Entries by Russell Tuff

Congressman Rooney offers amendment to Appropriations bill to ban offshore drilling in Eastern Gulf of Mexico

Congressman Francis Rooney provided testimony to the House Rules Committee on the inclusion of his amendment to appropriations legislation that would prevent offshore drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. Without additional legislation, the current moratorium would be lifted in 2022, leaving open the possibility of drilling just a few miles off Florida’s shores. Congressman […]

Stae Representative Byron Donalds Announces Town Hall Meetings

State Representative Byron Donalds, a lawmaker from Naples, has announced he is hosting a series of Town Hall meetings this summer. The four Town Hall meetings will be split between Collier and Hendry counties. State Senator Kathleen Passidomo, a lawmaker also from Naples, will be hosting the Town Hall meetings in Hendry County alongside Representative […]

Congressman Rooney to host first Congressional App Challenge in Florida’s 19th district

Congressman Rooney will be hosting the first Congressional App Challenge (CAC) in southwest Florida, an app competition for students in middle and high school. The CAC was created because Congress recognized that STEM and computer-based skills are essential for economic growth and innovation, and that the U.S. has been falling behind on these fronts. By […]

Rooney votes no on DREAMER legislation that fails to fix broken immigration system or secure the border

Congressman Francis Rooney voted no on H.R. 6, the “American Dream and Promise Act” – politically motivated legislation that does nothing to address the crisis on our southern border or the issue of fixing our broken immigration system. Congressman Rooney stated, “Once again, Congress is playing politics instead of addressing the very Today, Congressman Francis […]

Rep. Rooney, Sen. Cruz Reintroduce Bill to Counter Chinese Espionage Efforts in American Universities

Today, on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee reintroduced the Stop Higher Education Espionage and Theft Act (SHEET), a bill to counter Chinese espionage efforts and influence operations in […]

Diaz-Balart: It’s Time to Propose Tangible Solutions

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement following the passage of H.R.6, the “American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.” “I have continuously voted for efforts that show support for DREAMers and TPS recipients, and I voted for H.R. 6, the “American Dream and Promise Act.” However, it is unfortunate that Democratic leadership has […]

Diaz-Balart: We Remember the Brave Heroes of the Tiananmen Square Massacre

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement on the thirty-year anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. “Today, we mark thirty years since the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989. On that day, thousands of courageous, unarmed protesters faced down the tanks and bullets ordered against them by Communist China’s Politburo. We recall their bravery as […]

Rooney votes no on disaster relief bill that drastically exceeds requested funding

Last evening, Congressman Francis Roney voted for fiscal responsibility and against a so-called disaster relief bill that far exceeded the initial amounts requested – 86% of the supplemental disaster funding was never requested by the Trump Administration. Congressman Rooney stated, “It has become all too common for Congress to use disaster funding to break through […]

Diaz-Balart Commends Tough Sanctions against the Regime in Cuba

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after President Trump’s Administration announced new restrictions on U.S. travel to Cuba. Effective June 5, 2019, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that it will no longer authorize group people to people travel, also known as nonacademic educational travel. The administration already ended individual people to people travel […]