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Dennis A. Ross

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  • 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

  • Ross Votes to Prohibit Taxpayer-Funded Abortions
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 24, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, made the following statement after voting to pass H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which makes the Hyde Amendment and other current abortion funding prohibitions permanent and government-wide: “I proudly voted for H.R. 7 today because our nation should invest in women and children’s health, not abortion. Abortion is not healthcare; it is a brutal procedure that ends the lives of unbo... Read more

  • Ross Votes to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 13, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, made the following statement after voting to pass the FY2017 Budget Resolution, which provides reconciliation instructions to facilitate action on the repeal of Obamacare: “Nearly seven years after being signed into law, Obamacare clearly has failed the American people. Americans face skyrocketing premiums and soaring deductibles. In Florida alone, premiums for 2017 will increase by an average of 19.... Read more

  • Ross' Statement on Obamacare Premium Hikes
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 24, 2016 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, released the following statement after the Obama Administration confirmed double-digit premium hikes in Obamacare: "The horrible and failed laws of Obamacare were a disaster from day one and continue to hurt and financially strap Americans. Today's admission by the Obama Administration of double-digit premium hikes is extremely troubling, but unfortunately, unsurprising given the death spiral we al... Read more

  • Ross Votes for Zika Funding in CR
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Health Care, Constitution, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 28, 2016 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, made the following statement today after voting to pass a continuing resolution budget that includes $1.1 billion in anti-Zika-funding: “I am very pleased that the House and Senate finally united and passed this essential funding that will help combat and prevent the spread of the deadly Zika virus. This issue hits home and is close to my heart, as Florida alone has confirmed nearly 1,000 cases of ... 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

  • Ross Calls on House, Senate Leadership to Provide Zika Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    LAKELAND, Fla., Aug. 23, 2016 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, today made the following statement after sending a letter, along with Reps. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) and David Jolly (FL-13), to House and Senate Leadership, calling for the immediate passage of Zika funding: “Today, Florida Gov. Rick Scott confirmed the first locally-transmitted case of the Zika virus outside of South Florida in the Tampa Bay Region. It is unacceptable that Congress has the ability to ... Read more

  • Ross, Fla. Delegation Send Zika Funding Request to CDC
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 3, 2016 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, was joined by the entire Fla. delegation in signing onto Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s letter to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), asking the CDC to reconsider, within applicable rules, its current allocation formula for Zika-specific funds being distributed amongst U.S. states and territories. The CDC announced that the State of Florida will receive $720,000 in new funding for detec... Read more

  • Ross Votes to Prevent Government Abortion Coercion
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 13, 2016 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, made the following statement today after voting to pass the Conscience Protection Act of 2016, which amends the Public Health Service Act to stop the federal government, and any state or local government that receives federal funds, from penalizing, retaliating against, or otherwise discriminating against a health care provider on the basis that the provider does not participate in abortion procedu... Read more

  • Ross Votes to Remove Duplicative Regulations Stalling Fight Against Zika
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 24, 2016 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, released the following statement after voting to pass H.R. 897, the Zika Vector Control Act, which removes the duplicative National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirement for pesticide spraying entities already regulated by the Federal Fungicide, Insecticide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA): “Time and money spent on unnecessary permits is time and money not spent on killing mos... Read more