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Congressman Rooney applauds House passage of Interior appropriations bill - $7.6 million in addition funding for Everglades restoration
July 19, 2018
Washington, D.C. – the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6147 - Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, FY2019 – Congressman Rooney supported the measure and was instrumental in securing an additional $7.6 million for Everglades restoration projects. Congressman Rooney stated, “Passage of H.R. 6147 is another win for Everglades restoration and continues to advance our agenda of funding the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) to fix ou... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney introduces the Employee Freedom Act
July 18, 2018
Washington, D.C.- Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement regarding his introduction of the Employee Freedom Act. “The recent Supreme Court ruling on the Janus case showed public sector unions violated free speech rights by taking dues from nonmember employees. Now it is time to highlight the tactics used by unions when collecting dues to advance their own agendas at the expense of private sector individuals. “I have introduced the Employee Freedom Act to end the intimidating g... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney to testify at House Rules Committee on Offshore Drilling Amendments
July 16, 2018
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rooney announced that he will be testifying in favor of four amendments to H.R. 6147 - Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, FY2019. These amendments, which are co-sponsored by Congressman Rooney, would provide strict limits to offshore drilling and exploration in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic Coast. Congressman Rooney stated, “Offshore drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and along Florid... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney invites Dunbar High School to present before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce
July 12, 2018
Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney announced his invitation to Dunbar High School Principal Carl Burnside to participate in a House Education and the Workforce Committee showcase about innovations in education. Congressman Rooney stated, “I would like to thank Principal Burnside on his service to our community, and invite him to address the Committee on Dunbar High’s innovative science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program. This is a great opportunity to showc... More
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Congressman Rooney votes against bill that would harm Florida’s fishing industry
July 12, 2018
Washington, D.C. – Last evening, Congressman Rooney voted against H.R. 200 - Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act. The bill would have diluted the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery and Conservation Act (MSA), which would have the effect of overfishing and depleting fish populations. Congressman Rooney stated, “H.R. 200 is a bad deal for Florida and will lead to a reversal of the progress we have made in restoring fish populations and ensuring a healthy ... More
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