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  • Congressman Francis Rooney meets with Everglades Foundation Board of Directors
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Congressman Francis Rooney meets with Everglades Foundation Board of Directors WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Francis Rooney welcomed members of the Everglades Foundation Board of Directors this morning to discuss progress being made towards funding Everglades restoration projects and share ideas for moving the process forward quickly. Congressman Rooney stated, “The Everglades have a far-ranging impact to the entire State of Florida and to the country. Our economy has been decimated. Businesses h... Read more

  • Reps. Rooney, Brooks, and Jones Lead Effort in the House to Put American Jobs First
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Francis Rooney (FL-19), Mo Brooks (AL-05), and Walter Jones (NC-03) introduced the American Jobs First Act (H.R. 2233) to reform the often abused visa program and ensure Americans are not laid off only to be replaced by cheaper foreign labor. Congressman Brooks said, “The American Jobs First Act is a timely compliment to President Trump’s ‘Buy American and Hire American’ effort by initiating much-needed reform of our foreign-worker visa program. The H-1B... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Statement on The White House Tax Reform Summary
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Congressman Francis Rooney Statement on The White House Tax Reform Summary Washington, DC – Congressman Rooney has issued the following statement on The White House tax reform summary. “America’s economy has always grown strongest when hard working taxpayers get to keep more of the money they earn, and businesses have the capital available to hire more workers and invest in new technologies. Growth rates in the range of 4% should be our goal, not the anemic 1% that we have seen over the last sev... Read more

  • Statement from Congressmen Rooney and Diaz-Balart on the Collier County wildfires
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Statement from Congressmen Rooney and Diaz-Balart on the Collier County wildfires: We are working to assist Collier County Emergency Management in combating and controlling the brush fires currently burning over 3,000 acres in the area. The State of Florida’s initial request for a Fire Management Assistance Grant was denied at the regional level, however we are working to support an appeal and will assist Governor Scott and local officials in any way possible. Please stay safe and follow the eva... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney provides update to Lee County Commissioners
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Congressman Francis Rooney provides update to Lee County Commissioners Fort Myers, FL – Congressman Francis Rooney addressed the Lee County Board of County Commissioners today and provided an update on policies and legislation in Washington that is impacting Southwest Florida citizens. Congressman Rooney stated, “I am honored to provide an update to our Lee County Commissioners on legislation and initiatives being worked on in Washington. My number one priority continues to be fixing our water q... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney statement in response to Governor Scott's Efforts to Restore the Everglades
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement in response to Governor Rick Scott’s efforts to restore the Everglades. “The single biggest issue impacting our Southwest Florida community is water quality. Our economy is forever tied to our ecology, and having clean water flowing through our rivers, streams, estuaries and Everglades. I fully support solutions that will solve our water issues in the quickest and most efficient way possible, and I agree with Governor Ric... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Announces Congressional Art Competition Winner
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Francis Rooney announced Emma Troyer from Evangelical Christian High School in Fort Myers as the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Florida’s 19th Congressional District. Emma’s artwork, titled “My Florida”, will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year beginning in June. Congressman Rooney stated, “Congratulations to Emma Troyer on being selected as our 2017 Congressional Art Competition winner. Her work of art, “My Florida”, was a unique depiction of Florida... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney's CRA to End Stifling Midnight Obama Regulation Passes Senate - Heads to President Trump for Signature
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – This morning, the United States Senate passed Congressman Rooney’s Resolution, H.J. Res 67, by 50-49, terminating the Obama administration last minute regulation that forced private-sector workers into government-run IRAs managed by cities and counties. Congressman Rooney stated, “This last-minute regulatory loophole created by the previous administration would have led to harmful consequences for both workers and employers. Hardworking Americans could have been forced into gove... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Leads Tour of Everglades and Lake Okeechobee Watershed
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    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... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Testifies before House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    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... Read more