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Dennis A. Ross

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  • Ross-Castor Flood Bill Passes Unanimously Out of Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 21, 2017 – Today, the House Financial Services Committee passed the bipartisan Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act, introduced by Reps. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15) and Kathy Castor (D-FL-14). This bill would encourage the development of a robust private flood insurance market that will provide homeowners more coverage options and lower costs. Having been ordered out of the committee with broad bipartisan support and by a unanimous vote, the bill now is in line... Read more

  • Ross Reintroduces Disaster Savings Account Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 9, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, this week reintroduced the Disaster Savings Accounts (DSA) Act, which will allow individuals to annually set aside money in tax-preferred accounts to use for natural disaster mitigation expenses. “One common thread joins us all across the nation, and that is the unexpected risk posed to our families and communities by natural disasters, like we experienced last year with Hurricanes Hermine and Matth... Read more

  • Ross Votes to Protect Consumers and End Wall Street Bailouts
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 8, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, today spoke on the House Floor before voting to pass the Financial CHOICE Act. This bill ends taxpayer-funded bailouts of large financial institutions, imposes tougher penalties on those who commit financial fraud and insider trading, demands greater accountability from Washington regulators, and relieves well-capitalized banks from regulations that slow economic growth. The Financial CHOICE Act pro... Read more

  • Ross Welcomes Hurricane Hunters to Lakeland Linder
    Posted in Press Releases on June 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 2, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, today spoke at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) facility at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. Rep. Ross has been an active supporter of NOAA’s relocation to Lakeland Linder since the beginning of 2016, after the announcement that NOAA would need to vacate its hanger at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa... Read more

  • 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

  • Ross' "Official Time" Bill Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 24, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, spoke on the House Floor today in support of his legislation to require the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees. Ross’ legislation, H.R. 1293, passed unanimously by voice in the House of Representatives today. Under this bill, OPM must submit to Congress detailed annual reports outlining specific types ... Read more

  • Ross Recognizes 2017 Service Academy Appointees
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 16, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, last evening spoke at the 2017 Service Academy Banquet for Florida’s 15th Congressional District, where high school students throughout the district were recognized for their appointments to various U.S. Service Academies. “One of my favorite aspects of being a Member of Congress is the opportunity to assist deserving students in seeking appointments to our United States Service Academies,” said Rep... Read more

  • Ross: "After seven years, we are finally putting patients first”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 4, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, made the following statement after voting to pass H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which repeals Obamacare, and replaces it with a patient-centered health insurance market: “After seven long years, Americans across Florida and the entire nation can breathe a sigh of relief today because we fulfilled our promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. By working with President Trump and unitin... 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

  • Ross, Bordallo Applaud Guam Legislature's Passage of Resolution Supporting FOSTER Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Apr. 27, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, and Rep. Madeleine Bordallo, U.S. Delegate for Guam, made the following statements in response to the Guam Legislature unanimously passing Vice Speaker Therese M. Terlaje’s resolution (No. 25-34 (COR)) expressing support for Ross’ H.R. 809, the Fighting for Orange-Stricken Territories in Eastern Regions (FOSTER) Act, which provides presumptive Agent Orange exposure status to Vietnam War-era veteran... Read more