Opinion Pieces
On the hunt to save the Everglades
August 13, 2017
On Thursday, I hunted invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades to bring national attention to the damage caused by these devastating predators, which prey on native wildlife across South Florida. We all have a vested interest in restoring and protecting the Everglades and these invasive species are a serious problem. Burmese pythons are devastating predators, killing off rabbits, birds, bobcats, panthers and even the Key Largo Wood Rat. One python was implanted with a signal and was tracked fo... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney Tours Collier County Emergency Operations Center
August 11, 2017
Collier County, FL – Today Congressman Francis Rooney visited the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) of Collier County, following visits to the Lee County and City of Cape Coral EOCs earlier in the week. It is important to bring attention to the vital services provided by these centers and remind residents that being prepared for emergencies, especially during hurricane season, is something that should be taken seriously. Congressman Rooney stated, “Just as we witnessed in visits to Lee County an... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney Tours Cape Coral and Lee County Emergency Operations Centers
August 9, 2017
Lee County, FL – Today Congressman Francis Rooney visited the Emergency Operations Centers of Lee County and the City of Cape Coral. It is important to bring attention to the vital services provided by these centers and remind residents that being prepared for emergencies, especially during hurricane season, is something that should be taken seriously. Congressman Rooney stated, “Both Lee County and the City of Cape Coral have been leaders in preparing to handle emergency situations and in respo... More
Opinion Pieces
Focusing on Southwest Florida
August 4, 2017
There has been a lot of noise created by opponents of the conservative agenda about what the House of Representatives has been able to accomplish it the first six months of the 115th Congress. The House has sent 250 bills to the Senate- for example, bills to strengthen border security, to stop funding sanctuary cities, to roll back job killing Obama era regulations, to fund Everglades and Lake Okeechobee Watershed restoration projects, to take care of our veterans and soldiers, to repeal Obamaca... More
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Congressmen Francis Rooney and Mario Diaz-Balart Announce Joint Press Conference on Appropriations for Everglades Restoration
July 27, 2017
Washington, DC – Today, Congressmen Francis Rooney and Mario Diaz-Balart announced they will be hosting a joint press conference and tour of CERP projects at 9:00AM, July 31st, at the Merritt Pump Station. The event will highlight House Appropriations funding for Fiscal Year 2018, and provide an update on Everglades restoration projects. Congressman Rooney stated, “Funding for Lake Okeechobee watershed and Everglades restoration projects are my top priority, that’s why I ran for Congress. The Ho... More
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