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Dennis A. Ross

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  • We Will Never Forget
    Posted in Blog on September 11, 2015 | Preview rr

    On this day, we unite as a nation in remembering the tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001. Together we pray for the lives we lost on that heartbreaking day, for the heroic firefighters, police officers and first responders who sacrificed their lives to save others, and for our brave servicemen and women who protect and fight for our country and freedoms every single day. Although we are reminded today of the evils in our world, we are more importantly reminded of the tenacity and ... Read more

  • I Won't Give Iran a Hall Pass to Nuclear Warfare
    Posted in Blog on August 7, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Featured in Forward. During a presidential debate in 2012 referring to the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran, President Obama declared to the American people that “the deal we’ll accept is the end of their nuclear program.” In the coming weeks, Congress will debate the Iran Nuclear Agreement recently announced by the president. After reading the deal, I participated in a classified briefing hosted by two of the deal’s lead negotiators, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Department ... Read more

  • I Oppose the Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in Blog on July 15, 2015 | Preview rr

    The deal reached by President Obama regarding Iran’s nuclear weapons program is another example of his lead-from-behind mentality when it comes to foreign policy. Iran is the largest state sponsor of radical Islamic terrorism across the globe, and has openly declared its intention to destroy the State of Israel and kill Americans. Under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, Congressional review of this deal is required before the President can waive or suspend sanctions previously imposed on Ir... Read more

  • Private Investment in Housing Act Passes the House of Representatives
    Posted in Blog on July 14, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, I delivered the following statement on the House Floor before voting with my colleagues to pass, H.R. 2997, the Private Investment in Housing Act of 2015, bipartisan legislation that would provide the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) the authority to establish a demonstration program and enter into budget-neutral, performance-based agreements that result in the reduction in energy and water costs for multi-family housing. Click here to watch my Floor speech. My speech as ... Read more

  • Private Investment in Housing Act
    Posted in Blog on July 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    This week I introduced the Private Investment in Housing Act of 2015, alongside three of my colleagues in the House of Representatives. This bipartisan legislation will provide the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with the authority to establish a demonstration program and enter into budget-neutral, performance based agreements that result in the reduction in energy or water costs for multi-family housing. This legislation is necessary because HUD currently only has the authorit... Read more

  • Veteran's I.D. Card Act
    Posted in Blog on July 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    This week I voted for and helped pass H.R. 91, the Veteran’s I.D. Card Act, which requires the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue an identification card to all Veterans. Under current law, the VA only issues I.D. cards to Veterans who have served at least 20 years or those who receive medical care for a service-connected disability. This leaves a large number of Veterans vulnerable to identity theft because they must carry around their DD-214 documents, which contain s... Read more

  • 21st Century Cures Act
    Posted in Blog on July 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    This week, I supported and helped pass the 21st Century Cures (Cures) Act, which will accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of promising new medical treatments and cures for patients. From training new scientists, to overhauling the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory and approval process, the Cures bill aims to streamline the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. As a cosponsor of this legislation I believe this bill will further our goal of finding life-saving cure... Read more

  • ICYMI: Ross Questions FEMA Administrator at National Flood Insurance Program Hearing
    Posted in Blog on June 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 2015 — U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip and member of the House Committee on Financial Services, participated in a committee hearing this week entitled, “The National Flood Insurance Program: Oversight of Superstorm Sandy Claims.” Ross questioned Brad Kieserman, Deputy Associate Administrator, Insurance, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Administration, about ways homeowners can better mitigate a... Read more

  • ICYMI: Ross Questions Financial Data Security Leaders, Supports USF Cybersecurity Program
    Posted in Blog on May 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Family Values, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 15, 2015 — U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip and member of the House Committee on Financial Services, attended a committee hearing yesterday entitled, “Protecting Consumers: Financial Data Security in the Age of Computer Hackers.” Rep. Ross questioned Brian Dodge, Executive Vice President of Communications and Strategic Initiatives at Retail Industry Leaders Association, and Jason Oxman, CEO of Electronic Transactions Association, about persona... Read more

  • ICYMI: Ross Questions Sec. Lew, Presents Need for FSOC Improvements
    Posted in Blog on March 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip and member of the House Committee on Financial Services, attended a committee hearing entitled, “The Annual Testimony of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the International Financial System.” Rep. Ross questioned U.S. Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, on the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), which has been criticized for its lack of transparency in its decision-making procedures, specifically in des... Read more