Entries by Frank Schwerin

Congressman Rooney and Senator Lee introduce HERO Act to rehabilitate higher education for the modern student

Congressman Francis Rooney introduced the Higher Education Reform and Opportunity (HERO) Act along with Senator Mike Lee to promote alternatives to 4-year college, cap federal student loans, and hold colleges and universities accountable to student success. Congressman Rooney stated, “Student tuition inflated 439% between 1982 and 2007, in part due to the excess of federal […]

Congressman Rooney Introduces Bill to Stop Government Employees from Getting Paid Taxpayer Dollars for Union Activity

Congressman Rooney introduced the Do Your Job Act to end official time, an abusive practice where government employees use paid time off to perform union duties. Congressman Rooney stated, “Union official time is a taxpayer funded subsidy that cost hard-working Americans at least $162.5 million in 2014. Unions and federal agencies never report exactly how […]

Francis Rooney Joins House Science Committee

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas welcomed Congressman Francis Rooney of Florida to the Committee. “I’m proud to welcome Representative Francis Rooney to the Science Committee,” said Ranking Member Frank Lucas. “Mr. Rooney has been an advocate in Congress for the environmental and energy issues that impact his community. He has […]

Congressman Rooney released the following statement on the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act

Congressman Rooney stated, “H.R. 397 is putting taxpayers on the hook for a broken system. Time and again, the management of Multiemployer pensions (MEP) has proven entirely irresponsible. “Currently, 95 percent of participants in multiemployer pensions are in plans that are less than 60 percent funded. In 2018, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that […]

Congressman Rooney votes NO on bill that massively increases our nation’s debt

Congressman Francis Rooney voted for fiscal responsibility and against a massive increase to our national debt. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 would raise spending caps by $322 billion and suspend the debt ceiling until July 31, 2021. Earlier this year, the White House proposed $574 billion in potential spending cuts, none of which are […]

It Is Unconscionable to Deny Socialism’s Inevitable Outcome

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after members of the House voted against the Motion to Recommit, which stated that Venezuela’s “economic, humanitarian, security, and refugee crisis is the direct result of years of socialist policies implemented by the regimes of Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro.” “It’s shocking that today, apologists of the socialist […]

Diaz-Balart, Soto: House Votes for TPS for Venezuelans in the U.S.

–– Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) and Darren Soto (FL-09) issued the following statements after the House passed the bipartisan Venezuela TPS Act of 2019 by a vote of 272-158. Rep. Diaz-Balart: “Today, the House of Representatives was able to gather the strong, bipartisan support needed to pass the Venezuela TPS Act of 2019. Today’s vote […]

This Week With Senator Scott – July 27, 2019

This week, following a recent report on how some Florida school districts are refusing to enact safety measures Senator Rick Scott signed into law as Governor after the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Senator Scott sent a letter to school district leadership demanding action to keep schools safe. In the letter, Senator […]