February 19, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan Florida Members of Congress: “Our state is committed to assisting our brave servicemembers who go into harm’s way overseas, and now into the frontiers of space.”
February 15, 2019 Press Release
“Following the longest shut down in history, I will not let partisan games put the families of our Coast Guard and those who protect our country at risk. But this fight isn’t over until the President gets every dollar needed for the barriers and other technologies the Customs and Border Patrol have requested to keep criminals, drugs, and human traffickers from crossing our porous border.”
February 12, 2019 Press Release
“These Subcommittee assignments are an important opportunity to craft and develop thoughtful policies for Florida’s economy and our national defense,” Waltz said.
February 6, 2019 Press Release
“I think I’ve heard you say... that ‘by, with, and through’ is kind of the operative strategy for defeating ISIS— particularly in Syria?,” Waltz asked. “And as I understand the pull-out strategy, we will no longer be with our allies on the ground, is that correct?... [And] we will not be [as] effective remotely, as we will [be] on the ground with a small force presence?”
February 4, 2019 Press Release
“I’m honored to have Senior Chief Graham of New Smyrna station join me at the State of the Union tomorrow,” Waltz said. “The sacrifices and commitment he and other Coasties make to continue serving and protecting our community – despite not receiving paychecks during the recent government shutdown – is inspiring. I hope his presence in the Gallery tomorrow will serve as a reminder to all watching and attending that Congress has a responsibility to our men and women in uniform, our constituents, and all Americans to secure our border, keep the government open, keep our Coast Guard and federal workers paid, and keep our country safe.”
February 1, 2019 Press Release
“The INF was a landmark agreement of President Reagan’s that played an essential role in preventing nuclear war and reducing an arms race between the Cold War super-powers. However, Russia’s consistent violations, coupled with China’s advancement of its own weapons capabilities, demonstrate American compliance is no longer in the best interest of our national defense or security, nor that of our allies. Withdrawing from the INF, a step only taken after careful consideration of the facts, is a reciprocal and appropriate response to Russia’s aggressive attempts to undermine American interests and security and the threats we face from China’s advanced weapons capabilities. I applaud the President for untethering our ability to prepare and respond to emerging and growing threats to our homeland and interests.”
“We write to express our full support for Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South) to remain in the State of Florida,” the members wrote. “We hope you will appreciate the strategic benefits of maintaining the headquarters within Florida, not only for its mission success, but for the quality of life for the personnel, and their families, assigned there... As you review and evaluate future locations for JIATF-South, we strongly encourage you to maintain the headquarters in Florida,” the members closed.
January 30, 2019 Press Release
“Following the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, it’s clear to me we need to create stronger incentives for more Members of Congress to come to the table and do the job the American people sent them here to do,” Waltz said. “What federal workers and servicemembers in our Coast Guard were put through this past month was unacceptable. This bipartisan legislation would motivate Members of Congress to be part of finding a solution in a timely manner.”
January 23, 2019 Press Release
“Twice now I’ve been proud to support measures that would get our federal workers the paychecks they have earned while we continue negotiating to open the government,” Waltz said. “Both times, my Democratic colleagues have overwhelmingly sunk the proposals. The way they are using federal workers' paychecks as political pawns in their obstructionism is unacceptable. We were sent to Washington to get things done, not continue the status quo. I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to come to the table so we can open the government, secure our border, and get hard-working federal employees their paychecks.”
January 18, 2019 Press Release
“Our nation was founded on the notion every American has a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As legislators, we are bound to protect these rights, especially as they relate to our most vulnerable population -- which is why we cannot ignore the fundamental right of an unborn child to live,” Waltz said.
In The News
January 23, 2019 In The News
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, a Republican who represents Volusia and Flagler counties, announced he was signing on to the bill that appears to be gaining bipartisan steam. At least 12 members of the Florida delegation have also co-signed, an unlikely alliance including Democrats Charlie Crist, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Alcee Hastings, as well as Republicans Matt Gaetz, Brian Mast and Ted Yoho.
January 21, 2019 In The News
U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, an Army National Guard lieutenant colonel and Afghanistan veteran of the Green Berets, cited the military as having played a major role in bringing different races together for the same cause.
January 18, 2019 In The News
In his first term, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz has been appointed to the House Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
January 17, 2019 In The News
Waltz, who represents Volusia and Flagler counties in Congress, credited the Trump administration and the Pentagon with knocking down the caliphate that ISIS had established in Syria and northern Iraq by 2015 by “taking the handcuffs, so to speak, off the military and going after what at one point was about the size of Austria.”
January 14, 2019 In The News
Airport and airline officials were busy working the phones and email throughout the weekend as well as on Monday morning to seek assistance in resolving the matter of the missing signature by appealing to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, whose congressional district includes Volusia and Flagler counties.
January 2, 2019 In The News
Waltz, a Republican, will be in the minority, but he fully intends to work toward one of his campaign planks, finding solutions supported by both sides. “On the shutdown, we’re going to have to reach a bipartisan agreement,” Waltz said in a telephone interview Wednesday. “I think there’s a compromise to be had there.” Waltz said he’s looking forward to seeing what proposals Democrats roll out, while also buttressing Trump’s position. “I appreciate and support the president’s view. We have to have border security. ... I don’t think we can truly reform the legal side of immigration until we reform the border security,” Waltz said.