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Congressman Francis Rooney statement on elimination of 1000th Python
May 21, 2018
Washington, D.C. - “Congratulations to the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), and the many hunters that have taken part in this program, on the elimination of their 1000th invasive Burmese Python. The twelve-foot-long python that is hanging in my office is a daily reminder of the need to eradicate this species and protect the unique ecosystem of our Everglades. I am currently working with the Department of Interior and the House Natural Resources Committee to allow for hunting of B... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney’s statement on the Venezuelan election
May 21, 2018
Washington, D.C.- Congressman Francis Rooney, Vice-Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and member of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding the sham election in Venezuela. Congressman Rooney stated, “The Venezuelan people deserve better than the fraudulent, rigged re-election of Nicholas Maduro. Bolivarian socialism has been an absolute failure. Venezuela, once one of the wealthiest countries in the Western Hemisphere, has fallen into complete r... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney Votes to Support Increased Care for Veterans
May 17, 2018
Washington, DC – Last evening, Congressman Francis Rooney voted in favor of the Veterans Administration (VA) Mission Act of 2018. This act will ensure veterans have timely access to the care they have earned. Congressman Rooney stated, “It is our government’s obligation to properly care for the brave men and women who have protected and defended our nation, and it is an honor to vote in support of the VA Mission Act. Increasing efficiency of care and ensuring that our veterans are provided treat... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney’s statement on funding for Herbert Hoover Dike repairs
May 17, 2018
Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement regarding Herbert Hoover Dike-related provisions in the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. Congressman Rooney stated, “It is encouraging to see an increase in funding for Herbert Hoover Dike rehabilitation from $82 million last year to $96 million this year. While there remains much work toward Lake Okeechobee Watershed Everglades restoration, this is a step in the right direction.” Background: The Lak... More
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Congressman Francis Rooney Announces Service Academy Day Details
May 17, 2018
Washington, DC - Congressman Francis Rooney announced details of the annual Congressional District Military Academy Day. This year’s Military Academy Day will be held on Saturday, May 26th, from 10:00AM-12:30PM in the Cohen Center Ballroom, on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Fort Myers, FL 33965. The event is free and open to all students, parents and guidance staff who are interested in learning more about the nation’s service academies. Congressman Rooney stated... More
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