Congressman Thomas J. Rooney

Representing the 17th District of Florida

Press Releases

Rooney Request for Veteran Justice Advocates Included in House Bill

Jun 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) joined his colleagues in voting in favor of H.R. 2147, the Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act, which helps veterans more easily access treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues rather than go to prison.

Veterans

Rooney-Requested Funding for Traumatic Brain Injuries, Veteran Families Included in 2019 Defense Appropriations Bill

Jun 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, successfully secured $125 million for traumatic brain injuries in the 2019 Defense Appropriations bill.

National Defense

Rooney Caps Off 10 Year Fight Against Veteran Suicide

Jun 8, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) issued the following statement on the House’s passage of H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of 2019:

Veterans

House Adopts Rooney Funding for Herbert Hoover Dike, Florida Waterways

Jun 8, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17), a senior member on the House Appropriations Committee, successfully secured critical funding for key Florida water infrastructure projects with the House’s passage of the 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill today.

Natural Resources and the Environment

Rooney Cosponsors Legislation Advancing U.S.-Israel International Security Partnership

Jun 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), a senior member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, issued the following statement after cosponsoring H.R.

Rooney: House Passes Bill Critical for Florida’s Waterways

Jun 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Today the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 by a vote of 408-2.

Rooney: Right to Try Act Gives Hope to Terminally Ill

May 30, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL) issued the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s signing of S. 204, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act into law:

Rooney Amendment Included in NDAA

May 24, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL), a co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, successfully included a provision in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) directing the Department of Defense to include blast exposure history in servicemembers’ military records. The FY19 NDAA, which authorizes funding for our Armed Services and provides for our nation’s common defense, passed in the House of Representatives today by a vote of 351-66. National Defense

Rooney Supports Legislation to Financially Protect Veterans

May 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL) issued the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 4958, the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018:

Rooney: 2018 Farm Bill Fails

May 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL) issued the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives’ failure to pass H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act (Farm Bill):

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