Water Quality

Southwest Florida’s top issue is water quality. We are working every day to fund Lake Okeechobee Watershed and Everglades Restoration projects.

Economy & Jobs

It’s time to get our economy moving again. Cutting taxes, reduce our obscene national debt, and eliminate burdensome regulations.


Our veterans deserve the highest quality care in the fastest and most dignified method possible. We must fix the VA.


Obamacare has failed. It is time to repeal and replace this fatally flawed law with free market, patient centric options.


Education is best handled by locally elected school boards. We will minimize federal intrusion and end common core.

National Security

Defeating radical Islamic terrorism, strengthening our military and securing our borders at home and abroad.

Congressman Francis Rooney Statement on the Importance of Religious Freedom to Fight Islamic-inspired Terrorism

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Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney, Vice-Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and former United States Ambassador to the Holy See, participated in a hearing to demonstrate how religious freedom can be used effectively to combat radical Islamic terrorism. Congressman Rooney stated “Religious freedom is an important soft power tool for combatting radical Islamic extremism. When practiced freely, religion provides stability in society, leading to tolerance of differing v...

Congressman Francis Rooney votes in favor of Concealed Carry Reciprocity

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Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Rooney voted in favor of legislation that would allow concealed carry permit holders from one state to legally carry their guns in any other state. Congressman Rooney stated, “A person’s right to carry a lawfully purchased weapon should not end at their state border. This common-sense legislation will ensure that people can protect themselves and their families, as our Constitution intended.” Summary: • Protects Americans’ Constitutional Rights: The Concealed ...

Keep oil drilling out of the Eastern Gulf

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Offshore drilling and related activities, including seismic testing, have no place in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The moratorium on exploration in the eastern Gulf established in 2006 will expire in 2022 unless Congress acts. It is imperative for the future of Florida and our tourism-based economy that this bipartisan effort to extend the moratorium succeed. I believe I have some credibility on this issue, having served on the board of one of the world’s leading land and offshore drilling firms ...

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RT @HouseForeign: Live 10amET: @RepChrisSmith hearing "Advancing Human Rights to Combat Extremism" https://t.co/ijAoKWzzrI @RepRooney | 12.06.2017
I rise today to congratulate Collier County Superintendent Kamela Patton for being awarded the “2017 Superintendent… https://t.co/xUn7GjkiHM @RepRooney | 12.05.2017
I'll be joining @AlexWitt on @MSNBC in a few minutes- looking forward to discussing #TaxCutsandJobsAct plus latest on Michael Flynn @RepRooney | 12.02.2017
Tune in to @CNN this morning at 11:15 as I discuss #TaxCutsAndJobsAct and Michael Flynn with @FWhitfield @RepRooney | 12.02.2017