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Dennis A. Ross

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  • Ross: House Passage of Disaster Relief Means Senate Must Stand for Florida Citrus and American Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, voted for a disaster relief supplemental on Thursday that would provide Florida’s hurricane-devastated agriculture with much-needed relief. The supplemental passed after weeks of intense negotiations between leadership and the Florida and Texas delegations. The bill is now in the hands of the Senate. “To our citrus producers who were hit hard by Hurricane Irma, the House has finally spoken, and relief is on its way,” said Rep. Ross... Read more

  • Dennis A. Ross, Tom Rooney vote against delaying relief for Florida citrus
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    U.S. Reps. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15) and Tom Rooney (R-FL-17) issued the following statements addressing their votes against the continuing resolution today, which did not include the disaster relief supplemental. Although a disaster relief supplemental standalone passed during a later vote, the only way farmers would see disaster funding signed into law before Christmas was for it to be combined with the continuing resolution. Rep. Ross said: “For months following Hurricane Irma, my colleagues a... Read more

  • Rep. Dennis A. Ross: Florida Citrus to Benefit from Hurricane Relief Package
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross hailed the House’s newly unveiled disaster relief bill on Monday, noting that the $2.6 billion in crop relief funding would go a long way to help farmers in the Sunshine State. Thanks in part to Hurricane Irma and the continued problems with citrus greening, last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecast the worst Florida orange season since 1944-1945. “It took a great deal of work, but we finally reached a deal that will help Florida farmers recover from t... 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 Strengthen Forest Management and Fix the Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy, Agriculture

    U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, offered the following statement after voting in support of the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017: “Americans will be encouraged to know that Congress is taking a proactive step towards reforming how we handle and prevent disasters like forest fires,” said Congressman Ross. “This bill shows that we don’t need to sacrifice environmental protections in order to improve forest management.” Background: The Resilient Federal Forests ... 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 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' Statement on FY2017 Citrus Crop Estimate
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    LAKELAND, Fla., Oct. 12, 2016 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, made the following statement after attending and speaking at Florida Citrus Mutual’s Crop Estimate Luncheon, where the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its first outlook for the FY2017 growing period: “I was grateful, once again, to attend the annual Crop Estimate Luncheon and to be part of such an important event that forecasts Florida’s agricultural imprint on our nation and the world... Read more

  • Ross Votes to Revitalize Citrus Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy, Agriculture

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 20, 2016 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, released the following statement after voting to pass, H.R. 3957, the Emergency Citrus Disease Response Act, which amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a full deduction in the current taxable year of the cost of replanting lost or damaged citrus plants: “Our citrus industry, unfortunately, continues to be in peril due to citrus greening. This harmful disease has caused historically low produc... Read more