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  • Congressman Francis Rooney Introduces Legislation to Free Religious Organizations from Abusive Unions
    Posted in Press Releases on November 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, D.C. – Last week, Congressman Francis Rooney introduced the Freedom for Religious Communities Act to exempt religious organizations from restrictions outlined in the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Congressman Rooney stated, “Religious organizations should not be forced to bend to the will of labor unions. I introduced this bill to ensure these organizations, such as churches and religious universities, can best meet the needs of the people they serve without being held back by ... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney sends letter to Labor Secretary Acosta to Ensure Transparency to Protect Union Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    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... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Statement on President Trump signing the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    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... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney joins the bi-partisan Climate Solutions Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    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 ... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Introduces the Union Integrity Act to Protect Whistle-blowers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    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... Read more

  • Rooney, Welch introduce bill to provide transparency to drug prices for seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    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... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney on the urgent threats of rising seas and hurricane storm surge in Florida
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives about the need for planning to mitigate effects of sea-level rise and storm surge from increasingly intensifying hurricanes in Florida. Congressman Rooney stated, “Sea-level rise and flooding, amplified by devastating hurricanes such as Hurricane Irma that ravaged our community one year ago, are an urgent concern to our many coastal communities in Florida. This requires proactive planning ... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney votes against out of control spending bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, D.C.- Congressman Francis Rooney released the following statement regarding his vote against today’s “cromnibus” spending bill. Congressman Rooney stated, “Out of control spending in Washington must stop and the swamp culture of “going along to get along” must change. Today’s ‘cromnibus’ bill is yet another example of fiscally irresponsible taxpayer abuse, failing to solve the underlying spending problems plaguing our federal government. Congress cannot keep ignoring the voice of the... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney questions compliance regarding seismic activities in Big Cypress National Preserve
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Washington, D.C.- Today Congressman Francis Rooney wrote Secretary Ryan Zinke calling for the Department of the Interior to make sure that the contractor conducting seismic activities in the Big Cypress National Preserve fully complies with the remediation and repair requirements required by the seismic permit, defined as Minimization and Mitigation Measures. Congressman Rooney stated, “The seismic activities underway in the Big Cypress National Preserve pose grave risks to our Southwest Florida... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Statement on Final Passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, Congressman Rooney voted to support the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA). WRDA is the authorizing legislation that allows the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct projects improving water infrastructure - the most critical component of Everglades restoration and completion of the necessary repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike, which surrounds Lake Okeechobee. Today’s vote marks the final passage of WRDA – it will now be sent to the President for his signatu... Read more