Florida Leaders Applaud Suspending Agreement With Mexico on Importing Tomatoes

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This week, the U.S. Commerce Department announced it was suspending an agreement with Mexico on importing fresh tomatoes, garnering applause across the Sunshine State. As the Commerce Department continues to negotiate with Mexico, U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross insisted the agreement, which had been in place since 2013, was not fair to American agriculture. “The Department of Commerce remains com... Read More »

Spano Calls out Democratic Leadership Deceptiveness on ‘Pre-Existing Conditions’ Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Ross Spano (R-FL), as someone with a preexisting medical condition, took to the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to call attention to the deceptiveness of House Democratic Leadership for scheduling H.R. 986, the ‘Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act’ for a vote tomorrow. The bill as written does not mention, even once, protect... Read More »

Spano on National Small Business Week

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Ross Spano (R-FL), a small business owner for more than a decade and a sitting Member of the House Small Business Committee, honored small businesses across Florida in celebration of National Small Business Week. This week recognizes the contributions of the country’s small business owners to the economy and social fabric of America: Click HERE or image above... Read More »

Rep. Spano Celebrates National Day of Prayer

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Ross Spano (R-FL) took to the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in observance of the National Day of Prayer. Celebrated each year on the first Thursday of May, he shared this special message: Click HERE or image above to watch the video The National Day of Prayer was first created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and was signed into l... Read More »

Spano: Small Business, Economy are Booming

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TAMPA, FL – Today, ahead of ‘National Small Business Week’, which takes place May 5th-11th, U.S. Representative Ross Spano (R-FL) joined David Asman, host of Fox Business ‘Bulls & Bears’, to discuss the state of small business in America. Click HERE or image above to watch the video “[In my district] Chambers of Commerce are bustling, there is a buzz on the street people are excited, new businesse... Read More »

Ross Spano: Collaboration Between the SBA and HBCUs has Enormous Potential

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By: Guest Columnist On Tuesday, the U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations met for a hearing titled, “Lost Opportunities? SBA’s Engagement with Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” While he is only a freshman, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., is the top Republican on the subcommittee. He offered the following opening statement on Tuesday: "As a... Read More »

Spano Welcomes Local WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veterans to Washington, D.C.

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Rep. Spano welcoming local Veterans to Washington, D.C. Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Ross Spano (R-FL) welcomed Polk County World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The visit was organized by the Polk County Veterans Council as part of their ‘Flight to Honor’ program. “Every time I have the opportunity to meet one of these heroes, I am r... Read More »

Rep. Spano on Public Release of Mueller Report

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LAKELAND, FL— Today, U.S. Representative Ross Spano (FL-15) released the following statement regarding the release of the ‘Mueller Report’ to Congress and the general public: “I applaud Attorney General Barr releasing the Mueller report for the American people to read and make up their own mind. It’s time to put this collusion delusion aside and work together in the best interest of the American p... Read More »

Polk Perspective: Reflecting on the first 100 days in Washington

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By: Rep. Ross Spano Guest columnist As the saying goes, “time waits for no one.” It’s hard to believe this week marks my first 100 days in Congress. The daily calls, emails and messages of encouragement, and critiques, are a humbling reminder of why I’m here — to serve. Even after walking in and out of the Capitol and voting for three months, not a day passes that I take the responsibility lightl... Read More »

Spano Announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition Winners

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Rep. Spano with 1st prize award winner, Theresa Tran. Lakeland, FL – Today, U.S. Representative Ross Spano (R-FL) announced the winners of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Florida’s 15th District. Theresa Tran, a senior at Harrison School for the Arts, claimed first place. The nationwide Congressional art competition is open to high school students representing each of the nation’s cong... Read More »

First 100 Days: A Congressman Writes

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By: Rep. Ross Spano First 100 Days: A Congressman Writes It’s hard to believe this week marks my first 100 days in Congress. The daily calls, e-mails and messages of encouragement, and critique, are a humbling reminder of why I’m here — to serve. Even after walking in and out of the Capitol and voting for three months, not a day passes that I take the responsibility lightly. Yes, political theate... Read More »

Rep. Spano on ‘Violence Against Women Act’

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Today, U.S. Representative Ross Spano (FL-15) released the following statement in support of H.R. 1741, the Violence Against Women Extension Act of 2019 introduced by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY). “H.R. 1741 will ensure that the fight against domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and stalking will continue—all while giving victims the protections and certainty they need to overcome such diffi... Read More »

Rep. Spano Statement on Mueller Probe Conclusion

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LAKELAND, FL – Tonight, U.S. Representative Ross Spano (FL-15) released the following statement after Attorney General, William P. Barr, notified Congress that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III has concluded his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and related matters: “Today, Special Counsel Mueller has finally wrapped up his nearly 2-year judicial inquisition. I call on... Read More »

Representative Spano Relocates District Office to Downtown Lakeland

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Today, U.S. Representative Ross Spano (FL-15) announced the relocation of his Polk County district office to Downtown Lakeland. The new office address as of Monday, March 11th, 2019 will be 124 S. Florida Avenue, Ste-304, Lakeland, Florida 33801. The main office line will remain the same: 863-644-8215. “I am very excited about opening our district office in Downtown Lakeland. This centrally locat... Read More »

Ross Spano Supports Americans’ 2nd Amendment Rights

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Today, U.S. Representative Ross Spano (FL-15) voted against H.R. 8, the ‘Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019’ as the proposed legislation would criminalize gun transfers between law-abiding individuals with no past criminal record. “The Second Amendment is quite clear… ‘the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed’. Today’s vote in the House of Representatives is not ... Read More »

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