Entries by Russell Tuff

Congressman Francis Rooney announces FEMA grants of $5 million to Sanibel, Fort Myers, and Bonita Springs for Hurricane Irma Recovery

Congressman Francis Rooney made the following statement thanking FEMA for awarding grants to the cities of Sanibel, Fort Myers, and Bonita Springs for debris removal as a result of Hurricane Irma. “I applaud FEMA for providing our communities much needed relief for Hurricane Irma cleanup efforts. In the aftermath of tropical storms and hurricanes, cities […]

Congressman Francis Rooney introduces bill to continue NOAA monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms – Even during government shutdowns

Congressman Francis Rooney introduced a bipartisan bill with Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur to require the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), which monitor waters for Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) to continue forecasting and monitoring, even during a government shutdown. Congressman Rooney stated, “Over the last several years, Southwest Florida and the rest of the United […]

Join the Trump Watch Party – Create Your Own

Create a “Watch Trump Party” in your home, invite guests, and get inspired as President Donald J Trump holds a Rally in Orlando on Tuesday, June 18th. He is expected to kick off his re-election campaign. As you gather with friends, Trump will review his accomplishments and wants you to help spread the word of […]

Rooney votes no on expanded subpoena power for Judiciary Committee – It’s time for Congress to govern instead of harassing the President

Congressman Francis Rooney voted against H. Res. 430, a resolution that would have expanded power of the House Judiciary Committee by allowing its members to pursue a civil lawsuit to enforce subpoenas issued to Attorney General Barr and former White House Counsel Donald McGahn and petitions for disclosure of grand jury information that is protected […]

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 […]