Speeches and Foor Statements
Religious Freedom
March 20, 2017
Congressman Francis Rooney Speech: March 20, 2017 - Religious Freedom Institute Thank you, Tom, for your kind introduction; and thank you to all of the members from the Religious Freedom Institute for letting me say a few words today. Religious freedom is the core of the American pluralistic experience. It represents the free exercise of religion in addition to the separation of church and state. The Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom, passed in 1786, was the first law to protect this right, ... More
Press Releases
Congressman Francis Rooney Leads Tour of Everglades and Lake Okeechobee Watershed
March 17, 2017
Congressman Francis Rooney Leads Tour of Everglades and Lake Okeechobee Watershed Washington, DC - Congressman Francis Rooney will be leading a tour of Interior appropriations projects, CERP projects, and the Everglades National Park on Saturday, March 18th. The tour will include Congressman Ken Calvert, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Interior and Environment. This tour is intended to highlight the importance of funding projects which have already been approved and designed. Congress... More
Opinion Pieces
Time for Change in Venezuela
March 13, 2017
Congressman Francis Rooney Too often Latin America’s strategic importance has been overlooked by United States policy makers, which is a mistake because instability in the region undermines security in the entire western hemisphere. The corrupt socialist regime in Venezuela, which has links to terrorist groups in the Middle East, is a prime example of why instability in Latin America should be a major focus of U.S. policy makers. There are currently two divergent blocs which comprise most of the... More
Opinion Pieces
The real 'reset' we need with Russia
March 9, 2017
Congressman Francis Rooney A new plan of action is needed to respond to one of our greatest geopolitical threats, Russia. Too often, the past administration focused their Russia strategy on making empty statements and on seeking to deploy the pressure of sanctions in an attempt to “reset” U.S.-Russian relations, a position of weakness instead of strength. The very first action the Obama administration took was to remove the Bush missile shield from Poland and the Czech Republic, followed by acce... More
Press Releases
Congressman Francis Rooney Testifies before House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
March 8, 2017
Congressman Francis Rooney Testifies before House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Washington, DC- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney (FL-19) issued the following statement regarding his testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies regarding Army Corps of Engineers funding for Everglades restoration projects. “I would like to thank Committee Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Kaptur f... More
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