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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

  • 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 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

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Provides Testimony on Water Quality to Florida State House Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Congressman Francis Rooney Provides Testimony on Water Quality to Florida State House Subcommittee Tallahassee, FL - Congressman Francis Rooney will testify before the Natural Resources & Public Lands Subcommittee, chaired by State Representative Holly Raschein, on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The focus of Congressman Rooney’s testimony will be to provide an update on projects that have been approved as part of the Central Everglades Restoration Project (CERP) and authorized by the Water Resour... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Provides Testimony on Water Quality
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Congressman Francis Rooney Provides Testimony on Water Quality Washington, DC - Congressman Francis Rooney joined with representatives from the Army Corp of Engineers, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and local Florida governments, to address his colleagues in the Florida Delegation during a bipartisan hearing on water and beach issues facing coastal communities and the Lake Okeechobee Watershed. Congressman Rooney stated; “I thank the Florida Delegation for your support of ... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney leads Florida Delegation Letter in Support of Everglades
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Congressman Francis Rooney leads Florida Delegation Letter in Support of Everglades Washington, DC - Congressman Francis Rooney lead the effort, joined by Everglades Caucus Chairs Congressman Diaz-Balart and Congressman Hastings, as well as Congressman Buchanan, Congresswoman Wasserman-Shultz and the entire Florida Delegation sending a letter requesting President Trump include Everglades restoration funding in the President’s budget. Congressman Francis Rooney: “I, along with the entire Florida... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Joins the Bipartisan Everglades Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    ** Media Advisory ** Congressman Francis Rooney Joins the Bipartisan Everglades Caucus ** Monday, January 30th, 2017 ** Congressman Francis Rooney (FL-19) has joined the bipartisan Congressional Everglades Caucus, which is aimed at helping to restore Florida’s critical wetland ecosystem. The aim of this caucus is to educate members of congress and staff on important issues impacting the Everglades as well as generate support for the projects and funding still needed to complete restoration effo... Read more