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  • Congressman Rooney Statement on Impeachment Proceedings
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. - Regardless of my or anyone’s opinion about the President’s treatment of the Ukrainians, Rudy Giuliani or anyone else, impeachment is such a grave matter that it demands that a strong and clear case be made. Personally, I do not believe that the President's behavior related to Ukraine was proper and feel that he should not undermine the work of our Ambassadors and foreign service officers who spend their careers protecting United States’ interests around the world, often at gre... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney commends FEMA for Lee County Hurricane Irma Debris Removal Grant
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC— Congressman Francis Rooney made a statement thanking FEMA for awarding Lee County an $11,774,471.54 grant through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to help cover the costs of debris removal in response to Hurricane Irma. Congressman Rooney said, “I commend FEMA for providing this grant to Lee County. This grant will reimburse the county for incurred expenses relating to debris removal during Hurricane Irma. I am thankful that FEMA awarded this grant to help our community recover f... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney called for a peaceful transition and free and fair elections in Bolivia following the resignation of Evo Morales
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Congressman Rooney stated “Yesterday, Evo Morales resigned from the Presidency of Bolivia following irregularities and manipulation of the results of the October 20th elections as identified by the Organization of American States. During the run-up to this year’s election, Morales restricted the freedom of the press, persecuted opposition politicians, and eroded the credibility of Bolivia’s public institutions. However, moving forward I urge respect for the constitution and rule of law as Bolivi... Read more

  • Rooney votes “NO” on resolution to establish how the impeachment process will be conducted
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney voted “no” on H.Res. 660, a resolution to continue the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Congressman Rooney stated: “As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I have had the opportunity to take part in the closed-door hearings of the last several weeks and have found them to be fair to the participants; everyone has been able to have their questions answered except for one day which was unfortunately restricted. ... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney statement on Retirement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Representative Francis Rooney issued the following statement on his announced retirement from Congress: “On September 11th of this year, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly supported the passage of H.R. 205, my bill to make the current moratorium on drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, east of the Military Mission Line, permanent. This, along with getting a steady stream of money flowing to the Everglades Restoration projects that will fix our water quality iss... Read more

  • Reps. Sires and Rooney Call on Morales Government to Respect Democratic Principles and Ensure Free and Fair Elections in Bolivia
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) and Congressman Francis Rooney (R-FL), the Chairman and Ranking Member respectively of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade, released the following statement urging the Bolivian Government to respect the will of the people and ensure that the general elections in Bolivia on October 20th are free, fair, and transparent. “We are deeply concerned about the Morales government’s continued restrictions on press ... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney statement on Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    “The administration’s decision to remove our remaining troops from Syria is strategically short-sighted, erodes our credibility amongst our regional partners and fortifies Russia’s position in the conflict. The Syrian Kurds have been a critical ally in the fight to eradicate ISIS, and they continue to be a crucial partner in the stabilization of the region—holding thousands of foreign ISIS prisoners that our European allies refuse to accept and administering refugee camps that ISIS holdouts hope... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Introduces Bill That Prohibits Use of Federal Funding for State and Local Bailouts
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, D.C. – On Friday, Congressman Francis Rooney introduced the Government Bailout Prevention Act. This bill would prohibit the use of federal tax dollars by insolvent state, territory, and local governments to bail out and pay off their obligations. Congressman Rooney stated, “American taxpayers do not like when their money is used to bail out failing corporations or businesses and this dislike extends to state and local governments who are fiscally irresponsible. I have consistently vo... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Votes to Terminate National Emergency Declaration
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rooney voted in favor of terminating the National Emergency Declaration that was issued on February 15, 2019. Congressman Rooney stated, “My vote to terminate the emergency declaration is consistent with my previous votes on this issue and consistent with the rule of law and the Constitutional separation of powers. The appropriation and allocation of money is the sole responsibility of the Congressional branch. For well over 50 years, Congressional timidity ... Read more

  • Hepatitis A awareness and prevention – Heed FLDOH and CDC directives
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - With the increasing cases of Hepatitis A in the State of Florida, State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkess recently declared a Public Health Emergency for the state. While Lee and Collier County currently have less than 80 cases of Hepatitis A in total, residents of Southwest Florida are encouraged to follow the directives from the Florida Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control. They are also advised to vaccinate against the virus and follow simple preventative... Read more