David Jolly

David Jolly

FLORIDA's 13th DISTRICT

David Jolly Files Bill to Keep Congress From Dialing for Dollars

2016/02/04

U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., currently running for the U.S. Senate, filed his “Stop Act” on Wednesday. Jolly’s proposal would ensure members of Congress and other federal officeholders can’t personally ask individuals for donations. Jolly announced last month that fellow Florida Republican U.S. Rep. John Mica and U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, R-NC, one of the […] Read More

Jolly’s Stop Act is filed with bipartisan support

2016/02/04

Seminole, FL – Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) officially filed the Stop Act (H.R. 4443) this evening with bipartisan support.  Signing on as original cosponsors to the bill banning members of Congress from personally asking for money are Republican Representatives Sean Duffy (WI-7), Walter B. Jones (NC-03), John Mica (FL-7), and Rich Nugent (FL-11), along with […] Read More

3 out of 4 support Stop Act poll finds

2016/01/27

Seminole, FL – A statewide poll finds nearly 3 out of every 4 Floridians supports Congressman David Jolly’s (FL-13) Stop Act.  The bill would ban members of Congress from personally asking for money. “The results are not a surprise, the American people want members to focus on solving this country’s problems, not dialing for dollars. […] Read More

David Jolly aims to curb federal elected officials from raising money while in office

2016/01/19

The corrupting effect of money on politics is a battle cry often heard from the left or more often from third-party or independent voters. Republican U.S. Rep. David Jolly, however, is throwing his weight behind a measure that could limit how federal candidates raise money. Jolly has proposed bill that would prevent federally elected officials […] Read More

Editorial: Jolly’s smart shot at campaign finance reform

2016/01/19

U.S. Rep. David Jolly has a big idea in a little four-page bill. The Indian Shores Republican wants to ban federal officeholders from directly seeking campaign contributions. It’s a long shot in an election-year Congress whose members are obsessed with raising money and self-preservation, but it is a serious proposal from a serious lawmaker that […] Read More

U.S. Rep Jolly introduces “The Stop Act” to ban Members of Congress from asking for money

2016/01/19

Seminole, FL – Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) today peeled back the curtain on Washington by introducing legislation that would ban Members of Congress from personally asking people for money.  Jolly said the “Stop Act” is needed because too many in Congress spend more time raising money than doing the job they were elected to do. […] Read More

Congressman Jolly’s Thin Blue Line Act gains 51 House and Senate cosponsors

2016/01/08

Seminole, FL – On the eve of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Congressman David Jolly (FL-13) announced 30 U.S. Representatives have signed on as cosponsors of his Thin Blue Line Act (H.R. 814).  Another 21 U.S. Senators have signed on as cosponsors of the companion bill (S. 2034). “This legislation simply says if you take […] Read More

Jolly gets VA to make changes to stop wrongly declaring veterans dead

2015/12/22

Seminole, FL – In response to letters and pressure by Congressman David Jolly (FL-13), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is instituting a new process to avoid wrongly declaring veterans deceased. “This is a problem that has gone on far too long and I applaud the VA for taking steps to prevent these types […] Read More

House reauthorizes C.W. Bill Young Transplantation Program

2015/12/16

Seminole, FL – On what would have been the 85th birthday of the late C.W. Bill Young, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation today to reauthorize the life-saving work of the National Marrow Donor Program. H.R. 2820, the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2015, provides for a 5-year reauthorization of […] Read More

Jolly secures big wins for Tampa Bay in 2016 Omnibus

2015/12/16

Seminole, FL – Congressman David Jolly’s (FL-13) efforts on the powerful House Appropriations Committee paid off for the Tampa Bay region Wednesday with several items he proposed included in the Fiscal Year 2016 omnibus spending package. Because of Jolly’s leadership, MacDill Air Force Base will get $94 million for construction projects.  Just over a third […] 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.


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Ted Yoho

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Ander Crenshaw

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Ron DeSantis

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John Mica

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Bill Posey

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Daniel Webster

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Rich Nugent

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Gus Bilirakis

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Dennis Ross

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Vern Buchanan

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Tom Rooney

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Curt Clawson

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Mario Diaz-Balart

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Carlos Curbelo

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