The world is an unstable place. The Middle East is in chronic chaos with evolving terrorist organizations and unpredictable state regimes. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin continues to challenge America’s democratic influence. Closer to home, dictators in Cuba and Venezuela seek to maintain suppression of their own people.
When the United States shows weakness, bad actors become emboldened and make the world more dangerous. America must lead with a clear voice that supports our allies and opposes our enemies. As a former policy advisor to the White House, I know that our nation needs leaders who embrace the concept of smart power and understand peace is only achieved through strength.
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Waltz joined nine other members of Congress on the trip, visiting several countries, including Panama, Honduras and Argentina.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Jason Crow (D-Colo.) introduced legislation to extend the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program to Syrian Kurdish fighters who assisted in counter-ISIS operations in Syria.
H.R. 4873, the Syrian Partner Protection Act, would extend the Special Immigrant Visa program to Syrian Kurdish fighters who assisted in counter-ISIS operations. The bill is co-sponsored by Reps. Don Bacon (R-Maine), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.).
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) announced he will join nearly 30 of his Republican colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives on a bill to impose sanctions on Turkey in response to Ankara’s military offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in Northern Syria. This move follows similar efforts led by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) in the Senate.
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Washington, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) addressed Iranian claims of arresting 17 alleged Central Intelligence Agency spies and sentencing some to death with Fox News’ Harris Faulkner. The allegations, Waltz said, were yet another indication the U.S.’ maximum pressure campaign is working – and another example of Iran lashing out to distract from its crashing economy.