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Dennis A. Ross

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  • Ross Cheers President Trump’s New Iran Strategy
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, responded to the President’s new strategy on Iran: “The Iran Deal was a sham from the very beginning, based on the ridiculous premise that pallets of cold hard cash would allay Iran’s nuclear ambitions and its continued support of terrorism in the Middle East,” said Rep. Ross. “Thankfully, the deal has a mechanism for enforcement against Iran’s violations, and President Trump is right to decertify. The only downside I can see is th... Read more

  • Ross and Rooney to Mulvaney: Hurricane-Battered Florida Citrus Needs Help
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, and Rep. Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL-17) are urging Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, to help Florida’s beleaguered citrus industry, according to a new letter released today. “The path of Hurricane Irma struck a potentially lethal blow to Florida agriculture. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, total losses to production are estimated at over $2.5 billion, including mor... Read more

  • Ross: Today’s Vote Needs to be a Down Payment on Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy, Agriculture

    U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross, R-Fla., Senior Deputy Majority Whip, issued the following statement on the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act: "Americans need a reformed flood insurance program, yet today’s vote reflects a strange political reality, where debt forgiveness takes priority. Floridians deserve certainty—both that the federal government will honor its debts, but also that it will manage the federal flood insurance program responsibly. We cannot do e... Read more

  • Ross Votes for Budget Sanity
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, cheered the FY2018 Budget resolution as a step towards balancing the budget within 10 years and reducing America’s deficit. “Budgeting is about setting priorities, and the FY2018 budget does just that,” said Rep. Ross. “From funding America’s defense, to balancing the budget in 10 years, and rolling back regulations that hinder our economy, we are getting America back on track.” Read more

  • Rep. Dennis Ross on Bump Stocks: “This is about consistent enforcement of the automatic weapons ban”
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, has announced his support for efforts that would lead to more consistent enforcement of a decades-old automatic weapons ban. “Responsible gun owners understand the importance of reasonable regulations to ensure public safety. That’s why I believe in taking the important step to outlaw devices that make a firearm simulate an automatic firearm. I fully support the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arm... Read more

  • Ross Votes to Pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 3, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which will generally prohibit the abortion of unborn children after 20 weeks of pregnancy. “Today, I was proud to support legislation that will help protect the most vulnerable members of our society. As leaders we have a duty to fight for the lives and rights of all Americans, especi... Read more

  • House Approves Bipartisan Flood Insurance Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    House Approves Bipartisan Flood Insurance Reform WASHINGTON, D.C., September 28, 2017 – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3823, the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act, by a vote of 264 to 155. This legislation included the text of the bipartisan Flood Insurance Market Development Act, introduced by Reps. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15) and Kathy Castor (D-FL-14). Their bipartisan legislation would facilitate the development of a robust private flood insurance market ... Read more

  • IRS Tax Filing Extensions Granted for Lake County
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    LAKELAND, Fla. – Sept. 14, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, provided the following statement in response to the IRS extending tax filing deadlines for Lake County after the county received an Individual Assistance disaster relief declaration by FEMA due to Hurricane Irma: “I cannot count how many folks in Lake County and throughout all of District 15 I spoke to personally, telling me they can’t even get to work or find groceries for their kids, let alone ma... Read more

  • Ross, Florida Delegation Request Disaster Relief for Florida Citrus Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    LAKELAND, Fla. – Sept. 14, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, provided the following statement after he and the entire Florida Delegation in the House of Representatives sent a letter to Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, requesting disaster relief for Florida’s citrus industry: “This week, I toured shattered citrus groves and talked to growers and farmers about the devastation caused to this precious industry by Hurricane Irma. The winds from ... Read more

  • Ross Fights for IRS Tax Filing Relief for Polk County in Wake of Hurricane Irma
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    LAKELAND, Fla. – Sept. 13, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, provided the following statement after sending a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, requesting tax filing deadlines be extended for Polk County: “Now that Polk County has received an Individual Assistance disaster relief declaration by FEMA due to Hurricane Irma, the IRS is permitted to postpone certain deadlines for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the declared disaster area. This... Read more