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Waltz & FL Members Send State Dept. Letter Calling for Urgency on Venezuela Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this morning U.S. Congressman Michael Waltz (FL-6), along with eleven other members of Florida’s congressional delegation, sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken outlining the urgency of the crisis in Venezuela, its impact to Floridians, and the necessity of appointing a Special Representative to focus on Venezuelan affairs. Specifically, they point out that ... Read More »

Waltz Votes Against Pelosi’s $1.9T Blue State Bailout

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, U.S. Congressman Michael Waltz (FL-6) voted against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s so-called $1.9 trillion COVID-19 Relief Package due to the unwarranted bailouts, pork spending unrelated to COVID littered throughout the bill, and the $1 trillion in unspent COVID relief that Congress has already passed. “All Americans are hurting from this pandemic and I cannot support a bill... Read More »

ICYMI: Negotiating Against Ourselves on Iran

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an op-ed published Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Jamil N. Jaffer warn against the Biden Administration giving up leverage gained from the previous administration’s maximum pressure campaign and entering another ill-conceived nuclear deal with Iran. In the past week, Iranian proxy forces attacked an American military base in Iraq, killing a U.S. contractor and... Read More »

Waltz, Carbajal Introduce Bill to Exempt Naturalization Fees for Relatives of Purple Heart Recipients

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Congressmen Michael Waltz (FL-6) and Salud Carbajal (CA-24) introduced the “Sergeant First Class Javier J. Gutierrez Purple Heart Survivor Naturalization Fee Relief Act of 2021,” a bill that would direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to exempt the immediate relatives of servicemembers who were awarded the Purple Heart from naturalization processing fees. “... Read More »

Waltz Introduces Resolution Calling on Olympic Committees to Boycott Beijing Olympics

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Congressman Michael Waltz (FL-6) introduced a resolution calling on the United States Olympic Committee to withdraw from the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing unless the International Olympic Committee (IOC) finds an alternative site. The decision to introduce this resolution follows a number of significant human rights violations carried out by the Chinese Communi... Read More »

Waltz Named House Subcommittee Ranking Member

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Michael Waltz (FL-6) was named Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology (R&T) within the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. The Subcommittee on R&T has jurisdiction over the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, federal science research, university research and partnerships, intergovernmental resea... Read More »

ICYMI: Rep. Michael Waltz: The GOP's Future is Found in Florida

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an op-ed published Saturday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) praised Florida's GOP for its successes during the 2020 election and called on other states to follow Florida's election playbook. "Florida is a state made famous to most Americans by its sunny beaches, Disney and visiting retired grandparents. But Florida’s place in America’s elections has also made the state famo... Read More »

Waltz Named to House Armed Services Subcommittees

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WASHINTGON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Michael Waltz (FL-6), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, received subcommittee assignments where he will continue his work to further strengthen the country’s armed forces, national security apparatus, and strategic edge over global competitors. He will serve on the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and Subcommittee on Intelligence and S... Read More »

Reps. Waltz-Luria and Sens. Moran-Menendez introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral 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.) re-introduced a bill to leverage research of the U.S. and Israel to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) are also introducing companion legislation in the U.S. Senate. If passe... Read More »

Waltz, House Republicans Call for Hold on Raimondo Confirmation until Biden Admin Clarifies Huawei Plans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Congressman Michael Waltz (FL-06), House Republicans called on the Senate to hold Governor Raimondo’s confirmation until the Biden Administration gives a clear and direct answer on whether they plan to keep Huawei on the Commerce Department’s Entity List. During her confirmation hearing, Governor Raimondo refused to commit to keeping Huawei on the Commerce Depar... Read More »

Waltz Introduces BOLIVAR Act to Ban Contracting with the Maduro Regime

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Michael Waltz (FL-6) introduced bipartisan legislation to prohibit government contracting with persons that have business operations with the Maduro regime. “The U.S. must use every means necessary to strip any funding mechanisms that helps bolster the illegitimate and corrupt Maduro socialist regime,” said Congressman Waltz. “This bipartisan legisl... Read More »

Waltz Will Oppose Granting Waiver to General Austin

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement in opposition to granting a waiver to General Austin: "I've had the honor to serve as an officer in the U.S. Army, and as a civilian appointee in the Department of Defense (DOD) and White House. Throughout my service, I've been fortunate to serve alongside the numerous generals who have distinguished th... Read More »

Waltz Helps Secure Funding for Florida Water Infrastructure Projects

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, Congressman Michael Waltz (FL-6) helped secure $250.5 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in President Donald Trump's Work Plan to help restoration efforts along the St. Johns County shore and the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan which includes Indian River Lagoon- South. "Following the severe coastal erosion and flooding from Hurricanes Matthew an... Read More »

Waltz Statement Regarding U.S. Declaration of China's Actions Against Uyghurs As Genocide

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement regarding the U.S. declaration of China’s actions against Uyghurs as genocide: “U.S. foreign policy should be guided with understanding the world as it is and not as what we want it to be. It's clear what's unfolding in the Xinjiang region in China is genocide,” said Waltz. “The world must understand tha... Read More »

Waltz, Gimenez, and Salazar Ask Senate Foreign Relations Committee to Reject Nominees Who Refuse to Assure Tough Stances on Cuba & Venezuela Regimes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Saturday, U.S. Congressman Michael Waltz (FL-6), Congressman Carlos Gimenez (FL-26), and Congresswoman Maria Salazar (FL-27) sent a letter to incoming Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (SCFR) Chairman Robert Menendez and Ranking Member Jim Risch requesting members of the committee reject any Biden Administration nominees that do not commit to promoting democracy, economic... Read More »

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