Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, opposed the McKeon Amendment to the continuing resolution (CR) that authorizes aid to Islamist rebels in Syria when it passed the House today. DeSantis issued the following statement:
"Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution," wrote Thomas Jefferson. In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson articulated a revolutionary insight the implications of which still reverberate to this day: the people are endowed by God with certain inalienable rights and that the chief purpose of government is to protect these natural rights.
Congressman Ron DeSantis and his staff have remained fully engaged with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials in trying to obtain viable solutions to the unresolved issue of the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in St. Augustine, Florida interim and final construction site selections.
This afternoon, the House passed the VA conference report by a vote of 420-5. I voted yes. The conference report was the result of a House-Senate compromise; it contains some positive pro-veterans reforms to provide relief for veterans who are being mistreated, but it falls short of fully reforming the way veterans are provided with health services.
Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today introduced the Let Seniors Work Act, the House companion to legislation introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio (FL). The Let Seniors Work Act will eliminate the 12.4% payroll tax for seniors who have reached 65 as well as repeal the Retirement Earnings Test.
Washington, DC – In reaction to news that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) discovered that approximately 20 rockets were placed by militants in a UNRWA-run school in the Gaza Strip, Rep.
Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed two amendments offered by Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015. Both amendments aim to curb the flagrant abuse of power and taxpayer money by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), sent a letter to the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Sloan Gibson, with questions regarding the status of the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in St. Augustine, Florida.
St. Augustine, FL – Today, the Israeli military announced that the three Israeli teenagers – Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel – who were kidnapped June 12 have been found murdered. Rep.
The Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby sides with individual liberty over the coercive power of the state. It also vindicates the separation of powers by upholding statutory religious freedom protections over a mandate which did not pass Congress but was instead decreed by the whim of an executive branch bureaucrat.