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Dennis A. Ross

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Press Release: Dennis Ross Joins Chairman Darrell Issa, and Subcommittee Chairman Trey Gowdy, in Demanding Answers from the NLRB

NLRB has Egregiously Overstepped Their Bounds and Must Answer to the People’s House

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Washington, May 12, 2011 | comments
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Washington, DC – Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, Postal Service, & Labor Policy, Congressman Dennis A. Ross (R-FL), in conjunction with Oversight Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and DC Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), today released a letter sent to the NLRB demanding answers about the NLRB’s latest abuse of authority with regards to their Boeing decision.  In signing the letter, Congressman Ross said,

“The free flow of human and financial capital is vital to a dynamic market economy.   The decision by the NLRB is not only contrary to American economic freedom, but it is monumental government overreach.  The federal government has no business telling anyone where they can live, work, or start a business.  This blatant attack on American freedom cannot be allowed to stand.”

In addition to the monumental overreach, the NLRB decision is one that will directly impact the employment potential for thousands of South Carolinians.  Addressing the economic impact, Congressman Ross said, “It is economics 101 that businesses will go to where their costs are lowest.  It is also self-evident that big labor bosses have been more concerned with political influence than with the viability of their workforce.  The NLRB should not be used to implement labor policy that the American people, American business, and this Congress have overwhelmingly rejected.  We are a free market economy and the sooner the bureaucrats at the NLRB realize this, the better.”

Dennis Ross, son of Bill and Loyola Ross, was born in 1959 and raised in Lakeland, Florida.   He graduated from Auburn University and the Cumberland School of Law at Sanford University.  He has served as in-house counsel to the Walt Disney Company and as an associate of the law firm of Holland & Knight.  He previously served in the Florida Legislature from 2000 until being term limited in 2008.  Dennis and his wife, Cindy Hartley, were married in 1983 and have two sons, Shane and Travis. 

In the 112th Congress, Dennis will serve on the Committee on Oversight & Government Reform (Chairman of the Federal Workforce, Postal Service & Labor Policy Subcommittee) as well as the Education & the Workforce and Judiciary Committees. 



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