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  • Congressman Rooney statement on Parkland
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Rooney stated, “I pray for the victims, their families, and the first responders on the scene of yesterday’s tragic shooting in Parkland. It is important that we know the details of the events that occurred, so that we can adequately assess ways to prevent future attacks. Although it is still early in the investigation process, it appears there were warning signs that, if fully reported and investigated, might have prevented this massacre.” Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Announces District Town Hall Meetings for Lee and Collier Counties (UPDATED LOCATION)
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney announced that he will host Town Hall meetings in both Lee and Collier County on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Congressman Francis Rooney issued the follow statement: “I am looking forward to constructive dialogue with our Southwest Florida community and the opportunity to listen to their thoughts, concerns, and suggestions. There have been many accomplishments from 2017 and many ideas for 2018 that are important to discuss.” For constituents who are un... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Statement on Release of HPSCI Memo
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement on release of the memo prepared by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). Congressman Rooney stated, “I am a strong believer in open and transparent governance. Making this memo public is the right thing to do and those that seek the truth should welcome the opportunity to expose any flaws in the process used by their government to gather information. No information vital to national security has be... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney statement on introducing the Asylum Protection Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement on introducing H.R. 4850, the Asylum Protection Act of 2018. Congressman Rooney stated, “The United States asylum application process is being abused by illegal immigrants and the people suffering most from this abuse are those who most need asylum due to legitimate fear of persecution in their home countries. On the other hand, baseless asylum claims have created a huge backlog at the immigration courts and, as a result,... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney and Chairman Bishop Send Letter to Secretary Zinke on Python Problem
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC –Congressman Francis Rooney and Chairman Rob Bishop, of the House Committee on Natural Resources, sent a letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke seeking guidance from the Department of the Interior on a process to allow the taking of Burmese Pythons in Everglades National Park. With a $2 trillion economic impact, maintaining a healthy Everglades is critically important to a strong Florida economy. As the only subtropical ecosystem in the continental U.S., the Everglades is home to dozens o... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Announces District Town Hall Meetings for Lee and Collier Counties
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney announced that he will host Town Hall meetings in both Lee and Collier County on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Congressman Francis Rooney issued the follow statement: “I am looking forward to constructive dialogue with our Southwest Florida community and the opportunity to listen to their thoughts, concerns, and suggestions. There have been many accomplishments from 2017 and many ideas for 2018 that are important to discuss.” For constituents who... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney statement on Congressional pay during the Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Statement from the office of Representative Francis Rooney on Congressional pay during the government shutdown: Throughout the duration of the government shutdown, Congressman Francis Rooney will be donating his pay to the Collier County Honor Flight program. If the men and women serving in our military aren’t being paid, Congressmembers shouldn’t be either. About Collier County Honor Flight: Collier County Honor Flight’s mission is to transport local (Collier and Lee County) Ve... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney calls for release of FISA memo
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Washington, DC – On Friday, Congressman Francis Rooney cosigned a letter to Committee Chairman Devin Nunes that requests release of a classified document related to the Mueller investigation of election meddling. Congressman Rooney stated, “I have recently reviewed the four-page memo provided by the House Select Committee on Intelligence that is related to the ongoing Mueller investigation. Due to its classified nature I am unable to comment on any specific details contained within this documen... Read more

  • Statement on ending the “Schumer Shutdown”
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC - The shutdown of our government was an artificial, manufactured crisis with an issue, DACA extension, which was completely extraneous to funding the government. It was both unnecessary and unacceptable. I am glad to see that Senator Schumer’s Democrats have ended their political maneuvering and hope that now they will begin to work constructively to enact meaningful and long-term funding legislation which eliminates these repeated Continuing Resolutions. Securing our borders, fi... Read more

  • House passes Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act - cosponsored by Congressman Rooney
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Life

    Washington, DC – Today, the House passed legislation, cosponsored by Congressman Francis Rooney, that protects the lives of babies born alive following an attempted abortion procedure. Congressman Rooney stated, “I am proud to have cosponsored the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act. It is unthinkable that such laws are needed at all, but sadly they are. I will always passionately fight to protect the lives of the unborn, and this legislation will end one of the most gruesome attacks on life.” Bac... Read more