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Dennis A. Ross

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  • Time to Hold the CFPB Accountable
    Posted in Ross Opinion Pieces on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    Published in Sunshine State News, The Hill, Florida Politics, Saint Peters Blog, The Ledger and the Washington Examiner. 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,... Read more

  • The American Health Care Act will put patients first
    Posted in Ross Opinion Pieces on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Health Care, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    Published in the Tampa Bay Times, Sunshine State News, Florida Politics, The Hill, and the Washington Examiner. 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 ... Read more

  • Responsible Solutions to Repaying Student Debt
    Posted in Ross Opinion Pieces on December 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    Published in Florida Politics, Saint Peters Blog, Sunshine State News, The Hill and Washington Examiner. The Government Accountability Office‭ (‬GAO‭) ‬recently‭ ‬published a report stating that federally issued Direct Student Loans‭ ‬placed‭ ‬in Income-Driven Repayment‭ (‬IDR‭) ‬plans will cost the government‭ ‬$74‭ ‬billion,‭ ‬which is higher than previously estimated.‭ According to‭ ‬the‭ ‬GAO,‭ ‬as of June of this year,‭ ‬5.3‭ ‬million‭ ‬student loan‭ ‬borrowers are repaying their loans in I... Read more

  • Reuniting America
    Posted in Ross Opinion Pieces 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

  • Ross: On Zika, put people over politics
    Posted in Ross Opinion Pieces on September 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Health Care

    Published in The Ledger, Sunshine State News and Florida Politics. 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... Read more

  • Florida Needs the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act
    Posted in Ross Opinion Pieces on March 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Published in Sunshine State News, The Hill, The Ledger and WGCU. 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 ins... Read more

  • A path to a more unified, conservative party
    Posted in Ross Opinion Pieces on December 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, National Security, Family Values, Energy, Health Care, Education, Constitution, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy, Immigration, Agriculture, Protecting Our Seniors

    Published in the Washington Examiner and Sunshine State News. With new leadership in the House of Representatives, an important return to regular order and a more inclusive process, the first Republican-controlled Congress in nine years ended 2015 by passing a number of substantial legislative achievements and conservative reforms that will benefit the American economy and the American people. More importantly, these legislative achievements were signed into law by a president who threatened to ... Read more

  • A Reasonable Approach to the Syrian Refugee Crisis
    Posted in Ross Opinion Pieces on December 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration

    Published in Sunshine State News, the Tampa Tribune, The Hill and the Washington Examiner. Referring to ISIS, President Obama made the following claims mere hours before the horrific terrorist attacks took place in Paris, France: "I don't think they're gaining strength. What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq, and in Syria they'll come in, they'll leave, but you don't see this systemic march by ISIL a... Read more

  • Returning to Regular Order: GOP Priority
    Posted in Ross Opinion Pieces on October 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Constitution

    Featured in the Washington Examiner, The Hill and Sunshine State News. During the past few weeks and recent days, the House Republican Conference has experienced a ripple of change in our Congressional Leadership, causing us to refocus the future of our party. In assessing a resolution to this situation, the answer is not merely to rearrange the faces of our leadership and expect that our problems will be solved. In fact, the answer is quite the contrary. Because there is a clamor across our nat... Read more

  • I Won't Give Iran a Hall Pass to Nuclear Warfare
    Posted in Ross Opinion Pieces on August 7, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    ​Featured in Forward. During a presidential debate in 2012 referring to the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran, President Obama declared to the American people that “the deal we’ll accept is the end of their nuclear program.” In the coming weeks, Congress will debate the Iran Nuclear Agreement recently announced by the president. After reading the deal, I participated in a classified briefing hosted by two of the deal’s lead negotiators, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Department... Read more