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  • Congressman Francis Rooney Tours Collier County Emergency Operations Center
    Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Tours Cape Coral and Lee County Emergency Operations Centers
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Congressmen Francis Rooney and Mario Diaz-Balart Announce Joint Press Conference on Appropriations for Everglades Restoration
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    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... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Votes to Pass Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act Legislation heads to Full House for Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, DC – Today, in the Education and the Workforce Committee, Congressmen Francis Rooney voted to support H.R. 2823, the Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act. This legislation will repeal the fiduciary rule, which imposed costly new mandates and burdensome regulations on savers, and protect access to affordable retirement advice for low- and middle-income families. Congressman Rooney stated, “I am proud to support this common-sense legislation. This is another step in removing dam... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Announces Burmese Python Battle for the Everglades
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney announced that he will take part in the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) ‘Python Elimination Program’ on August 10, 2017 in Big Cypress Swamp. Congressman Rooney stated, “I am looking forward to hunting these devastating and invasive snakes. The python is a predator impacting the delicate balance of the ecosystem across the Everglades and the State of Florida. Innovative ideas such as the Python Elimination Program incentivize m... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Fights for Right to Home Health-Care
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney, along with ten Florida Congressional colleagues, has sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, that fights for elderly and disabled persons to have the right to receive health-care services in their own homes.” Congressman Rooney stated, “This letter is about fighting for individuals to receive care in the comfort of their own home, instead of in an impersonal and unfamiliar setting. An individual that is elderly or disabled, and ch... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Statement on Interior Committee appropriations mark-up
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Congressman Francis Rooney stated: "As the House Interior Committee begins its mark-up process for FY 2018 funding levels, it is important that Everglades restoration and funding for CERP projects is at the forefront. I will continue to encourage members to support these projects that are so vital to our ecology and economy. This is truly a bipartisan effort that is supported by the entire Florida delegation." Attached Letter to Chairman Calvert and Ranking Member McCollum Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Votes to Support Tougher Penalties for Sanctuary Cities and Illegal Immigrants
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration

    Washington, DC - This afternoon, Congressman Francis Rooney voted in support of two bills that will strengthen penalties against sanctuary cities and assist law enforcement in protecting our borders. H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law, would impose enhanced criminal penalties for illegal aliens with serious criminal records that have been convicted of illegal entry and subsequently return to the United States. H.R. 3003, No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, would provide for stricter penalties for jurisdictions t... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Statement on Supreme Court Travel Ban Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Washington, DC - I am encouraged by the Supreme Court’s decision today on President Trump’s travel ban and I am confident that the order will ultimately be ruled Constitutional. This unanimous decision will allow for much of the President’s travel ban to become effective, while awaiting the court’s final decision at a later date. Vetting those individuals entering our country is not only a right, but also a responsibility. In an age of heightened terror and radicalism, we must be able to ensure ... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Calls for Justice Ginsburg Recusal on Trump V. International Refugee Assistance Project
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC – Congressman Rooney has co-signed a letter, along with fifty-seven other Congressional members, calling on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg to recuse herself from the case of Trump V. International Refugee Assistance Project. Congressman Rooney stated “Although I am encouraged by the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision today on President Trump’s travel ban and I am confident that the order will ultimately be ruled Constitutional, Justice Ginsburg’s comments related to Pre... Read more