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Dennis Ross  -  (R) United States
US Representative - Florida District 15
Fed Capitol
25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0915
  • Phone: (202) 225-1252
  • Fax: (202) 226-0585
Fed District
170 Fitzgerald Road
Lakeland, FL 33813-2607
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Bill Bill Name Summary
HR4131 No Abortion Bonds Act No Abortion Bonds Act
HR4068 Competitive Need Limitations Modernization Act of 2017 Competitive Need Limitations Modernization Act of 2017
HR4215 To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure that providers... To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure that providers of services receive adequate payments for the acquisition of hematopoietic stem cells under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
HR5003 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reinstate advance refundin... To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reinstate advance refunding bonds.
HR1677 Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017 Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017 This bill declares that it is U.S. policy to use all diplomatic and economic means to compel the government of Bashar al Assad to halt the slaughter of the Syrian people and wor...
HR4022 Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2017 Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2017
HR314 Health Care Choice Act of 2017 Health Care Choice Act of 2017 This bill repeals the health insurance and health coverage expansion requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related provisions of the Health Care and Education Rec...
HR1777 To amend titles 10 and 32, United States Code, to improve and enhance au... To amend titles 10 and 32, United States Code, to improve and enhance authorities relating to the employment, use, status, and benefits of military technicians (dual status), and for other purposes. This bill revises provi...
HR1303 H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2017 H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2017 This bill amends the the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise employer and government requirements regarding visas for nonimmigrant aliens rated H-1B (specialty occupation) and L-1...
HR3298 Wounded Officers Recovery Act of 2017 Wounded Officers Recovery Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill authorizes the Capitol Police Board to make payments from the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund to: (1) families of employees of the U.S. Capitol Police who...
HR2519 The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue gold, silver, and half-dollar clad commemorative coins in recognition and celebratio...
HR930 Lymphedema Treatment Act Lymphedema Treatment Act This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to cover certain lymphedema compression treatment items as durable medical equipment under Medicare. (Lymphedema is a condition of...
HR637 Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2017 Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2017 This bill amends the Clean Air Act to exclude carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride pollution from the scope o...
HR3030 Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2017 Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2017 This bill states that it is U.S. policy to regard the prevention of genocide and other atrocity crimes as a core national security interest and a core moral respon...
HR299 Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 This bill includes as part of the Republic of Vietnam its territorial seas for purposes of the presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure by veteran...
HR1057 STOP Act of 2017 Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act of 2017 STOP Act of 2017 Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act of 2017 This bill amends the Tariff Act of 1930 to make the Postmaster General the consignee (i.e., the entity financially responsible for the receipt of ...
HR1626 Student Agriculture Protection Act of 2017 Student Agriculture Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from the gross income of a student farmer up to $5,000 of the gain from the sale or exchange of personal property (including ...
HR3400 Recreation Not Red-Tape Act Recreation Not Red-Tape Act This bill amends the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to require the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service to review the process for the issuance and renewal of special ...
HR2706 Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2017 Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2017 This bill specifies that a federal banking agency may not request or order a depository institution to terminate a customer account unless: (1) the agency has a materia...
HR916 Risk Management and Homeowner Stability Act of 2017 Risk Management and Homeowner Stability Act of 2017 This bill amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to prohibit the chairs of the congressional budget committees from counting increases to guarantee fees as offsets f...
HR1697 Israel Anti-Boycott Act Israel Anti-Boycott Act This bill declares that Congress: (1) opposes the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution of March 24, 2016, which urges countries to pressure companies to divest from, or break contracts wit...
HR3100 To require the President to develop a national strategy for combating th... To require the President to develop a national strategy for combating the financing of terrorism and related forms of illicit finance, and for other purposes.
HR4706 Music Modernization Act of 2017 Music Modernization Act of 2017
HR2589 Huntington's Disease Parity Act of 2017 Huntington's Disease Parity Act of 2017 This bill amends title II (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to waive, for individuals diagnosed with Huntington's Disease, the 24-mont...
HR2327 PAWS Act of 2017 Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers Act of 2017 PAWS Act of 2017 Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a five-year pilot program under which it provides grants to eligible nonprofit or...
HR392 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to: (1) eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, and (2) increase the per-country...
HR1315 RFS Reform Act of 2017 RFS Reform Act of 2017 This bill amends the Clean Air Act to revise the renewable fuel standard program. Beginning in 2017, the renewable fuel that is required to be blended into gasoline must be advanced biofuel, which ca...
HR3642 Military SAVE Act Military Sexual Assault Victims Empowerment Act Military SAVE Act Military Sexual Assault Victims Empowerment Act This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), through the Office of Community Care, to carry out a three-year pilot program of hospital care an...
HR3110 Financial Stability Oversight Council Insurance Member Continuity Act Financial Stability Oversight Council Insurance Member Continuity Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to modify the term of the independent member with insurance expertise of the Financial Sta...
HRes407 Condemning the persecution of Christians around the world. Condemning the persecution of Christians around the world. Condemns all violations of religious freedom and affirms that religious freedom is a fundamental right of every individual that should never be arbitrarily abridge...
HR1927 African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017 African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017 (Sec. 3) This bill requires the Department of the Interior to establish within the National Park Service (NPS) a U.S. Civil Rights Network that encompasses: (1) all NPS uni...
HR721 BRACE Act Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy Act BRACE Act Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent the tax credit for railroad track maintenance.
HR1698 Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act This bill states that it is U.S. policy to prevent Iran from undertaking any activity related to nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. The President shall r...
HR5132 Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Economic Exclusion Act Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Economic Exclusion Act
HR4119 Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act
HR2315 To posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to each of Glen Doher... To posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to each of Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, J. Christopher Stevens, and Sean Smith in recognition of their contributions to the Nation. This bill directs the Speaker of the Hou...
HR2570 Mortgage Fairness Act of 2017 Mortgage Fairness Act of 2017
HR2553 TABS Act of 2017 Taking Account of Bureaucrats' Spending Act of 2017 TABS Act of 2017 Taking Account of Bureaucrats' Spending Act of 2017 This bill amends the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to eliminate provisions that fund the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) using tr...
HR1171 ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2017 ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2017 This bill amends title II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act to eliminate the five-month waiting period for disability insurance benefits f...
HR4811 Securing Our Schools Act of 2018 Securing Our Schools Act of 2018 This bill establishes a pilot program under which the Department of Justice may award one-year grants to local education agencies for the purpose of purchasing and installing devices that a...
HR3265 E-2 Visa Improvement Act of 2017 E-2 Visa Improvement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit a nonimmigrant E-2 alien (treaty investor) who has been in the United States in such status for at least 10 years and has crea...
HR1565 Saving Lives, Saving Costs Act Saving Lives, Saving Costs Act This bill establishes a framework for health care liability lawsuits to undergo review by independent medical review panels if health care professionals (practicing physicians or their agents...
HR60 ENLIST Act Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training Act ENLIST Act Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training Act This bill authorizes the enlistment in the Armed Forces of aliens unlawfully present in the United States on December 31, 2012, who: (1) have been continu...
HR184 Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017 Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the excise tax on the sale of a medical device by the manufacturer, producer, or importer.
HR2339 Capital Access for Small Business Banks Act Capital Access for Small Business Banks Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a bank or a depository institution holding company which is an S corporation to: (1) have 500 shareholders (the current limit ...
HR4712 Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) ...
HR2771 Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to extend the exemption from minimum wage and maximum hours requirements to an employee of a recreational establishment engaged in pr...
HR820 Childhood Cancer STAR Act Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Acce... Childhood Cancer STAR Act Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide support to...
HR4347 Warrior Act Warrior Act
HR909 Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017 Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to broaden the definition of stalking to include conduct that causes a person to experience a reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury to...
HR1818 Big Cat Public Safety Act Big Cat Public Safety Act This bill amends the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to prohibit any person from breeding or possessing prohibited wildlife species (i.e., any live species of lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah, jaguar, o...
HR756 Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 TITLE I--POSTAL SERVICE BENEFITS REFORM This bill requires the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to establish a Postal Service Health Benefits Program within the Federal Employees Healt...
HR2591 Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs Act of 2017 Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs Act of 2017 This bill amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to make it one of the purposes of the Act to provide financial and technical assistanc...
HR1450 No Stolen Trademarks Honored in America Act No Stolen Trademarks Honored in America Act This bill amends the Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 to prohibit U.S. courts from recognizing, enforcing, or otherwise validating any asserti...
HR367 Hearing Protection Act of 2017 Hearing Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) eliminate the $200 transfer tax on firearm silencers, and (2) treat any person who acquires or possesses a firearm silencer as meeting any r...
HR3513 Canadian Snowbird Visa Act Canadian Snowbird Visa Act This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize the Department of Homeland Security to admit into the United States as a nonimmigrant visitor for a period not to exceed 240 days...
HR2801 HOT CARS Act of 2017 Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear ... HOT CARS Act of 2017 Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats Act This bill directs the Department of Transportation to issue a final rule to require that all new passenger motor vehicles weighing less than...
HR1264 Community Financial Institution Exemption Act Community Financial Institution Exemption Act This bill amends the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to exempt community financial institutions from all rules and regulations issued by the Consumer Financial Protec...
HR4042 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1415 West Oak Street, in Kissimmee, Florida, as the "Borinqueneers Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service...
HR1865 Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill expresses the sense of Congress that section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934 was not intended to provide legal protection to web...
HR2293 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 for purposes of the tax on pr... To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 for purposes of the tax on private foundation excess business holdings to treat as outstanding any employee-owned stock purchased by a business enterprise pursuant to certain empl...
HR4909 STOP School Violence Act of 2018 Student, Teachers, and Officers Prevent... STOP School Violence Act of 2018 Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018 This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to revise and reauthorize through FY2028 the S...
HRes680 Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Keiser University and recognizing th... Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Keiser University and recognizing the university as a vital institution of higher education, developing a diverse student population that impacts numerous aspects of the State of Florida...
HR2130 Civil Rights Legacy of Medgar Wiley Evers Congressional Gold Medal Act Civil Rights Legacy of Medgar Wiley Evers Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of a Congress...
HR613 Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act of ... Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to require the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to allow a correctional officer at a federal prison or correcti...
HR2148 Clarifying Commercial Real Estate Loans Clarifying Commercial Real Estate Loans This bill amends the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to specify that a federal banking agency may not subject a depository institution to higher capital standards with respect to a hig...
HR3071 Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 2017 Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill requires: (1) each executive agency to consider equipment rental in any cost-effectiveness analysis for equipment acquisition; and (2) the Government Accountabilit...
HR38 Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 TITLE I--CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROCITY ACT OF 2017 (Sec. 101) This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a ...
HR3575 Housing Accountability Act of 2017 Housing Accountability Act of 2017
HR3301 CLASSICS Act Compensating Legacy Artists for their Songs, Service, and I... CLASSICS Act Compensating Legacy Artists for their Songs, Service, and Important Contributions to Society Act
HCRes45 Expressing the sense of Congress that those who served in the bays, harb... Expressing the sense of Congress that those who served in the bays, harbors, and territorial seas of the Republic of Vietnam during the period beginning on January 9, 1962, and ending on May 7, 1975, should be presumed to ...
HR113 Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2017 Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2017 This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to deem equine (horses and other members of the equidae family) parts to be an unsafe food additive or animal drug. The ...
HR377 Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2017 Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2017 This bill requires the Department of State to report to specified congressional committees within 60 days indicating: (1) whether the Muslim Brotherhood meets the criter...
HR3918 Fire Police Fairness Act Fire Police Fairness Act This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to include a fire police officer within the definition of "public safety officer" for purposes of death benefits under the Pu...
HR2193 Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2017 Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2017 This bill authorizes each member state under the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement (the multistate agreement for the administration and collection of sales and use taxes adopted...
HJRes59 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, Unit... Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management ...
HR1645 Fostering Innovation Act of 2017 Fostering Innovation Act of 2017 This bill amends the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to establish a temporary exemption to the requirement that each registered public accounting firm that prepares or issues an audit report for...
HR5129 Global Food Security Reauthorization Act of 2018 Global Food Security Reauthorization Act of 2018
HR3641 Free File Permanence Act of 2017 Free File Permanence Act of 2017 This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to continue to operate the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Free File Program. The program must work with state government agencies to enhanc...
HR1200 Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act of 2017 Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow tax-exempt charitable or educational organizations to make collegiate housing and infrastructure grants to certain tax-e...
HR3053 Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017 Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017
HR3312 Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2017 Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to allow the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) to subject a bank holding company to enhanc...
HR1235 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue not more than 50,000 $5 coins, 400,000 $1 coins, and 750,000 half-dollar coins in...
HR2226 Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Truth in Lending Act to allow a depository institution or credit union with assets below a specified threshold to forgo certain ability-to-pay require...
HR1772 AIM HIGH Act Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education Act AIM HIGH Act Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education Act This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President pro tempore of the Senate, and the Secretary of Education to establish an...
HR4494 Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act
HR592 Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage and payment with respect to certain pharmacist services that: (1)...
HR2918 Patients First Act of 2017 Patients First Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct and support basic and applied research to develop techniques for the isolati...
HR1530 Financial Transparency Act of 2017 Financial Transparency Act of 2017 This bill amends the Financial Stability Act of 2010, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, and other laws to require federal financial regulatory agenci...
HR631 Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017 Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and (2) make permanent the maximum 35% gift tax rate and the lifetime gift tax exemp...
HR4840 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 567 East Franklin Street in Oviedo, Florida, as the "Sergeant First Class Alwyn Crendall Cashe Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the ...
HR788 Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act This bill amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to facilitate the construction and expansion of public target ranges by: (1) authorizing a state to pay ...
HR1624 Municipal Finance Support Act of 2017 Municipal Finance Support Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to require certain municipal obligations to be treated as high-quality liquid assets if they are investment grade, liquid, a...
HR36 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (Sec. 3) This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for any person to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the fetu...
HR1861 Larry Doby Congressional Gold Medal Act Larry Doby Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of La...
HRes763 Calling upon the leadership of the Government of the Democratic People's... Calling upon the leadership of the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to dismantle its labor camp system, and for other purposes. Calls for the international community to demand that North Korea disman...
HRes400 Supporting the designation of a National Day of Civility. Supporting the designation of a National Day of Civility. Supports a National Day of Civility and urges Americans to be more respectful and polite to others in daily life.
HRes30 Condemning the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China, and urging China to en... Condemning the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China, and urging China to end the dog meat trade. Condemns the Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China, because it: (1) is a spectacle of extreme animal cruelty, (2) is a commercial ac...
HR3272 Veteran Education Empowerment Act Veteran Education Empowerment Act
HR4143 Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act of 2017 Dialysis Patient Access To I... Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act of 2017 Dialysis Patient Access To Integrated-care, Empowerment, Nephrologists, Treatment, and Services Demonstration Act of 2017 This bill establishes a demonstration program for the pr...
HR1847 PAST Act Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2017 PAST Act Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2017 This bill amends the Horse Protection Act to establish a new system for inspecting horses for soring, revise penalties for violations of the Act, and modify enforcement proce...
HR877 Vietnam Helicopter Crew Monument Act Vietnam Helicopter Crew Monument Act This bill directs the Department of the Army to place in Arlington National Cemetery a monument honoring helicopter pilots and crew members who were killed while serving on active duty ...
HR936 SPACE-A Special Priority on Aircrafts and Coverage Equity Act of 2017 SPACE-A Special Priority on Aircrafts and Coverage Equity Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Defense to provide transportation on scheduled and unscheduled military flights within the continental United States...
HR2584 National Park Service Legacy Act of 2017 National Park Service Legacy Act of 2017 This bill: (1) establishes the National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund, and (2) requires specified amounts of federal mineral revenues that are not otherwise credited, covered...
HR1406 Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017 Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017 This bill amends the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit people from knowingly slaughtering a dog or cat for human consumption. In addition, the bill prohibits people from knowingl...
HR1164 Taylor Force Act Taylor Force Act This bill prohibits certain assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 from being made available for the West Bank and Gaza unless the Department of State certifies that the Palestinian Authority:...
HR535 Taiwan Travel Act Taiwan Travel Act (Sec. 3) This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the U.S. government should encourage visits between U.S. and Taiwanese officials at all levels. The bill states that it should be U.S. policy to: (1...
HR1150 Tanning Tax Repeal Act of 2017 Tanning Tax Repeal Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the 10% excise tax on indoor tanning services.
HR4607 Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 to expand the required comprehensive review of financial regulatory requirements. Specificall...
HR1116 TAILOR Act of 2017 Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Ris... TAILOR Act of 2017 Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill requires federal financial regulatory agencies to: (1) tailor any regulatory actions so as to limit burdens on the in...
HR754 Anwar Sadat Centennial Celebration Act Anwar Sadat Centennial Celebration Act This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the posthumous award of a Congressional Gold Medal to Anwar Sa...
HR3600 Census Accuracy Act of 2017 Census Accuracy Act of 2017 This bill requires any questionnaire used in the decennial census to determine the total population by states to include: (1) a checkbox or other similar option for a respondent to indicate whet...
HCRes109 WeissSat-1 Resolution WeissSat-1 Resolution
HR4844 Ultrasound Informed Consent Act Ultrasound Informed Consent Act
HR1179 Discouraging Frivolous Lawsuits Act Discouraging Frivolous Lawsuits Act This bill amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to revise requirements concerning citizen suits. Litigation costs (including reasonable a...
HR3509 CITRUS Act Citrus Investment in Treatment and Research for U.S. Sustaina... CITRUS Act Citrus Investment in Treatment and Research for U.S. Sustainability Act This bill amends several agricultural laws to authorize various Department of Agriculture (USDA) citrus programs. The bill reauthorizes thr...
HJRes41 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, Unit... Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to "Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers". Thi...
HJRes111 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, Unit... Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to "Arbitration Agreements". This joint resolution nullifies...
HR4240 Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2017 Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2017
HR5141 United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018 United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018
HR1090 Technologies for Energy Security Act of 2017 Technologies for Energy Security Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend and modify the tax credits for residential energy efficient property and investments in energy property. The bill modifies t...
HR1267 PHIT Act Personal Health Investment Today Act PHIT Act Personal Health Investment Today Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a medical care tax deduction for up to $1,000 ($2,000 for a joint return or a head of household) of qualified sports and fit...
HR4258 Family Self-Sufficiency Act Family Self-Sufficiency Act
HR3978 TRID Improvement Act of 2017 TRID Improvement Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill specifies that the amount deposited in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Reserve Fund for FY2018 may not exceed $48 million. TITLE I--TRID IMPROVEMENT (Sec. 101) T...
HR3425 State Sanctions Against Iranian Terrorism Act State Sanctions Against Iranian Terrorism Act This bill amends the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 to specify that a state may, in addition to limiting investment in Iran's energy s...
HR548 Health Care Safety Net Enhancement Act of 2017 Health Care Safety Net Enhancement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to deem a hospital or an emergency department and a physician or physician group of a hospital or emergency department to be an ...
HJRes73 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, Unit... Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to prepaid accounts under the Electronic Fund Transfer A...
HR2740 Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2017 Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2017 This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the posthumous award of a Congressi...
HJRes62 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, Unit... Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to prepaid accounts under the Electronic Fund Transfer A...
HCRes13 Supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act. Supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act. Declares that Congress should not impose any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge relating to the public performance of sound recordings on a local radio station for br...
HR681 Life at Conception Act Life at Conception Act This bill declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being at all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which ...
HR850 Agency Accountability Act of 2017 Agency Accountability Act of 2017 This bill requires any agency that receives a fee, fine, penalty, or proceeds from a settlement to deposit the amount in the general fund of the Treasury. The funds may not be used unless ...
HR435 The Credit Access and Inclusion Act of 2017 The Credit Access and Inclusion Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to allow the reporting of certain positive consumer-credit information to consumer reporting agencies. Specifically, a per...
HR2659 United States-Israel Agriculture Strategic Partnership Act United States-Israel Agriculture Strategic Partnership Act This bill authorizes the Department of Agriculture to establish a program for cooperative research and development in agriculture with the government of Israel. Th...
HR2319 Consumer Financial Choice and Capital Markets Protection Act of 2017 Consumer Financial Choice and Capital Markets Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Investment Company Act of 1940 to allow a money market fund, under specified conditions, to elect to operate using a different metho...
HR3893 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Mathe Avenue in Interlachen, Florida, as the "Robert H. Jenkins Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located...
HR667 Merrill's Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act Merrill's Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the award of a Congressional Gold Medal to the 5307t...
HRes274 Condemning the Government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its B... Condemning the Government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights. Condemns the government of Iran's state-sponsored persecuti...
HR2954 Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act This bill amends the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975 to exempt a depository institution from certain records and disclosure requirements: (1) with respect to closed-end mortgage...
HR849 Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to terminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Under PPACA, the IPAB is tasked with developing ...
HR2601 VICTOR Act of 2017 Veterans Increased Choice for Transplanted Organs and... VICTOR Act of 2017 Veterans Increased Choice for Transplanted Organs and Recovery Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to include among veterans eligible to rece...
HR620 ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Disability Rights Section of the Department of Justice to develop a program to educate state and local governments and property owners on strategies for ...
HR785 National Right-to-Work Act National Right-to-Work Act This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act to repeal those provisions that permit employers or labor organizations, pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement ...
HR564 Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act... Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2017 This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to exempt traditional large and premium cigars from regulation by the Food and Drug...
HR4099 To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that children of homele... To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that children of homeless veterans are included in the calculation of the amounts of certain per diem grants. This bill provides that the Department of Veterans Affairs per ...
HR2948 To amend the S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 to provide a tempor... To amend the S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 to provide a temporary license for loan originators transitioning between employers, and for other purposes. (Sec. 1) This bill amends the S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Ac...
HCRes94 Recognizing the opening of the nonsectarian Museum of the Bible in Washi... Recognizing the opening of the nonsectarian Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., the only museum of its size and scope in the world devoted exclusively to the Bible. Recognizes the opening of the Museum of the Bible in...
HR2723 Employee Rights Act Employee Rights Act
HR3329 Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017 Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017 This bill amends the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015 to impose specified sanctions on: (1) foreign persons that knowingly assist ...
HR1661 Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the low-income housing credit, to rename the credit "the affordable housing credit" and make several modificatio...
HR3758 Senior Safe Act of 2017 Senior Safe Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill extends immunity from liability to certain individuals who, in good faith and with reasonable care, disclose the suspected exploitation of a senior citizen to a regulatory or law-...
HR5407 Prevent Trafficking in Our Schools Act Prevent Trafficking in Our Schools Act
HR4796 USA Act of 2018 Uniting and Securing America Act of 2018 USA Act of 2018 Uniting and Securing America Act of 2018 This bill provides conditional permanent resident status for an alien meeting specified requirements, including having entered the United States when younger than 18...
HR5014 PROTECT Florida Act Preserving Recreation, Oceans, Tourism, Environment,... PROTECT Florida Act Preserving Recreation, Oceans, Tourism, Environment, and Coastal Towns in Florida Act
HR4552 Advancing Medical Resident Training in Community Hospitals Act of 2017 Advancing Medical Resident Training in Community Hospitals Act of 2017 This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to revise payment rules for graduate medical education (GME) costs with respect to a...
HR641 BARN Act Better Agriculture Resources Now Act BARN Act Better Agriculture Resources Now Act This bill revises the H-2A nonimmigrant agricultural worker visa program, including with respect to: (1) agricultural labor and services, (2) application requirements, (3) wage...
HR2121 Pension, Endowment, and Mutual Fund Access to Banking Act Pension, Endowment, and Mutual Fund Access to Banking Act This bill requires the appropriate federal banking agencies to exclude, for purposes of calculating a custodial bank's supplementary leverage ratio, funds of a cust...
HR4148 Small Business Disaster Relief Act of 2017 Small Business Disaster Relief Act of 2017
HR490 Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017 Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for a physician to knowingly perform an abortion: (1) without determining whether the fetus has a detectable heartbeat, (2) wit...
HR5524 To amend title 39, United States Code, to require the United States Post... To amend title 39, United States Code, to require the United States Postal Service to establish rates for delivery of inbound international mail that do not discriminate between foreign and domestic mailers, to review fore...
HR3762 International Insurance Standards Act of 2017 International Insurance Standards Act of 2017
HR4327 Current Employee Representation Act Current Employee Representation Act
HR747 Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017 Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the tax treatment of certain alcoholic beverages, to: exclude the aging period from the production period ...
HR112 Emergency Citrus Disease Response Act of 2017 Emergency Citrus Disease Response Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a full deduction in the current taxable year of the cost of replanting lost or damaged citrus plants. The taxpayer must own ...
HR3861 Federal Insurance Office Reform Act of 2017 Federal Insurance Office Reform Act of 2017 This bill amends the Federal Insurance Office Act of 2010 to modify the Department of the Treasury's Federal Insurance Office (FIO). FIO is moved to Treasury's Office of Internat...
HR3790 Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act
HR911 Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2017 Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2017 This bill requires the Federal Aviation Administration to issue an order to require: (1) the installation of secondary barriers, other than the cockpit door, to prevent access to the fl...
HR4229 Protecting HOME Access Act of 2017 Protecting Home Oxygen & Medical Equi... Protecting HOME Access Act of 2017 Protecting Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment Access Act of 2017
HR807 Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017 Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017 This bill repeals existing caps on Medicare payment for certain outpatient physical-therapy services and speech-language pathology services. Under current law, annual ...
HR846 Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act This bill: (1) repeals certain provisions that require the offset of amounts paid in dependency and indemnity compensation from Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) annuities for the surviving ...
HR1494 PACT Act Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act PACT Act Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to revise and expand provisions with respect to animal crushing. It retains existing criminal offenses that prohibit knowingly c...
HR2651 Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 This bill establishes the Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority as an independent non-profit corporation with responsibility for developing and administering an anti-dop...
HR350 RPM Act of 2017 Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2017 RPM Act of 2017 Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2017 This bill amends the Clean Air Act to allow the modification of a vehicle's air emission controls if the vehicle is used solely for competition.
HR3638 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Kings Road in Jacksonville, Florida, as the "Rutledge Pearson Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service...
HR3223 Refund Rights for Taxpayers Act Refund Rights for Taxpayers Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) extend the statute of limitations for making a claim for a credit or refund for the overpayment of any tax, and (2) shorten the statute of ...
HR795 Employer Participation in Student Loan Assistance Act Employer Participation in Student Loan Assistance Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend the tax exclusion for employer-provided educational assistance to include payments of qualified education loans by ...
HR2133 CLEARR Act of 2017 Community Lending Enhancement and Regulatory Relief A... CLEARR Act of 2017 Community Lending Enhancement and Regulatory Relief Act of 2017
HRes466 Supporting the role of the United States in promoting children's access ... Supporting the role of the United States in promoting children's access to quality education in the poorest countries through the Global Partnership for Education. Affirms U.S. leadership and commitment to improving access...
HR5381 GRATER Act of 2018 Government Risk and Taxpayer Exposure Reduction Act o... GRATER Act of 2018 Government Risk and Taxpayer Exposure Reduction Act of 2018
HJRes77 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, Unit... Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers relating to the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin Water Control Master...
HR3999 To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the manufacture, poss... To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the manufacture, possession, or transfer of any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does ...
HCRes93 Recognizing the opening of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., ... Recognizing the opening of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., the only museum of its size and scope in the world devoted exclusively to the Bible. Celebrates the opening of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC.
HR24 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2017 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to complete, within 12 months, an audit of the Federal Reserve Board and Federal Reserve banks. In addition, th...
HR1098 New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act of 2017 New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) make permanent the new markets tax credit, (2) provide for an inflation adjustment to the limitation amount for such credit af...
HR1153 Mortgage Choice Act of 2017 Mortgage Choice Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Truth in Lending Act to specify that neither escrow charges for insurance nor affiliated title charges shall be considered "points and fees" for purposes of determi...
HR477 Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplificatio... Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to exempt from that Act's registration requirements merger-and-acquisition...
HR777 To provide for a comprehensive assessment of the scientific and technica... To provide for a comprehensive assessment of the scientific and technical research on the implications of the use of mid-level ethanol blends, and for other purposes. This bill requires the Office of Research and Developme...
HR4821 Iran Freedom Policy and Sanctions Act Iran Freedom Policy and Sanctions Act
HR4537 International Insurance Standards Act of 2017 International Insurance Standards Act of 2017
HR4061 Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2017 Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to require the Financial Stability Oversight Council, in determining whether a nonbank financial company sh...
HR976 To grant a Federal charter to the National Academy of Inventors. To grant a Federal charter to the National Academy of Inventors. This bill grants a federal charter to the National Academy of Inventors.
HCRes57 Expressing the sense of Congress that a museum should be established and... Expressing the sense of Congress that a museum should be established and operated in Washington, DC, for the purpose of memorializing the victims of communist regimes, educating Americans and foreign visitors about the ide...
HCRes7 Directing the Joint Committee on the Library to accept a statue commemor... Directing the Joint Committee on the Library to accept a statue commemorating the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 for placement in the United States Capitol, authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony fo...
HR2818 Disaster Savings Accounts Act of 2017 Disaster Savings Accounts Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) establish tax-exempt disaster savings accounts to pay the expenses of homeowners for disaster mitigation and recovery expenses, (2) a...
HR693 Protecting Our Children Act Protecting Our Children Act This bill amends the Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 to exempt from its prohibition against lie detector use the employers of prospective employees who care for or supervise or interac...
HRes14 Disapproving of President Obama and his administration's refusal to veto... Disapproving of President Obama and his administration's refusal to veto the anti-Israel resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council on December 23, 2016. Disapproves of: (1) United Nations Security Council R...
HR1552 FOCA Act Fair and Open Competition Act FOCA Act Fair and Open Competition Act This bill prohibits a federal executive agency that awards any construction contract after the enactment of this bill from requiring or prohibiting a contract bidder from entering int...
HR278 Finish the Fence Act of 2017 Finish the Fence Act of 2017 This bill amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 with respect to construction of border fencing and road improvements to direct the Department of Homelan...
HR1293 To amend title 5, United States Code, to require that the Office of Pers... To amend title 5, United States Code, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees. (Sec. 1) This bill requires the Office...
HR615 Student Loan Repayment Act of 2017 Student Loan Repayment Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a work opportunity tax credit for employers who hire a qualified student loan repayer. A "qualified student loan repayer" is any indivi...
HR1422 Private Flood Insurance Market Development Act of 2017 Private Flood Insurance Market Development Act of 2017
HR5266 Financial Product Safety Commission Act of 2018 Financial Product Safety Commission Act of 2018
HJRes122 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, Unit... Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to "Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Install...
HR809 Fighting for Orange-Stricken Territories in the Eastern Region Act Fighting for Orange-Stricken Territories in the Eastern Region Act This bill provides presumptive service connection to herbicide exposure, for purposes of eligibility for Department of Veterans Affairs health benefits, fo...
HR2965 Gas Pump Access Act of 2017 Gas Pump Access Act of 2017 This bill declares that it shall be a prohibited form of discrimination against individuals with disabilities in a place of public accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990...
HRes794 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the national p... Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the national parks, national forests, and public lands and waters of the United States contribute greatly to the economic and physical well-being of Americans and c...
HRes417 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the impor... Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the importance of civic education and civic involvement programs in the elementary and secondary schools of the United States. Expresses the sense of the House...
HR507 Zero-based Budgeting Ensures Responsible Oversight (ZERO) Act of 2017 Zero-based Budgeting Ensures Responsible Oversight (ZERO) Act of 2017 This bill requires the President to submit annual department and agency budgets that include: a description of each activity for which funds were approp...
HR454 Finish the Fence Act of 2017 Finish the Fence Act of 2017 This bill amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 with respect to construction of border fencing and road improvements to direct the Department of Homelan...
Bill Number Motion Vote Date Vote
HR2905 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 4/18/2018 Yea
HR5444 On Passage 4/18/2018 Yea
HR5445 On Passage 4/18/2018 Yea
HRes831 On Ordering the Previous Question 4/18/2018 Yea
HRes831 On Agreeing to the Resolution 4/18/2018 Yea
HR5192 On Passage 4/17/2018 Yea
HR146 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 4/16/2018 Yea
S167 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 4/16/2018 Yea
HR4790 On Passage 4/13/2018 Yea
HR4061 On Passage 4/11/2018 Yea
HR4293 On Passage 4/11/2018 Yea
HR4293 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 4/11/2018 Nay
HRes811 On Ordering the Previous Question 4/11/2018 Yea
HRes811 On Agreeing to the Resolution 4/11/2018 Yea
HR2219 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 4/10/2018 Yea
HR4203 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 4/10/2018 Yea
HR1625 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment 3/22/2018 Yea
HR4227 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 3/22/2018 Yea
HR4467 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 3/22/2018 Other
HR5089 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 3/22/2018 Other
HR5131 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 3/22/2018 Yea
HRes796 On Agreeing to the Resolution 3/22/2018 Yea
HRes796 On Ordering the Previous Question 3/22/2018 Yea
HR5247 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 3/21/2018 Nay
HR5247 On Passage 3/21/2018 Yea
HR4566 On Passage 3/20/2018 Yea
HRes787 On Agreeing to the Resolution 3/20/2018 Yea
HRes787 On Ordering the Previous Question 3/20/2018 Yea
HR4851 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 3/19/2018 Yea
HR835 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 3/19/2018 Yea
HR4263 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 3/15/2018 Nay
HR4263 On Passage 3/15/2018 Yea
HR4545 On Agreeing to the Amendment 3/15/2018 Nay
HR4545 On Passage 3/15/2018 Other
HRes780 On Agreeing to the Resolution 3/15/2018 Yea
HRes780 On Ordering the Previous Question 3/15/2018 Yea
HR1116 On Passage 3/14/2018 Yea
HR1116 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 3/14/2018 Nay
HR4909 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 3/14/2018 Yea
HRes773 On Agreeing to the Resolution 3/14/2018 Yea
HRes773 On Ordering the Previous Question 3/14/2018 Yea
HR4465 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 3/13/2018 Yea
HR5247 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 3/13/2018 Yea
HR1119 On Passage 3/8/2018 Yea
HR1119 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 3/8/2018 Nay
HR1917 On Passage 3/7/2018 Yea
HR1917 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 3/7/2018 Nay
HRes762 On Ordering the Previous Question 3/7/2018 Yea
HRes762 On Agreeing to the Resolution 3/7/2018 Yea
HR4607 On Passage 3/6/2018 Yea
HR4607 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 3/6/2018 Nay
HR3183 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 3/5/2018 Yea
HR4406 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 3/5/2018 Yea
HR1865 On Passage 2/27/2018 Yea
HR1865 On Agreeing to the Amendment 2/27/2018 Yea
HR4296 On Passage 2/27/2018 Yea
HR4296 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 2/27/2018 Nay
HRes747 On Agreeing to the Resolution 2/27/2018 Yea
HRes747 On Ordering the Previous Question 2/27/2018 Yea
HRes748 On Agreeing to the Resolution 2/27/2018 Yea
HRes748 On Ordering the Previous Question 2/27/2018 Yea
HR1222 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/26/2018 Yea
HR2422 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/26/2018 Yea
HR620 On Passage 2/15/2018 Yea
HR620 On Agreeing to the Amendment 2/15/2018 Nay
Dear Colleague Letter Support 2/14/2018 Nay
HR3299 On Passage 2/14/2018 Yea
HR3542 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/14/2018 Yea
HR3978 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 2/14/2018 Nay
HR3978 On Passage 2/14/2018 Yea
HRes129 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended 2/14/2018 Yea
HRes736 On Ordering the Previous Question 2/14/2018 Yea
HRes736 On Agreeing to the Resolution 2/14/2018 Yea
HR4533 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/13/2018 Yea
HR4979 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/13/2018 Yea
HR1892 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amdt to the House Amdt to the Senate Amdt 2/9/2018 Yea
HRes734 On Ordering the Previous Question 2/9/2018 Yea
HRes734 On Agreeing to the Resolution 2/9/2018 Yea
HR1153 On Passage 2/8/2018 Yea
HR4771 On Passage 2/8/2018 Yea
HR1997 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/7/2018 Yea
HR3851 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/7/2018 Yea
HR1892 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment 2/6/2018 Yea
HR772 On Passage 2/6/2018 Yea
HRes725 On Ordering the Previous Question 2/6/2018 Yea
HRes725 On Agreeing to the Resolution 2/6/2018 Yea
HRes726 On Motion to Table 2/6/2018 Yea
HRes727 On Ordering the Previous Question 2/6/2018 Yea
HRes727 On Agreeing to the Resolution 2/6/2018 Yea
HR4547 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/5/2018 Yea
HR4292 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/30/2018 Yea
HR695 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments with an Amendment 1/30/2018 Yea
HRes714 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/30/2018 Yea
HRes714 On Ordering the Previous Question 1/30/2018 Yea
HR1457 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/29/2018 Yea
S534 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/29/2018 Yea
HR195 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Adt to the House Adt to the Senate Adt 1/22/2018 Yea
HRes708 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/20/2018 Yea
HRes708 On Ordering the Previous Question 1/20/2018 Yea
HRes708 Table Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair 1/20/2018 Yea
HR4712 On Passage 1/19/2018 Yea
HRes705 On Motion to Table 1/19/2018 Yea
HR1660 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 1/18/2018 Yea
HR195 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment 1/18/2018 Yea
HR2954 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 1/18/2018 Nay
HR2954 On Passage 1/18/2018 Yea
HRes694 On Ordering the Previous Question 1/18/2018 Yea
HRes694 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/18/2018 Yea
HRes696 On Ordering the Previous Question 1/18/2018 Yea
HRes696 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/18/2018 Yea
HR3326 On Agreeing to the Amendment 1/17/2018 Yea
HR3326 On Passage 1/17/2018 Yea
HR4258 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/17/2018 Yea
HR4279 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/17/2018 Yea
HRes693 On Ordering the Previous Question 1/17/2018 Yea
HRes693 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/17/2018 Yea
HR4318 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/16/2018 Yea
S117 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 1/16/2018 Yea
HR4578 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 1/11/2018 Yea
S139 On Passage 1/11/2018 Yea
S139 On Motion to Commit with Instructions 1/11/2018 Nay
S139 On Agreeing to the Amendment 1/11/2018 Nay
HR4567 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/10/2018 Yea
HRes681 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/10/2018 Yea
HRes681 On Ordering the Previous Question 1/10/2018 Yea
HRes682 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/10/2018 Yea
S140 On Passage 1/10/2018 Yea
HR4564 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 1/9/2018 Yea
HR4581 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 1/9/2018 Yea
HRes676 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree 1/9/2018 Yea
HR1370 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment 12/21/2017 Nay
HR4667 On Passage 12/21/2017 Yea
HRes670 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/21/2017 Yea
HRes670 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/21/2017 Yea
S1393 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 12/21/2017 Yea
S1532 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 12/21/2017 Yea
HR1 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment 12/20/2017 Yea
HR1159 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/20/2017 Yea
HR4015 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 12/20/2017 Nay
HR4015 On Passage 12/20/2017 Yea
HRes668 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/20/2017 Yea
HRes668 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/20/2017 Yea
HR1 On Motion to Recommit Conference Report with Instructions 12/19/2017 Nay
HR1 On Agreeing to the Conference Report 12/19/2017 Yea
HR3312 On Passage 12/19/2017 Yea
HR4254 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/19/2017 Yea
HR4323 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/19/2017 Yea
HRes667 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/19/2017 Yea
HRes667 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/19/2017 Yea
S1536 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 12/19/2017 Yea
HR3979 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/18/2017 Yea
HR4375 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/18/2017 Yea
HR2396 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 12/14/2017 Nay
HR2396 On Passage 12/14/2017 Yea
HR4324 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 12/14/2017 Nay
HR4324 On Passage 12/14/2017 Yea
HR1638 On Passage 12/13/2017 Yea
HRes657 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/13/2017 Yea
HRes657 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/13/2017 Yea
HRes658 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/13/2017 Yea
HRes658 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/13/2017 Yea
HR3971 On Passage 12/12/2017 Yea
HR3971 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 12/12/2017 Nay
HR1730 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/11/2017 Yea
HR2706 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/11/2017 Yea
HJRes123 On Passage 12/7/2017 Yea
HR2658 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/7/2017 Yea
HR477 On Passage 12/7/2017 Yea
HRes259 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended 12/7/2017 Yea
HRes647 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/7/2017 Yea
HRes647 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/7/2017 Yea
HCRes90 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended 12/6/2017 Yea
HR38 On Passage 12/6/2017 Yea
HR38 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 12/6/2017 Nay
HRes645 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/6/2017 Yea
HRes645 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/6/2017 Yea
HRes646 On Motion to Table 12/6/2017 Yea
S1266 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 12/6/2017 Yea
HR3317 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/5/2017 Yea
HR3731 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 12/5/2017 Yea
HR1 On Motion to Instruct Conferees 12/4/2017 Nay
HR1 On Motion to go to Conference 12/4/2017 Yea
HR1699 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 12/1/2017 Nay
HR1699 On Passage 12/1/2017 Yea
HR3017 On Passage 11/30/2017 Yea
HR3905 On Passage 11/30/2017 Yea
HR3905 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/30/2017 Nay
HR4182 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/30/2017 Nay
HR4182 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/30/2017 Nay
HR4182 On Passage 11/30/2017 Yea
HRes635 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/30/2017 Yea
HRes635 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/30/2017 Yea
HRes631 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/29/2017 Yea
HRes631 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/29/2017 Yea
HR2768 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 11/28/2017 Yea
HR3115 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/28/2017 Yea
HR1 On Passage 11/16/2017 Yea
HR2331 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/15/2017 Yea
HR2672 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 11/15/2017 Yea
HR3821 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/15/2017 Yea
HRes619 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/15/2017 Yea
HRes619 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/15/2017 Yea
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Conference Report 11/14/2017 Yea
HR2874 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 11/14/2017 Nay
HR2874 On Passage 11/14/2017 Yea
HRes616 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/14/2017 Yea
HRes616 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/14/2017 Yea
HR3071 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/13/2017 Yea
HRes599 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/13/2017 Yea
HR2201 On Passage 11/9/2017 Yea
HR3043 On Passage 11/8/2017 Yea
HR3043 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/8/2017 Nay
HR3705 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/8/2017 Yea
HR4173 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/8/2017 Yea
HRes609 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/8/2017 Yea
HRes609 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/8/2017 Yea
HR3441 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 11/7/2017 Nay
HR3441 On Passage 11/7/2017 Yea
HR3911 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 11/7/2017 Yea
HRes607 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/7/2017 Yea
HRes607 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/7/2017 Yea
HR1066 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 11/6/2017 Yea
HR3562 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 11/6/2017 Yea
HR3922 On Passage 11/3/2017 Yea
HR3922 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 11/3/2017 Nay
HR849 On Passage 11/2/2017 Yea
HRes600 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/2/2017 Yea
HRes600 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/2/2017 Yea
HRes601 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/2/2017 Yea
HRes601 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/2/2017 Yea
HR2936 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/1/2017 Nay
HR2936 On Passage 11/1/2017 Yea
HR2936 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/1/2017 Nay
HR2936 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/1/2017 Yea
HR2936 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 11/1/2017 Nay
HR3903 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/1/2017 Yea
HRes595 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/1/2017 Yea
HRes595 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/1/2017 Yea
HR2521 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 10/31/2017 Yea
HCRes71 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment 10/26/2017 Yea
HR1698 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 10/26/2017 Yea
HR469 On Passage 10/25/2017 Yea
HR469 On Agreeing to the Amendment 10/25/2017 Nay
HR469 On Agreeing to the Amendment 10/25/2017 Nay
HR469 On Agreeing to the Amendment 10/25/2017 Nay
HRes580 On Ordering the Previous Question 10/25/2017 Yea
HRes580 On Agreeing to the Resolution 10/25/2017 Yea
HR2142 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 10/24/2017 Yea
HR3898 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 10/24/2017 Yea
HR732 On Passage 10/24/2017 Yea
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Detail Co-Chair Congressional Recreational Vehicle (RV) Caucus
Detail Co-Chair Congressional Victims of Communism Caucus
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Detail Co-Chair Hungarian American Caucus
Detail Vice Chair House Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Adult Literacy Caucus
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Name Title Role Description Location Address Phone Email
Kyle Glenn Chief of Staff Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-0915
(202) 225-1252 kyle.glenn@mail.house.gov
Sarah Hardy Constituent Services; Casework Representative Caseworker / Constituent Liaison District Office 1 170 Fitzgerald Road
Lakeland, FL. 33813-2607
(863) 644-8215 sarah.hardy@mail.house.gov
Shelee Meeker District Director; District Scheduler District Director / District Chief of Staff District Office 1 170 Fitzgerald Road
Lakeland, FL. 33813-2607
(863) 644-8215 shelee.meeker@mail.house.gov
Stephen Gately Field Representative Field Rep District Office 1 170 Fitzgerald Road
Lakeland, FL. 33813-2607
(863) 644-8215 stephen.gately@mail.house.gov
Hailey Hart Legislative Analyst; Scheduler Scheduler Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-0915
(202) 225-1252 hailey.hart@mail.house.gov
Hunter Ragsdale Legislative Correspondent; Intern Coordinator Legislative Correspondent Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-0915
(202) 225-1252 hunter.ragsdale@mail.house.gov
Tim Cummings Legislative Director; Deputy Chief of Staff Legislative Director Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-0915
(202) 225-1252 timothy.cummings@mail.house.gov
Tim Wilt Senior Legislative Analyst Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor Capitol Office 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-0915
(202) 225-1252 timothy.wilt@mail.house.gov
Taunia Sebright Constituent Services; Casework Representative Caseworker / Constituent Liaison District Office 1 170 Fitzgerald Road
Lakeland, FL. 33813-2607
(863) 644-8215 taunia.sebright@mail.house.gov
Dianne Stickler Constituent Services; Casework Representative Caseworker / Constituent Liaison District Office 1 170 Fitzgerald Road
Lakeland, FL. 33813-2607
(863) 644-8215 dianne.stickler@mail.house.gov
Dennis Ross was born October 18, 1959 in Lakeland, Florida. He was the youngest of five children born to Bill and Loyola Ross who moved to their Polk County home in 1955. Being raised on modest means, Dennis attended Catholic school for nine years before going to high school at Lakeland Senior High School, where he graduated in 1977. Throughout his high school career, Dennis was active in Student Government where he met his wife, Cindy. In 1977, The Ledger's prestigious Silver Garlands Award gave their first Award of Citizenship to Dennis for his efforts in outstanding citizenship in Polk County as a high school senior.
Dennis attended the University of Florida for one year before transferring to Auburn University where he graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from the School of Business. Dennis went on to work for a year as a legislative aide in St. Petersburg to State Rep. Dennis Jones in 1982.
Dennis went to work in the newly developed micro-computer industry working for several companies. With one company he was installing computer systems throughout the Eastern United States in small-town pharmacies, and with another company he was selling computer systems throughout the Eastern United States to collection recovery organizations.
In 1983, Dennis and his wife, Cindy, were married in Lakeland. Within one year of their marriage Dennis went off to law school at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Upon completion of law school, Dennis returned to Lakeland to begin his work as an Associate Attorney for the firm of Holland & Knight. After two years at Holland & Knight, Dennis then became in-house counsel for Walt Disney World handling the workers' compensation defense matters for the company.
Having always wanted to have his own law practice and exercise his entrepreneurial skills, Dennis borrowed $10,000.00 from a neighbor and started his own law practice in October of 1989. He worked to pay off that debt in less than a year. That firm grew to seven lawyers and 27 employees before Dennis had to divest himself when he became a member of Congress. Not only did Dennis get involved in the practice of law having served as past president of the Lakeland Bar Association, but he also served as a Board Member of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce and on various charity and community boards as well.
In 1990, Dennis was the President of the Greater Lakeland Young Republicans and in 1992 was elected as Chairman of the Polk County Republican Executive Committee. He served in that position until 1995. During his term as Chairman of the Polk County Republican Executive Committee, the party elected many local Republican officials and developed a successful organization that helped spread strong principles of individual freedoms, personal responsibility, less government, and lower taxes.
In 1996, Dennis ran unsuccessfully for the State Senate, losing to a very well-liked incumbent, Senator Rick Dantzler. However, the race taught him many things about the political process and about being true to one's self and community. In 2000, Dennis had an opportunity to run for the State House of Representatives and was elected by an overwhelming majority. Dennis continued to serve in the Florida House of Representatives until he was term limited in 2008. Throughout his term as a member of the Florida House of Representatives, Dennis distinguished himself as a strong proponent of conservative principles and was well respected by members of both parties. In 2007, Dennis, along with Rep. Don Brown, were the only two legislators to vote against the property insurance bill that made Citizens the largest property insurer in Florida. For voting against his party and with his free market principles, Dennis was stripped of his Chairmanship and many said his career was over. But Dennis is a conservative leader, not only of independent thought but of independent action as well.
In 2010, Dennis was elected to the United States House of Representatives running on those same principles. He was then selected as Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and Labor Policy, making him one of the few first-term lawmakers to serve as a chairman of a subcommittee. He is currently a member of the OGR Subcommittees on the Interior, Energy, and Environment and Government Operations.
At the beginning of the 113th Congress, Dennis was selected to serve on the prestigious Financial Services Committee (FSC), another selection that does not happen often to newer members. Within the FSC, Dennis serves as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, and as a member on the Subcommittees on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and Oversight and Investigations. Finally, during the summer of 2014, Dennis was selected as a Senior Deputy Majority Whip under Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a leadership position that allows him to better serve his Florida constituents as a conservative voice at the leadership table.
Dennis and Cindy have two children, Shane and Travis. The family enjoys traveling throughout the United States. They have been to each of the 48 continental states, predominantly by motor home and with their several family dogs. The family shares a passion for American history, national parks, and the great outdoors. Dennis is an avid hunter and so are his sons who enjoy not only hunting, but also fishing and camping. They are members of the First Presbyterian Church in Lakeland.
Cindy serves the Lakeland community in multiple ways, including on the Habitat for Humanity Community Advisory Board, and has been Volunteer-of-the-Year at Rochelle School of the Arts and George Jenkins High School.
Together the family believes that community service, regardless of how it is performed, is one of the most responsible acts a person can give to his or her fellow man.