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Dennis A. Ross

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  • National Day of Prayer
    Posted in Blog on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    As we gather as one Nation, under God, today to focus on prayer, there is a significant day in our nation’s history that I would like for all us to reflect upon, and that is June 6, 1944—D-Day. On this significant day, President Franklin Roosevelt did not shy away from publically expressing our need for God. In fact, he brought God to the frontline of our country’s strengths and vulnerabilities. After the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II, President Roosevelt led the entire nation ... Read more

  • Time to Hold the CFPB Accountable
    Posted in Blog on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Since I was first elected to Congress, I have fought to hold government agencies and Washington bureaucrats more accountable to Floridians and all Americans. Unfortunately, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) continues to operate in a manner unaccountable to Congress, the President and American taxpayers. You don’t have to take my word on this. On October 11, 2016, the D.C. U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found the CFPB’s leadership structure unconstitutional. In its decision, the cou... Read more

  • The American Health Care Act will put patients first
    Posted in Blog on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    This month marks seven long and daunting years since Obamacare was signed into the law. Seven years of broken promises. Seven years of skyrocketing premiums and fewer options. Seven years of tax increases, mandates and penalties. Seven years of families and hardworking Americans having to make the choice between putting food on the table, buying cost-prohibitive health insurance under Obamacare, and facing federal mandates and penalties. This is no way for Americans to live, and we cannot let it... Read more

  • 115th Congress Update
    Posted in Blog on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Dear Neighbor, Greetings from Florida’s 15th Congressional District! With the start of the 115th Congress, it is truly an honor to serve you, and to welcome those who are new to the district. This is an exciting time with the start of a new Administration and Congress. Within just a few weeks, we are already dismantling the failed policies of the past 8 years. We have passed legislation to start repealing and replacing Obamacare, protect the unborn, fix our tax code, and reform the process by wh... Read more

  • Reuniting America
    Posted in Blog on November 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    Published in Tampa Bay Times, Washington Examiner, The Hill, Florida Politics and Saint Peters Blog. Throughout this election, throughout all of the senseless infighting and finger-pointing, throughout the deepening polarization of our country, one thing has become abundantly clear: we have to heal our wounds and reunite as a nation. How are we supposed to lead a free world, protect Americans, and promote strength and growth when we cannot seem to work together in achieving these goals? How are ... Read more

  • Put politics aside, and pass Zika funding now
    Posted in Blog on September 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    Last week, the Senate again blocked $1.1 billion in desperately needed funding to help research, prevent, and fight the spread of the Zika virus — all for political reasons. The last time I checked, members of Congress are sent to Washington with the duty to protect the American people, not play political games with their lives. Unfortunately, when it comes to passing Zika funding legislation, the lives of those my colleagues and I represent in Florida are being used as bargaining chips for poli... Read more

  • Florida Needs More Affordable Flood Insurance Options
    Posted in Blog on March 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    Our state of Florida is no stranger to catastrophic storms and devastating hurricanes. With 98 percent of Florida communities participating in the federal National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), homeowners and business owners know firsthand the importance of purchasing flood insurance to protect their families and businesses from disaster. In 2014 alone, and to no surprise, Florida surpassed all other states in total number of insurance claims and total claim payments for flooding. Furthermore,... Read more

  • You Are Not Forgotten
    Posted in Blog on September 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, National Security

    As flags are raised across America today in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we stand united as a nation remembering and honoring those captured and who have gone missing while serving our great country, as well as their loved ones. Today, as in every day, we shall live by the POW/MIA flag’s creed: You Are Not Forgotten. America's service members are the backbone of the freedom and prosperity this country has enjoyed for more than two hundred years. As the proud son and brother of mili... Read more

  • Happy Constitution Day!
    Posted in Blog on September 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Constitution

    Dear Neighbor, On this day in 1787, 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention met at Independence Hall in Philadelphia to finalize and sign the grand document that is still the foundation on which our system of government is built: The Constitution of the United States of America. This remarkable compilation of laws and basic rights not only established the numerous liberties we still enjoy today, but also a system of checks and balances within three separate branches of government. Unfortun... Read more

  • We Will Never Forget
    Posted in Blog on September 11, 2015 | Preview rr

    On this day, we unite as a nation in remembering the tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001. Together we pray for the lives we lost on that heartbreaking day, for the heroic firefighters, police officers and first responders who sacrificed their lives to save others, and for our brave servicemen and women who protect and fight for our country and freedoms every single day. Although we are reminded today of the evils in our world, we are more importantly reminded of the tenacity and ... Read more