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Dennis A. Ross

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Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

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  • Ross Applauds Port Tampa Bay New Project Approval
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 26, 2017 – This week, the Army Corps of Engineers’ approved Port Tampa Bay’s Big Bend Channel navigation project. As a result, $9 million in Fiscal Year 2017 federal funds will be allocated toward the $55 million widening and deepening of the channel in southern Hillsborough County. Rep. Dennis A. Ross and others from the Florida Congressional Delegation were recognized by Port Tampa Bay for playing a critical role in helping facilitate the approval of this project and maki... Read more

  • Dispelling the Myths: The Real Facts about the AHCA
    Posted in Ross Opinion Pieces on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Health Care, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    Published in Sunshine State News and Florida Politics. Beyond any measure, the Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare,” has failed in its promises to the American people. As it stands, Obamacare is in a death spiral and collapsing under its own weight of broken assurances, imperiling tens of thousands of Floridians with ever-increasing premiums and fewer and fewer choices for their medical needs. Here are the undisputed facts about Obamacare: It was sold to the American people based on ... Read more

  • Ross Votes to Rebuild and Bolster National Security with Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Family Values, Health Care, Education, Constitution, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy, Immigration, Agriculture

    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 3, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, made the following statement after voting to pass Legislation Making Further Appropriations for FY 2017, which funds the federal government for the remainder of the current fiscal year: “The funding bill we passed today fulfills our promises to the American people to provide for a stronger, safer and more prosperous America. As I have stated before, I was not voted into office to shut down the govern... Read more

  • 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

  • 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