Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) questioned Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday regarding the two secret deals between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and whether Kerry believed if the Obama Administration had a legal obligation to provide all documents related to the Iran nuclear agreement, including these side deals, to Congress. Kerry laughed off these legitimate inquiries and his attempt to avoid questioning fell flat.Read More
Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), alongside Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-04), has authored an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal calling for the removal of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, either by President Barack Obama or Congress. Read the op-ed here.
Reps. DeSantis and Jordan write:Read More
Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen needs to go.
When it was revealed in 2013 that the IRS had targeted conservative groups for exercising their First Amendment rights, President Obama correctly called the policy “inexcusable” and pledged accountability. He even fired the then-acting IRS commissioner because he said it was necessary to have “new leadership that can help restore confidence going forward.”Read More
St. Augustine, FL – The Inspector General of the Intelligence Community has found that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private, unclassified, e-mail account contained e-mails that “should have been handled as classified, appropriately marked, and transmitted via a secure network.” The Inspector General has referred this matter to counterintelligence officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice. 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) issued the following statement regarding the assertion by President Barack Obama on the Daily Show that the true IRS scandal is the poor funding they receive from Congress:Read More
Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) issued the following statement regarding the restoration of full diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States:
“Raising the Cuban flag in the United States is a slap in the face to those who have experienced the brutality of the Castro regime. Between the Iran capitulation and the unilateral concessions to the Castro regime in Cuba, the Obama administration continues to promote a foreign policy based on the principle of leaving no dictator behind."Read More
Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security and a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement in response to the nuclear deal forged with Iran:Read More
One of the recurring problems in Washington is the failure to admit when something does not work. Congress passed the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002. The idea behind the act was that the federal government could improve K-12 education outcomes by imposing a series of testing requirements and other mandates on states and local school boards. After more than a decade of experience with No Child Left Behind, it is clear that further expanding the federal role in K-12 education has not produced positive results, alienating teachers and parents alike.Read More
Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) issued the following statement following the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announcement that the sensitive information of 21.5 million Americans has been stolen:Read More
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
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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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Today I questioned Secretary of State John Kerry about undisclosed side deals between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency regarding
This morning, I took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to argue for the removal of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen from office. Koskinen
Destroying evidence under both a preservation order and a congressional subpoena is at best gross negligence or at worst obstruction of justice.