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  • Congressman Francis Rooney’s statement on the BUILD Act of 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney, Vice-Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on the bipartisan Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act of 2018. Congressman Rooney stated, “As a former United States Ambassador to the Holy See, I understand the important role soft power diplomacy, including our foreign assistance programs, plays in resolving problems and advancing United States’ strategic interests around the... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney’s statement on the Union Transparency and Accountability Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney released the following statement regarding introduction of the Union Transparency and Accountability Act. Congressman Rooney stated, “Transparency within unions is critical to root out corruption and hold union bosses accountable. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration repealed rules that increased financial transparency within unions to protect workers from misuse of their dues. I am introducing the Union Transparency and Accountability Act t... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney's 7-Point Plan to Address School Violence and Mass Shootings
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Rooney's 7-Point Plan to Address School Violence and Mass Shootings Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement detailing a plan to protect our nation’s schools. Congressman Rooney stated, “We need a multi-faceted solution to mass shootings and gun violence which includes all relevant layers of government and local communities, and includes putting safeguards in place to minimize the chances of these events occurring at all, and to stop an incident whic... Read more

  • Francis Rooney meets with Interior Secretary Zinke For Discussion of Draft Proposed Offshore Drilling Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Washington, DC – On Tuesday, Congressman Francis Rooney met with Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and fellow coastal members of Congress, for a discussion of the draft proposed offshore drilling plan. Congressman Rooney stated, “I would like to thank Secretary Zinke for his attention on offshore drilling – a proposal to drill in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico is wholly incompatible with Florida’s economy and ecology, and I appreciate the opportunity to express my thoughts directly. Making... Read more

  • German Ambassador Peter Wittig to Visit Naples as Guest of Congressman Francis Rooney
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC – German Ambassador to the United States, Peter Wittig, will visit Southwest Florida on March 2nd at the invitation of Congressman Francis Rooney. Together they will tour an important company headquartered in Naples which has activities and facilities in Germany and then will host a roundtable luncheon with area business leaders and officials having affiliations with Germany. Congressman Rooney stated: “We are honored to welcome Ambassador Wittig on his visit to Florida. Southwest... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney statement on Parkland
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Rooney stated, “I pray for the victims, their families, and the first responders on the scene of yesterday’s tragic shooting in Parkland. It is important that we know the details of the events that occurred, so that we can adequately assess ways to prevent future attacks. Although it is still early in the investigation process, it appears there were warning signs that, if fully reported and investigated, might have prevented this massacre.” Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Announces District Town Hall Meetings for Lee and Collier Counties (UPDATED LOCATION)
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney announced that he will host Town Hall meetings in both Lee and Collier County on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Congressman Francis Rooney issued the follow statement: “I am looking forward to constructive dialogue with our Southwest Florida community and the opportunity to listen to their thoughts, concerns, and suggestions. There have been many accomplishments from 2017 and many ideas for 2018 that are important to discuss.” For constituents who are un... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Statement on Release of HPSCI Memo
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement on release of the memo prepared by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). Congressman Rooney stated, “I am a strong believer in open and transparent governance. Making this memo public is the right thing to do and those that seek the truth should welcome the opportunity to expose any flaws in the process used by their government to gather information. No information vital to national security has be... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney statement on introducing the Asylum Protection Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement on introducing H.R. 4850, the Asylum Protection Act of 2018. Congressman Rooney stated, “The United States asylum application process is being abused by illegal immigrants and the people suffering most from this abuse are those who most need asylum due to legitimate fear of persecution in their home countries. On the other hand, baseless asylum claims have created a huge backlog at the immigration courts and, as a result,... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney and Chairman Bishop Send Letter to Secretary Zinke on Python Problem
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC –Congressman Francis Rooney and Chairman Rob Bishop, of the House Committee on Natural Resources, sent a letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke seeking guidance from the Department of the Interior on a process to allow the taking of Burmese Pythons in Everglades National Park. With a $2 trillion economic impact, maintaining a healthy Everglades is critically important to a strong Florida economy. As the only subtropical ecosystem in the continental U.S., the Everglades is home to dozens o... Read more