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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...

Waltz Statement on Commemorating the September 11th Terrorist Attacks

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Saturday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) released the following statement commemorating the 20th anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks: Twenty years ago, our nation and the world changed forever as we watched in horror as terrorists hijacked American airliners and used them as weapons to murder nearly 3,000 innocent Americans. While the soul of our nation wa...

Waltz Statement on SST Markup and FY22 Budget Reconciliation Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) issued the following statement in opposition to the House Majority’s massive, partisan Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Reconciliation Package and the over $40 billion in spending approved by the Science, Space, and Technology Committee: “Unfortunately, my colleagues on the other side of the aisle have taken this opportunity during this budge...

Waltz, Graham Joint Statement on Taliban Release of 113 Americans and Foreigners

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On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) released the following joint statement: “We welcome the news that 113 Americans, U.S. permanent residents, and other western passport holders were allowed to leave Afghanistan and travel to Qatar. “The fact remains, it was inexcusable that the Biden Administration allowed a terrorist regime to dictate the terms of...

Waltz Requests Blinken to Clear Private Charter Flights to Evacuate Americans Left Behind

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Saturday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken urging the Department of State to clear manifested charter flights in Afghanistan and around the region to evacuate Americans and at-risk Afghan allies left behind following the abandonment of Hamid Karzai International Airport. Hundreds of Americans and allies remain behind ...

Waltz Statement Supporting FY22 Defense Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) issued the following statement in support 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 Gold Star famil...

Waltz, Graham Call on Biden to Recognize Opposition Forces in the Panjshir Valley

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) released the following joint statement: “After speaking with Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh and representatives of Ahmad Massoud, we are calling on the Biden Administration to recognize these leaders as the legitimate government representatives of Afghanistan. We ask the Biden Administration...

Waltz Statement on Signing the PAWS Act Into Law

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) released the following statement regarding the signing of the bipartisan Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act into law to require the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to provide grants to service dog training organizations to increase accessibility for veterans. “It’s incredibly hear...

Waltz Introduces Resolution Condemning Biden’s Afghanistan Failure

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6), a former Green Beret and veteran of the War in Afghanistan, introduced a resolution condemning President Joe Biden’s failure to heed the advice of military and intelligence advisors about the speed and nature of the Taliban offensive, failure to present a coherent counter-terrorism or evacuation plan to the American people, and the...

Waltz Urges President Biden to Immediately Provide Air Support in Afghanistan and Recall Special Representative Khalizad

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging the Administration to take immediate steps to provide assistance to the Afghan people in their fight against the Taliban and make significant changes to their regional strategy. In the letter, Congressman Waltz requested President Biden provide military resources to assist the Afghan Nation...

Waltz Announces $4 Million Grant for Volusia County Medical Research and Manufacturing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) announced the United States Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $4 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Volusia County, Florida, to prepare a 56-acre site adjacent to Daytona Beach International Airport for the development of Project COVID, a medical research, manufacturing, an...

Waltz Introduces the PAINTER Act Seeking White House Transparency

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) introduced the Preventing Anonymous Income by Necessitating Transparency of Executive Relatives (PAINTER) Act that would require the President and Vice President of the United States to report the same financial disclosure information of their non-dependent children as currently required for their spouse and dependent children und...

Waltz, Panetta Introduce SBP Open Re-Enrollment Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Congressmen Mike Waltz (FL-6) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-2) introduced “The Post-Widows Tax Repeal SBP Open Enrollment for Service-Disabled Veterans Act” in the House to allow for an open re-enrollment for the nearly 1,600 veterans who withdrew from the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) prior to the repeal of the “Widow’s Tax” in the FY2020 NDAA. “Due to the SBP/DIC offset...

Waltz, Buchanan, Rubio, and Entire GOP Florida Delegation Introduce American Shores Protection Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Congressmen Mike Waltz (FL-6) led the Republican Florida Congressional Delegation to introduce the American Shores Protection Act to codify the moratorium on oil and gas drilling off the coasts of Florida that was put in place by a September 8, 2020 Executive Order by then-President Trump. Under the legislation, the moratorium would apply to the South Atlantic, E...

Rep. Waltz Questions Witnesses During COVID Origin Hearing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the Ranking Member of the Research and Technology Subcommittee, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) questioned witnesses, Dr. David Relman of Stanford University and Dr. Stanley Perlman of the University of Iowa, during the U.S. House of Representatives first committee hearing on the origins of COVID-19, the Chinese Communist Party’s cover up, and the lack of object...

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