Congressman Thomas J. Rooney

Representing the 17th District of Florida

Press Releases

Rooney: “South Sudan is in Crisis”

Apr 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) commended the House passing of H.Res. 187, a bill which would increase humanitarian aid for the South Sudan, where the humanitarian state has become dire and millions of lives are at risk without immediate action.

Rooney Commends Confirmation of USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue

Apr 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17), the only Florida member of the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement upon the Senate’s confirmation of Sonny Perdue as the 31st Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA):

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Endorse Rooney Fentanyl Bill, Florida Granted Millions to Combat Opioids

Apr 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the opioid epidemic continues to race across the country at devastating rates, Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) is pushing to get illicit drugs off the streets and bring funding home for Florida to help combat the issue.

Congressman Rooney Commends New VA Program

Apr 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) commended the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for launching a new online Access and Quality Tool that will allow veterans to access data on the average wait times and quality of care at VA facilities in their local area.

ICYMI – Rooney to Trump: Let’s Make Infrastructure A+ Again

Apr 11, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) recently sent a letter to President Donald Trump proposing a common-sense solution to accelerate federal investments in our country’s aging infrastructure.

Rooney To Help Lead Russia Investigation

Apr 6, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) released the following statement in response to Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that Chairman Devin Nunes would be temporarily stepping aside from the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation and Rooney would be among three Republicans taking the lead: National Defense, Homeland Security

Rooney, Donovan Reintroduce Legislation to Combat Fentanyl Crisis

Mar 30, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Continuing their work to combat the nationwide opioid epidemic, Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL-17) and Congressman Dan Donovan (R-NY-11) today reintroduced the Comprehensive Fentanyl Control Act.

South Sudan Caucus Urges Tillerson to Take Action

Mar 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Sudan and South Sudan sent a letter urging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to take immediate action to alleviate the costs of war paid by the people of Sudan and South Sudan. Representatives Thomas J.

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