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  • Congressman Francis Rooney Votes to Support Career and Technical Education, Expanding Opportunity in Southwest Florida
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Education

    Congressman Francis Rooney Votes to Support Career and Technical Education, Expanding Opportunity in Southwest Florida Washington, DC - This afternoon, Congressman Francis Rooney voted in support of H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (CTE). Current policies restrict the ability of states to invest federal resources in efforts that prioritize economic growth and local needs. This occurs at a time when critical industries have vacant jobs but not e... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Announces Support of Trump Executive Order on Cuba
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Congressman Francis Rooney today announced his support of President Donald Trump’s executive order on Cuba. The order reinstates travel restrictions, stresses the importance of the 56-year-old trade embargo and puts in place a broad prohibition on financial transactions with companies controlled by the Cuban government’s military. Congressman Rooney stated, “President Trump is correct in his decision to rescind this terrible deal with Cuba that was put in place by President Barack Obama. It does... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    My thoughts and prayers are with Majority Whip Scalise and all of those that were injured in this morning's shooting. The vitriol, hate, divisiveness and fear which have been whipped up in America have unleashed forces which threaten our historic way of life and freedoms. Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney meets with President Trump to Discuss Everglades Restoration and the Fight Against Radical Islamic Terrorism
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality, Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC – This evening Congressman Francis Rooney attended a White House dinner and meeting with President Donald Trump. Congressman Rooney stressed the need for including Everglades Restoration as a key component of any infrastructure package brought forward. This message is consistent with a letter that Congressman Rooney sent to the President in February 2017, and with the President’s comments at a campaign rally in Collier County on October 23, 2016. Congressman Rooney stated, “I am e... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney and Senator Johnny Isakson Sponsor Bill to Ensure Fairness in Union Organizing
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Congressman Francis Rooney and Senator Johnny Isakson Sponsor Bill to Ensure Fairness in Union Organizing Washington, DC – Today Congressman Francis Rooney and Senator Johnny Isakson joined together to introduce the Representation Fairness Restoration Act. This legislation would end the practice of organizing ‘micro-unions’, which allow labor officials to organize small groups of workers, often as few as 2-3 people, within a company rather than the entire workforce. Congressman Rooney said, “Sin... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Announces District Town Hall Meeting
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Francis Rooney Announces District Town Hall Meeting Washington, DC – Today Congressman Francis Rooney announced a town hall meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 31st from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 9751 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs, FL 34135. Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement: “I am looking forward to continuing to engage in an open and civil dialogue with our Southwest Florida community. As with all o... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Announces Official Snapchat Account
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Francis Rooney Announces Official Snapchat Account Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Francis Rooney today launched his official Congressional Snapchat account. With over 150 Million daily active Snapchat users, more than 10 Billion video views every day, and over 65% of the U.S. 18 to 34 year old smartphone users on Snapchat, this provides another modern way to engage with your elected officials. Use the Snapchat code above to follow Congressman Rooney and everything he is doing for ... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Announces Congressional District Military Academy Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Francis Rooney Announces Congressional District Military Academy Day Washington, DC - Congressman Francis Rooney today announced details of the annual Congressional District Military Academy Day. This year’s Military Academy Day will be held on Saturday, May 27th, from 8:30AM-11:30AM in the Cohen Center Ballroom, on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Blvd S, Fort Myers, FL 33965. The event is free and open to all students, parents and guidance staff who are inter... Read more

  • 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