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  • Rooney votes against another bloated spending package
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney voted against H.R. 8319 – a continuing resolution (CR) to extend government funding through December 11, 2020. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the CR appropriates funding at an annualized level of $1.398 trillion. Congressman Rooney stated, “This continuing resolution contains an excessive amount of spending which far exceeds what we need for Covid relief at a time when the government is already trillions in debt. Congress has not pa... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney speaks out against payroll tax credit executive order
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement addressing the executive order to defer payroll taxes. The executive order attempts to alleviate economic hardships that have been caused by COVID-19. The order would give employers the option to temporarily defer Social Security taxes from their employee’s paycheck for the rest of 2020. Congressman Rooney stated, “I appreciate the administration’s attempt to bring financial relief to hardworking Americans during t... Read more

  • President Trump Issues Executive Order to Extend EGOM Drilling Moratorium
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Washington, D.C. – Today, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order extending the existing moratorium on offshore drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, east of the Military Mission Line. The extension would maintain the moratorium for an additional ten years, until June 30, 2032. In addition, the moratorium on offshore drilling will also include the South Atlantic coast of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. Congressman Rooney stated, “By this Executive Order, President Trump has take... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney cosponsors key economic recovery legislation and calls on House leadership to aid Southwest Florida’s restaurants
    Posted in Press Releases on August 5, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney cosponsored the RESTAURANTS Act and the FEED Act to provide much needed aid and support for Southwest Florida restaurants. The RESTAURANTS Act would issue significant relief funding and the FEED act would cover costs associated with providing meals to nonprofit organizations. Congressman Rooney also sent a letter urging House leadership to include the Restaurants Act in the upcoming economic relief package. Congressman Rooney stated, “COVID-19 h... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Co-Sponsors landmark bill to provide funding to SWFL parks and public lands - the Great American Outdoors Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Wednesday, July 22nd, the United States House of Representatives passed the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1957, The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). Congressman Francis Rooney (FL-19), a co-sponsor of the legislation, issued the following statement following the bill’s passage: “Ensuring that the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) receives appropriate and consistent funding is critical for the preservation of our nation’s parks and public lands. That is why I am a proud co-sp... Read more

  • Rooney and Mucarsel-Powell Renew Call for Offshore Drilling Ban During Bipartisan Virtual Press Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2020 | Preview rr

    Naples, FL – Thursday, June 25, amid new reports of Department Of The Interior plans to allow drilling off the coast of Florida after the November election, Representatives Francis Rooney Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, both members of the House Oceans Caucus and Everglades Caucus, held a virtual press conference to renew their call for a ban on offshore drilling and highlight the importance of keeping our oceans and marine ecosystems healthy. They were joined in the conference call by Emma Haydocy, the... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney announces $500,000 Dept. of Justice grant to Cape Coral Police Department
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today Congressman Francis Rooney (R-FL) announced the arrival of $500,000 in United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) funds to the Cape Coral police department. The funding comes as a result the USDOJ’s Operation Relentless Pursuit initiative. Congressman Rooney stated “The $500,000 provided by the U.S. Department of Justice will allow for the hiring and training of several additional officers by our Cape Coral police department to aid their continued work of keeping our comm... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney leads letter to President Trump to ensure 100% reimbursement for FEMA authorized expenses
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney, along with seven Florida colleagues, sent a letter to the Trump Administration in support of a request made by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “We are writing in support of a request made by Governor Ron DeSantis on March 30 to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to waive all cost-share requirements for assistance authorized under the Emergency Declaration issued on March 13 and the Ma... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney leads letter to House leadership requesting they block multiemployer pension plan bailouts in future Coronavirus relief bills
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, DC- Today Congressman Francis Rooney (R-FL), along with 13 House colleagues, sent a letter to House leadership requesting that no funding for pension shortfalls be included in the next Coronavirus relief package. “We have deep concerns with taxpayer funds going to bail out multiemployer pension plans. Long before COVID-19, numerous multiemployer pension plans were facing insolvency due to years of mismanagement. We should not use the pandemic to bailout mismanaged government and priv... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Announces the Arrival of Funds to Aid Southwest Florida’s Hospitals
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, DC – Congressman Rooney made the following statement addressing the arrival of funds to Southwest Florida’s hospitals as a result of the recent economic stimulus package. “Much needed funding has been included in the latest Congressional relief package to aid the Lee Health System, NCH Healthcare System, and various hospitals throughout Southwest Florida. These funds will give our frontline medical workers financial support to continue their tireless work fighting and treating COVID-... Read more