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
St. Augustine, FL – Chairman-elect of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (UT-03), has named Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security for the 114th Congress.Read More
The House just passed the CRomnibus, a 1600 page spending bill that was released two days ago. The vote was 219-206. I voted no.
St. Augustine, FL – Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (VA-06), has named Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) Vice-Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice for the 114th Congress. DeSantis will be serving with Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Trent Franks (AZ-08).Read More
St. Augustine, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement after it was announced that the Iran nuclear negotiations failed to meet today’s deadline:Read More
St. Augustine, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s announced plans to unilaterally expand deferred action for illegal immigrants:
"The President cannot change the law by fiat. Obama's edict usurps the legislative power of Congress, damages our constitutional system, and creates a precedent that will likely lead to the further erosion of our liberty.Read More
Washington, DC – In light of a recently discovered video showing Jonathan Gruber bragging that a “lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter” were “critical” to passing ObamaCare, Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) is calling on Gruber to return the $400,000 of taxpayer money that he received in consulting fees. DeSantis issued the following statement:Read More
St. Augustine, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today issued the following statement regarding the Ebola crisis: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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