Congressman Thomas J. Rooney

Representing the 17th District of Florida

Press Releases

Rooney, Gowdy, Himes, Sewell Introduce Legislation to Help Protect Sanctity of U.S. Elections

Aug 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, four members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) introduced the Secure Elections Act, which would provide local communities and state governments with the resources needed to strengthen election systems against cyberattacks.

Homeland Security

Rooney Votes to Support Troops, Increased Pay for Military

Jul 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) issued the following statement in response to the House’s passage of the conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act :

Rooney Nabs a Win for Florida Through Disaster Recovery Funding

Jul 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, senior member of the House Appropriations Committee Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) successfully secured over $7.4 billion for federal disaster funding in the fiscal year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Act.

Rooney Protects Florida Communities from Flooding Costs

Jul 25, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) issued the following statement in response to the House’s temporary extension to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP):

Rooney Cosponsors Bill to End Inefficient Continuing Resolutions

Jul 24, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  On Tuesday, Congressman Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL) cosponsored H. Res. 983, a proposal to eliminate the practice of continuing resolutions to fund our national defense.

Rooney Thanks Florida Legislature for Approval of Citrus Relief Money

Jul 23, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL) issued the following statement in response to the Florida Legislative Budget Commission’s approval of a federal grant for Florida’s citrus industry:

Rooney Caps Off Decade in Congress Fighting for Everglades Restoration and Florida Environment

Jul 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – The Everglades and Florida estuaries will continue to receive funds needed for preservation and protection as a result of Congressman Thomas J. Rooney’s efforts on the House Appropriations Committee's 2018 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill.

Natural Resources and the Environment

Rooney, Larson Issue Statement on Deal to Reduce Cost of F-35 Fighter Jets

Jul 18, 2018 Press Release

This week, the United States and Lockheed Martin tentatively agreed to strike a $13 billion deal for F-35 jets, an important step towards lowering the cost of each jet to $80 million by 2020. 

Rooney: Intelligence Authorization First Line of Defense Against Foreign Threats

Jul 12, 2018 Press Release

 Congressman Thomas J. Rooney, a senior Republican on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement regarding the House’s approval of the Matthew Young Pollard IntelligenceAuthorization Act:

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