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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 »

SpaceX's Historic Relaunch of American Greatness

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Nearly 10 years have passed since the United States cancelled plans to send another U.S. astronaut to space from U.S. soil on an U.S. rocket. The loss of our American-launched human spaceflight program meant sliding behind in a 21st-century space race with Russia and China – but this week marks an incredible comeback vested in American perseverance and ingenuity. SpaceX and NASA will launch two as... Read more »

Chinese infiltration of US colleges results in massive theft of our research

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The coronavirus pandemic is just the latest chapter in the story of Chinese dishonesty and propaganda – but there is a different disease silently creeping through American society: China’s mass infiltration and theft of American research at our colleges and universities. America’s higher education system has long been regarded as a beacon of learning, creativity and academic excellence. Our colleg... Read more »

Federal retirement funds must not funnel money to China's regime

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The coronavirus pandemic is a wake-up call for everyone that we must completely rethink our relationship with China. But if a group of Obama-era retirement board appointees has its way, our military members and federal employees will soon be directly contributing, through their retirement plans, to those propaganda efforts, China’s military buildup, and its ultimate goal of global domination. And ... Read more »

Coronavirus: Answering your questions about relief checks and more

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Originally published in the Daytona Beach News-Journal Throughout history, America has faced many challenges and crises, from World War II to Sept. 11. Today’s coronavirus pandemic is no different. Coronavirus is an invisible enemy which has uprooted our economy, livelihoods and our everyday way of life. The effect of coronavirus in our country has already been devastating, with nearly 10 million ... Read more »

A call to action: Service to nation can help bridge the rift that divides Americans

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Originally published in USA Today By Reps. Chrissy Houlahan and Michael Waltz Turn on your TV and you’ll see headline after headline of how America is divided. Politics appears to be full of bitter vitriol — a reflection of the deep fault lines in our society. Many Americans are seldom placed in situations where they must meet face-to-face with people who look, think or believe differently than th... Read more »

First Year in Congress Full of Wins for Florida and Our Community

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As I reflect on this year in Congress, I am confident we hit the ground running. This year was full of wins for this administration, for Florida and for America. As soon as the 116th Congress began, it became clear that getting anything accomplished would require thinking outside the box — and sometimes across the aisle. Though partisanship seemed to be the norm and something the media loved to hi... Read more »

The case for light attack aircraft

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Congress is finalizing the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act and one of the key issues is the future of the Air Force’s meager light attack aircraft program. It’s a program that has struggled to gain traction with Air Force leadership since the first iteration appeared in 2009 despite major engagements in irregular warfare in austere locales all over the world. Small teams of special operato... Read more »

Lack of transparency in impeachment inquiry does a disservice

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On Wednesday, I joined dozens of House Republicans demanding transparency from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff in the ongoing impeachment proceedings. The next day, the Sentinel published an editorial that was critical of my decision to speak in defense of fundamental American rights and principles: transparency, due process and the rule of law.As a Gree... Read more »

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