Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis

FLORIDA's 6th DISTRICT

DeSantis Votes to Boost Troop Pay, Advance Military Readiness

2016/12/02

Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today voted to authorize critical defense spending as the House passed S. 2943, the Conference Report to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

The NDAA provides for our national defense by authorizing a 2.1 percent pay raise for our military troops, denying proposed troop reductions and increasing Marine and Air Force personnel, authorizing funding for critical weapons systems, and providing for necessary training to maintain the United States military as the premiere fighting force in the world.

“Providing our troops with the tools and training they need to defend our shores is essential, especially during turbulent times,” DeSantis said. “Active-duty troops and their families have been asked to sacrifice greatly as our nation has fought against terrorism, and this pay raise is well-deserved. In addition, I am proud that the NDAA will authorize two amendments that I offered to combat sexual assault and protect national security.”

S. 2943 included two provisions originally offered by DeSantis:

Justice for Victims of Military Sexual Assault

This amendment will help commanders in the Army and Air Force better ensure good order and discipline within the ranks – including better prosecution of sexual assault cases – by adopting limited, career litigation tracks that permit military judge advocates to fill Uniform Code of Military Justice-related billets for the bulk of their careers.  This amendment had previously been introduced as the Justice for Victims of Military Sexual Assault Act by DeSantis and Rep. Ryan Zinke (MT).

Curbing the Cuban Military

Prohibits funds for any bilateral military-to-military contact, cooperation, or related security conferences between the Governments of the United States and Cuba until the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, certify to the appropriate congressional committees and Congress that the anti-American posture of the Castro regime has undergone a material change.

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DeSantis Applauds General Mattis Nomination

2016/12/02

Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today issued the following statement applauding President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Marine Corps General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense:

"General James Mattis is a great choice for Secretary of Defense and I applaud President-Elect Donald Trump for nominating him to lead the Pentagon.  As a Marine with decades of impeccable service under his belt, General Mattis knows as well as anyone what it takes to build and maintain a strong and capable fighting force.  His leadership as SECDEF is most welcome given the significant national security challenges that our country faces.  Whatever waiver he needs to serve should be provided by Congress as soon as possible."

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Disaster Recovery Center Locations

2016/11/01

Disaster Recovery Centers have opened in Flagler, St. Johns, Putnam and Volusia Counties to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew. These centers serve as one-stop shops for eligible residents seeking one-on-one help with federal recovery assistance. Representatives from the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM), FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and various agencies will be at the center to answer questions. The locations of the centers are:

Flagler County

Palm Coast Library
2500 Palm Coast Parkway NW
Palm Coast, FL 32177
 
Open Monday – Saturday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Sundays
 

St. Johns County

Wind Mitigation Building
3111 Agriculture Center Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32092
 
Open Monday – Saturday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on Sundays
 

Putnam County

Putnam County Fairgrounds
118 Fairgrounds Road, Bldg 1 – Expo Hall
East Palatka, FL 32131
 
Open Monday – Saturday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on Sundays
 

Volusia County

Florida Department of Health - Volusia County
1845 Holsonback Drive
Daytona Beach, FL 32117
 
Open Monday – Saturday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on Sundays 
 

The SBA opened two Business Recovery Centers in St. Johns County and Volusia County on Monday, October 31.  The SBA representatives at the Business Recovery Centers can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and help businesses in completing SBA applications. No appointment is necessary. The location and hours of the centers are as indicated below:

St. Johns County

St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce
1 News Place, Suite C
St. Augustine, FL 32086
 
Open Monday –Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday
 

Volusia County 

Florida Department of Health - Volusia County 
1845 Holsonback Dr.
Daytona Beach, FL 32117
 
Open Monday –Friday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday
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DeSantis Coordinates with FEMA to Quickly Assist Residents with Disabilities at Maley Apartments

2016/10/27

Daytona Beach, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) thanks his colleagues at The Daytona Beach Housing Authority and FEMA for their assistance with relocating residents with disabilities who were trapped in their homes at Maley Apartments due to an elevator outage following Hurricane Matthew. "With coordination from my office, we were able to quickly relocate over 60 residents to temporary, handicap accessible housing until the elevators were operational," Congressman DeSantis said. "I am pleased to report that one elevator is operational and residents have been invited back to their homes."

Dr. Anthony E. Woods, Executive Director of The Daytona Beach Housing Authority, states, “It is with heartfelt gratitude and many thanks to the Honorable Congressman Ron DeSantis and his office for assisting the Daytona Beach Housing Authority in its Maley Apartments Hurricane Matthew Relocation / Recovery efforts as it pertains to activating and mobilizing FEMA to assist its Residents in registering for FEMA service(s). The Housing Authority of the City of Daytona Beach seeks to ensure the health, safety and security of its Residents and to provide housing that is decent, safe, sanitary and in good repair by restoring their residence to its pre-Hurricane Matthew state. We thank Congressman DeSantis and his office for his responsiveness to our call of need and thank his readily capable team members for championing the respective positions they hold. On behalf of the Housing Authority of the City of Daytona Beach, its Board of Commissioners, its Residents and all other stakeholders alike, we greatly appreciate your assistance.”

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DeSantis Hosts Volusia/Flagler County Area Disaster Recovery Workshop

2016/10/26

Port Orange, FL – Today, Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) hosted a comprehensive recovery assistance workshop in Ormond Beach for Volusia/Flagler county area residents affected by Hurricane Matthew. A true illustration of community teamwork, the event served over 250 individuals with nearly 20 participants coming out to help with the effort.

“Today, I was proud to host a disaster recovery workshop in Ormond Beach. I could not have done so without the help of the many federal, state, and local agency representatives, as well as countless others, who came out to back our district in this time of need. I send my sincere thanks to all who participated.”

As Florida residents impacted by Hurricane Matthew continue to work to regain their lives, Rep. DeSantis and his office stand by ready to help those who seek assistance.

Thanks again to the following workshop participants:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

CareerSource

City of Holly Hill

City of Ormond Beach

Daytona Beach Housing Authority

Elder Source

Flagler County Emergency Management

Lutheran Social Services

Florida Division of Emergency Management

Office of Florida’s CFO Jeff Atwater

Office of State Senator Dorothy Hukill

Office of Senator Marco Rubio

State Representative David Santiago

United Way of Flagler/Volusia County

Volusia County Emergency Management

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ICYMI: DeSantis Announces Volusia/Flagler County Area Disaster Recovery Workshop

2016/10/24

                                                                                             

ICYMI: DeSantis Announces Volusia/Flagler County Area Disaster Recovery Workshop

 

Port Orange, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) will host a comprehensive recovery assistance workshop in Ormond Beach this Wednesday, October 26, for residents affected by Hurricane Matthew. Staff from Sen. Marco Rubio’s office will also be on site to help residents.

 

“I am hosting a workshop this Wednesday to continue to help facilitate recovery efforts in areas impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Federal and state agencies will be on-hand to help those who have been affected by Hurricane Matthew to submit applications and process claims. I encourage residents who have questions or need assistance to stop by and learn more about the resources available to them.”

 

 

Volusia/Flagler County Area Recovery Assistance Workshop

 

WHERE:      

Nova Community Center Gym

 

440 N. Nova Road

Ormond Beach, FL 32174

 

 

DATE:          

 

Wednesday, October 26

 

TIME:           

 

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 

INVITED PARTICIPANTS:

 

 

American Red Cross

United Way

Catholic Charities

Florida SBDC Network

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)

Florida Division of Emergency Management

Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Consumer Services

Volusia County Animal Control

CareerSource Flagler Volusia

* List subject to change as additional parties confirm participation.

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DeSantis Announces Volusia/Flagler County Area Disaster Recovery Workshop

2016/10/24

DeSantis Announces Volusia/Flagler County Area Disaster Recovery Workshop

 

Port Orange, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) will be hosting a comprehensive recovery assistance workshop in Ormond Beach on Wednesday, October 26, for residents affected by Hurricane Matthew.

 

“I am hosting a workshop this Wednesday to continue to help facilitate recovery efforts in areas impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Federal and state agencies will be on-hand to help those who have been affected by Hurricane Matthew to submit applications and process claims. I encourage residents who have questions or need assistance to stop by and learn more about the resources available to them.”

 

 

Volusia/Flagler County Area Recovery Assistance Workshop

 

WHERE:      

Nova Community Center Gym

 

440 N. Nova Road

Ormond Beach, FL 32174

 

 

DATE:          

 

Wednesday, October 26

 

TIME:           

 

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 

INVITED PARTICIPANTS:

 

American Red Cross

United Way

Catholic Charities

Florida SBDC Network

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)

Florida Division of Emergency Management

Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Consumer Services

Volusia County Animal Control

CareerSource Flagler Volusia

* List subject to change as additional parties confirm participation.

 

For more updates on Rep. DeSantis, follow @RepDeSantis on Twitter, like Rep. DeSantis on Facebook, or visit http://www.desantis.house.gov.

 

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DeSantis Encourages FEMA to Establish Disaster Recovery Centers

2016/10/18

Daytona Beach, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today sent a letter to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate asking that the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration expeditiously set up operational Disaster Recovery Centers and Business Recovery Centers and offering assistance in doing so. The letter can be read here. DeSantis issued the following statement:

"It is my hope that FEMA and the Small Business Administration can set up recovery centers throughout our district in order to provide personal assistance to our neighbors in need. Establishing these recovery centers and having federal employees on-the-ground in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties will expedite recovery. My office is ready to assist in any way.”

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DeSantis: Water Resources Bill will Help Flagler, Daytona and the Everglades

2016/09/29

Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) voted in favor of H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act, when it passed the House last night. DeSantis previously urged House Leadership to bring H.R. 5303 to the House Floor as soon as possible.

“Passing the Water Resources Development Act represents a win for water infrastructure in Florida and in the Sixth District,” DeSantis said. “Improving our ports and waterways will promote economic growth.  The authorization for projects in Daytona Beach and along the Flagler coastline will help mitigate water and storm damage in these areas, and the Central Everglades Planning project is an important step in reducing the harmful discharges that have plagued both coasts.”

H.R. 5303 authorizes Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works projects, including the Central Everglades Planning project and two projects within the Sixth District: the Flagler County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project and a study analyzing potential stormwater retention and flood protection measures in Daytona Beach. 

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DeSantis Statement on Passing of Shimon Peres

2016/09/28

Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) issued the following statement on the passing of former Israeli President Shimon Peres:

“I join all friends of Israel around the world in mourning the loss of Shimon Peres, one of Israel’s founding fathers. Peres dedicated his life to serving the State of Israel and helped make modern Israel what it is today. Whether it was helping Israel acquire the arms it needed to defend itself from its Soviet-backed enemies or striving towards peaceful reconciliation, Peres was a leader and a statesman. Shimon Peres always lived up to his motto: ‘You are as great as the cause that you serve, and as young as your dreams.’ May we all strive to do the same.” 

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Rep. DeSantis Opening Statement: Radicalization in the US & the Rise of Terrorism

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Rep. DeSantis Questioning Attorney General Lynch

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Rep. DeSantis Questions FBI Director on Clinton E-Mail Case

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2016-06-23 18:25:57


Rep. DeSantis Questioning on IRS Impeachment

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Rep. DeSantis at Endowment for Middle East Truth

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Full Floor Debate on Amendment to Defund GTMO Closure

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Rep. DeSantis Floor Debate on Amendment to Defund GTMO Closure

2016-06-16 13:58:01


DeSantis Offers Heavy Water Amendment to Energy Appropriations

2016-05-26 02:33:02


Rep. DeSantis Opening Statement: National Security Hearing on Guantanamo Bay

2016-05-24 20:08:44


Rep. DeSantis Testimony Before House Judiciary on IRS Impeachment

2016-05-24 15:02:23


DeSantis Questioning at Oversight Hearing on Iran Deal Spin

2016-05-17 16:01:23


Rep. DeSantis Floor Speech on Iran Deal Spin

2016-05-11 13:39:27


Rep. DeSantis on This Week in Jacksonville: 28th Amendment & IRS

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Contact Information

427 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2706
Fax 202-226-6299
desantis.house.gov

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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