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  • Congressman Francis Rooney’s Statement on Resolution on the War in Yemen
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney released the following statement on H.J. Res. 37 – Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. “This resolution is a dangerous exercise that sets a bad precedent. The purpose of this resolution is to remove U.S Armed Forces engaging in ‘hostilities’ in Yemen but the United States is not engaging in any hostilities in this conflict. “Additionally, it establishes... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney introduces a resolution to acknowledge the imminent threat of sea-level rise
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Congressman Rooney introduces a resolution to acknowledge the imminent threat of sea-level rise Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney introduced a resolution to underscore the need for proactive planning to mitigate the future effects of sea-level rise, such as increased flooding, in communities across Florida. Congressman Rooney stated, “Sea-level rise, storm surge and flooding currently threaten millions of homes across the state of Florida. I introduced this resolution to expres... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Meets with Army Corps General to Discuss Water Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Rooney met with Major General Scott A. Spellmon, Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations for the Army Corps of Engineers, about funding for Lake Okeechobee and Everglades Restoration projects. Congressman Rooney stated, “After meeting with Major General Spellmon, I am confident that we will continue to have a strong relationship with the Corps, and that work on the EAA reservoir, completion of Herbert Hoover Dike repairs, and address... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Statement on the State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    “Last evening’s State of the Union address by President Trump was, above all, a message of American freedom. “Over these past two years, we have worked together to build a stronger military that will ensure America always remains the land of the free. We have created more freedom to open or expand a small business by eliminating scores of regulations imposed by unelected bureaucrats. We have passed historic tax cuts for hardworking Americans that will enable them to keep more of the money they e... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Calls on International Partners to Support Juan Guaido as Interim President of Venezuela
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC –Congressman Rooney released the following statement regarding the situation in Venezuela. “Following yesterday’s declaration made by the Lima Group, I call on international partners to pressure Nicolas Maduro to step down and rescind his illegitimate claim to the presidency of Venezuela and allow free and fair elections. In his place, I encourage the recognition of Juan Guaido as Interim President of Venezuela, who’s assumption of this role was Constitutionally justified in the w... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney introduces resolution supporting our ally, Georgia
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney introduced a resolution expressing support in the House of Representatives for one of the United States’ strongest allies in Eurasia, Georgia. Congressman Rooney stated, “The sovereignty of Georgia is under threat from Russia and its allies. Russia has illegally occupied the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia which claim to be breakaway republics. To cozy up to the Kremlin, Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad recognized the ‘independence’ of the... Read more

  • Rooney Votes to Support the President’s Executive Order Freezing Federal Employee Pay
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rooney voted against H.R. 790, the Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019. This massive increase in spending would provide raises to all federal employees regardless of merit. Congressman Rooney stated, “In business, raises are based on performance, not simply showing up to a job where you are already overpaid. As recently as 2017, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found that federal employees received 17% more in total compensation th... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney leads Florida Delegation letter to White House for Everglades Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney sent a letter to President Trump, co-signed by every Member of the Florida Congressional delegation, encouraging the Administration’s continued support of Everglades restoration and water quality infrastructure projects. Congressman Rooney stated, “The single biggest issue impacting our Southwest Florida community is water quality. Our economy is forever tied to our ecology, and clean water flowing through our rivers, streams and estuaries is ... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney introduces a bill to reform our broken asylum system
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Francis Rooney introduced the Asylum Protection Act of 2019, a bill amending the Immigration and Nationality Act to reduce the deadline for asylum applications and require applicants to begin the asylum process at the time of their arrival at a legal port of entry. Congressman Rooney stated, “Illegal immigrants are abusing the asylum process in the United States. I introduced the Asylum Protection Act to shorten the deadlines by which asylum applications mus... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Votes Against Obamacare – a Failed Social Experiment
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, DC – Last evening, Congressman Rooney voted against legislation favorable towards the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Congressman Rooney stated, “We need to put patients first and Obamacare disrupted this important relationship. Congress must acknowledge Obamacare is a failed social experiment that sharply raised health cost for Americans across the country. For others, the increase in deductibles left individuals with insurance, but they could not afford the actual h... Read more