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Dennis A. Ross

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  • Ross on Senate’s Failure to Repeal and Replace Obamacare: “I’m sick of the excuses.”
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 19, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, made the following statement in response to the Senate’s failure to unite to repeal and replace Obamacare: “The Senate has failed the American people and abandoned voters who were promised that they would repeal and replace the disastrous Obamacare. The House did its job. We honored our pledge and passed legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare in early May. There is no need to sugar coat this: ... Read more

  • Ross Meets With Sec. Zinke to Discuss Modernizing National Parks
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 18, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, today met with Dept. of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, fellow Members of Congress and outdoor recreation industry leaders, including the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, at the Made in America Outdoor Recreation event at the Dept. of Interior to discuss the importance of modernizing U.S. National Parks through public-private partnerships with the National Park Service. “As a kid raised in t... Read more

  • Ross Votes to Protect Consumers and End Wall Street Bailouts
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 8, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, today spoke on the House Floor before voting to pass the Financial CHOICE Act. This bill ends taxpayer-funded bailouts of large financial institutions, imposes tougher penalties on those who commit financial fraud and insider trading, demands greater accountability from Washington regulators, and relieves well-capitalized banks from regulations that slow economic growth. The Financial CHOICE Act pro... Read more

  • Giving community banks, credit unions Financial CHOICE
    Posted in Ross Opinion Pieces on June 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    Published in Florida Politics and The Hill. This week, the House of Representatives will consider an important financial reform package, known as the Financial CHOICE Act, which provides desperately needed relief to community financial institutions from the harmful, complex and excessive regulatory environment created by the Dodd-Frank Act. The Dodd-Frank Act, signed into law by President Obama in July 2010, was more than 2,000 pages long and directed federal regulators to implement more than 40... Read more

  • Ross Applauds Port Tampa Bay New Project Approval
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 26, 2017 – This week, the Army Corps of Engineers’ approved Port Tampa Bay’s Big Bend Channel navigation project. As a result, $9 million in Fiscal Year 2017 federal funds will be allocated toward the $55 million widening and deepening of the channel in southern Hillsborough County. Rep. Dennis A. Ross and others from the Florida Congressional Delegation were recognized by Port Tampa Bay for playing a critical role in helping facilitate the approval of this project and maki... Read more

  • Dispelling the Myths: The Real Facts about the AHCA
    Posted in Ross Opinion Pieces on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Health Care, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    Published in Sunshine State News and Florida Politics. Beyond any measure, the Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare,” has failed in its promises to the American people. As it stands, Obamacare is in a death spiral and collapsing under its own weight of broken assurances, imperiling tens of thousands of Floridians with ever-increasing premiums and fewer and fewer choices for their medical needs. Here are the undisputed facts about Obamacare: It was sold to the American people based on ... 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

  • Time to Hold the CFPB Accountable
    Posted in Ross Opinion Pieces on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    Published in Sunshine State News, The Hill, Florida Politics, Saint Peters Blog, The Ledger and the Washington Examiner. Since I was first elected to Congress, I have fought to hold government agencies and Washington bureaucrats more accountable to Floridians and all Americans. Unfortunately, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) continues to operate in a manner unaccountable to Congress, the President and American taxpayers. You don’t have to take my word on this. On October 11, 2016,... Read more

  • The American Health Care Act will put patients first
    Posted in Ross Opinion Pieces on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Values, Health Care, Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    Published in the Tampa Bay Times, Sunshine State News, Florida Politics, The Hill, and the Washington Examiner. This month marks seven long and daunting years since Obamacare was signed into the law. Seven years of broken promises. Seven years of skyrocketing premiums and fewer options. Seven years of tax increases, mandates and penalties. Seven years of families and hardworking Americans having to make the choice between putting food on the table, buying cost-prohibitive health insurance under ... Read more

  • Ross Introduces Legislation to Account for Federal Employees' Use of Official Time
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Mar. 6, 2017 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, released the following statement after introducing H.R. 1293, legislation requiring the Office of Personnel Management to submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of “official time” by federal employees: “I introduced H.R. 1293 so Congress may better account for federal employees’ use of working hours and eliminate wasteful spending. This bill will require the Office of Personnel Manage... Read more