Dennis Ross named Senior Deputy Whip for House Republican Conference

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U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross became the newest member of the five-person Senior Deputy Whip Team for the House of Representatives Republican Conference, named on Thursday by Majority Whip-elect Steve Scalise of Louisiana.

As Senior Deputy Whips, the Lakeland Republican joins Reps. Kristi Noem of South Dakota, Aaron Schock of Illinois, Steve Stivers of Ohio and Ann Wagner of Missouri. Rep. Patrick McHenry will serve as Chief Deputy Whip.

“I am honored to have the chance to serve,” Ross said in a statement. “This is a great opportunity to have a positive impact.”

Senior Deputy Whips examine the issues relevant to the district of each Member of Congress, and ensures the legislation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives best reflects the interests and values of both the constituents of Ross’ 15th Congressional District and nationwide.

“It is an honor to appoint my colleague Congressman Dennis Ross to the Senior Deputy Whip Team,” Scalise said.  “He brings to the team his invaluable experience and perspective as a small business owner. Together we will work to solve our nation’s problems for the American people.”

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