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  • Congressman Rooney Statement on Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Congressman Rooney issued the following statement on the Senate Democrat’s forced shutdown of the federal government: “On Thursday, I voted in favor of the House passed continuing resolution that properly funded our military, provided children’s health insurance (CHIP) for the next six years and averted a government shutdown. Sadly, Chuck Schumer and the Senate Democrats have chosen to place 800,000 illegal immigrants ahead of the needs of American citizens, including active du... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Introduces Legislation to Permanently ban drilling in Eastern Gulf
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Francis Rooney introduced legislation to make permanent the moratorium on offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Congressman Rooney stated, “Offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico is incompatible with our environment and endangers our military readiness. The moratorium on exploration and drilling was established in 2006 and will expire in 2022 unless Congress acts. It is critical for the future of Florida and our tourism-based economy th... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Statement on Resolution Supporting the Iranian People
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC- Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement on the passage of H.Res. 676 to support the Iranian people. “Today’s vote in the House of Representatives sends a strong signal to the people of Iran that the United States stands with them in the aftermath of recent protests. “The protests highlight the asymmetries between the views of the government and its citizens. The destabilizing activities around the Middle East by Ayatollah Khamenei’s regime lack support at home. ... Read more

  • My 2017 Accomplishments, Goals for 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    As we begin the new year, it is a time to reflect upon past accomplishments and look ahead to 2018 goals. In 2017, we removed many job-killing Obama era regulations, and before adjourning last year, passed historic tax reforms that will benefit hard-working Americans at every income level. These tax changes will provide a family of 4 earning a median income of $73,000 a year $2,059 more in their pocket each year. They double the child care tax credit from $1,000 to $2,000 per child and nearly do... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney letter to Interior Secretary Zinke Opposing Drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Congressman Rooney letter to Interior Secretary Zinke Opposing Drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Naples, FL- Today, Congressman Rooney sent the following letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Dear Secretary Zinke, I have strong concerns about the draft proposal on January 4, 2018, opening 25 of the 26 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) planning areas, including the Eastern Gulf of Mexico which remains under a moratorium until 2022. While I certainly share the administration’s goal of American... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Statement on U.N. vote rejecting United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.- Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement on the United Nations vote rejecting the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “President Trump and Ambassador Haley are right to stop financially rewarding United Nations member countries who vote to condemn the United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Countries that depend on and expect American assistance and aid, yet undermine our strategic objecti... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Statement on the NLRB’s Micro-Union Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, D.C.- Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement in response to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision to overturn the 2011 Specialty Healthcare decision that expanded the ‘micro-unions’ scheme. Congressman Rooney stated "The decision from the NLRB restores common sense to the workplace. Since the Obama Administration labor board’s decision in 2011, ‘micro-unions’ had begun to form in retail stores and manufacturing sites across the country, making it nea... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney statement on passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 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, “Today’s vote will result in a fairer tax system and allow Southwest Floridians to keep more of their hard-earned money. The facts are undeniable; every tax bracket will now be lower, the standard deduction will nearly double, the child tax credit doubles, and people will no longer be forced to pay a fine for not purchasing unaffordable Obamacare ... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Supports Reform of Higher Education to Prepare Students for Real-World Job Opportunities
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Rooney proudly supported reform of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA). Despite the act’s mission of “being a reliable pathway for students to receive a high-quality education and equip themselves with the skills necessary to find a good paying job”, the HEA has resulted in historically high tuition prices and student debt while failing to adequately address the estimated 6 million unfilled jobs in America. Congressman Rooney stated, “These Higher Education... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney to Speak about the Role of Religion in Society
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Naples, FL- Congressman Francis Rooney will be delivering remarks regarding the role of religion in society on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at 7 PM at St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church in Naples. “I would like to thank Father Philemon Patitsas, Dr. Harry Dimopoulos, and the Christian Rights and Freedom Institute for inviting me to speak Thursday evening about the role of the Christian faith in our lives and society,” Congressman Rooney stated. “Religion, rather than just being a ritual in a... Read more