Bilirakis loses leadership post for voting with Democrats on flood bill

Rep. Gus Bilirakis has been removed from a House leadership team for voting with Democrats in a failed attempt to get a vote on Senate-passed flood insurance legislation.

Bilirakis was part of the “whip team” that gathers support or opposition to bills. His chief of staff confirmed to the Tampa Bay Times that he had been removed as a result of his vote on the Democrats’ procedural move.

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