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Foreign Policy: “Waltz is Emerging as a Key Player in U.S. Space Policy”

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Freshman Republican Rep. Michael Waltz of Florida is emerging as a key player in U.S. space policy as President Donald Trump pushes for a separate Space Force and the Defense Department stands up a new Space Command. Waltz brings a unique perspective to this arena. A U.S. Army National Guard Special Forces officer and veteran of the Afghanistan War, Waltz is the first Green Beret ever elected to t... Read more »

Donors help keep unpaid NSB Coast Guard members afloat

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On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, a Republican who represents Volusia and Flagler counties, announced he was signing on to the bill that appears to be gaining bipartisan steam. At least 12 members of the Florida delegation have also co-signed, an unlikely alliance including Democrats Charlie Crist, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Alcee Hastings, as well as Republicans Matt Gaetz, Brian Mast and Ted Yoho. Read more »

Michael Waltz on ISIS: ‘We have to keep our foot on their neck’

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Waltz, who represents Volusia and Flagler counties in Congress, credited the Trump administration and the Pentagon with knocking down the caliphate that ISIS had established in Syria and northern Iraq by 2015 by “taking the handcuffs, so to speak, off the military and going after what at one point was about the size of Austria.” Read more »

Despite shutdown, Silver gets OK to begin Daytona-Lauderdale service

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Airport and airline officials were busy working the phones and email throughout the weekend as well as on Monday morning to seek assistance in resolving the matter of the missing signature by appealing to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, whose congressional district includes Volusia and Flagler counties. Read more »

Heading into Congress, Michael Waltz urges bipartisan deal on shutdown

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Waltz, a Republican, will be in the minority, but he fully intends to work toward one of his campaign planks, finding solutions supported by both sides. “On the shutdown, we’re going to have to reach a bipartisan agreement,” Waltz said in a telephone interview Wednesday. “I think there’s a compromise to be had there.” Waltz said he’s looking forward to seeing what proposals Democrats roll out, while also buttressing Trump’s position. “I appreciate and support the president’s view. We have to have border security. ... I don’t think we can truly reform the legal side of immigration until we reform the border security,” Waltz said. Read more »

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