Press Release: Club for Growth Honors Dennis Ross with
Dennis Ross was 1 of 45 Members of Congress to earn award based on support for economic growth and freedom in Congress
Feb 29, 2012 -
Washington, D.C. - The Club for Growth, the nation's leading free-market advocacy organization, announced that Congressman Dennis Ross has earned the annual Defender of Economic Freedom award. The award honors Members of Congress who have a strong, consistent voting record on economic growth issues. Congressman Ross was one of 11 U.S. Senators and 34 U.S. Congressmen to receive the award this year.
“With his score of 96, Congressman Ross has demonstrated that he is truly a defender of economic freedom,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “The Club for Growth values Members of Congress who vote based on principle for pro-growth policies that will restore America. The people of Florida are lucky to have Congressman Ross fighting for them in Congress.”
Upon receiving this honor, Congressman Ross said, “It is an honor to be recognized by the Club for Growth. The Club’s mission to promote pro-growth, free market, and quintessentially American economic freedoms line up with my principles 100%. Before I came to Congress, I spent over 20 years signing the front of paychecks, defending entrepreneurs against the trial bar, and providing employment to dozens of my fellow Floridians. The Club recognizes, as I do, that balancing the budget, growing revenues, and expanding economic and employment opportunities are directly related to economic growth. I thank the Club for Growth for this honor, but more importantly, for the work they do everyday.”
To see how all Members of Congress did in the Club’s 2011 Scorecard, visit www.ClubforGrowth.org/projects.
Club for Growth publishes an annual scorecard so Club members and the public can monitor the actions and the voting behavior of Members of Congress on economic growth issues. The Club conducted a comprehensive examination of each lawmaker’s record on pro-growth policies and computed a score on a scale of 0 to 100. A score of 100 indicates the highest support for pro-growth policies. Those lawmakers scoring 90 or higher in 2010— and who also have a lifetime score of 90 or higher—receive the Defender of Economic Freedom award.
The rating examines legislative actions that affect our immediate pro-economic growth policy goals, including:
∙ Lower marginal income tax rates
∙ Cutting and limiting government spending
∙ Death Tax repeal
∙ Expanding free trade
∙ Legal reform to end abusive lawsuits
∙ Replacing the current tax code
∙ School choice
∙ Regulatory reform and deregulation
∙ Reform entitlements to increase economic freedom and ensure that long-term federal spending is financially sustainable
∙ Social Security reform with personal retirement accounts
To learn more about the Club for Growth, visit www.ClubforGrowth.org.
Dennis Ross, son of Bill and Loyola Ross, was born in 1959 and raised in Lakeland, Florida. He graduated from Auburn University and the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He has served as in-house counsel to the Walt Disney Company and as an associate of the law firm of Holland & Knight. Prior to serving in Congress, he owned and operated his own law firm, Ross Vecchio PA, specializing in Workers’ Compensation defense. He previously served in the Florida Legislature from 2000 until being term limited in 2008. Dennis and his wife, Cindy Hartley, were married in 1983 and have two sons, Shane and Travis.
In the 112th Congress, Dennis will serve on the Committee on Oversight & Government Reform (Chairman of the Federal Workforce, Postal Service & Labor Policy Subcommittee) as well as the Education & the Workforce and Judiciary Committees.