Experience: House: District 17, 2009-Present
Home State: Florida
Running: President, United States, 2016
Total Raised: $444,159Coverage End: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Winning: Won with 0.00%
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    Full Name: Thomas 'Tom' J. Rooney
    Gender: Male
    Family: Wife: Tara; 3 Children: Tommy, Sean, Seamus
    Birth Date: 11/21/1970
    Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA
    Home City: Okeechobee, FL
    Religion: Catholic


    JD, University of Miami, 1999
    MA, Political Science, University of Florida, 1996
    BA, English Literature, Washington and Jefferson College, 1993
    Attended, Syracuse University, 1989

Political Experience

    Representative, United States House of Representatives, Florida, District 17, 2009-present

Current Legislative Committees

    Appropriations, Member
    Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Member
    Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, Member
    Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Chair
    Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, Member
    Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, Member
    Subcommittee on the CIA, Member

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

    Co-Chair, Congressional Lupus Caucus, present
    Board Member, Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County, 2006

Professional Experience

    Attorney, Kramer, Sopko, and Levenstien, Practicing Attorneys
    Staff Employee, Office of Senator Connie Mack, United States Senate
    Chief Executive Officer, The Children's Place at Home Safe
    Special Assistant, United States Attorney, Department of Justice
    Attorney, Stuart Law Firm, 2006
    Judge Advocate, Judge Advocate General's Corps, United States Army, 2000-2004
    Assistant Attorney General, State of Florida, 2004
    Instructor, Constitutional and Criminal Law, United States Military Academy, 2002

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Chief Executive Officer, The Children’s Place at Home Safe
General Survey
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Oppose
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

3. Marijuana is a gateway drug
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Strongly Oppose
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Support
7. Make voter registration easier

Strongly Support
8. Prioritize green energy

Strongly Oppose
9. Avoid foreign entanglements
10. Expand the military

No Opinion
11. Support & expand free trade

No Opinion
12. Support American Exceptionalism
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Strongly Support
14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Oppose
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

17. Keep God in the public sphere

Strongly Support
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

20. Privatize Social Security

Strongly Support
Total: 67
Introduced Date Bill Number Bill Title Last Action
02/26/2013 H.R.839 Prompt Notification of Short Sales Act 02/26/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.  (All Actions)
12/05/2012 H.R.511 To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the importation of various injurious species of constrictor snakes. 12/05/2012 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 511.  (All Actions)
10/05/2012 H.R.1791 To designate the United States courthouse under construction at 101 South United States Route 1 in Fort Pierce, Florida, as the "Alto Lee Adams, Sr., United States Courthouse". 10/05/2012 Became Public Law No: 112-180. (TXT | PDF)  (All Actions)
07/27/2012 H.R.6171 Protecting Veterans Pension Act 07/27/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.  (All Actions)
05/02/2012 H.R.2101 Policyholder Disaster Protection Act of 2011 05/02/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade .  (All Actions)
07/29/2011 H.R.2619 Veterans Affairs Active Shooter Training Act of 2011 07/29/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
03/30/2012 H.R.4304 Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2012 03/30/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.  (All Actions)
03/14/2012 H.R.3637 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 401 Old Dixie Highway in Jupiter, Florida, as the "Roy Schallern Rood Post Office Building". 03/14/2012 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs referred to Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security.  (All Actions)
03/08/2012 H.R.347 Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011 03/08/2012 Became Public Law No: 112-98. (TXT | PDF)  (All Actions)
06/24/2011 H.R.2278 To limit the use of funds appropriated to the Department of Defense for United States Armed Forces in support of North Atlantic Treaty Organization Operation Unified Protector with respect to Libya, unless otherwise specifically authorized by law. 06/24/2011 On passage Failed by recorded vote: 180 - 238 (Roll no. 494).  (All Actions)
11/29/2011 H.R.3302 Restore America Act of 2011 11/29/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.  (All Actions)
08/25/2011 H.R.2232 To amend title 36, United States Code, to grant a Federal charter to the American Military Retirees Association, and for other purposes. 08/25/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.  (All Actions)
06/02/2011 H.R.2100 Catastrophe Savings Accounts Act of 2011 06/02/2011 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.  (All Actions)
06/02/2011 H.R.2099 Natural Disaster Mitigation Act of 2011 06/02/2011 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.  (All Actions)
06/01/2011 H.Con.Res.57 Expressing the sense of Congress that the President is in violation of the War Powers Resolution regarding the use of United States Armed Forces in Libya, and for other purposes. 06/01/2011 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
05/18/2011 H.R.1245 To recognize the memorial at the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida, as the official national memorial of Navy SEALS and their predecessors. 05/18/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.  (All Actions)
05/02/2011 H.R.1498 Prompt Decision for Qualification of Short Sale Act of 2011 05/02/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit.  (All Actions)
03/31/2011 H.Con.Res.32 Expressing the sense of Congress that the President should adhere to the War Powers Resolution and obtain specific statutory authorization for the use of United States Armed Forces in Libya. 03/31/2011 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  (All Actions)
03/21/2011 H.R.932 Criminal Alien Removal Act of 2011 03/21/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.  (All Actions)
03/18/2011 H.R.1019 To ensure that members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the Department of Defense who were killed or wounded in certain attacks in 2009 and 2011 directed at members or employees outside of a combat zone are treated in the same manner as members and employees who are killed or wounded in combat zones. 03/18/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and Labor Policy.  (All Actions)
Total: 1137
Date Bill Number Bill Title Result Vote
06/12/2017 H.R.1873 Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act
06/08/2017 H.R.2853 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make qualified biogas property and qualified manure resource recovery property eligible for the energy credit and to permit new clean renewable energy bonds to finance qualified biogas property, and for other purposes.
05/22/2017 H.R.2589 To waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for individuals disabled by Huntington's disease.
05/19/2017 H.R.2560 To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to encourage elimination of lionfish from United States waters by allowing individuals to exchange lionfish for tags authorizing fishing for certain species in addition to the number of such species otherwise authorized to be taken by such individuals, and for other purposes.
05/18/2017 H.R.1918 Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2017
05/18/2017 H.Res.239 Supporting ongoing efforts by the United States Government, in concert with the United Nations and the donor community, to respond to drought and food insecurity in the Horn of Africa.
05/18/2017 H.Res.199 Recognizing the self determination of Gibraltar to determine its status as a British Overseas Territory.
05/18/2017 H.Res.188 Condemning the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the 1988 massacre of political prisoners and calling for justice for the victims.
05/17/2017 H.R.1162 No Hero Left Untreated Act
05/11/2017 H.R.1500 Robert Emmet Park Act of 2017
05/04/2017 H.R.2369 To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to provide for a deferral of the payment of a duty upon the sale of certain used yachts, and for other purposes.
05/03/2017 H.R.2327 PAWS Act of 2017
05/03/2017 H.R.2321 CREAATE Act
04/26/2017 H.R.1886 National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2017
04/25/2017 H.Res.187 Relating to efforts to respond to the famine in South Sudan. Passed Yea
04/24/2017 H.R.1891 Safe Agriculture Production Act of 2017
04/21/2017 H.R.1781 Comprehensive Fentanyl Control Act
04/05/2017 H.R.1928 Families of Fallen Servicemembers First Act
04/05/2017 H.R.299 Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017
03/31/2017 H.Res.232 Recognizing linemen, the profession of linemen, the contributions of these brave men and women who protect public safety, and expressing support for the designation of April 18, 2017, as National Lineman Appreciation Day.
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