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Waltz Statement on Middle East Peace Plan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement on the newly-released Middle East Peace Plan: “The new Middle East peace plan is a bold and thoughtful proposal that will pave the way for a brighter future in the Middle East. Under this plan, Palestinian President Abbas can move his people towards hope and prosperity, especially for women and youth. I ... Read More »

Waltz, Luria, Houlahan and Zeldin Introduce Bill to Leverage U.S.-Israel Partnership for PTSD Research

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), Elaine Luria (D-Va.), Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) and Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) introduced a bill to leverage research of the U.S. and Israel to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If passed, H.R. 5605, the United States-Israel PTSD Collaborative Research Act, would leverage research assets and experiences of the U.S. and Israel t... Read More »

Waltz Statement on FBI Elections Hacking Policy Change

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement in response to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) policy change to notify state officials if local election systems have been breached: “Our elections system is perhaps the most critical of all infrastructure to our republic – and as we’ve seen in the past, it is constantly under attack from foreign powers wh... Read More »

Rep. Waltz: Soleimani’s Death a Victory for America

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) spoke with Jason Chaffetz on Fox News about the death of Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani in Baghdad. President Trump ordered the U.S. military attack that killed Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Quds Force, among other military officials at Baghdad International Airport early Friday, the Pentagon conf... Read More »

First Year in Congress Full of Wins for Florida and Our Community

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As I reflect on this year in Congress, I am confident we hit the ground running. This year was full of wins for this administration, for Florida and for America. As soon as the 116th Congress began, it became clear that getting anything accomplished would require thinking outside the box — and sometimes across the aisle. Though partisanship seemed to be the norm and something the media loved to hi... Read More »

Bipartisan For Country Caucus Touts Lengthy List Of Wins in 2020 NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, the Chairs of the bipartisan For Country Caucus – which is comprised of veterans serving in Congress – celebrated a lengthy list of accomplishments for the military, veterans and military families in the 2020 Fiscal Year National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which President Donald J. Trump will sign into law today. “As a veteran, I understand the importance of su... Read More »

Waltz Statement On Passage Of USMCA Trade Agreement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) voted in favor of ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement, a replacement of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “After more than a year of waiting on House Democrats to bring this trade agreement to the floor, we’ve finally voted and ratified the USMCA,” Waltz said. “This trade deal will open up... Read More »

Rep. Waltz on Impeachment: Nothing in President Trump’s Call Rises to Level of High Crimes and Misdemeanors

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) addressed the U.S. House of Representatives to discuss his opposition to the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. “I’m a Green Beret and a proud veteran – but this process does not make me proud. I’ve fought all over the world – from Africa to Afghanistan – and seen fairer and more transparent processes than this. Since Democra... Read More »

Waltz Statement Opposing Impeachment

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement on his decision to vote against the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump: “It’s a shame that impeaching President Trump has been Democrats’ number one priority since they lost the election in 2016, well before the current charges regarding Ukraine. For the past three months, Speaker Pelosi has rush... Read More »

Waltz Statement Supporting 2020 National Security Funding Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement on his vote in favor of the Fiscal Year 2020 national security package which funds the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Justice and related agencies. “Providing resources for national security departments a... Read More »

ICYMI: Waltz on Trump’s Military Pardons: We Need to be Careful in Equating Mistakes with War Crimes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz questioned Department of Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley about President Donald Trump’s pardons of Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance and Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, cautioning against quickly categorizing mistakes in combat as war crimes. “We need to be very careful in equating mistakes, perhaps bad j... Read More »

House Passes Waltz-Sponsored Priorities of Space Force, Gold Star Families and Prohibiting Venezuela Contracting in 2020 NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Conference Report to accompany the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, which includes several of Rep. Michael Waltz’s priorities, including a Space Force, enhancing benefits for Gold Star families and prohibiting contracts with the Department of Defense for companies conducting business with t... Read More »

House Unanimously Passes Waltz Bill to Improve Minority Stem Opportunities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill by Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) to improve STEM participation and opportunities for students at minority-serving institutions (MSIs). H.R. 4372, the MSI STEM Achievement Act, would increase capacity for students in STEM curricula, encourage partnerships with industry and fe... Read More »

Waltz, Torres Small Introduce Bill ro Improve First Responders’ Supply Access During Major Disasters

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) introduced legislation to allow first responders easy access to personal supplies when responding to a major disaster. Mobile exchange trucks sell low cost, tax-free toiletries and other personal supplies to military personnel responding to major disasters nationwide. Under current law, these supply... Read More »

Waltz Leads Bipartisan Group of Veterans on Korean War Veterans Memorial Work Project

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On Thursday, Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) led a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives and veterans to landscape and preserve the Korean War Veterans Memorial as a show of respect and gratitude for fallen Korean War soldiers and American veterans. The gathering was a symbol of gratitude as well as a unifying exercise on the last day of session before Thanksgiving and the November district work p... Read More »

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