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Dennis A. Ross

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Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

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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

  • 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: Tax Reform Helps American Families and Businesses, Strengthens Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – As House Republicans released a tax reform plan that will provide relief for American families and businesses, U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, lauded the effort as a historic opportunity. “Floridians deserve a tax code that allows them to take care of their families, set their own priorities, and grow their businesses,” said Congressman Ross. “With this tax reform bill, we have taken a serious step forward to provide relief and reform that work... 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

  • Rep. Ross Votes to Advance Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    Today, U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, voted in support of the House budget resolution that brings Congress closer to passing lasting tax reform for every American. “Americans want more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks, and with this vote, we’re getting ready to deliver,” said Congressman Ross. “I will continue to work with my colleagues towards meaningful tax reform.” 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