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U.S. Rep. Waltz: I voted 'no' on COVID-19 stimulus because it's a pile of radical ideas

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By, Rep. Mike Waltz The fiscal state of our country is crumbling. As our country has endured through a global pandemic over the last year, our resolve has been greatly tested for better or worse. In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis has led our state through a crisis with a steady hand by keeping our businesses and schools open, even in the face of unrelenting national pressure, and bucked CDC guidance b... Read more »

Why The 2022 Winter Olympics Need To Be Moved From Beijing

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By, Newt Gingrich, Rep. Mike Waltz In less than a year, the 2022 Winter Olympics will begin in Beijing, China. As the world emerges from the global war against a virus and responses to it that cost lives, jobs, and livelihoods, the time is ripe for athletes to come together to celebrate human achievement, perseverance, and grit. The Olympic Charter outlines the Fundamental Principles of Olympism. ... Read more »

Negotiating Against Ourselves on Iran

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By, Jamil Jaffer and Rep. Mike Waltz In the past week, Iranian proxy forces attacked an American military base in Iraq, killing a U.S. contractor and injuring five others, while the Iranian government threatened to pursue nuclear weapons and cut off key nuclear inspections if it felt cornered. The Biden administration's response: reversing American sanctions policy on Iran at the UN, including per... Read more »

Boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

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By, Mike Waltz Americans fondly look back at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin as a moment during the pre-war era when the United States beat the Nazis on their home turf and refuted their delusional notion of racial supremacy on the field. Not only did star runner Jesse Owens showcase Herculean performances that brought home four gold medals, but nine other black athletes took home medals as well, deal... Read more »

Rep. Michael Waltz: The GOP's future is found in Florida

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By, Rep. Mike Waltz 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 famous—or infamous depending on the year -- as its most impactful swing state. Yet last election, Florida looked different. As other swing states like Pennsylvania and Georgia remained close and ultim... Read more »

Leave no Afghan interpreters behind

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By Rep. Michael Waltz, Nasirulla "John" Safi and Jason Criss Howk Nasirullah Safi, aka “John,” was a U.S. military interpreter/cultural adviser in Afghanistan. Today he lives in the Pacific Northwest of America. John, as my old infantry buddies who introduced us like to call him, is one of the lucky ones and he knows it. His story is a tale of patriotism, love for his Afghan people and nation, and... Read more »

Rep. Waltz, Cathcart: Coronavirus is a battle – as war vets we know mental health is critical to defeat it

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By, Rep. Mike Waltz, Garrett Carthcart As proud U.S. war veterans, we are always looking for new ways to serve our country, and the COVID-19 pandemic has created an amazing opportunity for us to share what we have lived and learned about mental health and suicide prevention with the nation as we all join forces to battle this disease. In the Army, we are trained to respond under the trauma and str... Read more »

In Time of Crisis, Service to Others Can Unite a Nation

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By U.S. Reps. Jimmy Panetta, Don Bacon, Chrissy Houlahan and Michael Waltz America is witnessing one of the most difficult times in our country’s history. With a global pandemic still surging across our nation and with the national unemployment rate spiking at 14.7 percent and the youth unemployment rate at 25.3 percent – colossal losses not seen since the Great Depression – Americans are looking ... Read more »

The real virus to the Chinese Communist Party: religious freedom

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The lockdowns and death in China began long before the first case of COVID-19 was ever reported. Though Xinjiang province is nearly 2,000 miles northwest of Wuhan where COVID-19 was first found, it’s also home to another virus in the eyes of the Chinese Communist Party: religious freedom. Officially an atheist country, China technically recognizes five religions: Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholici... Read more »

Memorial Day reminds us of American sacrifice, resilience

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Memorial Day is rooted deep in American history and has spanned all of America’s major wars since the Civil War. Originally called “Decoration Day,” the holiday got its start after the Civil War as a day to mostly remember the lives of fallen Union soldiers. At the time, the Civil War was the deadliest conflict in U.S. history. As a result, America built its first cemeteries. By the 1860s, America... Read more »

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