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  • 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 Discusses Funding of Everglades Projects with Office of Management and Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Congressman Francis Rooney Discusses Funding of Everglades Projects with Office of Management and Budget Washington, DC – This afternoon, Congressman Francis Rooney met with representatives of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to discuss funding of Lake Okeechobee and Everglades Restoration projects which have been authorized, but not yet funded, through the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). Congressman Rooney said, “The key to Everglades restoration is the funding and co... Read more

  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy tours Everglades and Lake Okeechobee Watershed with Congressman Francis Rooney
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy tours Everglades and Lake Okeechobee Watershed with Congressman Francis Rooney NAPLES, FL – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney led House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on a tour of the Everglades and the Lake Okeechobee Watershed, including Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP) projects and Everglades National Park. The tour highlighted the importance of the watershed, and funding projects which have already been approved and designed. Congressma... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Hosts Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tour of Everglades and Lake Okeechobee Watershed
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Congressman Francis Rooney Hosts Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tour of Everglades and Lake Okeechobee Watershed WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Francis Rooney will lead a tour of the Everglades and the Lake Okeechobee Watershed, including Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP) projects and Everglades National Park, on Tuesday, May 9th. The tour will include House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. This tour is intended to highlight the importance of funding projects which have already... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney meets with Everglades Foundation Board of Directors
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Congressman Francis Rooney meets with Everglades Foundation Board of Directors WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Francis Rooney welcomed members of the Everglades Foundation Board of Directors this morning to discuss progress being made towards funding Everglades restoration projects and share ideas for moving the process forward quickly. Congressman Rooney stated, “The Everglades have a far-ranging impact to the entire State of Florida and to the country. Our economy has been decimated. Businesses h... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney provides update to Lee County Commissioners
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Congressman Francis Rooney provides update to Lee County Commissioners Fort Myers, FL – Congressman Francis Rooney addressed the Lee County Board of County Commissioners today and provided an update on policies and legislation in Washington that is impacting Southwest Florida citizens. Congressman Rooney stated, “I am honored to provide an update to our Lee County Commissioners on legislation and initiatives being worked on in Washington. My number one priority continues to be fixing our water q... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney statement in response to Governor Scott's Efforts to Restore the Everglades
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement in response to Governor Rick Scott’s efforts to restore the Everglades. “The single biggest issue impacting our Southwest Florida community is water quality. Our economy is forever tied to our ecology, and having clean water flowing through our rivers, streams, estuaries and Everglades. I fully support solutions that will solve our water issues in the quickest and most efficient way possible, and I agree with Governor Ric... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Leads Tour of Everglades and Lake Okeechobee Watershed
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Congressman Francis Rooney Leads Tour of Everglades and Lake Okeechobee Watershed Washington, DC - Congressman Francis Rooney will be leading a tour of Interior appropriations projects, CERP projects, and the Everglades National Park on Saturday, March 18th. The tour will include Congressman Ken Calvert, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Interior and Environment. This tour is intended to highlight the importance of funding projects which have already been approved and designed. Congress... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Testifies before House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Congressman Francis Rooney Testifies before House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Washington, DC- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney (FL-19) issued the following statement regarding his testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies regarding Army Corps of Engineers funding for Everglades restoration projects. “I would like to thank Committee Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Kaptur f... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Provides Testimony on Water Quality to Florida State House Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality

    Congressman Francis Rooney Provides Testimony on Water Quality to Florida State House Subcommittee Tallahassee, FL - Congressman Francis Rooney will testify before the Natural Resources & Public Lands Subcommittee, chaired by State Representative Holly Raschein, on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The focus of Congressman Rooney’s testimony will be to provide an update on projects that have been approved as part of the Central Everglades Restoration Project (CERP) and authorized by the Water Resour... Read more