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Dennis A. Ross

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  • Plant City mom on mission to eradicate muscular disease
    Posted in In the News on September 2, 2014 | Preview rr

    By Dave Nicholson | Tribune Staff Published: September 1, 2014 | Updated: September 2, 2014 at 06:45 AM PLANT CITY — Shawn Santos has a simple explanation for her mission to raise awareness of spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic disease. “We need to find a cure for our babies,” she said. Santos’ 6-year-old daughter, Brooklynn, was diagnosed with the disease as an infant, and Santos has become an advocate for a group that raises money for research. Accompanied by her husband of 13 years, Jays... Read more

  • Tampa International Airport Unveils New Passport Control Kiosks
    Posted in In the News on August 26, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Customs processing just got a lot easier for international passengers arriving at Tampa International Airport, CEO Joe Lopano announced last week. At a press conference held in the Airport’s Federal Inspection Station at Airside F, Lopano described Station how 10 new Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks would help Customs and Border Protection (CBP) process international guests’ passports more quickly and easily. He was joined at the conference by four members of Congress – Gus Bilirakis (R-... Read more

  • Plant City mom works tirelessly to help find a cure for daughter’s disease
    Posted in In the News on August 26, 2014 | Preview rr

    By Dave Nicholson | Tribune Staff Published: August 26, 2014 | Updated: August 26, 2014 at 12:52 PM Shawn Santos has a simple explanation for her mission to raise awareness of spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic disease. “We need to find a cure for our babies,” she said. Santos’ 6-year-old daughter Brooklynn was diagnosed with the disease as an infant, and Santos has become an advocate for a group that raises money for research. Accompanied by her husband of 13 years, Jayson, she visited Was... Read more

  • The Ledger: New Laws Will Secure Our Borders
    Posted in In the News on July 22, 2014 | Preview rr

    Immigration is an issue that affects everyone in America. Everything from taxes, job creation, health care costs and the cost of education to national security is affected by immigration. This year, more than 57,000 unaccompanied minors have illegally crossed our borders. Shockingly, that number is expected to swell to more than 90,000 by the end of 2014. Our borders have always been too porous, and an easy way for migrants to enter the country illegally. Unfortunately, the problem has grown im... Read more

  • Bloomberg: Secrecy of Dodd-Frank’s ‘Too Big to Fail’ Panel Targeted
    Posted in In the News on July 16, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    By Cheyenne Hopkins and Robert Schmidt Published: Jul 16, 2014 12:01 AM Democratic and Republican lawmakers are cooperating on legislation that would lift some of the secrecy around the U.S. council that decides which companies pose the biggest risks to the financial system. The proposed legislation, drafted with help from the main lobbying group for mutual funds, would require the Financial Stability Oversight Council to give firms early notice that they could be designated systemically importa... Read more

  • Tampa Bay Times: Veterans Voice Frustration Over VA Benefits
    Posted in In the News on July 2, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    Tampa Bay Times By Vicky Jacobsen, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, July 2, 2014 7:09pm TEMPLE TERRACE — Forget about scheduling a doctor's appointment through the Veterans Affairs system. At this point, Sanford Brookins said, he can't even get the St. Petersburg Regional Benefit Office to reply to a letter. Brookins, 53, said an appeals board in Washington, D.C., decided back in March that he was entitled to coverage for some of his medical conditions. More than 100 days later, Brookins has writte... Read more

  • Tampa Bay Times: Dennis Ross named one of deputy whips under new House leadership
    Posted in In the News on June 26, 2014 | Preview rr

    Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, has been named a senior deputy whip under newly-elected House Whip Steve Scalise. Ross will be one of five deputies on Scalise's team, joined by Reps. Kristi Noem (SD-At Large); Aaron Schock (IL-18); Steve Stivers (OH-15); and Ann Wagner (MO-02). Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC-10) was named chief deputy. "This is a great opportunity to have a positive impact," Ross said. "I have always worked hard on behalf of Central Floridians to make sure that their voices are heard an... Read more

  • WUSF: Vets Asked to Share VA Health Stories
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    By Bobbie O'Brien June 23, 2013 WUSF Veterans living in Florida's 15th Congressional District, which includes parts of Hillsborough and Polk Counties, are invited to tell officials about the kind of care they've received through the VA medical system. U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Lakeland) said in a statement that he wants to gather details on what works well and what needs improving within the Veteran's Health Administration. The event will be July 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Temple Terrace City H... Read more

  • WJLA ABC: Social Security Protection: Congressman Pushes for Universal Standard
    Posted in In the News on June 19, 2014 | Preview rr

    By Joce Sterman June 19, 2014 - 06:04 pm WJLA A social security number is the key to your personal information, so it’s no surprise that it is supposed to be kept locked down tight. But after we discovered it’s not too difficult to cobble together social security numbers for potentially millions of people, Congressman Dennis Ross is angry. "We need a universal standard. It needs to come from the top, the federal government, and the social security office," he says. It is possible to use federal ... Read more

  • Lakeland Ledger: Rep. Dennis Ross Hosts Military Academy Day for Teens
    Posted in In the News on June 5, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. The staff from the office of U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, will host a Military Academy Day at 10 a.m. June 14 at the Bloomingdale Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico. Students in grades 8 through 11 who are interested in attending a service academy can learn about the application process, requirements and the congressional nomination process during the session. Representatives from the United States Military Academy (West Point), United ... Read more