David Jolly

David Jolly


JET I.C.U., Tampa General Hospital, and community come together to bring injured USF student Barbara Jimenez home


Seminole, FL – The Tampa Bay based air ambulance transport company JET I.C.U. has come forward and agreed to fly injured University of South Florida student Barbara Jimenez back to Florida from Cuba for free.  Once she lands in Tampa, she will be taken to Tampa General Hospital. Jimenez was injured in an accident earlier […] Read More

Congressman David Jolly holds Service Academy/ROTC Information Day


Seminole, FL – As a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) is able to nominate local candidates to the Federal Service Academies.  To assist in the selection process, Jolly will be hosting an Academy and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Information Day at his Seminole Office on Saturday, September 12th. […] Read More

U.S. Rep. Jolly calls for congressional investigation into HUD housing scandal


Seminole, FL – U.S. Representative David Jolly (FL-13) is calling for a congressional investigation on the heels of a report that revealed over 25,000 families in the United States currently live in taxpayer supported housing despite earning more than the maximum allowable income threshold to qualify for federal subsidized housing through the Department of Housing […] Read More

Congressman David Jolly’s statement on FEMA visit


Seminole, FL – Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) released the following statement today regarding the visit by Federal Emergency Management Agency assessment teams to the Tampa Bay area. The letter Jolly sent on Sunday to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate can be read here. “FEMA representatives will begin assessing the damage from weeks of rain today, as […] Read More

Rep. David Jolly writes to FEMA about federal flooding assistance


U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Indian Shores, penned a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Sunday asking the federal government to pay special attention to the Tampa Bay area if it decides to deploy aid to Florida. Weeks of relentless rainfall and widespread flooding have left areas of Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties waterlogged, […] Read More

Jolly co-sponsors bill that would control spread of lionfish


U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Indian Shores, has co-sponsored legislation that could prevent the spread of lionfish. The legislation would amend the Lacey Act of 1900 and ban the importing of lionfish into the United States. “Without action, lionfish have the potential to be economically devastating to marine fisheries in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of […] Read More

Florida lawmaker proposes letting veterans get health care anywhere


Forget the debate this week over whether Congress should yank money used to give veterans more choice in health care so it can help plug a $2.5 billion budget gap that could close VA hospitals. U.S. Rep. David Jolly has a plan of his own. Scrap the current Veterans Choice Program, signed into law last […] Read More

House passes bill to combat foreign illegal fishing


The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation cosponsored by Congressman David Jolly, R-Indian Shores, July 27 to fight the problem of illegal fishing from foreign vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. The Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 774) passed the House by voice vote. Read more. Read More

Congressman Jolly cosponsors legislation to ban the import of Lionfish


Seminole, FL – Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) has cosponsored legislation (H.R. 3202) that would amend the Lacey Act of 1900 and ban the importing of lionfish into the United States. “This bill is another step in an effort to stop the propagation of lionfish.  Without action, lionfish have the potential to be economically devastating to […] Read More

House passes bill cosponsored by Rep. Jolly to combat foreign illegal fishing in U.S. waters


Seminole, FL – The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation cosponsored by Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) today to fight the problem of illegal fishing from foreign vessels in the Gulf of Mexico.  The Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 774) passed the House by voice vote. “Illegal fishing from foreign […] Read More

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Committee Assignments


Congressman David W. Jolly represents Florida’s 13th Congressional District which covers most of Pinellas County. He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in March of 2014.

Representative Jolly believes the first responsibility of Congress is to work, to govern, and to do so in a manner that represents the entire Pinellas County community.  Jolly believes Members of Congress should be thoughtful and deliberative in approaching the issues that are most critical to our community and to the nation, and should always seek to work together on critical issues like veterans’ healthcare, job growth, and reducing taxes and eliminating the national debt.  Most importantly, Jolly believes each of these issues must be approached in the context of Constitutional authority, recognizing the 10th Amendment authority of the states, the co-equal responsibility and authority of the Congress and the President, and the fundamental individual liberty provided to all Americans.

To improve the effectiveness of the Congress, Jolly has formally called on Congress to be in session more days and to require that a work week in Washington is actually a full week.  Jolly wants Congress to be in session from Monday morning through Friday evenings, the same work week of virtually every other American.

On veterans’ healthcare, Jolly has been a leader in the ongoing fight to protect and provide for our nation’s veterans.  As a member of the House Veterans Affairs’ Committee, Jolly cosponsored and fought for passage of the recently enacted emergency veterans’ healthcare reform legislation.  This measure improves healthcare for veterans by creating more private sector options for care, authorizing additional medical staff, and increasing the number of healthcare facilities.  But Jolly wants to do more.  Jolly wants to give every veteran a true choice card to provide each veteran complete control of their healthcare – veterans should be able to choose if they want to receive care within the Veterans Health Administration, the Department of Defense facilities, or private sector providers, and they should be able to choose the types of treatments that are most effective for them.  Jolly has likewise made it a commitment and priority of his office to assist the many veterans of Pinellas County with benefit claims and other casework matters that can be critical to the quality of life for those who have served our nation in uniform.

Fighting for our local economy, Jolly has moved swiftly to address rising flood insurance rates by introducing legislation to broaden recent relief measures, but wants to see additional relief for businesses and homeowners by insisting on a reinsurance plan that diversifies both risks and costs across all regions of the country and across all natural disaster hazards.  Jolly has championed beach renourishment projects that can reduce the costs of storm damage, provide vital pre-storm mitigation and habitat protection, and provide for our local economy that depends very much on hospitality and tourism.   And Jolly has been a steadfast advocate on behalf of our recreational and commercial fishing industry, fighting for additional research to assess and ultimately improve fish stocks, addressing the lionfish epidemic, and fighting for increased funding to benefit water quality, oil spill recovery efforts, and the health of our Tampa Bay estuary.

In fighting to lower taxes, Jolly has introduced common sense legislation to make sure no one individual must ever give more to government than they keep for themselves.  Jolly believes the individual should be empowered before government, and therefore we must look at the total level of taxation of an individual from all forms of government and taxing authorities – including federal, state and municipal taxes, property and utility taxes, fuel and energy taxes, and dozens of other taxing authorities.  Jolly believes that only by aggregating the true level of taxation on any one individual can the nation begin to seriously address tax reform that empowers individuals and families.

Calling the national debt the biggest threat to America’s security, Jolly believes we must finally reach consensus on broad budget reforms that finally implement the necessary changes to the federal government while protecting benefits that have been promised to individuals, promises that rightfully should be relied on.  Jolly believes that individuals should not have to unduly bear the burden of the past failed leadership of Washington.  Jolly also believes there are simple measures we can enact today, and accordingly joined colleagues in introducing bipartisan legislation to cut approximately $102 billion of government spending over 10 years by rooting out waste, improving government efficiency, and eliminating pensions for government employees convicted of certain crimes.

Determined to protect healthcare choices for seniors, Jolly has cosponsored bipartisan legislation that would address the growing cost of prescription drugs and allow Medicare recipients to appeal coverage decisions for medicines.  Jolly also supports reforming limitations on the coverage of durable medical equipment upon which so many seniors depend.  Jolly is a member of several caucuses, including those addressing research and treatment for pediatric cancer, lupus, and Tourette syndrome, and has likewise championed issues of the Spinal Muscular Atrophy community.

A supporter of an individual’s Constitutional right to lawfully and responsibly possess a firearm, Jolly has cosponsored several measures that protect the rights of responsible individuals to lawfully own firearms, while also insisting on stricter penalties and effective measures to prevent firearm ownership by those who intend to break the law and cause harm.

An attorney by profession, Jolly’s prior career included the practice of law, creating and operating several small businesses, and working in a professional staff role with the United States Congress.

The youngest of three siblings, Jolly was born in Dunedin, FL and is the son of a minister.  Jolly received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Emory University and later received his law degree from George Mason University.  Jolly lives in Indian Shores, FL.

Serving With

Jeff Miller


Ted Yoho


Ander Crenshaw


Ron DeSantis


John Mica


Bill Posey


Daniel Webster


Rich Nugent


Gus Bilirakis


Dennis Ross


Vern Buchanan


Tom Rooney


Curt Clawson


Mario Diaz-Balart


Carlos Curbelo


Ileana Ros-Lehtinen