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  • Congressman Francis Rooney leads Florida Delegation Letter Thanking President Trump for Quick and Decisive Action for Hurricane Irma Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Francis Rooney lead the effort, joined by Senator Rubio and Senator Nelson, as well as the entire Florida House of Representatives delegation, regarding President Donald J. Trump’s quick response for providing assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. “Today, I led a letter to President Trump to thank him for his quick response in assisting the victims of Hurricane Irma, as requested by the State of Florida. His quick approval of Governor Rick Scott’s request is imperative to be... Read more

  • Hurricane Preparedness - Hurricane Irma
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Hurricane Preparedness Whether you are building an emergency kit or mapping an evacuation route, my office has assembled these resources that may be useful as you craft your own hurricane preparedness plan. www.floridadisaster.org A comprehensive guide to hurricane preparedness, including how to strengthen your home, create a family plan, and even protect your important financial records. www.ready.gov A federal website with useful check-lists that will help you create a communications plan and ... Read more

  • Update on Area Flooding and Contact Information for Local Agencies
    Posted in Press Releases on August 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement on Southwest Florida flooding. Congressman Rooney stated, “Locally, we have had record rainfall that has caused flooding throughout Southwest Florida. Please follow instructions from emergency operations personnel and local government agencies. Links to updated flooding information are provided in this statement and will be updated on our social media sites throughout the day. Kathleen and I wish to thank all of the first... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Applauds Governor Scott Meeting with President Trump about Everglades and Herbert Hoover Dike
    Posted in Press Releases on August 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney spoke with Governor Rick Scott, offering his thanks and support following the governor’s meeting with President Trump to discuss the Herbert Hoover Dike, Lake Okeechobee clean-up, and Everglades restoration. The governor’s office released a statement reiterating President Trump’s commitment to partnering with the State of Florida on needed repairs to the federally-operated Dike. Congressman Rooney stated, “I am grateful to Governor Scott for kee... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Tours Collier County Emergency Operations Center
    Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Collier County, FL – Today Congressman Francis Rooney visited the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) of Collier County, following visits to the Lee County and City of Cape Coral EOCs earlier in the week. It is important to bring attention to the vital services provided by these centers and remind residents that being prepared for emergencies, especially during hurricane season, is something that should be taken seriously. Congressman Rooney stated, “Just as we witnessed in visits to Lee County an... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Tours Cape Coral and Lee County Emergency Operations Centers
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Lee County, FL – Today Congressman Francis Rooney visited the Emergency Operations Centers of Lee County and the City of Cape Coral. It is important to bring attention to the vital services provided by these centers and remind residents that being prepared for emergencies, especially during hurricane season, is something that should be taken seriously. Congressman Rooney stated, “Both Lee County and the City of Cape Coral have been leaders in preparing to handle emergency situations and in respo... Read more

  • Congressmen Francis Rooney and Mario Diaz-Balart Announce Joint Press Conference on Appropriations for Everglades Restoration
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressmen Francis Rooney and Mario Diaz-Balart announced they will be hosting a joint press conference and tour of CERP projects at 9:00AM, July 31st, at the Merritt Pump Station. The event will highlight House Appropriations funding for Fiscal Year 2018, and provide an update on Everglades restoration projects. Congressman Rooney stated, “Funding for Lake Okeechobee watershed and Everglades restoration projects are my top priority, that’s why I ran for Congress. The Ho... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Votes to Pass Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act Legislation heads to Full House for Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, DC – Today, in the Education and the Workforce Committee, Congressmen Francis Rooney voted to support H.R. 2823, the Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act. This legislation will repeal the fiduciary rule, which imposed costly new mandates and burdensome regulations on savers, and protect access to affordable retirement advice for low- and middle-income families. Congressman Rooney stated, “I am proud to support this common-sense legislation. This is another step in removing dam... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Announces Burmese Python Battle for the Everglades
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney announced that he will take part in the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) ‘Python Elimination Program’ on August 10, 2017 in Big Cypress Swamp. Congressman Rooney stated, “I am looking forward to hunting these devastating and invasive snakes. The python is a predator impacting the delicate balance of the ecosystem across the Everglades and the State of Florida. Innovative ideas such as the Python Elimination Program incentivize m... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Fights for Right to Home Health-Care
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney, along with ten Florida Congressional colleagues, has sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, that fights for elderly and disabled persons to have the right to receive health-care services in their own homes.” Congressman Rooney stated, “This letter is about fighting for individuals to receive care in the comfort of their own home, instead of in an impersonal and unfamiliar setting. An individual that is elderly or disabled, and ch... Read more