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Rep. Francis Rooney

Representative for Florida’s 19th District

pronounced FRAN-siss // ROO-nee

Rooney is the representative for Florida’s 19th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. Rooney is next up for reelection in 2020.

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Rooney.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Rooney is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Rooney has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jul 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 100% NumbersUSA: 97% FreedomWorks: 95% NIAC Action: D Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Francis Rooney sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Rooney was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Rooney sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (30%) Education (15%) Immigration (12%) International Affairs (9%) Emergency Management (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Health (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Rooney’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Rooney voted Aye

Passed 231/199 on Jul 18, 2019.

Rooney voted Nay

Rooney voted Nay

Passed 369/47 on Dec 12, 2018.

See the Congressional Research Service's 122-page summary of the bill. * * * H.R. 2 amends and extends major programs for income support, food and ...

Rooney voted Nay

Passed 400/11 on Dec 11, 2018.

Rooney voted Nay

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

Rooney voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Jul 2019, Rooney missed 245 of 1,706 roll call votes, which is 14.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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