Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis

FLORIDA's 6th DISTRICT

Eustis Mobile Office Hours: December

2017/12/12

Staff from the office of Congressman DeSantis will be holding office hours in Eustis from on Tuesday, December 12 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Whether you need assistance with a federal agency or just want to share your concerns, please stop by!

Office of State Rep. Jennifer Sullivan
2755 South Bay Street 
Eustis, FL 32726
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Bunnell Mobile Office Hours: December

2017/12/06

Staff from the office of Congressman DeSantis will be holding office hours in Bunnell on Wednesday, December 6 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Whether you need assistance with a federal agency or just want to share your concerns, please stop by!

Flagler County Offices
1769 E. Moody Boulevard
Building 2, Conference Room
Bunnell, FL 32210
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Eustis Mobile Office Hours: November

2017/11/14

Staff from the office of Congressman DeSantis will be holding office hours in Eustis from on Tuesday, November 14 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Whether you need assistance with a federal agency or just want to share your concerns, please stop by!

Office of State Rep. Jennifer Sullivan
2755 South Bay Street 
Eustis, FL 32726
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Bunnell Mobile Office Hours: November

2017/11/01

Staff from the office of Congressman DeSantis will be holding office hours in Bunnell on Wednesday, November 1 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Whether you need assistance with a federal agency or just want to share your concerns, please stop by!

Flagler County Offices
1769 E. Moody Boulevard
Building 2, Conference Room
Bunnell, FL 32210
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Deltona Mobile Office Hours: October

2017/10/26

Staff from the office of Congressman DeSantis will be holding office hours in Deltona on Thursday, October 26 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Whether you need assistance with a federal agency or just want to share your concerns, please stop by!

Deltona City Hall Conference Room 
2345 Providence Blvd. 
Deltona, FL 32725 Read More

DeSantis: Trump is Right to Decertify the Iran Deal and to Sanction the IRGC as a Terror Group

2017/10/13

Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), Chairman of the National Security Subcommittee, issued the following statement on President Trump’s actions regarding Iran:

"President Trump made the right decision in refusing to certify the Iran deal under domestic law. Iran has violated the deal and it’s clear that the deal is not in the vital national security interests of the United States.  More work needs to be done to put Iran back in a box, but sanctioning the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terror group is a major step in the right direction and will do much to stymie Iran's pursuit of cash to fuel its malignant activities."

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Eustis Mobile Office Hours: October

2017/10/10

Staff from the office of Congressman DeSantis will be holding office hours in Eustis from on Tuesday, October 10 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Whether you need assistance with a federal agency or just want to share your concerns, please stop by!

Office of State Rep. Jennifer Sullivan
2755 South Bay Street 
Eustis, FL 32726
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DeSantis Lauds Reports President Trump Will Designate the IRGC as a Terrorist Group

2017/10/06

Palm Coast, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), Chairman of the National Security Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding reports that President Donald Trump will designate the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization:

"The Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps wreaks havoc across the Middle East and is dedicated to fomenting jihad.  The IRGC's Quds Force was responsible for killing -- at a minimum -- hundreds of U.S. troops during the conflict in Iraq.  While the Obama administration empowered the IRGC, President Trump would be right to designate it as a terrorist group."

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Bunnell Mobile Office Hours: October

2017/10/04

Staff from the office of Congressman DeSantis will be holding office hours in Bunnell on Wednesday, October 4 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Whether you need assistance with a federal agency or just want to share your concerns, please stop by!

Flagler County Offices
1769 E. Moody Boulevard
Building 2, Conference Room
Bunnell, FL 32210
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Deltona Mobile Office Hours: September

2017/09/28

Staff from the office of Congressman DeSantis will be holding office hours in Deltona on Thursday, September 28 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Whether you need assistance with a federal agency or just want to share your concerns, please stop by!

Deltona City Hall Conference Room 
2345 Providence Blvd. 
Deltona, FL 32725 Read More

DeSantis: The Massive Destruction in Puerto Rico Requires the Attention of Congress

2017/09/26

Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) issued the following statement regarding recovery efforts in Puerto Rico:

"Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico and left a startling degree of destruction in its wake. I applaud the Trump administration for quickly deploying assets to the island; this is an 'all hands on deck' situation that requires a massive response.  Congress needs to ensure that the response is adequately funded so that food and water can be delivered and so that the power grid can be rebuilt as soon as humanely possible. In addition, bureaucratic obstacles to relief, such as suspension of the Jones Act, should be removed so that necessary supplies can quickly be moved to Puerto Rico."

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DeSantis: Trump Displayed Strong Leadership at the UN

2017/09/19

Palm Coast, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), Chairman of the National Security Subcommittee and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement reacting to President Donald Trump’s speech before the United Nations General Assembly:

“President Trump’s speech before the UN General Assembly was a tour de force. Trump directly addressed key foreign policy issues and laid out an agenda rooted in America's national interests.

Trump forthrightly condemned those who threaten global security, including the Rocket Man’s suicide mission in North Korea and Iran’s malevolent nuclear ambitions. His speech also empowered those fighting for freedom and democracy in places such as Venezuela and Cuba by acknowledging their courageous struggle against socialist governments.

President Trump bluntly challenged the UN to live up to its mission – something that is sorely needed given the utter fecklessness that the UN has characteristically displayed when confronting serious global problems.”

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DeSantis Asks Trump to Hold Cuba Accountable for its Misconduct

2017/09/18

Palm Coast, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), Chairman of the National Security Subcommittee and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement regarding ongoing reports that U.S. diplomats stationed in Cuba have been physically injured by an unknown device:

“The Castro regime has continued to oppress its own people and to support the Maduro dictatorship in Venezuela; now, two dozen American diplomats have been physically injured, some permanently, during their service in Havana. President Trump should act to protect American personnel and hold Cuba accountable for its misconduct, including but not limited to closing our embassy in Havana and expelling Cuban diplomats in the U.S.”

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DeSantis Asks FEMA to Quickly Approve Debris Reimbursement

2017/09/15

Palm Coast, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) led a bipartisan a letter today to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long asking that FEMA expeditiously approve reimbursement for debris removal in the wake of Hurricane Irma.14 members of the Florida delegation joined DeSantis in this effort. The letter can be read here. DeSantis issued the following statement:

"Communities that are entitled to reimbursement from FEMA for storm-related expenses should not have to wait forever and a day to receive their reimbursements. Last year, Hurricane Matthew had significant impacts that triggered eligibility for reimbursement for debris removal, but this has been a complicated process that has strained local resources and many communities are still awaiting payment. We can't allow bureaucratic red tape to hinder assistance for Irma-affected communities."

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DeSantis Requests FEMA Establish Disaster Recovery Centers in FL-06

2017/09/13

Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long asking that the FEMA and the Small Business Administration expeditiously set up operational Disaster Recovery Centers and Business Recovery Centers in Flagler, Lake, St. Johns, and Volusia Counties and offering assistance to do so. The letter can be read here. DeSantis issued the following statement:

"Navigating available federal benefits after a disaster can be difficult. Establishing FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers and SBA Business Recovery Centers throughout our district will provide constituents with one-on-one expertise and help expedite recovery. My office is committed to streamlining resources for our community, and I am ready to assist in any way necessary.”

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Eustis Mobile Office Hours: September

2017/09/12

Staff from the office of Congressman DeSantis will be holding office hours in Eustis from on Tuesday, September 12 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Whether you need assistance with a federal agency or just want to share your concerns, please stop by!

Office of State Rep. Jennifer Sullivan
2755 South Bay Street 
Eustis, FL 32726
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Hurricane Irma

2017/09/07

Was your family or home impacted by Hurricane Irma? You have until until November 9 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for federal disaster aid. Read More

Bunnell Mobile Office Hours: September

2017/09/06

Staff from the office of Congressman DeSantis will be holding office hours in Bunnell on Wednesday, September 6 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Whether you need assistance with a federal agency or just want to share your concerns, please stop by!

Flagler County Offices
1769 E. Moody Boulevard
Building 2, Conference Room
Bunnell, FL 32210
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Congress shouldn't fund a Trump-Russia fishing expedition

2017/08/31

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended against criticism of his handling of the amorphous “Russia investigation” by saying that the Department of Justice “doesn’t engage in fishing expeditions.”  Yet, his clumsy management of this matter is the reason why many Americans are concerned that the investigation lacks focus and will veer into unrelated matters, thereby extending the probe far into the future and hampering the ability of the Trump administration to attend to the people’s business.

Rosenstein’s order appointing Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel failed to enumerate a crime to be investigated; instead, the order cited then-FBI Director James Comey’s March testimony identifying the existence of a counterintelligence investigation focusing on Russia, not a criminal investigation targeting members of the Trump administration.  The order was defective because DOJ regulations make the existence of a criminal investigation a condition precedent to the appointment of a special counsel. Moreover, the order was so vague that it places little in the way of substantive limits on the scope or duration of the investigation. 

The Rosenstein order is effectively an invitation to conduct a fishing expedition.  And news reports have suggested that the investigation is veering into territory that has little, if any, relationship to the question of whether anyone committed crimes while in cahoots with the Russians.  

Now, in recent appearance on Fox News Sunday, Rosenstein assures us that “Bob Mueller understands and [he] understands the specific scope of the investigation and so, it’s not a fishing expedition.”

Given the failure to issue a clear appointing order, Congress should not simply take Rosenstein’s word for this.  Instead, Congress should use the upcoming appropriations bills to establish clear limits to the scope and duration of the special counsel investigation. 

Specifically, Congress should deny funding for the investigation of any matters that precede the commencement of the 2016 presidential campaign.  This will prevent the investigation from going off the rails and from becoming a roving commission to simply “find something” on members of the Trump administration, including the president himself. 

In addition, Congress should terminate funding for the investigation at a date certain – say, 180 days from the date of enactment – so that the Trump administration and the Congress can move on to dealing with the key issues facing the American people.  

The notion that the Trump campaign illegally “colluded” with Russian government agents has always seemed to be more a matter of wishful thinking by the media than something based on hard evidence.  Imposing a deadline will force the special counsel to put up or shut up: if evidence of criminal activity has not surfaced after what will be nearly two years of investigation (including the pre-special counsel investigation conducted by the FBI), then this investigatory cloud hovering over the Trump administration should be removed.

There was never a clear basis from which to establish a special counsel in the first place, but we are where we are and it is in the public’s interest that this investigation be focused in scope and limited in duration.

The drag that such an investigation places on an administration means that the business of governing is necessarily hindered.  For his part, President Trump is reviled by the Washington ruling class and the appointment of a special counsel is a way for the “Swamp” to seek his presidency’s destruction -- through investigative paralysis at least, with no evidence of wrongdoing uncovered.  The inexplicable decision of Special Counsel Mueller to stock his office with Democratic partisans has underscored concerns along these lines.

Congress can and should use its power of the purse to impose guardrails on the investigation.  The congressional corollary to the Rosenstein admonition that the DOJ doesn’t conduct fishing expeditions should be that the Congress will not fund fishing expeditions.

Ron DeSantis, a Republican, is the U.S. Representative for Florida’s Sixth District and the Vice Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

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Congress shouldn't fund a Trump-Russia fishing expedition

2017/08/31

Originally published at FoxNews.com.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended against criticism of his handling of the amorphous “Russia investigation” by saying that the Department of Justice “doesn’t engage in fishing expeditions.”  Yet, his clumsy management of this matter is the reason why many Americans are concerned that the investigation lacks focus and will veer into unrelated matters, thereby extending the probe far into the future and hampering the ability of the Trump administration to attend to the people’s business.

Rosenstein’s order appointing Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel failed to enumerate a crime to be investigated; instead, the order cited then-FBI Director James Comey’s March testimony identifying the existence of a counterintelligence investigation focusing on Russia, not a criminal investigation targeting members of the Trump administration.  The order was defective because DOJ regulations make the existence of a criminal investigation a condition precedent to the appointment of a special counsel. Moreover, the order was so vague that it places little in the way of substantive limits on the scope or duration of the investigation. 

The Rosenstein order is effectively an invitation to conduct a fishing expedition.  And news reports have suggested that the investigation is veering into territory that has little, if any, relationship to the question of whether anyone committed crimes while in cahoots with the Russians.  

Now, in recent appearance on Fox News Sunday, Rosenstein assures us that “Bob Mueller understands and [he] understands the specific scope of the investigation and so, it’s not a fishing expedition.”

Given the failure to issue a clear appointing order, Congress should not simply take Rosenstein’s word for this.  Instead, Congress should use the upcoming appropriations bills to establish clear limits to the scope and duration of the special counsel investigation. 

Specifically, Congress should deny funding for the investigation of any matters that precede the commencement of the 2016 presidential campaign.  This will prevent the investigation from going off the rails and from becoming a roving commission to simply “find something” on members of the Trump administration, including the president himself. 

In addition, Congress should terminate funding for the investigation at a date certain – say, 180 days from the date of enactment – so that the Trump administration and the Congress can move on to dealing with the key issues facing the American people.  

The notion that the Trump campaign illegally “colluded” with Russian government agents has always seemed to be more a matter of wishful thinking by the media than something based on hard evidence.  Imposing a deadline will force the special counsel to put up or shut up: if evidence of criminal activity has not surfaced after what will be nearly two years of investigation (including the pre-special counsel investigation conducted by the FBI), then this investigatory cloud hovering over the Trump administration should be removed.

There was never a clear basis from which to establish a special counsel in the first place, but we are where we are and it is in the public’s interest that this investigation be focused in scope and limited in duration.

The drag that such an investigation places on an administration means that the business of governing is necessarily hindered.  For his part, President Trump is reviled by the Washington ruling class and the appointment of a special counsel is a way for the “Swamp” to seek his presidency’s destruction -- through investigative paralysis at least, with no evidence of wrongdoing uncovered.  The inexplicable decision of Special Counsel Mueller to stock his office with Democratic partisans has underscored concerns along these lines.

Congress can and should use its power of the purse to impose guardrails on the investigation.  The congressional corollary to the Rosenstein admonition that the DOJ doesn’t conduct fishing expeditions should be that the Congress will not fund fishing expeditions.

Ron DeSantis, a Republican, is the U.S. Representative for Florida’s Sixth District and the Vice Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

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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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