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Congressman Rooney called for a peaceful transition and free and fair elections in Bolivia following the resignation of Evo Morales
November 11, 2019
Congressman Rooney stated “Yesterday, Evo Morales resigned from the Presidency of Bolivia following irregularities and manipulation of the results of the October 20th elections as identified by the Organization of American States. During the run-up to this year’s election, Morales restricted the freedom of the press, persecuted opposition politicians, and eroded the credibility of Bolivia’s public institutions. However, moving forward I urge respect for the constitution and rule of law as Bolivi... More
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Rooney votes “NO” on resolution to establish how the impeachment process will be conducted
October 31, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney voted “no” on H.Res. 660, a resolution to continue the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Congressman Rooney stated: “As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I have had the opportunity to take part in the closed-door hearings of the last several weeks and have found them to be fair to the participants; everyone has been able to have their questions answered except for one day which was unfortunately restricted. ... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney statement on Retirement
October 21, 2019
Washington, DC – Today, Representative Francis Rooney issued the following statement on his announced retirement from Congress: “On September 11th of this year, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly supported the passage of H.R. 205, my bill to make the current moratorium on drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, east of the Military Mission Line, permanent. This, along with getting a steady stream of money flowing to the Everglades Restoration projects that will fix our water quality iss... More
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Reps. Sires and Rooney Call on Morales Government to Respect Democratic Principles and Ensure Free and Fair Elections in Bolivia
October 18, 2019
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) and Congressman Francis Rooney (R-FL), the Chairman and Ranking Member respectively of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade, released the following statement urging the Bolivian Government to respect the will of the people and ensure that the general elections in Bolivia on October 20th are free, fair, and transparent. “We are deeply concerned about the Morales government’s continued restrictions on press ... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney statement on Syria
October 10, 2019
“The administration’s decision to remove our remaining troops from Syria is strategically short-sighted, erodes our credibility amongst our regional partners and fortifies Russia’s position in the conflict. The Syrian Kurds have been a critical ally in the fight to eradicate ISIS, and they continue to be a crucial partner in the stabilization of the region—holding thousands of foreign ISIS prisoners that our European allies refuse to accept and administering refugee camps that ISIS holdouts hope... More
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