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Dennis A. Ross

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  • Rep. Dennis A. Ross Applauds Approval of New VA Facility Construction
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    In response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approving the construction of a new housing tower at the Haley VA hospital, U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, issued a statement applauding the decision: “It is vital that we ensure that our veterans care facilities are kept up to date and can meet demand, so I’m glad the Army Corps of Engineers has finally approved these long-delayed plans,” said Rep. Ross. “We must make sure those who served us are properly served i... Read more

  • Rep. Dennis A. Ross Votes to Keep America Safe with Defense Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, National Security

    In order to ensure that America is safe and our armed forces have what they need, U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, voted in favor of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act. The bill ensures that the U.S. is able to advance its interests around the globe, cares for warfighters and families, commits to a modern and well-trained military, and keeps our capabilities at the cutting edge. “The Constitution and the very notion of our sovereign obligation demands we... Read more

  • Rep. Ross Blasts Terrible Conditions at Florida V.A. Facility
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, Protecting Our Seniors

    U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, sent a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin demanding answers about the terrible conditions at the CW Bill Young VA Medical Center in Pinellas County, Florida. A portion of the facility has no heat or hot water and veterans in the residential units have either had to take cold showers or walk across a parking lot to take a hot shower in a mobile unit. The text of the letter follows: Dear Secretary Shulkin, As you are ... 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

  • Ross Votes to Boost National Security and VA Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs, National Security, Energy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 27, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, released the following statement after voting to pass H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, FY2018, an appropriations package that provides funding for the U.S. Department of Defense, energy and water development, the Legislative Branch, military construction, and Veterans Affairs, as well as fully funds the President’s request of $1.6 billion to secure our Southern border: “I pro... 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

  • Ross: "We must do all we can to help our veterans who are suffering"
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Apr. 5, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, released the following statement in response to the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s hearing today on H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, bipartisan legislation that would provide presumptive Agent Orange exposure status to veterans who served in the waters off the coast of Vietnam during the Vietnam War so they may receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits for their Ag... Read more

  • Ross Asks VA Secretary to Help Agent Orange-Stricken Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    Ross Asks VA Secretary to Help Agent Orange-Stricken Veterans WASHINGTON, D.C., Mar. 3, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, released the following statement after sending a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, asking the VA to help veterans suffering from diseases associated with Agent Orange exposure while stationed in Guam during the Vietnam War: “It is an absolute shame that we have veterans who sacrificed their lives for us but a... Read more

  • Ross Introduces Expanded Agent Orange Bill to Help Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 2, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, made the following statement after introducing the Fighting for Orange-Stricken Territories in Eastern Regions (FOSTER) Act, which would provide presumptive Agent Orange exposure status to Vietnam War Era veterans who served in specific areas and show symptoms of medical conditions currently associated with such exposure in order to receive U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits: “Nearly ev... Read more

  • Ross Calls on VA, Armed Services Committees to Help Veterans Suffering from Agent Orange-Related Diseases
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 9, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, sent letters today to House Veteran Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe, the U.S. Air Force and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, all regarding Vietnam veterans being denied Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits for diseases associated with Agent Orange, a toxic herbicide sprayed by the U.S. during the Vietnam War to clear out foliage. The first letter, sent to Chairman Roe, asks for im... Read more