Representative Gus M. Bilirakis (R)

Representative - Florida
Capitol Address:
2227 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Fax: 202-225-4085
Phone: 202-225-5755
District Address:
5901 Argerian Dr Ste 102
Wesley Chapel, FL 33545
Fax: 813-501-4944
Vote Record Bill Name Bill Description Approved Position
114th Congress - All H.R. 3441 Retailers of all sizes and in every portion of the country continue to have significant concerns with the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial decision in the court case pertaining to Browning-Ferris Industries (32-RC-109684), which upended decades of precedent and fundamentally redefined who an employer is. In Browning-Ferris, the NLRB expanded the joint employer definition to include employers with indirect or even unexercised potential control over working conditions. Under the broader standard, the NLRB created the impossible scenario in which one business can be held liable for the actions of another entirely independent business, such as a subcontractor or franchisee. The Save Local Business Act would establish a commonsense definition of employer under the National Labor Relations Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act, restoring much-needed clarity for employees and employers alike.
114th Congress - All H.R. 1 Reduces corporate and individual tax rates and simplifies the tax code. Reducing the corporate rate will help attract investment to the U.S., which will help to increase wages and increase consumer spending.
114th Congress - All H.R. 1 Final passage of the Conference Report to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  This legislation will lower taxes for individuals, small and large retailers, broaden the tax base and increase investment in American communities.  Passage of tax reform is a major victory for retailers who currently pay the highest tax rate of any business sector, and for the millions of consumers who shop every day. Reform must jump start the economy, encourage companies to invest here in the United States, increase wages and expand opportunities for employees, and protect our small business community, of which the vast majority are retailers.   
114th Congress - All H.R. 4979 GSP has always enjoyed strong bipartisan support in Congress. It permits American companies, including retailers, to lower costs by importing a wide variety of inputs and finished goods, duty-free, from designated developing countries. These lower costs enhance both U.S. and foreign companies in very poor countries to grow their businesses and support employment. For American retailers, millions of dollars of duty-savings are passed on to American families through lower prices. The economic growth the program promotes in beneficiary countries is important to U.S. foreign and security interests around the globe.
114th Congress - All H.R. 6199 H.R. 6199 makes a small investment ($250 for individuals, $500 for families) in first dollar coverage for chronic care. In addition, H.R. 6199 provides additional flexibility for retail and onsite clinics, which can serve an important role as a more convenient care option. Allowing reimbursement for certain over-the-counter medical products is both fair and appropriate. 
114th Congress - All H.R. 6311 H.R. 6311 would delay imposition of the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance tax or HIT which disproportionately affects small businesses. It would also allow working Medicare Part A eligible individuals to continue to contribute to HSAs. 
114th Congress - All H.R. 1101 H.R. 1101 would allow small businesses to band together through existing associations or organizations to purchase health insurance plans. 
114th Congress - All H.R. 620 Provides an opportunity for business owners to cure a default of public accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  This legislation will curb drive-by lawsuits filed by trial attorneys that seek a quick legal settlement rather than addressing the issue that makes a business inaccessible to disabled persons.  
Legend: = voted with NRF's position; = voted against NRF's position; = absent; blank = no data;