Florida Gov. pushing cut in taxes on cellphones, cable TV


TALLAHASSEE Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who tried unsuccessfully during his first term to dramatically cut back taxes for the state’s businesses and corporations, is Read more

U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross says Obama’s actions undermine immigration reform


Tampa Tribune Op-ed Published: November 26, 2014 “There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have Read more

Message from Chairman Tom Lee on Election Night Results


What a night! I can't thank you enough for volunteering your time and talents to a successful General Election for Republicans here in Hillsborough County.  Sitting Read more

We are Fully Prepared to Keep Floridians and Visitors Safe


While we have no confirmed cases of Ebola in Florida, and we hope we never do, we are continuing to prepare by working with Read more

Hillsborough Republican Executive Committee Endorses Terry Kemple!


October 22, 2014 The Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee voted overwhelmingly to endorse Terry Kemple for Hillsborough County School Board, District 4! REC rules say that Read more

Press Release

Relief from Hidden Taxes Filed by Senator John Legg & Representative Danny Burgess

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Excerpt: (Pasco County – January 27) – Senator John Legg and Representative Danny Burgess filed legislation that simplifies how Florida calculates sales tax. Under current law, items subject to sales tax are charged the tax percentage for each full dollar amount and the partial cents are divided into tax brackets. Senate Bill 506 and House Bill 355 would eliminate the sales tax brackets and would simply multiply the purchase amount by the sales tax rate, rounding down to the nearest whole cent. The sales tax brackets often charge higher percentages than the sales tax amount, effectively becoming a hidden tax to the…


Rubio Introduces Bill Preventing Taxpayer-Funded Bailouts Of Insurance Companies Under ObamaCare

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Excerpt: Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced The ObamaCare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act, a bill that would eliminate a provision of ObamaCare that allows for taxpayer-funded bailouts of insurance companies at the Obama Administration’s sole discretion. This is the first piece of legislation introduced by Rubio in the 114th Congress. The bill would repeal section 1342 of ObamaCare, which establishes a risk corridor program to distribute money from exchange plans that earned profits to exchange plans that suffered losses. However, the risk corridor program was not designed to be budget neutral, and section 1342 of ObamaCare puts the…


Rooney Op-ed: “Underwhelming Force a Doomed Strategy vs. the Islamic State”

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Excerpt: “The early evidence indicates that this strategy is succeeding.” These are the words of White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, defending President Obama’s strategy to address the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Let’s review some of that early evidence. As I write this, Islamic State jihadists in Iraq have expanded their territory to include land near Baghdad, and they are consolidating control of the large Anbar Province. In Syria, the Islamic State fighters are laying siege to the Turkish border city of Kobani, which may very soon fall under their control….


RUBIO COMMENTS ON REPORTED KILLING OF AMERICAN JOURNALIST STEVEN SOTLOFF BY ISIL

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Excerpt: RUBIO COMMENTS ON REPORTED KILLING OF AMERICAN JOURNALIST STEVEN SOTLOFF BY ISIL For Immediate Release Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Contacts: Alex Conant/Brooke Sammon 202-224-3041 Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today issued the following statement regarding the reported killing of Steven Sotloff, an American journalist from Florida, by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group: “Steven Sotloff was a man of enormous courage and decency. Through his journalism, he demonstrated deep personal compassion toward the Middle East and its people. He hoped to shine a light on both the good and the bad of the region – to show…


Congressman Tom Rooney Announces Mobile Office Hours In Sun City Center

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Excerpt: 08/22/14 Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Tom Rooney (FL-17) today announced that his staff will host Mobile Office Hours in Sun City Center on Tuesday, August 26 for constituents who need assistance with federal agencies. Members of Congressman Rooney’s staff will be on hand to help resolve issues with the VA, the Social Security Administration and other federal agencies on a first-come, first-served basis. All residents of Florida’s 17th district are welcome to attend. Event Details WHAT: Rooney Staff Mobile Office Hours WHERE: Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce …


Ross Named Senior Deputy Whip of House Republican Conference

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Excerpt: U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross (FL-15) was named a top leader in the U.S. House of Representatives and announced as a member of the five-person Senior Deputy Whip Team for the House Republican Conference by Majority Whip-elect Steve Scalise (LA-01). Scalise also named Reps. Kristi Noem (SD-At Large); Aaron Schock (IL-18); Steve Stivers (OH-15); and Ann Wagner (MO-02) as Senior Deputy Whips. Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC-10) will be the Chief Deputy Whip. “I am honored to have the chance to serve as a Senior Deputy Whip,” said Ross. “Back in 2010, I was brought to Washington to make a change. This is…


RUBIO CALLS ON ADMINISTRATION TO IMPOSE ADDITIONAL SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA

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Excerpt: Washington, D.C. – In light of Russia’s continued aggression in Ukraine, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today issued the following statement calling on the Obama administration to impose sectoral sanctions on Russia:“The tragic events of recent days show once again that Russia continues to violate Ukraine’s sovereignty by… supporting separatist forces with increasingly sophisticated weapons, and now tanks. We cannot continue to stand idly by in the face of this Russian aggression. “I call on the Obama administration to immediately impose sectoral sanctions on Russia targeting the financial services, energy, defense, metals, and mining sectors, among others, and work with our…


RUBIO COMMENTS ON AL QAEDA’S ADVANCE IN IRAQ

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Excerpt: RUBIO COMMENTS ON AL QAEDA’S ADVANCE IN IRAQ Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today issued the following statement regarding al Qaeda’s taker-over of Mosul, Iraq: “Recent events in Iraq remind us yet again that al Qaeda is not ‘on the run’ or ‘on the path to defeat.’ The reality is that we continue to live in a dangerous world and are facing a growing threat from al Qaeda and its affiliates. As much as it may be popular, declaring wars over prematurely and playing down the threats posed by hardened terrorists has not made us safer. It has made…


RNC Response to State of the Union

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Excerpt: WASHINGTON – This evening, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following response to President Obama’s lackluster State of the Union address. Chairman Priebus issued a call for fairness and for accountability in government. See the transcript below and watch the response here. Transcript: Good evening. I’m RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. Tonight, we heard the same old promises from President Obama. Promises for a better economy. Promises for better healthcare. Promises for a better government. But after five years of promises, what do we have to show for it? There are more Americans living in poverty than ever before. People are giving up on…


Ross Office to Host Monthly Mobile Office Hours

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Excerpt: Ross Office to Host Monthly Mobile Office Hours Mark Your Calendars: Ross Office to Host Monthly Mobile Office Hours the Second Tuesday of Every Month Locations: Plant City, Brandon, Temple Terrace, and Lutz U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross’s (FL-15) staff will host mobile office hours the second Tuesday of every month all across Florida’s 15th Congressional District. These mobile office hours are scheduled to serve as a convenience to constituents in order to assist with federal agencies. Please contact the district office (863-644-8215) with any questions. Some of the ways that Ross’s district office can be of assistance: • Senior Citizens: Social…