Congressman Thomas J. Rooney

Representing the 17th District of Florida

Press Releases

Defense Authorization Passes with Rooney TBI Amendment

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).

National Defense, Veterans

Rooney Secures Millions for Agriculture and Water Efforts in Florida

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.

Growing the Economy, Natural Resources and the Environment, Agriculture

Rooney Votes to End Sanctuary Cities

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.

National Defense, Homeland Security

Rooney Furthers Efforts Towards Ending Opioid Epidemic

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.

Rooney: “We’re Finally Holding the VA Accountable”

Jun 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) commended the signing of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, which was signed into law by President Trump today.

Veterans

Military Bill Passes Appropriations Committee With Rooney Language

Jun 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney fought to keep rural VA facilities in Florida open in the FY 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Legislation, a bill that passed the House Appropriations Committee today with bipartisan support.

Rooney Urges VA, Keep Rural Clinics Open

Jun 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin demanding that he reject a proposal to close two rural veterans clinics in Moore Haven and Clewiston, Florida.

Veterans

Rooney, Crist Introduce Bill to Help Boost Small Businesses

Jun 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) and Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) have introduced legislation (H.R. 2680) to help small businesses hire new employees.

Rooney Announces Over $2.2 million for Punta Gorda Airport

Jun 1, 2017 Press Release

PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA – Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded a $2.2 million grant to the Punta Gorda Airport in Charlotte County to support important airport upgrades.

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