Rep. Spano and Rep. Hastings Fight for Human Trafficking Victims

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Ross Spano (Florida-15) introduced a bipartisan bill with Representative Alcee Hastings (Florida-20) to help victims of human trafficking. They were joined by Representatives Mario Díaz-Balart (Florida-25), Ted Deutch (Florida-22), and Michael Waltz (Florida-6). The bill, the HOPE for Victims of Human Trafficking Act, institutes several provisions to protec... Read More »

Spano Addresses House Ethics Inquiry

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Washington, D.C. – Representative Ross Spano (Florida-15) issued the following statement addressing the extension of the House Ethics inquiry. House Ethics notes that this deferral does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgement on behalf of the committee. “Today, the House Committee on Ethics deferred their review of my self-reported filings with the FEC. We pla... Read More »

Ross Spano Helps Gets ‘Boots to Business Bill’ for Veterans Through the House

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This week, the U.S. House passed a proposal backed by a congressman from Florida to help veterans launch small businesses. At the end of June, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., paired up with U.S. Brad Scheider, D-Ill., to bring out the “Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Act.” While, the Small Business Administration (SBA) launched a “Boots to Business” program in 2013 with “which the SBA advises vet... Read More »

Spano’s “Boots to Business” Bill Passes

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Act of 2019, sponsored by Representative Ross Spano (FL-15) and Rep. Brad Schneider (IL-10) passed 424-1 in the U.S House. The bill will authorize a ‘Boots to Business’ program to educate veterans on how to start and run their own small businesses. Rep. Spano issued the following statement regarding the passing of H. R. 3537. “I am gr... Read More »

Florida Congressmen Back Tulsi Gabbard’s Bill to Help Veterans Launching Small Businesses

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U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hi., has lined up the support of two congressmen from Florida for her proposal to help veterans who own small businesses. Gabbard, currently a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, introduced the “Post-9/11 Veteran Business Acceleration Act” last week with the support of U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla. “ This bipartisan bill... Read More »

Rep. Spano Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Promote Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

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Washington, D.C.—Rep. Ross Spano (Florida-15) joined Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) to introduce H.R.4991, the Post-9/11 Veteran Business Acceleration Act, to support veteran-owned small businesses. This bipartisan bill will allow veterans who are eligible for educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program to participate in a pilot program that wo... Read More »

Rep. Spano Salutes Brave Men & Women This Veterans Day

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Dover, FL – Representative Ross Spano (Florida-15) issued the following statement about the importance of honoring our nation’s bravest on Veterans Day. “One of the things I appreciate the most about my district is the large population of selfless men and women who are serving or have served this great nation. Our communities in Florida-15 are stronger because of our large veteran population and s... Read More »

Ross Spano, Mark Green Talk About Veterans, Military Issues in Lakeland

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Last week, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., was joined by a fellow congressional freshmen to hold a roundtable on military and veterans issues in Lakeland. U.S. Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., appeared at the event with Spano. Green graduated from West Point and served in the Army, including interrogating Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Green is the president of the freshman class of representatives. Spano stress... Read More »

Editorial: A closer look at the ‘graveyard’

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The public can be forgiven for thinking perhaps our lawmakers cannot walk and chew gum at the same time. The House Democrats’ partisan impeachment of President Donald Trump continues apace, with some witness statements finally being released and the actual witnesses finally being scheduled for public questioning next week. We’ve noted in this space previously that some Democratic lawmakers began ... Read More »

Local Congressional reps reflect party lines on impeachment

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Polk County’s elected Congressional representatives — Republicans Ross Spano and Greg Steube, and Democrat Darren Soto — offer contrasting outlooks on the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. LAKELAND — Polk County’s congressional representatives describe the ongoing impeachment inquiry as if they were observing two different processes. The two Republicans see an unjustified probe that ... Read More »

6 GOP House members: Democrats obsessed with impeachment, ignore border crisis

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House Democrats are so obsessed with impeaching President Trump and trying to undermine the Trump administration that they are doing nothing to fix real problems Americans care about, like border security. In fact, House Democrats are so determined to undercut the president’s agenda that they refuse to recognize the national security vulnerabilities on our southwest border. We saw these vulnerabi... Read More »

Rep. Spano & Rep. Green Join Forces to Support Veterans

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Today, Representative Ross Spano (Florida-15) was joined by Representative Mark Green (Tennessee-7) in Lakeland to meet with local active duty personnel and veterans at a Military and Veterans Roundtable. Rep. Mark Green is a West Point graduate, successful business leader, decorated combat veteran, and the House Freshman Class President. His most memorable mission during his military career was f... Read More »

Spano Discusses Government & Leadership with Local High School Students

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Today, Rep. Ross Spano (Florida-15) visited four high schools in District 15 to speak about the inner workings of Congress and the importance of leadership. “High school students are on the cusp of adulthood, and they’re at a prime age to engage in civic duty and to show greater leadership in their communities, These students are the next generation of American leaders, and investing in our youth ... Read More »

It’s Official: House Democrats to Launch ‘Public’ Impeachment Hearings Next Week

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Democrats in the House are planning to take their closed-door impeachment proceedings public as early as next week; confirming the decision after releasing the first round of transcripts from previous testimony. “The release of Taylor’s transcript came as Democrats launched a major new phase of their impeachment inquiry with public hearings scheduled for next week featuring State Department offic... Read More »

Ross Spano Praises Customs and Border Protection’s, ICE’s Efforts to Secure the Border

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While he is a top target for Democrats next year, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., is showing no signs of backing down on immigration. Last week, Spano joined U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., on a tour of the Rio Grande Valley where they focused on border security. During the trip, Spano toured the Port of Hildago, met with the Army National Guardand was briefed by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ... Read More »

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