Entries by Russell Tuff

Congressman Francis Rooney introduces legislation to repeal harmful Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandate

Last week, Congressman Rooney introduced the Eliminating the RFS and Its Destructive Outcomes Act to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandate. Congressman Rooney stated “Since the RFS was created in 2005 there have been severe unintended consequences. Ethanol-based fuels decrease fuel efficiency by approximately 3%, and increase fuel prices for American consumers. The Congressional […]

What Happens in Politics Next?

Last weekend, I literally laughed out loud watching an evening news segment during which a Democratic candidate for President offered his big idea of giving all adults $1,000 per month. It appears to be a competition to see how much taxpayer money these candidates can offer up to the masses. I mean really, who wouldn’t […]

Diaz-Balart: House Democrats Pass a Partisan, Politically-Motivated Bill that Fails to Adequately Address the Humanitarian Crisis at the Southern Border

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after Democratic Leadership passed H.R. 3401, “Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.” “As I mentioned last week, supplemental funding is critically needed to address the humanitarian crisis at the southern border. Despite the urgency of this matter, House Democrats […]

Congressman Francis Rooney introduces bill reinforcing requirements that drug companies include prices in TV ads

Congressman Francis Rooney introduced legislation that would codify the recent Department of Health and Human Services finalized rule that would require prescription drug companies to include list prices in television ads. Congressman Rooney stated, “Prescription drug prices have skyrocketed over the last decade and many Americans can’t afford the medications they need. Last year, pharmaceutical […]

Rick Scott’s Week in Review – June 22, 2019

Senator Rick Scott campaigned on a plan to Make Washington Work for Florida families – and a key component of that plan was passed out of committee this week! Senator Scott’s proposal to prevent Congress from getting paid during a government shutdown was successfully added to the Government Shutdown Accountability Act in this week’s Senate […]

Diaz-Balart: House Majority Leadership Has Failed to Protect the Well-being of Thousands of Unaccompanied Children

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement calling out House Majority Leadership for failing to support an emergency supplemental bill that would address the lack of funding for unaccompanied children under the care of the United States. “It is appalling that thousands of unaccompanied children’s lives and well-being may be at risk because House […]

House Natural Resources Committee passes Congressman Rooney’s offshore drilling ban

Today, the House Natural Resources Committee held a markup on the Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act, Congressman Rooney’s proposal to ban offshore drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. The bill passed out of the Committee by a vote of 24-12 (22 Democrats and 2 Republicans voting in favor). Congressman Rooney stated, “Water quality […]

Rooney votes no on irresponsible House appropriations bill that drastically exceeds budget caps

Congressman Francis Rooney voted against a bloated appropriations bill, H.R. 2740, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020. Congressman Rooney stated, “This appropriations package contains nearly $1 trillion in discretionary spending and is $176 billion above current spending caps. Even with […]

The Rommel Report – Episode #18, a look at the Senate with Sen. Kathleen Passidomo

Episode #18 of the Rommel Report Listen to the latest podcast from the Rommel Report! As Bob visits with constituents in Southwest Florida, he’s often asked about the difference between the House and the Senate in Tallahassee. Kathleen Passidomo is Florida Senate Majority Leader and she joins the podcast! Together, they discuss the differences between […]