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.

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. 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 bi-partisan effort to extend the moratorium succeed. The Eastern Gulf is of critical importance to our national security due to the flight training and testing that takes place from our numerous bases ...

Congressmen Rooney-Norman Introduce the Pell for Performance Act

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Washington, DC – Congressmen Francis Rooney (FL-19) and Ralph Norman (SC-05) introduced the Pell for Performance Act. This legislation seeks to motivate students to graduate within six years. If students are not able to complete their degree within six years, this act would compel them to repay the grant in the form of an unsubsidized Stafford Loan. Congressman Rooney stated, “This act will focus efforts of both colleges and students to complete their degrees in a timely manner as well as bring ...

Congressman Rooney statement on passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement on passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Congressman Rooney stated, “I am proud to vote in favor of tax cuts that will lower the tax burden for hard working Americans, expand the child tax credit, and double the standard deduction. In addition, small businesses will see tax rates cut to a level that is on par with the rest of the industrialized world, meaning more jobs for our country and our Southwest Florida co...

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Connect with Rep. Rooney
RT @FloridaOceana: Thank you @RepRooney for standing to #ProtectOurCoast! "Offshore drilling and seismic..no place in the Eastern Gulf" htt… @RepRooney | 11.20.2017
Keep oil drilling out of the Eastern Gulf https://t.co/jQComhT7Bj via @thenewspress @RepRooney | 11.20.2017
Tune in to @CNN at 2:05 today - I'll be discussing the latest news on Russia and other topics. @RepRooney | 11.19.2017
RT @FoxNews: .@FrancisRooney on the House passing a tax bill: "Thursday was a historic day for the House and for our country." https://t.co @RepRooney | 11.18.2017