Congressman Thomas J. Rooney

Representing the 17th District of Florida

Rooney to Deliver Weekly Republican Address

Feb 14, 2014
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney (FL-17) has been selected by House Speaker John Boehner to deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, February 15. Rooney will talk about the health care law's impact on seniors, which was the subject of a letter House Republican leaders sent to President Obama on Thursday.

“Seniors in my district are experiencing firsthand higher costs and lost access to their doctors as a direct consequence of Obamacare,” Rooney said. “I look forward to using this opportunity in the Weekly Republican Address to call attention to the devastating impact that Obamacare is having on seniors in Florida and across the country, and to urge the President to work with Congress to find a replacement solution.”

About Rep. Tom Rooney: Elected to the House in 2008, Tom Rooney represents Florida’s 17th district and sits on the House Appropriations Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. A graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, Tom spent four years in the United States Army JAG Corps. Most notably, he served as Special Assistant U.S. Attorney on Fort Hood, TX prosecuting all civilian crimes on post.  In 2004, Tom returned to Florida and went to work as an Assistant Attorney General. After leaving the Attorney General’s office, he became CEO of “The Children's Place at Home Safe,” a home for abused and neglected children.  Tom and his wife, Tara, live in Okeechobee with their three young sons: Tommy Jr., Sean, and Seamus.  Learn more at

About the Weekly Republican Address: The text and the audio of the Weekly Republican Address will be released Friday afternoon and embargoed until Saturday, February 15 at 6:00 a.m. ET, when it will be available on to view and download.