Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) issued the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote today to approve new rules pertaining to net neutrality:Read More
U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis (FL-06) and U.S. Representative Mark Walker (NC-06) have introduced the Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success (A-PLUS) amendment to H.R. 5 the Student Success Act. A-PLUS aims to restore state and local control of education by giving them the option to decline participation in the prescriptive and onerous requirements of federal education programs and focus that funding on solutions that meet their community needs.Read More
In the U.S. Code, the third Monday in February is set aside to commemorate the birthday of George Washington, yet this has evolved into an unofficial “Presidents’ Day.”
This is too bad. Washington was one-of-a-kind and deserves the special recognition that the federal statutes afford him.Read More
St. Augustine, FL – Last night, Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) presented 33 candidates with 42 nominations to four United States Service Academies: the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy.Read More
It is part of reforming the nation’s capital, says Rep. Ron DeSantis. The Florida Republican has introduced the “End Pensions in Congress Act,” legislation that would end pensions for all future lawmakers and those not yet vested into the congressional retirement plan.Read More
About 30 House Republicans will meet Monday evening to establish the bylaws of a new caucus animated by two principles: First, rank-and-file Republicans must pressure leadership to enact a more conservative agenda. And second, this pressure should never involve frantic scurrying on the House floor.
The House Freedom Caucus, an invitation-only group, will work in concert in order to guide the House Republican Conference at key junctures, starting with the debate over a border-security bill that has conservatives alarmed.Read More
Washington, DC – In light of reports showing that of approximately 36,000 convicted criminals released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2013, more than 1,000 of them have already been convicted of new crimes, Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on National Security, is calling for an investigation. DeSantis issued the following statement:Read More
Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis is continuing his mission to reform Washington in the 114th Congress by introducing the End Pensions in Congress (EPIC) Act today. This legislation would end pensions for all future Members of Congress as well as those currently serving who are not yet vested into the congressional retirement plan. DeSantis declined his pension when taking office, but believes pensions need to be discontinued across-the-board.Read More
Modern Washington is perhaps more disconnected from the interests and values of the American people than at any time in modern memory. Today, I am pleased to announce that I have joined with some of my colleagues in the House to form the House Freedom Caucus, which will seek to provide a voice for those who are frustrated that Washington, D.C. does not represent their values.
St. Augustine, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement in response to the exchange of American Alan Gross for three Cuban spies as well as reports that the Obama administration will be implementing pro-Castro policy changes: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.
Kudos to Henry Scanlon from Ponte Vedra for his dissection of FCC plan to subject internet to bureaucratic regulation http://t.co/Bqjyzzh2ra
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Kudos to Henry Scanlon from Ponte Vedra Beach for his dissection of the FCC's plan to subject the internet to bureaucratic regulation. As Henry
Tonight at 7 PM, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration will be testifying before the House Committee on Oversight and Government
Today the purportedly 'independent' Federal Communications Commission did President Obama's bidding and muscled through a massive power grab
This morning, I convened a hearing to examine the release of convicted criminals who are illegally in our country. In 2013, DHS released 36,000
Most Americans support the creation of quality new jobs and infrastructure. President Obama has included himself as a supporter of jobs and