St. Augustine, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today announced that his office will begin accepting submissions for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition starting on Monday, March 10. Students may submit their original artwork for entrance into the competition through Monday, March 31.
When Congress enacts a law, the President has the constitutionally-mandated duty to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." See U.S. Const., Art. II, Sec. 3. You would think that, when it comes to a President's signature initiative, that the President would be eager to discharge this responsibility.
Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed Rep. Ron DeSantis’ (FL-06) amendment to H.R. 3193, the Consumer Financial Protection and Soundness Improvement Act. This amendment repeals the exclusive rulemaking authority of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and restores the judiciary’s jurisdiction over the rules promulgated by the agency.
Washington, DC – The House Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing today examining the President’s constitutional duty to faithfully execute the laws. Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), a member of the committee, testified regarding the necessity of his Faithful Execution of the Law Act.
St. Augustine, FL – In response to the recent protests in Venezuela and the subsequent crackdown by the government, Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, issued the following statement:
Today is commonly referred to as Presidents Day, but in the U.S. Code the day is set aside to commemorate the birthday of George Washington. Our nation commemorates Washington in a variety of ways: both the District of Columbia and a pacific northwestern state bear his name, his monument in D.C.
With my support, the House just passed a bill to overturn the reduction in COLAs for military retirees contained in the Ryan-Murray budget deal. That deal busted the spending caps contained in the 2011 bipartisan budget deal yet singled out the retirement of military retirees as a means of masking the spending increases. That didn't sit well with me.
Washington, DC – President Barack Obama has again delayed for most employers ObamaCare’s so-called employer mandate, a major component of his signature health-care law. Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) issued the following statement in response:
The House just passed a $1 trillion farm bill (bill length: 950 pages). I voted nay because the farm bill conference report is a bad deal for taxpayers and contains little in the way of meaningful reforms. The article below provides a good rundown of some of the problems with the bill and the less-than-transparent process that produced it.
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