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Rep. Waltz Goes ‘Undercover’ to Serve Breakfast, Bus Tables as Diner Server

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DEBARY, FLA. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) swapped roles from elected official to diner server at DeBary Diner for the sixth episode of “Undercover Congressman.” The Undercover Congressman series gives Waltz the opportunity to learn more about his constituents by spending a day in their shoes. On Thursday, Waltz took food orders, poured hot coffee and bussed tables to live a day ... Read More »

Rep. Waltz to Attend Daytona 500 with President Trump

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) will attend the 62nd annual NASCAR Daytona 500 race in Daytona Beach with President Donald J. Trump on Sunday. Waltz, who represents the Daytona Beach area in Congress, invited President Trump to the event personally. “The Daytona 500 is a family-friendly, patriotic, All-American event,” Waltz said. “This year, our district is especially lucky... Read More »

Waltz Applauds Trump Budget Request for NASA and Everglades Restoration

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget request, which prioritizes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Everglades restoration projects: “Our space industry is on the cusp of exploration – and much of that exploration begins in Florida. Space is in Florida’s DNA – an... Read More »

Waltz Statement on Trump Signing Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump signing the Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act, which Rep. Waltz co-sponsored, into law: “Our country’s veterans deserve every opportunity to succeed when they transition to civilian life,” said Waltz. “Putting veterans in STEM fields is critical to fill thousands of job... Read More »

Waltz Statement on Senate Acquittal of President Trump

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s acquittal on two articles of impeachment: “Today’s acquittal vote has been a long time coming and I am glad to see this chapter closed. Since the President was elected, Congress has been preoccupied with impeachment, all at the cost of important legislation to improve our country r... Read More »

Waltz Leads Bipartisan Letter to Pompeo to Prioritize Afghan University to Combat Extremism

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) led a letter with 41 bipartisan members of Congress to U.S. Department of State Secretary Mike Pompeo emphasizing the importance of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) to the stability of the region, counter-terrorism efforts and U.S. national security interests. Since its creation, AUAF has played a critical role in empoweri... Read More »

Waltz, Brown, Rubio, Scott Introduce Bill to Modernize State Water Quality Allocation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Anthony Brown (D-Md.) have introduced legislation to modernize the national water quality allocation formula to states. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) have introduced companion legislation in the Senate. H.R. 5628, the Clean Water Allotment Modernization Act, would update the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) formu... Read More »

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 »

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