More on Congressional Issues
Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today held a press conference with Sen. David Vitter (LA) to introduce the James Madison Congressional Accountability Act. This legislation will block a proposed administrative rule by the Office of Personnel Management that purports to offer ObamaCare subsidies for Members of Congress and congressional staff not authorized by law and not available to the rest of the American people.
Port Orange, Fla. – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) announced today that he will introduce the James Madison Congressional Accountability Act in response to the Office of Personnel Management’s ruling that members of Congress and their staffs will receive a special taxpayer-financed subsidy not available to other Americans using health care exchanges. This legislation will prohibit members of Congress and congressional staff from receiving any government contributions with respect to an exchange-based health care plan that is not available to the American people.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL-06) and Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA-7) today introduced bipartisan legislation to sequester congressional pay. The “Sequestration of Pay for Members of Congress Act” will reduce pay for Members of Congress by 8.2 percent. This is the same amount the Office of Management and Budget estimates nonexempt discretionary spending will be cut this year due to sequestration.
WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA GIVES HIS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS THIS EVENING, WE CAN EXPECT HIM TO CLAIM THAT THE UNION IS STRONG.
WE WILL LIKELY SEE A SPEECH THAT IS RICH WITH INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGES INTENDED TO INVOKE SUPPORT FOR LIBERAL IDEAS.
Posted: January 29, 2013 - 10:40pm
By Douglas Jordan
Special to The Record
U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Ponte Vedra Beach, picked Putnam County for his first town hall meeting, and if his intention was to play to a receptive audience, he made the right choice. About 100 people showed up, and they were more than supportive of the freshman congressman.
Many of the questions put to him were familiar conservative issues, such as Second Amendment rights, gun control, abortion, immigration and health care.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ron DeSantis announced today that he is rejecting the taxpayer-subsidized benefits offered to Members of Congress by turning down his congressional pension and federal health insurance benefits.
“I didn’t run for Congress for the perks,” said Rep. DeSantis. “I ran for office to be the type of citizen legislator our Founding Fathers envisioned and to change the prevailing culture in Washington.”
The First Session of the 113th Congress commences January 3rd, 2013.
The One Hundred Thirteenth United States Congress is the next meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2013 to January 3, 2015.
The 113th United States Congress will begin on January 3, 2013. There are at least 12 new senators (3R, 8D, 1I) and 67 new representatives (29R, 38D).