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  • 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

  • Tax day reminds us of the importance of tax reform
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    As we approach Tax Day on Tuesday, it is obvious the United States tax system is a disaster. It takes Americans too long to file their taxes, rates are too high, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been used as a political weapon, and the code picks winners and losers. It is well past time to reform the tax code. According to the IRS, Americans spend an average of 13 hours and $210 per return to comply with the tax code through filing a 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ form. This complicated and time co... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney - Our Early Investments Defined Us: Initial United States Priorities
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on January 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    This month, a new government convenes in Washington with a mandate to dismantle the last eight years of unprecedented legal and regulatory expansion that has killed job opportunities for countless Americans. The Obama Administration has inserted the federal government into every corner of our professional and personal lives. Now is the time to peel back the 80,000+ pages of regulations, and billions of accompanying costs, which are stifling job markets and private enterprise and encroaching on o... Read more