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  • Congressmen Rooney-Norman Introduce the Pell for Performance Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington, DC – Congressmen Francis Rooney (FL-19) and Ralph Norman (SC-05) introduced the Pell for Performance Act. This legislation seeks to motivate students to graduate within six years. If students are not able to complete their degree within six years, this act would compel them to repay the grant in the form of an unsubsidized Stafford Loan. Congressman Rooney stated, “This act will focus efforts of both colleges and students to complete their degrees in a timely manner as well as bring ... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney statement on passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement on passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Congressman Rooney stated, “I am proud to vote in favor of tax cuts that will lower the tax burden for hard working Americans, expand the child tax credit, and double the standard deduction. In addition, small businesses will see tax rates cut to a level that is on par with the rest of the industrialized world, meaning more jobs for our country and our Southwest Florida co... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Votes to Support Improved Flood Insurance Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney voted in favor of H.R. 2874, the 21st Century Flood Reform Act. This bill, which is critical to Southwest Florida families, reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and makes it possible for Floridians to obtain affordable insurance to protect their homes and businesses. The bill also opens the flood insurance market to private sector competition to drive prices even lower. Congressman Rooney stated, “With the NFIP losing 1.5 bil... Read more

  • Rooney-Byrne-Wilson Introduce the Current Employee Representation Act - H.R. 4327
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Francis Rooney (FL-19), Bradley Byrne (AL-1), and Joe Wilson (SC-2) introduced the Current Employee Representation Act. This legislation would allow employees to petition for a union certification election when fewer than 50% of current ‘unit members’ were members during the last election. The United States is seeing shifts every day towards a more modern workforce. Many current employees are locked into old and outdated union contracts, approved long before... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney on the use of the Kingpin Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement regarding narcotics trafficking in Latin America, following a House Foreign Affairs Western Hemisphere Subcommittee hearing on the effectiveness of the Kingpin Act. Congressman Rooney stated “Designating drug traffickers as ‘Kingpins’ is a key to United States national security, and is a strong tool to combat the narcotics trade in the Western Hemisphere. Kingpin designations have successfully been used to sanctio... Read more

  • Francis Rooney focuses on Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades in key meetings
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney participated in three important meetings related to Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. As a member of the Everglades Caucus, Congressman Rooney took part in discussions with the Army Corp of Engineers on Hurricane Irma damage to the Everglades ecosystem and the ongoing review of damage to projects that are currently under construction. The Caucus also discussed timelines and funding for the Herbert Hoover Dike. In addition to today’s Caucus me... Read more

  • Francis Rooney Votes in Support of Save Local Business Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, D.C.- Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act, which was cosponsored by Congressman Francis Rooney. Congressman Rooney stated, “The NLRB should not be meddling in the hiring, scheduling or compensation decisions of any business owner, and prior to 2015, it wasn’t. The Obama administration’s anti-business actions took away freedom of action from independent business owners, weakened the rights of hard-working Americans and made it harder for e... Read more

  • Francis Rooney named Vice-Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.- Last week, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman, Congressman Ed Royce, named Congressman Francis Rooney Vice-Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. In the release, Chairman Royce stated, “I am excited to have Rep. Rooney as our vice chairman. His previous experience as the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See and as a successful businessman has been valuable in our efforts to counter global threats, and promote peace and American prosperity abroad.” Congressman Rooney ... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney statement on the Diversity Visa lottery
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement regarding the Diversity Visa lottery system that allowed New York City radical Islamic terrorist attacker Sayfullo Saipov to enter the United States. “The Diversity Visa lottery system threatens our national security. The lottery chooses random green card applicants to gain entry to our country, and fails to properly vet individuals. The dangerous Diversity Visa lottery must be replaced by a merit-based visa syst... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney makes statement on North Korean aggression
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney, Vice-Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued a statement following a hearing about the North Korean nuclear aggression with Thae Yong-Ho, a high level North Korean defector and former diplomat. Congressman Rooney stated, “The hostile actions and relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons by the Kim Jong-Un regime present grave threats to the United States and our allies in the Pacific. For over twenty years the United States has mai... Read more