Entries by Russell Tuff

Diaz-Balart announces $60 million for the completion of Tamiami Trail Project

“As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and co-chair/co-founder of the House Everglades caucus, I have continuously worked to ensure that Everglades Restoration remains a top priority in Congress. The Tamiami Trail project is just one component of that restoration plan, and once completed would provide increased water flows south of the trail. […]

Episode #17 of the Rommel Report

Listen to the latest podcast from the Rommel Report! Will people look back on the 2019 legislative session in Tallahassee and say it was historic? Bob welcomes Ray Rodrigues to the podcast. He is a member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 76th District. He believes people recognize this year as a historic one […]

The Award Goes to Collier State Committee Woman

Collier County State Committee Woman Jan Face Glassman has been awarded the Pacesetter Award by the local Collier Pace Center. Marianne Kearns, M. Ed, Executive Director for the Collier Chapter said, “Jan is an amazing connector and advocate. She teaches me how to advocate! Since I have known Jan and that possibly could be 7 […]

Diaz-Balart: I cannot oppose a bill that seeks to prevent discrimination

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 5, the “Equality Act.” “Protecting religious freedom has always been a priority for me. I have voted for and co-sponsored numerous bills that protect and promote religious freedom. I have also dedicated my career to fighting against discrimination in all its forms. This […]

Congressman Francis Rooney requests federal funding for completion of Tamiami Trail bridging project to restore Florida’s Everglades

Today, Congressman Rooney sent a letter to Secretary Elaine Chao of the U.S. Department of Transportation in support of the grant application for the FY 2019 Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) Program which would provide funding for the completion of the Tamiami Trail Next Steps Phase II project. This project is a […]

Rooney, Baldwin, Braun, Schakowsky, Introduce Reform Requiring Transparency in Prescription Drug Price Increases

The bipartisan FAIR Drug Pricing Act takes the first step to address skyrocketing prescription drug costs  Drug corporations’ aggressive increases in prescription drug prices are making lifesaving treatments unaffordable for families, taxpayers and our health care system U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Mike Braun (R-IN) and U.S. Representatives Francis Rooney (R-FL) and Jan Schakowsky […]

Rooney Meets with Army Corps to Discuss Lake Okeechobee Water Releases and Status of CERP Projects

Today, Congressman Francis Rooney met with Colonel Andrew Kelly, Jacksonville District Commander of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), to receive an update on CERP projects scheduled for construction, and to discuss the critical issues relating to Lake Okeechobee water levels. Congressman Rooney stated, “To date, the water level in Lake Okeechobee is […]

Rooney Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Build National 5G Strategy, Protect U.S. Telecommunications Infrastructure from National Security Threats

According to a 2018 NATO Report, Huawei’s Growing Role as a Supplier of 5G Could Be Exploited by China to Commit Espionage, Monitor Foreign Corporations and Governments, & Support Chinese Military Operations Legislation Would Require the Administration to Develop a Strategy to Safeguard the Next Generation of Mobile Telecommunications from Foreign Influence U.S. Representative Abigail […]