Congressman Ross Appointed to the House Committee on Financial Services
Nov 30, 2012 -
Representative Ross brings breadth of experience and strong record to Committee.
Washington, D.C. – Dennis A. Ross, Member of Congress from the 12th Congressional District of Florida, issued this statement in response to his appointment to the Financial Services Committee:
“It is truly an honor to be selected to serve on the Financial Services Committee. I am humbled by the support of my colleagues, and thankful that I will be able to represent my constituents in Florida’s 15th Congressional district on this very important panel beginning in 2013. The 113th Congress has a lot of work to do when it comes to getting our country’s economy back on track, and the Financial Services Committee is poised to be an essential component in that effort. ”
Congressman Ross continued, “The Financial Services Committee will be an integral part of stabilizing our economy. I look forward to bringing my expertise from my time in the Florida Legislature and my experience in the House of Representatives to bear on stabilizing our financial sector, stopping burdensome regulations, and promoting economic growth through free-market capitalism. I will work tirelessly to find pro-growth solutions to end the problems in our housing market, which has had disastrous effects in my home state, and to reform the government sponsored entities that exacerbated the financial crisis of 2008. I am grateful for the opportunity to add additional representation from the all-important state of Florida on this Committee, and to bring my conservative principles to the forefront of the discussions that are sure to have a lasting impact on our country’s future. ”
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 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, serves 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.