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#REDIRECT [[Thomas Rooney]]
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|Name = Thomas J. Rooney
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|Profile picture = Thomas J. Rooney.jpg
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|Position = U.S. House, Florida, District 17
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|Status = Incumbent
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|Tenure = January 3, 2009-Present
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|Term ends = January 3, 2015
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|Assumed office = 2009
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|Political party = Republican
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|Predecessor = [[Frederica Wilson]] (D)
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|Base salary = $174,000/year
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|Last election = November 6, 2012
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|First elected =2008
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|Next election =[[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Campaign $=4138571
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|High school =Benjamin High School
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|Bachelor's =Syracuse University, Washington & Jefferson College
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|Master's =University of Florida
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|J.D. =University of Miami School of Law
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|Military = United States Army
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|Years of service = 2000-2004
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|Military 2 =United States Army Reserve
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|Years of service 2  = 2004-Present
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|Citations = Army Commendation Medal (2)
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|Birthday = November 21, 1970
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|Place of birth =Philadelphia, [[Pennsylvania]]
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|Net worth = $3,466,006
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|Profession = Attorney
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|Religion = Roman Catholic
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|Office website =http://rooney.house.gov/
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|Campaign website =http://www.tomrooney.com/
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{{tnr}}'''Thomas J. "Tom" Rooney''' (b. November 21, 1970, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Rooney was elected by voters from [[Florida's 17th congressional district]].
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Due to redistricting, Rooney ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 17th congressional district elections, 2012|17th District]].<ref>[http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2011/11/high-placed-source-allen-west-considering-primary-bid-v-tom-rooney.html ''The Miami Herald'' "High-placed source: Allen West considering primary bid v. Tom Rooney" Accessed December 3, 2011] </ref><ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref><ref>[ http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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Rooney was first elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2008 in [[Florida's 16th congressional district|District 16]].<ref name="biography"/>
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He is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election.{{Nov2014genelection}}
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{{Introanalysis
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|Party=Republican
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|Rating=Reliable
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|Pronoun=he
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|Fullname=Thomas J. Rooney
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|Lastname=Rooney
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==Biography==
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Rooney was raised in Palm Beach Gardens, [[Florida]] and graduated from the Benjamin High School in North Palm Beach, [[Florida]]. Following high school, Tom went on to play college football at Syracuse University and Washington and Jefferson College.<ref name="biography"/> Rooney attended the University of [[Florida]] where he received his M.A. in Political Science. After that, he went to the University of Miami School of Law where he received his J.D. He became a member of The Florida Bar Association in 1999.<ref name="biography"> [http://rooney.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3081&Itemid=37 ''Congressman Thomas J. Rooney'' "About Tom" Accessed October 19, 2011] </ref>
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==Career==
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*2000-2004: United States Army, JAG Corps
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*2004-Present: United States Army Reserve
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*2009-2013:[[United States House of Representatives]], Florida District 16
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*2013-Present:[[United States House of Representatives]], Florida District 17
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==Committee assignments==
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===U.S. House===
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====2013-2014====
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Rooney serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Committee on Appropriations]]
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**Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development
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**Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science
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**Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs
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*[[United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence]]
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**Subcommittee on Terrorism, HUMINT, Analysis, and Counterintelligence
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**Subcommittee on Oversight
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====2011-2012====
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture]]<ref name="committees"> [http://rooney.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3125:committee-assignments&catid=24 ''Congressman Thomas J. Rooney'' "Committee Assignments" Accessed October 19, 2011] </ref>
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**Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry (Chairman)
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**Subcommittee on Nutrition and Horticulture
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services]] <ref name="committees"/>
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**Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
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**Subcommittee on Military Personnel
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**Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)]]<ref name="committees"/>
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==Issues==
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorsetest|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/173757-2012-lawmaker-endorsements-for-president ''The Hill,'' "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011]</ref>
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===Political positions===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Oppose vote}}
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Rooney voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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===Legislative actions===
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====113th Congress====
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|Lastname=Rooney
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|Date=August 1, 2013
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|Ref=<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/Resumes/current.pdf ''Congressional Record,'' "Resume of Congressional Activity," August 1, 2013]</ref>
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====National security====
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=====Department of Homeland Security Appropriations=====
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{{Support vote}} Rooney voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/107800/thomas-rooney#.UkQ1-H_B_A4 ''Project Votesmart,'' "Thomas Rooney Key Votes," accessed September 26, 2013]</ref>
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Rooney voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Rooney voted in favor of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====National Defense Authorization Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Rooney voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Economy====
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====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition=====
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{{Support vote}} Rooney voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Healthcare====
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=====Health Care Reform Rules=====
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{{Support vote}} Rooney voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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=====Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Rooney voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013.  The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185.  The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Social issues====
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=====Amash amendment=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Rooney voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013 by a vote of 205-217.  The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act.  Both parties were split on the vote.<ref name="votes"/>
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==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Florida's 17th congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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Rooney is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election.{{Nov2014genelection}}
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Florida's 17th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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Due to redistricting, Rooney was running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 17th congressional district elections, 2012|17th District]]. Rooney was seeking re-election on the Republican ticket.  The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Rooney defeated [[Joe Arnold]] in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref>  He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[ http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber=U.S. House, Florida District 17
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|party= Republican
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|winner1 =Tom Rooney
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 =Joe Arnold
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|candidate3 =
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|votes1 =37859
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|votes2 =13855
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===Full history===
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{{Collapsible history section
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|Type = electoral
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|Name = Thomas J. Rooney
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|Content =
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<big>'''2010'''</big>
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{{Fldis16genelecbox10}}
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<big>'''2008'''</big>
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{{Fldis16genelecbox08}}
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Rooney
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|year=2008
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|Editdate=April 4, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00029018&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Thomas J. Rooney" Accessed April 4, 2013]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=1096521
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=[[U.S. House]] (Florida, [[Florida's 17th congressional district|District 17]])
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|totalraised2010=1426151
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[U.S. House]] (Florida, [[Florida's 16th congressional district|District 16]])
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|totalraised2008=1615899
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|result2008=Won
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|office2008=[[U.S. House]] (Florida, [[Florida's 16th congressional district|District 16]])
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|result2006=
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Rooney's reports.<ref>[http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do#3 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Thomas J. Rooney 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 22, 2013]</ref>
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{{Campaign finance reports
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|Name =Thomas Rooney (2014)
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|Political Party =Republican
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|Report 1 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/091/13940544091/13940544091.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'' "April Quarterly" Accessed July 22, 2013]</ref>
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|Date 1 =4/15/2013
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|Beginning Balance 1 =436770.47
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|Total Contributions 1 = 60392.16
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|Expenditures 1=45606.42
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|Cash on Hand 1 =451556.21
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|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/098/13941137098/13941137098.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'' "July Quarterly" Accessed July 22, 2013]</ref>
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|Date 2 =7/15/2013
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|Beginning Balance 2 =451556.21
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|Total Contributions 2 =71734.02
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|Expenditures 2=84217.00
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|Cash on Hand 2 =439073.23
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===2012===
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[[File:Thomas Rooney 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Rooney's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Rooney won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Rooney's campaign committee raised a total of $1,096,522 and spent $1,092,225.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00030736&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Thomas Rooney 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 13, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets,'' "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Rooney spent $6.60 per vote received in 2012.
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 17th Congressional District
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|party = Republican
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|total raised =  $1,096,522
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|total spent = $1,092,225
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|opponent raised = $18,769
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|opponent spent = $18,852
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|org1 = Publix Super Markets
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|org2 = U.S. Sugar
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|org3 = Oxbow Corp
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|org4 = Florida Citrus Mutual
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|org5 = Palm Beach Kennel Club
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|orgdonor1 = $22,000
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|orgdonor2 = $16,000
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|orgdonor3 = $13,000
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|orgdonor4 = $10,450
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|orgdonor5 = $10,250
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|ind1 = Crop Production & Basic Processing
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|ind2 = Real Estate
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|ind3 = Retired
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|ind4 = Defense Aerospace
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|ind5 = Food Processing & Sales
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|inddonor1 = $79,250
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|inddonor2 = $50,426
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|inddonor3 = $49,751
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|inddonor4 = $44,000
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|inddonor5 = $43,492
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|}}
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===2010===
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[[File:Tom Rooney 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Rooney's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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Rooney won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Rooney's campaign committee raised a total of $1,426,151 and spent $993,128.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00029018&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Thomas Rooney 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 27, 2011]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2010
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 16th Congressional District
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = $1,426,151
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|total spent =$993,128
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|opponent raised = $50,300
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|opponent spent = $33,063
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|org1 = NextEra Energy
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|org2 = Pittsburgh Steelers
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|org3 = Florida Turbine Technologies
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|org4 = Publix Super Markets
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|org5 = Flo-Sun Inc
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|orgdonor1 = $32,450
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|orgdonor2 = $19,700
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|orgdonor3 = $19,600
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|orgdonor4 = $19,600
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|orgdonor5 = $15,600
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|ind1 = Retired
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|ind2 = Leadership PACs
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|ind3 = Crop Production & Basic Processing
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|ind4 = Real Estate
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|ind5 = Securities & Investment
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|inddonor1 = $64,750
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|inddonor2 = $64,500
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|inddonor3 = $62,200
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|inddonor4 = $57,650
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|inddonor5 = $48,497
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|}}
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==Analysis==
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Rooney is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]," as of June 12, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/thomas_rooney/412311 ''Gov Track'' "Rooney" Accessed June 12, 2013]</ref>
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412311_Thomas_Rooney ''OpenCongress,'' "Rep. Thomas J. Rooney," Accessed July 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{col-break}}
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Rooney most often votes with:
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*{{reddot}} [[Tim Griffin]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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Rooney least often votes with:
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*{{reddot}} [[Justin Amash]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jan Schakowsky]]
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{{col-end}}
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Rooney missed 37 of 3,350 roll call votes from Jan 2009 to Mar 2013.  This amounts to 1.1%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/thomas_rooney/412311 ''GovTrack,'' "Thomas Rooney," Accessed March 29, 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
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::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Rooney paid his congressional staff a total of $940,167 in 2011.  He ranks 147th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranks 191st overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Florida]] ranks 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/945/Rep_Tom_Rooney.html LegiStorm "Thomas Rooney"]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Rooney's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,084,015 and $5,847,998. That averages to $3,466,006, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 8.40% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00029018&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rooney (R-Fla), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Rooney's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $1,365,008 and $6,202,999. That averages to $3,784,003.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00029018&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rooney, (R-Florida), 2010"]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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====2012====
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Rooney ranked 55th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013]</ref>
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====2011====
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Rooney ranked 21st in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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===Voting with party===
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====2013====
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{{Congress vote percent
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|party=Republican
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|percent=94%
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|rank=178th
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|total=233
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|chamber=House
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|year=June 2013
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|RHouse=Y
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==Personal==
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Rooney and his wife Tara reside in Tequesta, [[Florida]], and with their three young sons: Tommy Jr., Sean, and Seamus. <ref name="biography"/>
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Thomas + Rooney + Florida + House'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==External links==
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==References==
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{{succession box | before = [[Frederica S. Wilson]] (D) | title = U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 17 | years = 2013-present| after = - }}
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{{succession box | before = Tim Mahoney | title = U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 16 | years = 2009–2013 | after = [[Vern Buchanan]] (R) }}
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