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Congressman Rooney introduces a bill to reform our broken asylum system
January 11, 2019
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Francis Rooney introduced the Asylum Protection Act of 2019, a bill amending the Immigration and Nationality Act to reduce the deadline for asylum applications and require applicants to begin the asylum process at the time of their arrival at a legal port of entry. Congressman Rooney stated, “Illegal immigrants are abusing the asylum process in the United States. I introduced the Asylum Protection Act to shorten the deadlines by which asylum applications mus... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney Votes Against Obamacare – a Failed Social Experiment
January 10, 2019
Washington, DC – Last evening, Congressman Rooney voted against legislation favorable towards the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Congressman Rooney stated, “We need to put patients first and Obamacare disrupted this important relationship. Congress must acknowledge Obamacare is a failed social experiment that sharply raised health cost for Americans across the country. For others, the increase in deductibles left individuals with insurance, but they could not afford the actual h... More
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Rooney files Algal Bloom legislation
January 10, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Last night, Congressman Francis Rooney introduced bipartisan legislation to amend the Stafford Act to include algal blooms in the definition of a “major disaster.” This change would position FEMA to intervene after an algae outbreak. Congressman Rooney stated, “The health of our Southwest Florida waterways and ecosystems is vital to our economy – in addition the physical harm to people living in proximity to toxic algae is of great concern. We must make every effort possible t... More
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Rooney Cosponsors Florida Coastal Protection Act to Ban Oil Drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico
January 9, 2019
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) reintroduced the bipartisan Florida Coastal Protection Act yesterday, which would make permanent the moratorium on oil drilling that exists now but is slated to expire in 2022. The moratorium currently in place protects waters up to 235 miles off the west coast of Florida from oil drilling and will expire in June 2022 unless made permanent. Congressman Rooney has again signed on as an original cosponsor to the legislation. “Here in Florida, we are... More
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Sen. Cruz, Rep. Rooney Introduce Constitutional Amendment Imposing Term Limits on Members of Congress
January 4, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) yesterday introduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress. The amendment would limit U.S. senators to two six-year terms and members of the U.S. House of Representatives to three two-year terms. “For too long, members of Congress have abused their power and ignored the will of the American people,” Sen. Cruz said. “Term limits on members of Congress offer a solution to t... More
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