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Congressman Rooney leads letter to President Trump to ensure 100% reimbursement for FEMA authorized expenses
May 21, 2020
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney, along with seven Florida colleagues, sent a letter to the Trump Administration in support of a request made by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “We are writing in support of a request made by Governor Ron DeSantis on March 30 to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to waive all cost-share requirements for assistance authorized under the Emergency Declaration issued on March 13 and the Ma... More
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Congressman Rooney leads letter to House leadership requesting they block multiemployer pension plan bailouts in future Coronavirus relief bills
May 12, 2020
Washington, DC- Today Congressman Francis Rooney (R-FL), along with 13 House colleagues, sent a letter to House leadership requesting that no funding for pension shortfalls be included in the next Coronavirus relief package. “We have deep concerns with taxpayer funds going to bail out multiemployer pension plans. Long before COVID-19, numerous multiemployer pension plans were facing insolvency due to years of mismanagement. We should not use the pandemic to bailout mismanaged government and priv... More
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Congressman Rooney Announces the Arrival of Funds to Aid Southwest Florida’s Hospitals
May 11, 2020
Washington, DC – Congressman Rooney made the following statement addressing the arrival of funds to Southwest Florida’s hospitals as a result of the recent economic stimulus package. “Much needed funding has been included in the latest Congressional relief package to aid the Lee Health System, NCH Healthcare System, and various hospitals throughout Southwest Florida. These funds will give our frontline medical workers financial support to continue their tireless work fighting and treating COVID-... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney announces $12 million in DOT grants to the Southwest Florida International and Naples Municipal Airports
April 29, 2020
Washington, DC- Congressman Francis Rooney made the following statement thanking DOT and the FAA for awarding grants to the Southwest Florida International Airport and Naples Municipal Airport. “I would like to thank the U.S. Department of Transportation and the FAA for awarding our area Airports with over $12 Million in grants secured by the Airport Improvement Program with funds matched by the CARES ACT. These funds will be used to improve infrastructure, improve punctuality, and provide a mor... More
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Congressman Rooney comments on federal permitting for EAA Reservoir
April 20, 2020
Washington, DC - On Friday, the South Florida Water Management District received the final federal permit needed to begin onsite work for the EAA Reservoir – a major component of Everglades Restoration. Congressman Rooney stated, “Completing the Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir (EAA) is one of our major long-term water quality solutions. In FY 2020 we obtained $200 million in funding for the EAA. Now that the South Florida Water Management District has received its final federal permit to ... More
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