Defense

Florida plays an integral role keeping Americans safe, and I’m proud to represent our state on the House Armed Services Committee. As a Green Beret and former Pentagon and White House advisor, I know firsthand the challenges facing our men and women in uniform as well as what is required to complete the mission.

 

A strong military protects the interests of our nation at home and abroad and relies heavily on Congressional support and American innovation. As threats grow around the globe, we have a duty to ensure our service members have the resources to meet these challenges and keep America safe.  It is essential for Congress to honor its commitments to military personnel, and their families, so these critical missions are carried out safely and successfully.

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October 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Friday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) spoke with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle about the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, calling the decision a “strategic mistake” and expressing concerns about the resurgence of ISIS as a result of U.S. troop withdrawal.

September 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), a member of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on the House passage of motion on the Conference Committee to reconcile differences between the House and Senate versions of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):

September 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), a former defense policy director for Secretaries of Defense Rumsfeld and Gates, issued the following statement on the departure of U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton:

August 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement on the re-establishment of the U.S. Space Command on Thursday:

“Space is the new warfighting domain and we are under constant threat from hostile foreign actors like China and Russia, who are currently gearing up to take on the United States in space. It’s abundantly clear we must take these threats seriously,” Waltz said.

July 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz spoke on the House floor about the effects of large military spending cuts on global stability in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

July 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) spoke with Fox News about Russian intelligence gathering and reports of the Losharik Russian spy submarine fire which killed 14 senior sailors last week.