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For Country Caucus Applauds Decision to Extend National Guard Orders

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, the bipartisan For Country Caucus applauded the decision to extend National Guard orders to fight COVID-19. More than 40,000 National Guard members are currently deployed to assist with coronavirus response efforts nationwide. Members of the For Country Caucus requested the extension to help Guard members continue their mission. “America’s National Guardsmen and Guard... Read More »

Waltz Statement on Florida Cabinet Discussion of State Retirement Plans Funneling to China

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement following the Florida Cabinet’s discussion of state retirement plans inadvertently funneling to China, following his letter with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to the Cabinet on the issue: “It’s very concerning to know our state employees are indirectly funding state-owned companies in China, which is the bi... Read More »

Waltz Introduces Bill to Reduce U.S. Dependence on China for Critical Minerals

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) introduced a bill to reduce America’s dependence on foreign sources of critical minerals and bring the U.S. supply chain from China back to America. The American Critical Mineral Exploration and Innovation Act of 2020 would reduce American dependence on foreign minerals, which are essential to modern life. The bill is co-sponsored by... Read More »

The real virus to the Chinese Communist Party: religious freedom

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The lockdowns and death in China began long before the first case of COVID-19 was ever reported. Though Xinjiang province is nearly 2,000 miles northwest of Wuhan where COVID-19 was first found, it’s also home to another virus in the eyes of the Chinese Communist Party: religious freedom. Officially an atheist country, China technically recognizes five religions: Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholici... Read More »

Memorial Day reminds us of American sacrifice, resilience

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Memorial Day is rooted deep in American history and has spanned all of America’s major wars since the Civil War. Originally called “Decoration Day,” the holiday got its start after the Civil War as a day to mostly remember the lives of fallen Union soldiers. At the time, the Civil War was the deadliest conflict in U.S. history. As a result, America built its first cemeteries. By the 1860s, America... Read More »

SpaceX's Historic Relaunch of American Greatness

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Nearly 10 years have passed since the United States cancelled plans to send another U.S. astronaut to space from U.S. soil on an U.S. rocket. The loss of our American-launched human spaceflight program meant sliding behind in a 21st-century space race with Russia and China – but this week marks an incredible comeback vested in American perseverance and ingenuity. SpaceX and NASA will launch two as... Read More »

Congresswoman Elaine Luria and For Country Caucus Propose Bipartisan Solutions to Address COVID-19

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria and her colleagues in the bipartisan For Country Caucus urged Congressional leaders to focus on commonsense, consensus building solutions to address the COVID-19 pandemic. For Country Caucus consists of principled, military veteran members of Congress committed to working in a nonpartisan way to create a more productive government. “Congress h... Read More »

Waltz, Rubio Lead Letter to State on Retirement Investments Funneling to China

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) wrote a letter to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis requesting the Florida State Board of Administration reconsiders its policy to invest state employees’ pensions in China. Florida’s Retirement System is the fourth-largest public reti... Read More »

Waltz Statement on NAS Pensacola Shooter’s Al-Qaeda Ties

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement on Attorney General William Barr’s announcement on the FBI finding the military trainee who killed three U.S. sailors and wounded several others at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola last December was working with al-Qaeda operatives: “Today’s announcement is an unfortunate reminder that terror still thre... Read More »

Waltz Statement Opposing HEROES Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement on his intent to vote against the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act: “The coronavirus pandemic has completely upended our country. Take a look at the latest unemployment numbers and you’ll see that Americans need help. Unfortunately, rather than put forth commonsense solutions dir... Read More »

Waltz Statement on Federal Retirement Board Reversal on Chinese Investment

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) announced it would defer its change to invest military and federal retirement plans in Chinese markets. The decision comes on the heels of legislation from Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) to ban these investments as well as his public push to reverse the decision and replace board members who approved it. “Finally,... Read More »

For Country Caucus Pens Letter to Pelosi and McCarthy on CARES II Priorities

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On May 8, 2020, the For Country Caucus sent the following letter requesting the following priorities are included in the next coronavirus relief package. Dear Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy: Thank you for your leadership as our nation continues to address the unprecedented challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, thank you for ensuring the swift passage of the Corona... Read More »

Waltz Named to House China Task Force

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) was named to the House Republicans’ China Task Force, a committee of 15 Republican lawmakers representing 14 committees of jurisdiction to coordinate policy on China. “Coronavirus has been a wake-up call to America that the Chinese government is not our friend – in fact, it’s actually the most threatening adversary America has ever f... Read More »

Chinese infiltration of US colleges results in massive theft of our research

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The coronavirus pandemic is just the latest chapter in the story of Chinese dishonesty and propaganda – but there is a different disease silently creeping through American society: China’s mass infiltration and theft of American research at our colleges and universities. America’s higher education system has long been regarded as a beacon of learning, creativity and academic excellence. Our colleg... Read More »

Federal retirement funds must not funnel money to China's regime

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The coronavirus pandemic is a wake-up call for everyone that we must completely rethink our relationship with China. But if a group of Obama-era retirement board appointees has its way, our military members and federal employees will soon be directly contributing, through their retirement plans, to those propaganda efforts, China’s military buildup, and its ultimate goal of global domination. And ... Read More »

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