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Congressmen Rooney and Gaetz request meeting with President Trump on banning oil drilling east of the Military Mission Line
April 17, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Francis Rooney and Matt Gaetz sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting a meeting in the Oval Office to discuss the importance of a permanent moratorium on oil and gas drilling and pre-leasing activity East of the Military Mission Line in the Gulf of Mexico. A copy of the letter is attached. In excerpts from the letter, Rooney and Gaetz state, “Florida’s economy depends on tourism, which requires clean beaches and healthy ecosystems. Our state is kn... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney Requests Army Corps Seek Solutions to Contributing Factors of Toxic Algae Growth
April 11, 2019
Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Rooney sent a letter to Lieutenant General Semonite, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, requesting federal cooperation with state agencies to monitor the application of glyphosate-based herbicides which can contribute to toxic algae growth. In order to manage invasive plant growth, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) apply herbicides to waterways across the state. These glyphosate-based he... More
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Congressman Rooney and Senator Cotton introduce RAISE Act to fix our broken visa and immigration system
April 10, 2019
Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act (RAISE Act) to establish skills-based immigration, to end chain migration and to eliminate the Diversity Visa program. Congressman Rooney stated, “The United States immigration system is broken. Only one in every 15 immigrants to our country are granted visas because of their skills, and we do not prioritize the ultra high-skilled immigrants who spur innovation, create jobs,... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney Applauds FEMA for Providing $34.4 Million in Reimbursement for Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts in Collier County
April 9, 2019
Naples, FL – Congressman Rooney released the following statement on the reimbursement of $34.4 million in federal funding for Hurricane Irma debris removal in Collier County. Congressman Rooney stated, “Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida in 2017 after developing into one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in recorded history. In Collier County alone, there were 3 million cubic yards of debris. Altogether, Irma caused $320 million in damage to property throughout Collier County. I thank th... More
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Congressman Rooney requests $5.4 billion to fund border wall
April 4, 2019
Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Francis Rooney joined with Rep. Paul Gosar in sending a letter to the House Appropriations Committee requesting that the House fully fund border security at the level requested by President Trump. The text of the letter states, “As you begin work on the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Homeland Security bill, we urge you to provide funding for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Procurement, Construction, and Improvements (PC&I) necessary for investments r... More
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