Washington, DC – Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on the recent data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management that has compromised the personal information of millions of federal employees. Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, issued the following statement:Read More
Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) and Sen. Mike Lee (UT) today introduced the Transportation Empowerment Act in their respective chambers. This common-sense legislation will reform our nation’s transportation policy, reducing the federal gas tax while giving states the flexibility to use transportation dollars where they see fit.Read More
Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security and a Naval Reserve Officer who served an active-duty tour in Iraq, intends to offer several amendments to the Senate-passed Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act that will be considered by the House this week.Read More
St. Augustine, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) announced today that he will introduce a constitutional amendment to limit the number of terms that members of Congress may serve. If adopted, members of the House could serve no more than three terms and Senators no more than two. Because the term limits movement has been dormant in Congress, the limits in the proposed amendment phase-in as members leave office, thereby making enactment plausible.Read More
Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today introduced the No Exemption for Washington from ObamaCare Act. As the House companion bill to Sen. David Vitter’s (LA) legislation, the No Exemption for Washington from ObamaCare Act will require members of Congress and congressional staff to abide by the terms of ObamaCare and discontinues taxpayer subsidies that were engineered by an Obama administration rule but which are not authorized by the law.Read More
St. Augustine, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) announced today that Madison Buckels, a student at Seabreeze High School, won the 2015 Congressional Art Competition with her ink wash artwork titled “Pink in Ink.” Buckels will receive complimentary airfare for herself and a guest to attend an unveiling ceremony at the United States Capitol, where her artwork will be displayed for one year.Read More
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:Read More
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:Read More
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:Read More
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.Read More
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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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