Spano Recognized by American Farm Bureau Federation

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U.S. Rep. Ross Spano receiving the AFBF award in Lakeland, Florida Today, U.S. Representative Ross Spano was presented with the ‘Friends of Farm Bureau’ award by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). The AFBF awarded this recognition to Spano for his leadership in supporting Florida’s farming and ranching communities. “Since arriving to Congress, I’ve worked hard to protect the livelihoods ... Read More »

SBA OIG and GAO Officials Testify on Oversight of PPP and EIDL Programs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations heard from officials from the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) on oversight reports from the SBA OIG and GAO covering the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury... Read More »

Rep. Spano Votes ‘NO’ on $2.2 Trillion Spending Bill

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Ross Spano (FL-15), released the following statement after voting ‘NO’ on H.R. 8406, referred to as ‘Heroes Act 2.0’ peddled by Speaker Pelosi: “Using a public health emergency to fulfill a political agenda is unacceptable and is nothing more than a power grab before an election,” said Spano. “Voting on a $2.2+ Trillion-dollar bill, which was introduce... Read More »

Rep. Spano Opposes Government Funding Extension Bill

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Ross Spano’s (FL-15), released the following statement after voting ‘No’ on H.R. 8337, the ‘Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extension Act’: “To continue spending taxpayer’s dollars without a defined budget or even a full year appropriation is incredibly irresponsible. Our children and grandchildren will pay the price for our lack of disci... Read More »

Spano’s Long-Term Relief Bill for Small Businesses Passes Committee

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the bipartisan bill to re-authorize the Community Advantage Loan Program, introduced by Rep. Ross Spano (R-FL) and Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), passed the House Small Business Committee. This bill provides government-backed loans to small businesses nationwide in need of working capital “Small businesses and the jobs they create are key to a strong and robust economic recovery. ... Read More »

Spano’s STEP Improvement Bill Passes House

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Ross Spano’s (FL-15), the sole Florida Representative on the House Small Business Committee, released the following statement after his bipartisan bill, H.R. 6133, the ‘STEP Improvement Act of 2020’ passed the House of Representatives. The bill aims to increase the number of American small businesses that export and raise the value of existing small bu... Read More »

Spano Delivers Major Win for FL-15 Growers

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Lakeland, FL – U.S. Representative Ross Spano (FL-15) released the following statement after closely reviewing the report on ‘Seasonal and Perishable Products in U.S. Commerce’ released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). The report came after Spano secured a field hearing last month to ensure FL-15... Read More »

Spano Fights for Plant City Strawberry Growers

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Plant City, FL – Today, U.S. Representative Ross Spano (FL-15) participated in a virtual hearing to discuss current practices harming American seasonal and perishable produce growers. He delivered his testimony alongside industry leaders and subject matter experts to the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, and U.S. Se... Read More »

Spano: Today’s Historic Middle East Announcement Is Another Promise Kept by the Trump Administration

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U.S. Representative Ross Spano visiting the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel in August 2019. Lakeland, FL – Florida Congressman Ross Spano (FL-15) released the following statement after President Trump announced his Administration has successfully assisted Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reach an agreement to normalize bilateral relations: “President Trump has once again delivered ... Read More »

MEDIA ADVISORY: Rep. Spano Secures Virtual Hearings on Seasonal and Perishable Produce with Federal Agencies

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** FL-15 VIRTUAL TRADE HEARING ** MEDIA ADVISORY Rep. Spano Secures Virtual Hearings on Seasonal and Perishable Produce with Federal Agencies · Who: U.S. Rep. Ross Spano (FL-15) & Others U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross · What: Rep. Ross Spano secured a multi-agency hearing to discuss current trade practic... Read More »

Spano Pushes Forward with Banning ‘TikTok on Government Devices’ on House Side

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Lakeland, FL – Today, U.S. Representative Ross Spano (R-FL) released the following statement following the Senate’s unanimous passage of Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) and Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) bill to ban all federal employees from using the TikTok social media application on government devices: “TikTok and other Chinese Communist party-controlled companies are spying on Americans. China has host... Read More »

ICYMI: Community Advantage Loan Program for Small Businesses

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U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., is backing a proposal from U.S. Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., to expand federal help for small businesses. Chu introduced the bill at the end of last week. Her legislation would take the Community Advantage Loan Program, which was set up as a pilot program back in 2011 “to provide low-interest loans to small businesses that have been historically underserved by loan provi... Read More »

Rep. Spano Invests in Florida’s Space Presence

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Washington, D.C. – Last night, U.S. Representative Ross Spano (R-FL) passed an amendment to invest in Florida’s Space industry. “Space is the next frontier and the State of Florida is strategically positioned to play a crucial role in its exploration,” said Spano. “From defense, to civilian, to commercial purposes, space will be critical in ensuring America stays at the forefront of space travel a... Read More »

Rep. Spano Stands with President Trump Against Irresponsible Spending

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Ross Spano (R-FL) supported President Trump by voting against H.R. 7617, a bill that would spend billions of dollars on liberal priorities. “Nancy Pelosi’s out-of-control spending bills have become nothing more than legislative vehicles for socialist wish-list items, indebting our future generations— I’m proud to have voted ‘No’,” said Spano. President... Read More »

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