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  • Congressman Francis Rooney Congratulates Callista Gingrich on Nomination as U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC - Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement to congratulate Callista Gingrich on her nomination as United States Ambassador to the Holy See. “I would like to personally congratulate Mrs. Gingrich on her nomination. A devout Catholic with a tremendous amount of experience, Callista is a great choice to serve as Ambassador to the Holy See. Furthermore, her close relationship with President Trump provides a great opportunity to strengthen relations with the Holy See, ... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Introduces Legislation to Remove Overreaching Regulations on Travel Agents
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Congressman Francis Rooney Introduces Legislation to Remove Overreaching Regulations on Travel Agents Washington, DC – Today Congressman Francis Rooney introduced The Travel Agent Retail Fairness Act, which would remove a regulatory block and strike travel agencies from the blacklist that prohibits them from utilizing an exemption from federal overtime rules. To qualify for this exemption, an employee must work at an establishment “recognized as retail.” In 1970, the Department of Labor (DOL) es... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Discusses Funding of Everglades Projects with Office of Management and Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Congressman Francis Rooney Discusses Funding of Everglades Projects with Office of Management and Budget Washington, DC – This afternoon, Congressman Francis Rooney met with representatives of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to discuss funding of Lake Okeechobee and Everglades Restoration projects which have been authorized, but not yet funded, through the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). Congressman Rooney said, “The key to Everglades restoration is the funding and co... Read more

  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy tours Everglades and Lake Okeechobee Watershed with Congressman Francis Rooney
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy tours Everglades and Lake Okeechobee Watershed with Congressman Francis Rooney NAPLES, FL – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney led House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on a tour of the Everglades and the Lake Okeechobee Watershed, including Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP) projects and Everglades National Park. The tour highlighted the importance of the watershed, and funding projects which have already been approved and designed. Congressma... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney to Meet New Board Members of Hispanic-American Citizens Council
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Fort Myers, FL – On Saturday, May 6th, Congressman Francis Rooney will meet with the newest board members of the Hispanic-American Citizens Council. Congressman Rooney will be the keynote speaker for the evening gala, and will provide an update on Healthcare, budget, immigration and community involvement. Congressman Rooney stated; “I am honored to speak with such an informed and active group, and to attend the installation of the Hispanic-American Citizen’s Council board. Civic involvement is t... Read more

  • El congresista Francis Rooney a encontrarse con los miembros nuevos de la Junta Directiva de la Hispanic-American Citizens Council
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Fort Myers, FL – El sábado, el 6 de mayo, el congresista Francis Rooney va a encontrarse con los miembros nuevos de la Junta Directiva de la Hispanic-American Citizens Council. El congresista Francis Rooney va a ser el primer orador a la gala por la tarde, y va a proveer las noticias por el sistema de salud, el presupuesto, la inmigración, y la participación en la comunidad. El congresista Francis Rooney dijo, “Me siento halagado hablar con un grupo tan informado y activo, y presidir la instalac... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney’s statement on President Trump’s Religious Liberty Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.- Congressman Francis Rooney (FL-19) issued the following statement in support of President Trump’s religious liberty executive order. “The United States has long been a model for granting free exercise of religion and allowing its citizens to practice their beliefs without fear of persecution from the government. “President Trump’s executive order reaffirms the importance of religious freedom and the 1st Amendment in our society. With removal of the Johnson Amendment, religious ... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Votes “Yes” on Repeal and Replacement of Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman Francis Rooney Votes “Yes” on Repeal and Replacement of Obamacare Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement regarding H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017. “Repealing and replacing the failing and unsustainable social experiment of Obamacare is a necessity for Southwest Floridians that have seen choices dwindling and premiums skyrocketing. Currently, one-third of U.S. counties and almost half of all counties in Florida, including Collier an... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Hosts Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tour of Everglades and Lake Okeechobee Watershed
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Congressman Francis Rooney Hosts Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tour of Everglades and Lake Okeechobee Watershed WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Francis Rooney will lead a tour of the Everglades and the Lake Okeechobee Watershed, including Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP) projects and Everglades National Park, on Tuesday, May 9th. The tour will include House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. This tour is intended to highlight the importance of funding projects which have already... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Votes “No” on Fiscally Irresponsible Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Congressman Francis Rooney Votes “No” on Fiscally Irresponsible Budget Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement regarding H.R. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act. “The omnibus bill passed today overspends and underdelivers. This bill is a bad deal for the American people, which is why I voted against the measure. “The fiscally irresponsible $1.07 trillion in spending for the next six months is $30 billion higher than the caps in the original Budget Control... Read more