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  • Congressman Rooney statement on passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement on passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Congressman Rooney stated, “I am proud to vote in favor of tax cuts that will lower the tax burden for hard working Americans, expand the child tax credit, and double the standard deduction. In addition, small businesses will see tax rates cut to a level that is on par with the rest of the industrialized world, meaning more jobs for our country and our Southwest Florida co... Read more

  • Rooney-Byrne-Wilson Introduce the Current Employee Representation Act - H.R. 4327
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Francis Rooney (FL-19), Bradley Byrne (AL-1), and Joe Wilson (SC-2) introduced the Current Employee Representation Act. This legislation would allow employees to petition for a union certification election when fewer than 50% of current ‘unit members’ were members during the last election. The United States is seeing shifts every day towards a more modern workforce. Many current employees are locked into old and outdated union contracts, approved long before... Read more

  • Francis Rooney Votes in Support of Save Local Business Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Washington, D.C.- Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act, which was cosponsored by Congressman Francis Rooney. Congressman Rooney stated, “The NLRB should not be meddling in the hiring, scheduling or compensation decisions of any business owner, and prior to 2015, it wasn’t. The Obama administration’s anti-business actions took away freedom of action from independent business owners, weakened the rights of hard-working Americans and made it harder for e... Read more

  • Stimulate Economy Through Tax Code Reforms
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    To return to growth rates which the United States has enjoyed for years and to provide opportunities to hard-working Americans, our outdated tax code needs serious reform. It is an inescapable truism that tax treatment affects the amount of capital investment, which in turn leads to job creation and economic growth. Both personal and corporate taxation will influence growth. Corporations invest directly to expand their business and create jobs while individuals save for themselves and their reti... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Supports Budget that Eliminates Deficit, Strengthens Military and Paves the Way for Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Congressman Rooney Supports Budget that Eliminates Deficit, Strengthens Military and Paves the Way for Tax Reform Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney voted in support of a House plan that will balance the budget within 10 years by cutting spending, reducing the size and scope of government, and stimulating economic growth. Congressman Rooney stated, “This Budget is the fiscally responsible blueprint Congress needs as it works towards; tax reforms to allow hard working Americans to... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney to Discuss Irma Recovery Assistance with Panel of Naples Area Small Business Owners
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Congressman Francis Rooney to Discuss Irma Recovery Assistance with Panel of Naples Area Small Business Owners Naples, FL – Congressman Rooney will continue Hurricane Irma outreach by meeting with a panel of small businesses owners located throughout Collier County, to discuss the economic impact of the storm and what federal resources may be available to assist with recovery. A representative from the SBA will be on hand to facilitate the process. The meeting is being hosted by the Greater Napl... 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 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 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 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