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Matt Gaetz, Scott Franklin, Stephanie Murphy and Michael Waltz: Florida’s National Guard — our understaffed heroes

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Florida Politics: Matt Gaetz, Scott Franklin, Stephanie Murphy and Michael Waltz: Florida’s National Guard — our understaffed heroes By, Reps. Mike Waltz, Scott Franklin, Stephanie Murphy & Matt Gaetz February 24, 2021 We have seen, firsthand, their love of country and the pride they take in their service. We are grateful to every American who volunteers to serve our country at home or abroad. Ser...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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