David Jolly

David Jolly

FLORIDA's 13th DISTRICT

Rep. Jolly introduces compromise ‘No-Fly No-Buy’ bill amid Senate stalemate

2016/06/21

Seminole, FL – Today, Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) filed legislation to keep guns out of the hands of potential terrorists, while also preserving the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens. Jolly’s bill improves previous ‘no-fly, no-buy’ proposals by including the necessary due process protections for lawful gun owners wrongly or mistakenly added to the […] Read More

Rep. Jolly circulates draft legislation to tighten firearm restrictions for potential terrorists, protect due process

2016/06/16

Seminole, FL – Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) has drafted legislation that would protect Americans by closing a dangerous firearm background check loophole and prevent potential terrorists from purchasing guns.  The legislation would also provide, for the first time, due process protections for lawful gun owners who are wrongly or mistakenly added to the watch list. […] Read More

Rep. Jolly Announces Support for Funding President’s Zika Request

2016/06/15

Seminole, FL – Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) released the following statement today after a Florida delegation meeting on the Zika virus. “The Florida delegation met this morning with the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and other state stakeholders in the fight to contain Zika.  While I have worked in recent months to modify […] Read More

This is the Week We Mourn Together

2016/06/13

This is our Paris. This is the week we mourn together. As one nation. This week we know no party, we know no prejudice. This is the week we all as Americans suffer loss together, come together, and resolve together that we will not fall to the architects of terror. The mass shooting in Orlando […] Read More

This is the week we mourn together

2016/06/13

Seminole, FL – Below is a brief op-ed penned by Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) on the Orlando mass shooting that you are free to publish or quote. This is our Paris. This is the week we mourn together. As one nation. This week we know no party, we know no prejudice. This is the week […] Read More

Congressman Jolly calls Orlando mass shooting our Paris

2016/06/13

Seminole, FL – Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) released the following statement this morning in reaction to the mass shooting in Orlando. “We join together today as a nation to pray for the Orlando victims and their loved ones. This is our Paris. Let us resolve today to always confront and defeat terror at the hands […] Read More

Rep. Jolly’s town hall canceled due to Tropical Storm Colin

2016/06/06

Seminole, FL – Due to Tropical Storm Colin, Congressman David Joly’s (FL-13) Coastal Communities Town Hall scheduled for 4:30 p.m. today at the St. Pete Beach Community Center has been canceled. The town hall will be rescheduled at a later date. #   #   #   Read More

VA reveals it wrongly declared 4,201 people dead over last 5 years

2016/05/25

Seminole, FL – The Department of Veterans Affairs has acknowledged to U.S. Rep. David Jolly (FL-13) that it wrongly declared more than 4,200 people dead between 2011 and 2015, disrupting benefits to veterans and dependents.  In 2015 alone, the VA says it erroneously terminated benefits to 1,025 individuals.  In each case, the veteran or person […] Read More

Rep. Jolly secures second year funding for third-party data collection of red snapper and other fisheries

2016/05/25

Seminole, FL – Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) announced today that for the second year in a row he was able to successfully secure $10 million in a House Appropriations measure for a landmark Gulf of Mexico fisheries research program to be managed by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The funding will be used for […] Read More

House approves additional funding to combat Zika

2016/05/19

Seminole, FL – The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Zika Response Appropriations Act (H.R. 5243) on a vote of 241-184 tonight.  Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) voted in support of the measure and tonight released the following statement: “It is clear the Zika virus poses a serious public health risk and Congress must act immediately […] Read More

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Contact Information

2407 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-5961
Fax 202-225-9764
jolly.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Appropriations

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

FLORIDA's 1st DISTRICT

Ted Yoho

FLORIDA's 3rd DISTRICT

Ander Crenshaw

FLORIDA's 4th DISTRICT

Ron DeSantis

FLORIDA's 6th DISTRICT

John Mica

FLORIDA's 7th DISTRICT

Bill Posey

FLORIDA's 8th DISTRICT

Daniel Webster

FLORIDA's 10th DISTRICT

Rich Nugent

FLORIDA's 11th DISTRICT

Gus Bilirakis

FLORIDA's 12th DISTRICT

Dennis Ross

FLORIDA's 15th DISTRICT

Vern Buchanan

FLORIDA's 16th DISTRICT

Tom Rooney

FLORIDA's 17th DISTRICT

Curt Clawson

FLORIDA's 19th DISTRICT

Mario Diaz-Balart

FLORIDA's 25th DISTRICT

Carlos Curbelo

FLORIDA's 26th DISTRICT

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

FLORIDA's 27th DISTRICT