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  • Francis Rooney Introduces the Thomas Jefferson Public Service Act – Term Limits Without Amending the Constitution
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement as he introduced the Thomas Jefferson Public Service Act: The idea of citizen legislators, espoused by our Founding Fathers, centers on the discussion of term limits. Many voters across the country and legislators across party lines have expressed support for term limits, making the idea one which attracts bi-partisan support. When my home state of Florida passed term limits, 76% of Sunshine State voters voted in favor. I... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Statement on use of National Guard for Border Security
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Naples, FL - Congressman Rooney has been and continues to be a strong advocate for securing our border and fixing our broken visa system. Congressman Rooney said, “It is certainly within the President’s right to utilize the National Guard, and both Presidents Bush and Obama have done the same, but whatever we do now to interdict the large march from Honduras is a short-term fix. Congress must provide a long-term solution that will fix both our border and our broken visa system, and I have worked... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney earns Taxpayer Super Hero Award from Citizens Against Government Waste
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, DC- Last week, Citizens Against Government Waste presented Congressman Francis Rooney with the Taxpayer Super Hero Award for 2017. The award identifies members of Congress who have upheld fiscal responsibility and resisted the temptation of voting for costly special interest projects. Congressman Rooney stated, “I am proud to accept the Taxpayer Super Hero Award. I will continue to protect Americans’ hard-earned money from wasteful government spending and vote to enact fiscally respo... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney earns Spirit of Enterprise Award from U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, DC- Last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented Congressman Francis Rooney with the Spirit of Enterprise Award. The award honors members of Congress that are strong supporters of free enterprise in America and is based upon scoring of the Congressman’s voting record on key Chamber of Commerce initiatives. Congressman Rooney stated, “It is an honor to receive the Spirit of Enterprise award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. As a lifelong businessman, and somebody who understands... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Tours Conservancy of Southwest Florida with House Appropriations Sub-Committee Chairmen Diaz-Balart and Simpson
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Naples, FL- Yesterday, Congressman Francis Rooney visited the Conservancy of Southwest Florida along with Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Mario Diaz-Balart and Chairman of the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee Mike Simpson. Congressman Rooney stated, “I would like to thank the Conservancy of Southwest Florida for the hands-on tour of Everglades restoration projects this afternoon. I am thankful to Ch... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Statement on Passage of Consolidated Appropriations Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC - This afternoon, Congressman Francis Rooney voted for passage of H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act. While the bill is far from perfect, several key provisions have led to support for this legislation. Among these are: Funding at the full amount requested by the Army Corps of Engineers for Everglades restoration projects and Herbert Hoover Dike repairs. Rebuilding our military and providing the largest pay raise in eight years for the men and women serving our country... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Hosts Chairman Simpson of the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, Former Speaker Boehner
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Congressman Rooney Hosts Chairman Simpson of the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, Former Speaker Boehner, and Army Corps of Engineers Lieutenant Colonel Reynolds on Tour of the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee Watershed Washington, DC – On Friday, March 23rd, Congressman Francis Rooney will lead a tour of the Everglades and the Lake Okeechobee watershed. The tour will include Chairman of the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee Mike Simpson,... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Co-Sponsors CREATES Act to Lower Cost and Increase Availability of Prescription Drugs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans , Healthcare

    Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney co-sponsored H.R. 2212, the CREATES Act, which would promote drug price competition by making it easier for medicines whose patents have expired to be sold as less expensive generic versions. It would remove barriers to competition by stopping delays between a drug’s going off-patent and the date when competitor products can enter the market. Congressman Rooney stated, “I stand with patients in their fight for affordable prescription pricing. For far t... Read more

  • 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