Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis

FLORIDA's 6th DISTRICT

DeSantis: Removing Cuba from State-Sponsorship of Terrorism List is a Naked Concession to Castro Dictatorship

2015/04/14

Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, has issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement that Cuba has been removed from the administration’s list of state sponsors of terrorism:

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DeSantis Leads Post-9/11 Veterans in Congress in Opposition to Iran Framework

2015/04/13

Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security and a Naval Reserve Officer, will be leading Members of Congress who served on active duty in either Iraq or Afghanistan in a Special Order on the House floor tonight in opposition to the Obama administration’s pending deal with Iran. The Special Order will begin at approximately 8:00 PM. DeSantis issued the following statement:

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DeSantis Statement on Lois Lerner

2015/04/01

St. Augustine, FL – In response to news that the Department of Justice will not be pursuing criminal contempt charges against Lois Lerner for her refusal to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) issued the following statement:

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DeSantis Introduces Bill To Prevent Detainees from Returning to Terror

2015/03/26

Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today introduced the Guantanamo Bay Recidivism Prevention Act, the companion bill to legislation introduced by Sen. Tom Cotton (AR). DeSantis, a Naval Reserve Officer and former military prosecutor, served at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center during his active duty service.

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DeSantis Statement on Bergdahl

2015/03/25

Washington, DC – The United States Army Forces Command has served courts-martial charges on SGT Bowe Bergdahl for desertion. Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), a Naval Reserve Officer, former military prosecutor, and Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, issued the following statement:

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DeSantis Leads Congressional Letter Congratulating Netanyahu, Questions Obama’s Silence

2015/03/18

Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) – joined by over 150 of his House colleagues – sent a letter today congratulating Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Likud Party’s victory in yesterday’s elections. The letter can be found here. DeSantis issued the following statement:

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DeSantis and Rubio Fight for Seniors Right to Work

2015/03/17

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) reintroduced the Let Seniors Work Act, which seeks to eliminate the 12.4% payroll tax for seniors who have reached 65 in addition to repealing the Retirement Earnings Test. This bill is the House companion to legislation introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio (FL).

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DeSantis Asks GAO to Conduct Oversight of VA Site Selection

2015/03/09

St. Augustine, FL – In light of concerns raised by St. Johns County officials, Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) sent a letter today to the Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) asking his department to ensure  that the veteran population data that the Department of Veterans Affairs is using to determine a permanent Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) location is accurate.

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DeSantis, Lee Introduce Conservative Higher Education Reform

2015/03/04

Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today introduced the Higher Education Reform and Opportunity (HERO) Act, the House companion to legislation introduced by Sen. Mike Lee (UT). This legislation takes an innovative approach to opening up our nation’s higher education system by allowing individual states to accredit alternative institutions, programs, or courses. 25 Members of Congress have signed on to the HERO Act as original cosponsors.

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DeSantis: Congress Must Reject Deal with Iran

2015/03/03

Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, issued this statement following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress:

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427 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2706
Fax 202-226-6299
desantis.house.gov

On January 3, 2013, Ron DeSantis was sworn in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives as the federal representative for Florida’s sixth congressional district, which encompasses St. Johns and Flagler counties, as well as large portions of Volusia and Putnam counties.

A native Floridian with blue collar roots, Ron worked his way through Yale University, where he earned a bachelor of arts, magna cum laude, and was the captain of the varsity baseball team. He also graduated with honors from Harvard Law School.

While at Harvard, Ron earned a commission in the United States Navy as a JAG officer. During his active duty service, he served as a military prosecutor, supported operations at the terrorist detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and deployed to Iraq during the 2007 troop surge as an advisor to a U.S. Navy SEAL commander in support of the SEAL mission in Iraq. His military awards include the Bronze Star Medal (meritorious service) and the Iraq Campaign Medal.

He has also served as a federal prosecutor, prosecuting a wide range of cases involving offenses such as child exploitation, fraud, and interference with military air navigation.

He has written on constitutional first principles in various outlets and in his book, Dreams From Our Founding Fathers: First Principles in the Age of Obama.

Ron lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL with his wife, Casey Black DeSantis, an Emmy award-winning television host. He is currently an officer in the U.S. Navy reserve.


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