Entries by Connie Ross

Congressman Rooney Introduces Bill That Prohibits Use of Federal Funding for State and Local Bailouts

Washington, D.C. – On Friday, Congressman Francis Rooney introduced the Government Bailout Prevention Act. This bill would prohibit the use of federal tax dollars by insolvent state, territory, and local governments to bail out and pay off their obligations. Congressman Rooney stated, “American taxpayers do not like when their money is used to bail out […]

Senator Rick Scott Week in Review September 27, 2019

Senator Scott introduced the Student Training and Education Metrics (STEM) Act  this week to force universities to take more responsibility when it comes to preparing students for successful careers. The STEM Act is the first proposal in Senator Scott’s plan to lower the cost of higher education and ensure graduates are prepared to get jobs. Senator Scott also introduced an amendment to Representative Diaz-Balart’s […]

Congressman Rooney Votes to Terminate National Emergency Declaration

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rooney voted in favor of terminating the National Emergency Declaration that was issued on February 15, 2019. Congressman Rooney stated, “My vote to terminate the emergency declaration is consistent with my previous votes on this issue and consistent with the rule of law and the Constitutional separation of powers. The […]

Diaz-Balart in Miami Herald: In partnership with the U.S., Colombia is on a solid path to stability and prosperity

As co-chair of the Congressional Colombia Caucus, I want to highlight some of the remarkable advances that have occurred as a result of the strong U.S.-Colombia partnership, which is committed to combating drug trafficking, upholding the rule of law and promoting democracy. The U.S.-Colombia partnership is one of the brightest achievements of U.S. foreign policy […]

Senator Rick Scott’s Week in Review September 20, 2019

Sunday marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. Florida is a melting pot with incredible and vibrant Hispanic communities. Senator Scott is proud to join all Floridians to recognize the many Hispanic business owners, community members and Floridians that make a difference in our great state. See more in the video BELOW. https://twitter.com/SenRickScott/status/1173358438124064769 This week, […]

Legislative Update – September 20, 2019

Friday concludes the first of the Legislature’s Interim Committee Weeks ahead of the 2020 Legislative Session. This first week gives committees the opportunity to meet with various state agencies and departments to review the implementation of recently passed legislation, and discuss topics of interest to the Legislature, as well as upcoming budget items. The Florida […]

Congressman Rooney Cosponsors Bill that Enhances Coordination of Veteran Suicide and Mental Health Services

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney cosponsored H.R.3495, the Improve Well-Being for Veterans Act. This bill would provide financial assistance to nonprofits and organizations that provide and coordinate suicide prevention services for veterans. Congressman Rooney stated, “It’s our government’s responsibility to care for the brave men and women who have served our country. Despite […]

Congressman Francis Rooney Officially Becomes Member of the Environment Subcommittee

Congressman Francis Rooney has officially become a member of the Environment Subcommittee on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Congressman Rooney joined the House Science Committee just prior to the August recess and participated in his first meeting this week. Ranking Member Frank Lucas welcomed Congressman Rooney to the Subcommittee. “I’m pleased to have […]