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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 Introduces Legislation to Account for Federal Employees' Use of Official Time
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Mar. 6, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, released the following statement after introducing H.R. 1293, legislation requiring the Office of Personnel Management to submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of “official time” by federal employees: “I introduced H.R. 1293 so Congress may better account for federal employees’ use of working hours and eliminate wasteful spending. This bill will require the Office of Personnel Manage... Read more

  • Ross Reintroduces Student Loan Repayment Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 26, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, made the following statement after reintroducing his Student Loan Repayment Act, which will allow employers to receive tax credits for hiring employees with student loans and for setting up an employee-employer match program for student loan repayments: “After the Department of Education reluctantly admitted a coding error in its student loan repayment rates, it recently announced the new average thr... Read more

  • Ross Praises Trump's Pipeline Action
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 24, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, made the following statement in response to President Trump signing orders today to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines: “I commend President Trump’s swift action to move forward with the building of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. Opponents of these pipelines, including our former president, incorrectly claimed the pipelines would not benefit the U.S. jus... 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 Votes to Rein In Out-of-Control Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Constitution, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 5, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, made the following statement after voting to pass H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, which requires Congress to vote on any major rule or regulation coming from the executive branch that is estimated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to impact the economy by $100 million or more: “I voted for the REINS Act today because we must put a stop to federal... Read more

  • Ross Votes Against Bloated, Irresponsible Federal Funding Package
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 8, 2016 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, made the following statement after voting against H.R. 2028, the Continuing Resolution (CR): “I voted against the Continuing Resolution today because it completely negates any real reforms to our government’s out-of-control spending. This bill adds a ghastly $3 billion to our ever increasing debt. This was yet another 11th-hour funding push during a lame duck session while the American people aren’t w... 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 Introduces Student Loan Repayment Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 27, 2016 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, today introduced the Student Loan Repayment Act, which will allow employers to receive tax credits for hiring employees with student loans and for setting up an employee-employer match program for student loan repayments. “Unfortunately, most students today are saddled with extraordinary debt and are entering one of the weakest economic recoveries in history,” said Ross. “More than 43 million Ameri... Read more

  • Ross Votes to Revitalize Citrus Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy, Agriculture

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 20, 2016 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, released the following statement after voting to pass, H.R. 3957, the Emergency Citrus Disease Response Act, which amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a full deduction in the current taxable year of the cost of replanting lost or damaged citrus plants: “Our citrus industry, unfortunately, continues to be in peril due to citrus greening. This harmful disease has caused historically low produc... Read more