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Rep. Dennis Ross

Representative from Florida’s 15th District, Republican

Ross, a Republican, is the representative for Florida's 15th congressional district and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018) (map).

He was previously the representative for Florida's 12th congressional district (2011-2012).

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Ross.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Ross has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ross is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 91% The Club for Growth: 74% FreedomWorks: 65% American Civil Liberties Union: 5% League of Conservation Voters: 4% Human Rights Campaign: 0% NIAC Action: F Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Dennis Ross sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Ross was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ross sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (28%) Taxation (17%) Finance and Financial Sector (17%) Immigration (11%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) International Affairs (9%) Health (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (4%)

Recent Bills

Some of Ross’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Ross’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 2028: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 326/96.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Nay H.Res. 295: Supporting local law enforcement agencies in their continued work to serve our communities, and supporting their use of ...
Jun 10, 2015. Passed 421/6.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay H.R. 2362 (112th): Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011
Jul 23, 2012. Failed 222/160.
Nay H.R. 5972 (112th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
Jun 29, 2012. Passed 261/163.
No S. 365 (112th): Budget Control Act of 2011
Aug 1, 2011. Passed 269/161.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute in the United States that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on August 2, 2011. The Act brought conclusion to the United ...
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Oct 2017, Ross missed 144 of 4,703 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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