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  • Congressman Rooney Cosponsors Bill that Enhances Coordination of Veteran Suicide and Mental Health Services
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney cosponsored H.R.3495, the Improve Well-Being for Veterans Act. This bill would provide financial assistance to nonprofits and organizations that provide and coordinate suicide prevention services for veterans. Congressman Rooney stated, “It’s our government’s responsibility to care for the brave men and women who have served our country. Despite significant increases in VA funding for mental health and suicide prevention services, the veteran ... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Presents Purple Heart to Family of Vietnam Veteran Sergeant Daniel J. Maloney
    Posted in Press Releases on February 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Cape Coral, FL – Today Congressman Francis Rooney presented several awards including a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart to the family of Vietnam veteran Sergeant Daniel J. Maloney. Congressman Rooney stated, “I am honored to present these awards to Sergeant Maloney’s family. He enlisted in the army at age 19 and dutifully served his country in Vietnam where he was wounded in action. He later passed away from his injuries. I am grateful for his service to the United States, and for the opportunity ... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney supports passage of H.R. 5895
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water Quality, Veterans

    Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney voted in support of H.R. 5895, the Energy & Water, Legislative Branch, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act. This legislation supports our Southwest Florida community by providing $67.5 million for Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) projects and $96 million for Herbert Hoover Dike repairs. The bill also provides resources to strengthen our military and care for our veterans. Congressman Rooney stated, “Tod... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Votes to Support Increased Care for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, DC – Last evening, Congressman Francis Rooney voted in favor of the Veterans Administration (VA) Mission Act of 2018. This act will ensure veterans have timely access to the care they have earned. Congressman Rooney stated, “It is our government’s obligation to properly care for the brave men and women who have protected and defended our nation, and it is an honor to vote in support of the VA Mission Act. Increasing efficiency of care and ensuring that our veterans are provided treat... 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