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Dennis A. Ross

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  • I Oppose the Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in Blog on July 15, 2015 | Preview rr

    The deal reached by President Obama regarding Iran’s nuclear weapons program is another example of his lead-from-behind mentality when it comes to foreign policy. Iran is the largest state sponsor of radical Islamic terrorism across the globe, and has openly declared its intention to destroy the State of Israel and kill Americans. Under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, Congressional review of this deal is required before the President can waive or suspend sanctions previously imposed on Ir... Read more

  • Private Investment in Housing Act Passes the House of Representatives
    Posted in Blog on July 14, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, I delivered the following statement on the House Floor before voting with my colleagues to pass, H.R. 2997, the Private Investment in Housing Act of 2015, bipartisan legislation that would provide the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) the authority to establish a demonstration program and enter into budget-neutral, performance-based agreements that result in the reduction in energy and water costs for multi-family housing. Click here to watch my Floor speech. My speech as ... Read more

  • Private Investment in Housing Act
    Posted in Blog on July 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    This week I introduced the Private Investment in Housing Act of 2015, alongside three of my colleagues in the House of Representatives. This bipartisan legislation will provide the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with the authority to establish a demonstration program and enter into budget-neutral, performance based agreements that result in the reduction in energy or water costs for multi-family housing. This legislation is necessary because HUD currently only has the authorit... Read more

  • Veteran's I.D. Card Act
    Posted in Blog on July 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    This week I voted for and helped pass H.R. 91, the Veteran’s I.D. Card Act, which requires the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue an identification card to all Veterans. Under current law, the VA only issues I.D. cards to Veterans who have served at least 20 years or those who receive medical care for a service-connected disability. This leaves a large number of Veterans vulnerable to identity theft because they must carry around their DD-214 documents, which contain s... Read more

  • 21st Century Cures Act
    Posted in Blog on July 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    This week, I supported and helped pass the 21st Century Cures (Cures) Act, which will accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of promising new medical treatments and cures for patients. From training new scientists, to overhauling the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory and approval process, the Cures bill aims to streamline the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. As a cosponsor of this legislation I believe this bill will further our goal of finding life-saving cure... Read more

  • ICYMI: Ross Questions FEMA Administrator at National Flood Insurance Program Hearing
    Posted in Blog on June 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 2015 — U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip and member of the House Committee on Financial Services, participated in a committee hearing this week entitled, “The National Flood Insurance Program: Oversight of Superstorm Sandy Claims.” Ross questioned Brad Kieserman, Deputy Associate Administrator, Insurance, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Administration, about ways homeowners can better mitigate a... Read more

  • ICYMI: Ross Questions Financial Data Security Leaders, Supports USF Cybersecurity Program
    Posted in Blog on May 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Family Values, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 15, 2015 — U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip and member of the House Committee on Financial Services, attended a committee hearing yesterday entitled, “Protecting Consumers: Financial Data Security in the Age of Computer Hackers.” Rep. Ross questioned Brian Dodge, Executive Vice President of Communications and Strategic Initiatives at Retail Industry Leaders Association, and Jason Oxman, CEO of Electronic Transactions Association, about persona... Read more

  • ICYMI: Ross Questions Sec. Lew, Presents Need for FSOC Improvements
    Posted in Blog on March 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip and member of the House Committee on Financial Services, attended a committee hearing entitled, “The Annual Testimony of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the International Financial System.” Rep. Ross questioned U.S. Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, on the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), which has been criticized for its lack of transparency in its decision-making procedures, specifically in des... Read more

  • ICYMI: Ross Questions Chair Yellen at HFSC Hearing
    Posted in Blog on February 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    Click here to watch video WASHINGTON — On February 25, 2015, U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip and member of the House Committee on Financial Services, questioned Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, at a hearing entitled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy. Our country is still suffering through a difficult economic recovery. Rep. Ross is working to ensure regulations implemented by Dodd-Frank are not passing addi... Read more

  • ICYMI: Ross Recognizes University of South Florida’s Cybersecurity Program on the House Floor
    Posted in Blog on February 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Education

    Click here to watch video WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, today spoke on the House Floor to recognize the Florida Center for Cybersecurity, a program at the University of South Florida. The USF cyber program is the second accredited program in the nation of its kind, and it’s ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on campus this Friday. As prepared for delivery: Mr. Speaker, I rise this morning to bring to the attention of my colleagues an importan... Read more