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Congressman Rooney sends letter to Labor Secretary Acosta to Ensure Transparency to Protect Union Workers
November 9, 2018
Washington, D.C- This week, Congressman Francis Rooney sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta requesting the Secretary classify worker centers as labor organizations. Currently, worker centers operate outside the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) to avoid transparency and accountability rules that apply to labor unions. Congressman Rooney stated, “It is imperative for the Department of Labor to protect union workers. Worker centers across the United States are c... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney Statement on President Trump signing the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)
October 23, 2018
Naples, FL - Today, President Donald Trump signed into law the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA). WRDA is the authorizing legislation that allows the Army Corps of Engineers to construct and manage projects improving water infrastructure. The legislation was passed by Congress in September. Congressman Rooney stated, “WRDA is critical to finally advancing the 68 Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) projects that have been previously approved, including authorization of t... More
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Congressman Rooney joins the bi-partisan Climate Solutions Caucus
September 28, 2018
Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney (R-FL) joined the bi-partisan Climate Solutions Caucus along with Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA). Congressman Rooney stated, “I joined the Climate Solutions Caucus because environmental issues are critical for our Southwest Florida community. Southwest Florida’s well-being depends on a healthy environment; one just needs to look at the algal blooms currently ravaging our community to understand the negative effects of environmental disasters. To ... More
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Congressman Rooney Introduces the Union Integrity Act to Protect Whistle-blowers
September 27, 2018
Washington, D.C.- Congressman Francis Rooney released the following statement regarding introduction of the H.R. 6922, the Union Integrity Act. “Currently, union employees who uncover and report misconduct are vulnerable to retaliation by unions. This must be changed to protect these brave whistle-blowers from corrupt union bosses who threaten them or unfairly fire them. Corruption in unions is rampant; for example, high-ranking officers at the United Auto Workers (UAW) have been caught taking b... More
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Rooney, Welch introduce bill to provide transparency to drug prices for seniors
September 27, 2018
Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced the Drug Price Transparency Act to lower prescription medication prices for seniors. Congressman Rooney stated, “Skyrocketing drug prices are an unacceptable burden for our senior citizens. Americans pay much more for prescription drugs than seniors in other developed countries. In fact, beneficiaries of Medicare Parts B and D are often unfairly burdened for 20% of the cost of some of their most ex... More
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