U.S. Representative

Dennis A. Ross

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Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

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  • Fiscal Responsibility
    Posted in Blog on March 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    Since being elected, I have led the charge to implement long-term federal spending controls that create opportunities for economic prosperity and job growth in Florida and across the country. I have fought to mandate zero-based budgeting by the federal government. Families and small businesses in Florida start their budget at zero every year. It is time for your federal government to do the same. The ZERO Act will require agencies for the first time to fully and transparently identify waste and ... Read more

  • Rep. Dennis A. Ross Debates Rep. Maxine Waters, Blasts Dodd-Frank's Impact on Community Banks
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    Community banks and the mom-and-pop businesses they serve have been severely harmed by federal regulators, argued U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15) during a debate on the House Floor over legislation that would lift regulatory barriers to lending for community banks with less than $3 billion in total assets. Rep. Ross, who is Senior Deputy Majority Whip and Vice Chairman of the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee for the House Committee on Financial Services, had a brief exchange with the commit... Read more

  • Ross: With President's Signature on Tax Reform, Florida Will Prosper
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    Washington - U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, praised the President's signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act today: “With President Trump’s signature on our tax reform bill, Floridians will get to keep more of their hard earned money. They will also enjoy a boom in job creation and new opportunities. From simplifying the tax code to doubling the child tax credit and the standard deduction, this new law means Florida families and businesses will enjoy a thriving econ... Read more

  • Ross Thrilled to Vote Twice for Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Spending, and Our Economy

    In a case of legislative déjà vu (“légà vu”?), the House voted for a second time on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in order to comply with Senate rules. The bill would cut taxes for Americans at every income level, simplify the tax code, and unleash economic prosperity by slashing the corporate tax rate to make the United States an even stronger competitor in the world economy. “I thought yesterday’s vote would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help Florida’s middle class and make America’s econ... Read more

  • 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