix, ensuring Congress lives by the same rules it creates,” said Bilirakis.

Bilirakis is an original co-sponsor of the bill, H.R. 2192, which would repeal the section of the American Health Care exempting members of Congress and congressional staff from state waivers if AHCA becomes law. Bilirakis is working with Republican leadership to make sure H.R. 2192 would be voted on simultaneously with AHCA. Click here to view the bill text.


ATHENS - A regulation in an omnibus bill will allow repatriated Greeks from Albania and the former Soviet Union to receive full national pensions, Labor and Social Protection Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said during a discussion in Greek Parliament on Tuesday.

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PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ Address to the Joint Session of the U.S. Congress

WASHINGOTN - The full text of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ speech to the Joint Session of the US Congress is as follows: Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President, Honorable Members of the United States Congress, Ladies and Gentlemen, There is no greater honor for the elected leader of the people who created democracy than to address the elected representatives of the people who founded their country on the Greek model and have promoted and defended democratic values ever since.

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