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  • Congressman Francis Rooney applauds the expansion of python removal in Everglades National Park
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2018 | Preview rr

    Naples, FL- Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement regarding the announcement of expanded python removal in Everglades National Park. “After joining a python hunt last summer with the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), and communicating with Interior Secretary Zinke, I thank the National Park Service for its decision to expand their python removal program in Everglades National Park. “This is good news for our South Florida community. I would like to thank Pedro ... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney’s letter to Secretary Zinke to expand python hunting in the Everglades
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Naples, FL- This week, Congressman Francis Rooney sent a letter, along with House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop, to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke regarding the need for expanded python hunting and deployment of a male python tracking system in Everglades National Park. Congressman Rooney stated, “Invasive Burmese pythons are terrorizing our fragile South Florida ecosystems. While there are successful programs to rid our lands of these creatures, such as the South Florida Water ... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney statement on elimination of 1000th Python
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - “Congratulations to the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), and the many hunters that have taken part in this program, on the elimination of their 1000th invasive Burmese Python. The twelve-foot-long python that is hanging in my office is a daily reminder of the need to eradicate this species and protect the unique ecosystem of our Everglades. I am currently working with the Department of Interior and the House Natural Resources Committee to allow for hunting of B... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney’s statement on the Venezuelan election
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.- Congressman Francis Rooney, Vice-Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and member of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding the sham election in Venezuela. Congressman Rooney stated, “The Venezuelan people deserve better than the fraudulent, rigged re-election of Nicholas Maduro. Bolivarian socialism has been an absolute failure. Venezuela, once one of the wealthiest countries in the Western Hemisphere, has fallen into complete r... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Votes to Support Increased Care for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, DC – Last evening, Congressman Francis Rooney voted in favor of the Veterans Administration (VA) Mission Act of 2018. This act will ensure veterans have timely access to the care they have earned. Congressman Rooney stated, “It is our government’s obligation to properly care for the brave men and women who have protected and defended our nation, and it is an honor to vote in support of the VA Mission Act. Increasing efficiency of care and ensuring that our veterans are provided treat... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney’s statement on funding for Herbert Hoover Dike repairs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement regarding Herbert Hoover Dike-related provisions in the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. Congressman Rooney stated, “It is encouraging to see an increase in funding for Herbert Hoover Dike rehabilitation from $82 million last year to $96 million this year. While there remains much work toward Lake Okeechobee Watershed Everglades restoration, this is a step in the right direction.” Background: The Lak... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Announces Service Academy Day Details
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC - Congressman Francis Rooney announced details of the annual Congressional District Military Academy Day. This year’s Military Academy Day will be held on Saturday, May 26th, from 10:00AM-12:30PM in the Cohen Center Ballroom, on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Fort Myers, FL 33965. The event is free and open to all students, parents and guidance staff who are interested in learning more about the nation’s service academies. Congressman Rooney stated... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney’s statement on the President’s plan to lower drug prices
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman Francis Rooney’s statement on the President’s plan to lower drug prices Naples, FL- Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement regarding the administration’s plan to lower prescription drug prices. Congressman Rooney stated, “Prescription drug prices continue to skyrocket. According to the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker, prescription drug spending per capita has risen from $90 in 1965 to over $1,000 in 2016, and is an unacceptable burden to place upon our senior... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney statement on DOD’s Eastern Gulf of Mexico report
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality, National Security

    Naples, FL- Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement regarding the Department of Defense’s (DOD) report, “Preserving Military Readiness in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.” Congressman Rooney stated, “I agree with the DOD that the Eastern Gulf of Mexico is an ‘irreplaceable national asset’ for its value to our national security. The Eastern Gulf is a critical training ground for our military and cannot be replaced by any other geographical location. "It is critical for our military, ... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Hosts 2018 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Francis Rooney announced that he will host the 2018 Congressional Art Competition on May 2nd at the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. Winners will be announced immediately following the competition. The overall winner will have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year beginning in June. The 2nd and 3rd place artwork will be displayed in Congressman Rooney’s Congressional offices in Lee and Collier County. Congressman Rooney stated, “Last year, Emma Troyer from Ev... Read more