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Waltz Chairs First Heritage Foundation of Panel on Military Service and Readiness to Address Readiness, Recruitment Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) chaired the Heritage Foundation meeting of its National Independent Panel on Military Service and Readiness (NIPMSR). Launched last month, the panel will examine issues impacting military recruitment and retention. “I’m grateful to the Heritage Foundation for bringing together this panel with extensive experience and hope we can d...

Waltz Calls Out Pentagon for Stalling on Mandated Afghanistan Briefing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to request a House Armed Services Committee briefing on how the Defense Department has secured, archived, and standardized operational data and intelligence gathered over the past two decades in Afghanistan as required by last year’s defense bill. “It’s been over a year since the fa...

Waltz Presses White House and Department of Energy on Chinese Research Theft and Talent Recruitment Programs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) sent a letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, and the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Arati Prabhakar, regarding malign foreign talents programs in U.S. federal research. Specifically, the expresses concern with the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Thousand ...

Waltz, Rubio Introduce Bill to Protect Florida’s Waters and Gulf Test Range

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (R-Fla.) joined U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and members of the Florida Congressional Delegation in introducing the “Preserving the Gulf Test Range to Ensure Military Readiness Act” that would prevent energy exploration and development that would jeopardize the Gulf Test Range. “The Gulf Test Range is an irreplaceable national asset ...

Waltz, Ernst Introduce PUNISH Act to Sanction Iran, Punish Open Assassination Plots Against Americans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) introduced the “Preventing Underhanded and Nefarious Iranian Supported Homicides Act” or “The PUNISH Act” to enforce U.S. sanctions on the Iran Regime until the Secretary of State certifies to Congress that the Iran Regime has not supported any attempt or activity to kill a U.S. citizen, former or current U.S. official, or an Iran...

Waltz Leads Letter Urging Sec. Austin to End COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) led Republican colleagues in a letter urging the U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to consider the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) August 11, 2022 guidance in Department of Defense policy requirements on members of the armed services. The new guidance released by the CDC states restrictive COVID-19 guideline...

Waltz Statement on One Year Since Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Debacle

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) released the following statement regarding the one-year anniversary of the Biden Administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan: “When Joe Biden ran for president in 2020, he campaigned on bringing competency and compassion to the White House. What we witnessed transpire in Afghanistan over the last year as a result of his disastrous ...

Waltz Statement on the Democrats’ IRS Expansion, Spending, and Tax Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) released the following statement: “Democrats have yet again failed the American people by unleashing new tax and spend legislation that will ultimately target middle class Americans and small businesses with tax hikes during a recession and record inflation, hundreds of thousands of new IRS audits, and subsidies for favored energy in...

Waltz: Zawahiri Has Met Deserved Justice

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) released the following statement regarding the death of Ayman al-Zawahiri: “Ayman al-Zawahiri has met a deserved justice after decades of orchestrating terrorist attacks against innocent lives. After helping plan the September 11th attacks against our homeland and countless other acts of terror, his days of menacing the world are ove...

Ranking Member Waltz Asks Secretary Austin to Reconsider DoD COVID Vaccine Mandate on National Guard

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Readiness U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) and forty-nine other representatives sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin requesting the Department of Defense reconsider the Department’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate and issue guidance that considers natural immunity, citing the crippling nature the mandate will have on Nat...

FOX NEWS: COVID vaccine mandates from Biden admin may cripple National Guard

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FOX NEWS: COVID vaccine mandates from Biden admin may cripple National Guard Crippling our military over the vaccine mandate is irresponsible By, Rep. Mike Waltz July 25, 2022 For decades, the National Guard has served as the backbone of saving Americans across the country in times of crisis. Whether it’s helping coordinate hurricane responses, training our allies abroad, responding to domestic ci...

Waltz Welcomes Florida’s Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statute to the U.S. Capitol

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) welcomed the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statue to the U.S. Capitol where it will represent the State of Florida. In 2019, Gov. Ron DeSantis formally requested Dr. Bethune represent Florida in the U.S. Capitol following approval by the Florida Legislature. In 2020, Reps. Waltz and Val Demings (FL-10) introduced legislation to welcome ...

Waltz Statement on SCOTUS Roe v. Wade Decision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision: “Today’s decision by the Supreme Court to reverse Roe will save millions of innocent, unborn lives. The 1973 Roe v. Wade decision was based on outdated science and a flawed constitutional interpretation. Instead, today’s decision will allow states to det...

Waltz Statement Supporting FY23 Defense Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) issued the following statement in support of the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes several of his priorities, including ensuring United States military readiness as well as addressing the growing threats the United States faces fr...

Waltz, Soto, Donalds, and Swalwell Introduce the National R&D Strategy for Distributed Ledger Technology Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, U.S. Representatives Mike Waltz (R-FL), Darren Soto (D-FL), Byron Donalds (R-FL), and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) introduced the National R&D Strategy for Distributed Ledger Technology Act of 2022 in the House that would require the federal government to coordinate research and development efforts on distributed ledger technologies (DLT) and their applications. This bill is...