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  • Congressman Francis Rooney Applauds President Trump’s Acceleration of Herbert Hoover Dike Repairs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Washington, DC – Yesterday, President Trump’s Administration announced that they will accelerate completion of repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike. The Army Corps of Engineers was scheduled to complete a $1.7 billion renovation of the dike in 2025, but Congressman Rooney, Governor Scott, and other elected officials have led efforts for an expedited timeline with completion by 2022. Congressman Rooney stated, “I am thankful for President Trump’s commitment to expediting dike repairs and look forwa... Read more

  • Gottheimer, Rooney Introduce North Korea Ballistic Missile Investigations Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Gottheimer, Rooney Introduce North Korea Ballistic Missile Investigations Act Act would defuel Kim regime’s procurement of ‘devil’s venom’ from Russia, China Washington, DC – Today, Congressmen Francis Rooney and Josh Gottheimer introduced the bi-partisan North Korea Ballistic Missile Investigations Act. Congressman Rooney stated, “It is beyond time to defuel Kim Jong-Un and his rogue regime in North Korea. As the Korean missile crisis escalates, the United States must consider new methods to st... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Speaks at Catholic University about Subsidiarity in American Politics
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman, and former United States Ambassador to the Holy See, Francis Rooney delivered remarks at the Catholic University of America regarding the relevance of subsidiarity in contemporary American politics. “I would like to thank Catholic University of America and Provost Andrew Abela for the opportunity to speak today,” Congressman Rooney stated. “I believe the principle of subsidiarity, that problems should be administered at the most devolved level of authority e... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney to visit Golisano Children’s Hospital
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Fort Myers, FL- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney will visit Golisano Children’s Hospital in Fort Myers to thank hospital and Lee Health staff for their service during Hurricane Irma. Congressman Rooney stated “I value Golisano Children’s Hospital and Lee Health’s critical service to our community, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. I am thankful for the dedication of the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Hospital during these trying times. Our community is lucky to have them to keep... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Requests Extension of 90% Cost Share for Hurricane Irma Debris Removal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney led a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting that the ninety percent federal cost share for disaster debris cleanup be extended for an additional thirty days. The text of the letter follows below: Dear Mr. President, We write to express our gratitude for declaring a ninety percent federal cost share for Hurricane Irma debris removal. This federal assistance has made a tremendous impact in allowing our communities to begin the recovery and ... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Sponsors Bill to Cut Wasteful Government Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Rooney Sponsors Bill to Cut Wasteful Government Programs Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney introduced legislation to eliminate wasteful government spending programs currently existing within the Department of Education. The bill, H.R. 3957, would repeal Title VIII of the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This repeal will remove the ability to fund dozens of special interest programs, resulting in smaller government and less spending. Congressman Rooney stated. “Elimi... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Supports Budget that Eliminates Deficit, Strengthens Military and Paves the Way for Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Congressman Rooney Supports Budget that Eliminates Deficit, Strengthens Military and Paves the Way for Tax Reform Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney voted in support of a House plan that will balance the budget within 10 years by cutting spending, reducing the size and scope of government, and stimulating economic growth. Congressman Rooney stated, “This Budget is the fiscally responsible blueprint Congress needs as it works towards; tax reforms to allow hard working Americans to... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Announces Increased Funding for Hurricane Irma Debris Removal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Francis Rooney Announces Increased Funding for Hurricane Irma Debris Removal Washington, DC – On September 10, 2017, President Donald J. Trump issued a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Florida triggering the release of Federal funds to help people and communities recover from Hurricane Irma. After much discussion with local officials and federal agencies, this disaster declaration has now been amended. The President has approved a 90 percent Federal cost share for debris r... Read more

  • Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Passes in House – Congressman Francis Rooney Cosponsor
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Life

    Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Passes in House – Congressman Francis Rooney Cosponsor Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney voted in favor of H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The Congressman is a cosponsor of this legislation, which restricts abortions 20 weeks or more after fertilization. Specifically, H.R. 36 establishes criminal penalties for any person who performs or attempts an abortion on a baby after the 20-week mark. In addition, this bill pr... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Speaks at 2017 Latin American Summit
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Congressman Francis Rooney Speaks at 2017 Latin American Summit Miami, FL – Congressman Francis Rooney addressed attendees at the 2017 Latin American Summit, hosted by Governor Rick Scott. The Congressman took part in a panel discussion on the historic, current, and trending state of foreign policy in Latin America. In addition to Congressman Rooney, panelists included Senator Marco Rubio and Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mario Diaz-Balart, and Carlos Curbelo. Congressman Rooney stated. “... Read more