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Waltz Addresses the State of America’s National Security a Year into Biden’s Presidency

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) joined fellow House Republicans to call attention to the numerous crises facing America and the international community today after just one year under President Joe Biden’s administration. “The number one job of the Commander-in-Chief is to keep this country safe and yesterday, Joe Biden literally threw the Ukrainian people under ...

Waltz, Wexton Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strip International Olympics Committee of Its Tax Exemption Status

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, U.S. Representatives Mike Waltz (FL-6-R) and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10-D) introduced the Irresponsible Olympic Collaboration Act that would strip the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of its 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status. This follows repeated attempts from U.S. officials and numerous international human rights groups to move the 2022 Winter Olympics out of China du...

Waltz Named Ranking Member of Armed Services Subcommittee

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Waltz is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Readiness on the House Armed Services Committee. WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, U.S. Congressman Michael Waltz (FL-6) was named Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Readiness on the House Armed Services Committee. The Subcommittee on Readiness has jurisdiction over Department of Defense policy and programs and accounts related to training, logisti...

Fox News Op-Ed: Biden's inaction on Ukraine making world more dangerous

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Fox News Op-Ed: Biden's inaction on Ukraine making world more dangerous By, Rep. Mike Waltz and Sen. Marsha Blackburn December 13, 2021 7:30 AM Alarming developments that include the United States’ chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, the lifting of U.S. sanctions on the Russian-backed NordStream II pipeline, and a lack of American support for Cuban and Venezuelan pro-democracy activists have give...

Waltz, Wexton Statement on Passage of Resolution Condemning IOC and CCP for Peng Shuai Case

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan resolution led by U.S. Representatives Mike Waltz (R-FL) and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) condemning the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) gross mishandling and cover-up of three-time Olympian Peng Shuai’s allegations of sexual assault against a former senior CCP official and he...

Waltz Supports Passage of Annual Defense Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) issued the following statement in support of the passage of the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes several of his priorities, including addressing the growing military and economic threat of China as well as safeguarding America from growing threats around the world and providing for our veterans and...

Waltz Statement On His Opposition to the Democrats’ Tax and Spend Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) released the following statement in opposition to the Democrats’ Tax and Spend Bill: The passage of the so-called “Build Back Better” bill will forever tarnish Congressional Democrats who opted to take orders from the activist left rather than govern responsibility on behalf of all Americans. This bill will add billions of dollars to...

Waltz, McCaul Demand Proof of Safety of PRC Tennis Player Peng Shuai; Condemn CCP

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) and Lead Republican of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) sent a letter to Ambassador Qin Gang demanding proof of the safety and wellbeing of Peng Shuai, a People’s Republic of China citizen and professional tennis player, after her disappearance following sexual assault allegations against a Chins...

Fox News: Sen. Graham & Rep. Waltz: Biden's terrorism complacency – US must act now to counter threats

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Fox News: Sen. Graham & Rep. Waltz: Biden's terrorism complacency – US must act now to counter threats US may have left Afghanistan, but the war against Islamic terrorism has not left us By, Rep. Mike Waltz and Sen. Lindsey Graham November 10, 2021 6:30 AM The United States may have left Afghanistan, but the war against Islamic terrorism has not left us. During a Senate Armed Services Committee he...

Waltz, Murphy Introduce Bill to Crack Down on Drug and Human Trafficking

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Representatives Mike Waltz (FL-6-R) and Stephanie Murphy (FL-7-D) introduced the bipartisan Extending Limits of U.S. Customs Waters Act to double law enforcement’s area of operation in coastal waters to enable more effective enforcement of U.S. customs laws, interdict drugs, and stop human traffickers. Sens. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) introduc...

Foreign Policy: It’s Time to Formalize an Alliance With India

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Foreign Policy: It’s Time to Formalize an Alliance With India A U.S.-India alliance would allow both countries to expand their global strength. By, Rep. Mike Waltz and Nikki Haley October 25, 2021 In February, U.S. President Joe Biden declared, “diplomacy is back at the center of our foreign policy” and “we will repair our alliances and engage with the world once again.” Nine months into his presi...

DBNJ: Democrats' wasteful, misguided 'Build Back Better' plan spells disaster for Florida

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DBNJ: Democrats' wasteful, misguided 'Build Back Better' plan spells disaster for Florida By, Rep. Mike Waltz October 24, 2021 President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress, with zero input from Republicans, are currently negotiating how best to pass a massive $3.5 trillion “social infrastructure” package. This massive bill includes hundreds of provisions that, if passed, would do serious harm to ...

Waltz, Brown Fight for Funding Water Quality Projects

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Congressmen Mike Waltz (R-FL) and Anthony Brown (D-MD) introduced the Clean Water Allotment Modernization Act of 2021. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mark Kelly (D-NJ) introduced companion legislation in the Senate. The Clean Water Allotment Modernization Act (CWAMA) would enact long-overdue reforms to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) formula, which ...

VIDEO: Waltz Presses Sec. Austin, Gen. Milley and Gen. McKenzie on U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) pressed U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley and Commander of U.S. Central Command General Kenneth McKenzie on the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. “This war is not done, it’s not over,” said Waltz. “This is a war against Islamic extremism, it’s a war against ...

Waltz, Graham Joint Statement on Call with Afghan Resistance Leader Ahmad Massoud

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) released the following joint statement: “It was a great honor and privilege to talk to Ahmad Massoud, who is leading the Afghan National Resistance Front. We appreciated hearing his continued commitment to resisting the brutality of the Afghan Taliban and standing for basic human rights and fre...

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