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Congressman Francis Rooney Statement on Supreme Court Travel Ban Decision
June 26, 2017
Washington, DC - I am encouraged by the Supreme Court’s decision today on President Trump’s travel ban and I am confident that the order will ultimately be ruled Constitutional. This unanimous decision will allow for much of the President’s travel ban to become effective, while awaiting the court’s final decision at a later date. Vetting those individuals entering our country is not only a right, but also a responsibility. In an age of heightened terror and radicalism, we must be able to ensure ... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney Calls for Justice Ginsburg Recusal on Trump V. International Refugee Assistance Project
June 26, 2017
Washington, DC – Congressman Rooney has co-signed a letter, along with fifty-seven other Congressional members, calling on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg to recuse herself from the case of Trump V. International Refugee Assistance Project. Congressman Rooney stated “Although I am encouraged by the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision today on President Trump’s travel ban and I am confident that the order will ultimately be ruled Constitutional, Justice Ginsburg’s comments related to Pre... More
Opinion Pieces
Why fund the United Nations Human Rights Council?
June 22, 2017
Now is the time to re-evaluate United States support for the U.N. Human Rights Council. Claiming to be a champion of human rights, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) continues to act in complete contradiction of its mandate to protect human rights and reflects the cronyism and corruption of many of its member governments. The Council devotes far too much time attacking Israel, one of its top agenda items, while ignoring serious and pervasive human rights violations around the world... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney Votes to Support Career and Technical Education, Expanding Opportunity in Southwest Florida
June 22, 2017
Congressman Francis Rooney Votes to Support Career and Technical Education, Expanding Opportunity in Southwest Florida Washington, DC - This afternoon, Congressman Francis Rooney voted in support of H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (CTE). Current policies restrict the ability of states to invest federal resources in efforts that prioritize economic growth and local needs. This occurs at a time when critical industries have vacant jobs but not e... More
Opinion Pieces
A Welcome Realignment Of Cuba Policy
June 22, 2017
Reactions to President Trump’s recent executive order reversing President Obama’s misguided Cuba policy have missed the point. The focus on the tourism aspects of the deal are misplaced, as the real issue with our relationship with Cuba is capitalism and free enterprise versus communist socialism. Specifically, the Obama policy sought no commercial reforms and favored the Cuban regime over the Cuban people. President Trump’s changes are meant to avoid commercially supporting the Cuban dictatorsh... More
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