Ex-GOP lawmaker joins family firm 

Ex-GOP lawmaker joins family firm 
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Former Republican Rep. Tom RooneyThomas (Tom) Joseph RooneyHouse Dem calls on lawmakers to 'insulate' election process following Mueller report Hill-HarrisX poll: 76 percent oppose Trump pardoning former campaign aides Dems fear Trump is looking at presidential pardons MORE of Florida, who retired in January, will be a principal at the federal and Florida state government relations practice Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

Art Rooney II, the congressman’s first cousin, is the named partner in the firm’s title. The new firm was formed in 2006 after Buchanan Ingersoll merged with Klett Rooney.

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“Joining Buchanan feels like coming home. I am excited about this next chapter of my career and the opportunity to still be of service to my community and continue to work on behalf of industries and causes close to my heart and of vital importance to Florida and the U.S. as a whole,” Tom Rooney said in a press release.

The ex-lawmaker served in Congress for a decade and was a senior member of the House Intelligence Committee, where much of his focus was on the Russia investigation.

He also criticized the National Rifle Association for not accepting certain gun control regulations and announced his retirement just days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

His former colleague, ex-Rep. Dennis RossDennis Alan RossThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke Will Iran 'break out' for a nuclear weapon, and what can Trump do? Israeli minister said intermarriage among American Jews is 'like a second Holocaust': report MORE (R-Fla.), joined the Florida-based law and lobbying firm GrayRobinson last week.