Congressman Thomas J. Rooney

Representing the 17th District of Florida
  • Rooney Calls for UN Arms Embargo on South Sudan

    Congressman Tom Rooney introduced a resolution calling for the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to immediately impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, where government forces continue to wage violent offensives in violation of the unilateral ceasefire declared on May 22. In December 2016, the U.S. failed to secure the support of enough UNSC Members to pass an arms embargo resolution, and in February conditions deteriorated to the point of a famine declaration in parts of the country. Read More »
  • Defense Authorization Passes with Rooney TBI Amendment

    Rooney’s amendment, offered in conjunction with his co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), requires the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress within 180 days on the implementation of recommendations from a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the military services’ consideration of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in misconduct separations. Read More »
  • Rooney Secures Millions for Agriculture and Water Efforts in Florida

    Rooney represents the largest agriculture district east of the Mississippi River and includes Lake Okeechobee, the largest freshwater lake in the state. Congressman Rooney is proud to represent a district that’s made real progress because of, not in spite of, the successful cooperation among ranchers, farmers, conservation groups and state and local governments and their willingness to share responsibility with the federal government to complete one of the largest ecosystem restoration projects in one of the largest agriculture states in the world. Read More »
  • Rooney Furthers Efforts Towards Ending Opioid Epidemic

    Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) continued his fight against dangerous synthetic opioids by co-sponsoring the Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues (SITSA) Act. Read More »
  • June 23 Week in Review

    Congressman Tom Rooney gives his weekly update from his office in Washington, D.C. Read More »

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Jul 20, 2017 Press Release


Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) fought to include language which will ensure that service members with TBI and PTSD are given a fair consideration during military and misconduct separations in the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Jul 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) obtained millions of federal dollars in critical funding for Florida in the Appropriations Committee’s Agriculture and Energy & Water bills, which both passed today in the Appropriations Committee.

Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) proudly supported the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) and Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004) which passed the House of Representatives.

Jun 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL-17) continued his fight against dangerous synthetic opioids by co-sponsoring the Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues (SITSA) Act.