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Gus Bilirakis Helps Launch the Longevity Science Caucus on Capitol Hill

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., announced that he and U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-NY, formed the Longevity Science Caucus.

The new caucus “aims to educate members about the growing field of aging and longevity biotechnology, and promote initiatives aimed at increasing the healthy average lifespan of all Americans.”

Other members include U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, and Anna Eshoo, D-Calif.

“Increasing life expectancy and promoting positive health outcomes are important priorities, and the formation of this caucus is an important step toward achieving those goals. I believe in promoting individual responsibility and supporting innovation in the pursuit of scientific discoveries that will enable Americans to live happier and longer lives. I am honored to co-chair this bipartisan effort with my colleague, Congressman Tonko. We will work with our colleagues in an effort to make a significant impact on the future health and wellness for our constituents,” Bilirakis said.

“With life expectancy in the United States at its lowest in decades, we in Congress need to come together to address this decline and support science and research that will enable people to live fuller and healthier lives. We’re doing just that with the Longevity Caucus. I am grateful for the partnership of Congressman Bilirakis in leading this caucus and look forward to working in strong bipartisan fashion to help improve our quality and longevity of life, particularly in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases with aging as the greatest risk factor,” Tonko said.


  • Originally from Jacksonville, Kevin Derby is a contributing writer for Florida Daily and covers politics across Florida.

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