Congressman Ross Reacts to SCOTUS Obamacare Decision

Statement

By:  Dennis Ross
Date: June 28, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Dennis Ross, today reacted to the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare:

"Today's ruling is disappointing in that the American people must continue to endure an Administration addicted to taxing and regulating every aspect of American life. Today's ruling is positive however, in that the left wing of the court acknowledged severe limitations on Congress' power under the commerce clause, gave the American people clarity that Obamacare is nothing more than a massive tax increase on working families, and recognized the rights of the States to reject paternalistic federal mandates Washington has no right to impose."

Congressman Ross continued, "Justice Roberts was right when he said today that it is not up to the court to save the country from its political choices. It is up to all of us elected as well as the ultimate arbiters of power, the people, to send this President a clear message in November. For my part, I remain committed to full repeal, ending the Obamacare tax, and passing patient-centered, doctor-friendly reforms to fix our health care system. I agree with the four dissenting justices, but what is done is done. It is now time for the people to change what the court would not."

Dennis Ross, son of Bill and Loyola Ross, was born in 1959 and raised in Lakeland, Florida. He graduated from Auburn University and the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He has served as in-house counsel to the Walt Disney Company and as an associate of the law firm of Holland & Knight. Prior to serving in Congress, he owned and operated his own law firm, Ross Vecchio PA, specializing in Workers' Compensation defense. He previously served in the Florida Legislature from 2000 until being term limited in 2008. Dennis and his wife, Cindy Hartley, were married in 1983 and have two sons, Shane and Travis.

In the 112th Congress, Dennis serves on the Committee on Oversight & Government Reform (Chairman of the Federal Workforce, Postal Service & Labor Policy Subcommittee) as well as the Education & the Workforce and Judiciary Committees.