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Congressman Rooney statement on Parkland
February 15, 2018
Congressman Rooney stated, “I pray for the victims, their families, and the first responders on the scene of yesterday’s tragic shooting in Parkland. It is important that we know the details of the events that occurred, so that we can adequately assess ways to prevent future attacks. Although it is still early in the investigation process, it appears there were warning signs that, if fully reported and investigated, might have prevented this massacre.” More
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Congressman Francis Rooney Announces District Town Hall Meetings for Lee and Collier Counties (UPDATED LOCATION)
February 15, 2018
Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney announced that he will host Town Hall meetings in both Lee and Collier County on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Congressman Francis Rooney issued the follow statement: “I am looking forward to constructive dialogue with our Southwest Florida community and the opportunity to listen to their thoughts, concerns, and suggestions. There have been many accomplishments from 2017 and many ideas for 2018 that are important to discuss.” For constituents who are un... More
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Congressman Rooney Statement on Release of HPSCI Memo
February 2, 2018
Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement on release of the memo prepared by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). Congressman Rooney stated, “I am a strong believer in open and transparent governance. Making this memo public is the right thing to do and those that seek the truth should welcome the opportunity to expose any flaws in the process used by their government to gather information. No information vital to national security has be... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney statement on introducing the Asylum Protection Act
January 26, 2018
Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement on introducing H.R. 4850, the Asylum Protection Act of 2018. Congressman Rooney stated, “The United States asylum application process is being abused by illegal immigrants and the people suffering most from this abuse are those who most need asylum due to legitimate fear of persecution in their home countries. On the other hand, baseless asylum claims have created a huge backlog at the immigration courts and, as a result,... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney and Chairman Bishop Send Letter to Secretary Zinke on Python Problem
January 26, 2018
Washington, DC –Congressman Francis Rooney and Chairman Rob Bishop, of the House Committee on Natural Resources, sent a letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke seeking guidance from the Department of the Interior on a process to allow the taking of Burmese Pythons in Everglades National Park. With a $2 trillion economic impact, maintaining a healthy Everglades is critically important to a strong Florida economy. As the only subtropical ecosystem in the continental U.S., the Everglades is home to dozens o... More
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