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Waltz Calls on Biden Administration to Evacuate Afghan Interpreters

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Michael Waltz (R-FL) co-hosts a bipartisan press conference with Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) and the American Legion to call on the Biden Administration to evacuate the thousands of Afghan interpreters who fought alongside the U.S. military from Afghanistan. “How many future Afghan families, how many great American contributions will we not have if President B...

Science Committee Passes Waltz Policy to Confront Chinese Research Theft

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee unanimously passed the NSF for the Future Act introduced by U.S. Representatives Mike Waltz (R-FL), Haley Stevens (D-MI), Frank Lucas (R-OK), and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), as well as amendments sponsored by Rep. Waltz, to make strategic, responsible investments in the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Dep...

Waltz to Introduce Censure Resolution Condemning Reps. Omar, Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, and Pressley

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Representatives Mike Waltz (FL-6), Jim Banks (IN-3), and Claudia Tenney (NY-22) will introduce a censure resolution condemning and censuring U.S. Representatives Ilhan Omar (MN-5), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), and Ayanna Pressley (MA-7) for defending foreign terrorist organizations and using rhetoric which contributed to anti-Semitic a...

Waltz Presses West Point on Critical Race Theory Lessons

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) sent a second letter to Lieutenant General Darryl A. Williams, Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, with additional questions about the vetting of speakers and seminars, as well as whether the U.S. Military Academy intends to keep Critical Race Theory in its curriculum going forward. The letter follows Genera...

Waltz Leads Florida, California, and Texas Delegations In Calling For Greater National Guard Allocations

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Representatives Mike Waltz (FL-R), Stephanie Murphy (FL-D), Ken Calvert (CA-R), Jimmy Panetta (CA-D), Ronny Jackson (TX-R), and Marc Veasey (TX-D) lead a bipartisan, tri-state delegation letter along with 59 total members of Congress to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin highlighting the challenges that the Florida, California, and Texas Guard face and asking wha...

Waltz Introduces Bipartisan Bill Prohibiting Contracting with Beijing Olympics Partners

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, U.S. Representatives Mike Waltz (FL-6-R), Tom Malinowski (NJ-7-D) and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10-D) introduced the bipartisan “Beijing Winter Olympics Sponsor Accountability Act,” that would impose a 4-year ban on the Federal Government from contracting with businesses sponsoring the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Furthermore, the legislation also bans the sale of their pr...

Secretary Granholm tells Rep. Waltz DOE did not Coordinate with State Department on Nord Stream Decision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) questioned Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm about the recent attack on the Colonial pipeline by a Russian hacking group, the Department’s policy on paying ransoms, and the Administration’s lifting of sanctions on the Nord Stream pipeline. During his questioning, Rep. Waltz pressed Secretary Granholm on coordination with the State Departm...

Waltz Bill Prevents U.S. Soldiers, Federal Employees from Inadvertently Financing China’s Military

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) re-introduced the bipartisan TSP Act to prevent the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) from investing the federally funded Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) in Chinese companies, many of which have direct ties to the Chinese Communist Party. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has introduced identical legislation in the U.S. Senate. ...

Waltz Urges Passage of MSI STEM Achievement Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, as Ranking Member of the Research and Technology Subcommittee and Republican lead, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) urged the passage of the MSI STEM Achievement Act on the House Floor. This bill would advance STEM curriculum and workforce development at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), like Daytona Beach’s own Bethune-Cookman University, to meet the growing de...

Rep. Waltz: President Biden is having a Jimmy Carter Moment

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s leadership: President Biden has been in office for nearly four months and is already having his Jimmy Carter moment. This is crushing for our country and U.S. leadership around the globe,” said Rep. Waltz. As Jimmy Carter put it best, there is “a crisis of confidence” and President ...

Waltz Questions Afghanistan Withdrawal, Bringing Afghan Interpreters Home

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) questioned Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Affairs David F. Helvey on the Biden Administration’s proposal to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan and if the Administration plans to bring Afghan interpreters who fought alongside our service men and women out of Afghanistan during the House Armed Services Comm...

Waltz Discusses Advancing U.S Innovation at Hearing with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, as Ranking Member of the House Research and Technology Subcommittee, Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) questioned Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) President Dr. P. Barry Butler about advancing U.S. research and innovation. Daytona-based ERAU has made enormous contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, and research – and has ...

Waltz Presses OMB, OPM on Federal Agencies Reopening for Basic Services

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) sent a letter to the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Shalanda Young, and the Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management, Kathleen McGettigan, asking for guidance on staffing protocols and reopening federal offices following constituent concerns over access to government services. “Over the last few mont...

Waltz Introduces Resolution Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Operation Provide Comfort

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) introduced a resolution in the House commemorating the 30th anniversary of Operation Provide Comfort, a U.S.-led mission which provided much-needed relief to Iraqi Kurds who were under brutal attack by Saddam Hussein’s military forces. “In the wake of the Kurdish uprising against Saddam Hussein in March 1991, Hussein and his regime b...

Reps. Waltz, Moulton Introduce Bill to Expand Benefits for Gold Star Spouses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Congressmen Michael Waltz (FL-6) and Seth Moulton (MA-6) introduced the Captain James C. Edge Gold Star Spouse Equity Act to restore benefits to widows and widowers of servicemembers killed in the line of duty. Under current law, surviving spouses of fallen servicemembers lose their Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) benefits should they remarry before turning 55, and l...

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