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Dennis A. Ross

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  • Bipartisan Resolution Introduced to Stop CFBP Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON -- A group of House Republicans and Democrats on Friday introduced legislation to nullify a controversial rule that would effectively ban millions of consumers from accessing short-term, small-dollar credit. The rule was issued by the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) shortly before he left office. Short-term, small dollar credit is essential to nearly 12 million American consumers who have difficulty qualifying for many other types of credit. These lo... Read more

  • Rep. Ross Votes to Enhance Accountability of Government Employees
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip and a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, voted today to allow for greater accountability among government employees and provide a longer evaluation period for federal employees in order to evaluate whether a prospective employee is a good candidate for permanent status. “Taxpayers deserve to be served by qualified employees who have demonstrated an ability to get the job done,” said Rep. Ross. “By givi... Read more

  • Rep. Ross Praises Court's Rejection of CFPB Overreach in Leadership Dispute
    Posted in Press Releases on November 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip and member of the House Financial Services Committee, praised U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly’s ruling that denies Leandra English, who was named last week as acting director by outgoing CFPB chief Richard Cordray, a temporary restraining order to block OMB Director Mick Mulvaney from assuming the role of acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. “The Court was right to strike down former Director Cordray’... Read more

  • Congressman Ross Blasts Proposed Disaster Supplemental for Ignoring Florida Citrus Losses
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy, Agriculture

    U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, issued the following statement upon learning that Florida citrus growers were left out of the proposed supplemental relief package. “Floridians have been kicked to the curb in this proposed disaster supplemental, which lacks relief for Florida’s citrus growers who suffered immensely from this storm. The Florida delegation specifically requested this relief because there isn’t a citrus grove that wasn’t affected, with some experienc... Read more

  • Ross Votes to Simplify and Lower Taxes for Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, issued the following statement on his vote for the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017: “Today, I voted to make taxes lower and simpler for Americans,” said Rep. Ross. “In the 15th District alone, this bill will help the over 50,000 taxpayers who claim the child tax credit. It will help the over 46,000 taxpayers who have small business income. The over 3,000 taxpayers who currently pay the Alternative Minimum Tax won’t have to do so anymo... Read more

  • Ross on Cordray Resignation: “An Opportunity to End CFPB’s Regulatory Overreach”
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    p>U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip and a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement upon the news of the resignation of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray:</p> <p>“The CFPB has been in dire need of new leadership, and Director Cordray’s resignation provides us with an opportunity to restore accountability and put an end to CFPB’s regulatory overreach. As President Trump moves to fill this vacancy, ... Read more

  • Rep. Dennis A. Ross Lauds House Passage of Much-Needed Flood Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, lauded the House passage of the 21st Century Flood Reform Act, which would reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program for five years, introduce private market competition, and provide real reforms to help policyholders affected by floods, particularly communities in the Tampa Bay area. The bill includes Rep. Ross’s reforms that would private greater market access, competition, and consumer choice that were central to the Ross... Read more

  • Congressman Ross Votes to Authorize Funding for National Defense with Major Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, National Security

    U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, praised the House passage of the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (H.R. 2810). Rep. Ross, a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, was named by Speaker Paul Ryan as a conferee to the NDAA Conference Committee and participated in the production of the final language. “With this authorization for national defense, we are doing more than just ensuring that our arme... Read more

  • Rep. Dennis Ross and Fellow Members Announce New “Victims of Communism Caucus”
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Family Values, Constitution

    In recognition of the over 100 million people victimized by communism and the need to raise awareness of those dissidents who continue to protest against current communist regimes, U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, announced the formation of the Victims of Communism Caucus for the 115th Congress (2017-2019) alongside fellow Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Dan Lipinski (D-IL), and Chris Smith (R-NJ). The Victims of Communism Caucus is a bipartisan group of Members... Read more

  • Ross Votes to Pass Responsible, Commonsense Bill Extending Funding for CHIP and Other Critical Public Health Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, voted to provide stability and certainty to ensure children’s access to health care by supporting the Championing Healthy Kids Act. The bill passed by a vote of 242-174. “The Championing Healthy Kids Act offers real reforms to entitlements, curbs Obamacare’s red tape, and ensures children’s access to health care, all while reducing the deficit by more than $2 billion over ten years,” said Congressman Ross. “This ... Read more