Entries by Russell Tuff

Congressman Rooney’s statement on “no” vote on partisan resolution to hold AG Barr and Sec. Ross in criminal contempt

Today, Congressman Francis Rooney voted against a resolution to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Jr. in criminal contempt of Congress for failing to respond to subpoenas issued by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. These subpoenas were issued on April 2, 2019 in relation to the addition of a […]

Diaz-Balart, Deutch Introduce Bill to Expand National Threat Assessment Center to Include School Violence Prevention Initiatives

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) and Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) introduced the EAGLES Act, legislation to expand the U.S. Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) with a greater focus on school violence prevention. The NTAC provides research and training for threat assessment and targeted violence, including school shootings and other school threats. This legislation creates […]

Congressman Rooney votes against partisan NDAA bill that weakens our National Security

Congressman Rooney voted no on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2020. This partisan legislation included many restrictions on securing our border and weakened America’s ability to respond to threats around the world. A very different version of the NDAA was passed by the Senate 86–8. Congressman Rooney stated, “The NDAA is generally […]

Rooney votes to support the heroes of 9/11

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney voted in favor of H.R. 1327, the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. Congressman Rooney stated, “We owe it to the brave first responders who risked their own lives to help save others, to provide them with full compensation for […]

Diaz-Balart, Rooney Urge Secretary Pompeo to Reclassify Cuba as State Sponsor of Terrorism

Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) and Francis Rooney (FL-19) sent a letter to Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, encouraging the administration to return Cuba to the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism. “I commend President Trump and his administration for imposing tough sanctions on the brutal regime in Cuba, and for the unprecedented decision to allow […]