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  • Congressman Rooney Votes Against Unnecessary and Irresponsible Spending – “Congress Must Start Paying Attention to Our Unconscionable National Debt”
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney voted for fiscal responsibility and against an unnecessary and irresponsible appropriations bill, H.R. 5687, that would have provided over $20 billion in additional aid for disaster relief in Puerto Rico. Congressman Rooney stated, “Once again, Congress has shown its inability to control spending, even though our nation is now over $23 trillion in debt. Over the last three years, over $40 billion has already been allocated to disaster relief in... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Testifies on the Defending Our National Marine Sanctuaries from Damaging Chemicals Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney testified on the importance of the Defending Our National Marine Sanctuaries from Damaging Chemicals Act, H.R. 1834, before the House Natural Resources Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee. Congressman Rooney introduced H.R. 1834 last year which prohibits the use of sunscreen containing oxybenzone and octinoxate near coral reefs in federally protected waters within the National Marine Sanctuary System. Congressman Rooney stated, “Coral ree... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Votes in Favor of USMCA Trade Agreement to Boost America’s Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rooney voted in favor of boosting America’s economic prosperity by supporting the passage of the United States Mexico Trade Agreement (USMCA). Congressman Rooney stated, “Since its introduction, I have consistently urged my colleagues in Congress to support the USMCA as an important framework for increasing economic prosperity, trade and security in the western hemisphere. Strengthening trade relationships with our neighbors, Canada and Mexico, has collatera... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney to vote NO on impeachment of the President
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Francis Rooney will vote against the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Congressman Rooney stated, "The impeachment of a President is among the most somber votes that any Member of Congress can take. The process should not be rushed or based on an artificial timeline, nor should it be partisan or incomplete. It should be thorough and convincing. I repeatedly urged the leaders of the process to stay these proceedings until all executive privilege claims a... Read more

  • 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