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Waltz Applauds Passage of Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz applauded the House’s unanimous passage of the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, a bill designed to improve veterans’ access to mental healthcare and to prevent veteran suicide. Approximately 20 service members and veterans die by suicide each day. This legislation addresses veteran suicide by expanding... Read more »

House Passes Waltz, Crenshaw, Murphy Bill to Posthumously Award Alwyn Cashe Medal of Honor

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill from U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) and Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) to authorize the President of the United States to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe for actions taken in Iraq on October 17, 2005. The bill would make a technical ch... Read more »

Waltz Takes to House Floor to Raise Mental Health, Suicide Prevention Awareness

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to discuss the importance of suicide prevention during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Waltz reflected on his own experiences as a combat veteran dealing with post-traumatic stress and survivor’s guilt, encouraging veterans and all Americans to take the extra step and check ... Read more »

Waltz, Murphy, Crenshaw Introduce Bill Authorizing President to Posthumously Award Medal of Honor to Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) and Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) introduced a bill to authorize the President of the United States to posthumously award U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe the Medal of Honor for actions taken in Iraq on October 17, 2005. The bill would make a technical change to federal law, which generally requires th... Read more »

Rep. Waltz: Democrats’ Political Posturing Delays Defense Legislation and Hurts Our Military

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement on Democrats’ failure to prioritize the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act and the likelihood of a Continuing Resolution to fund the Department of Defense: “Congress has a duty to provide resources for our warfighters. Unfortunately, Democrats have failed to prioritize our troops in favor o... Read more »

Defense Secretary Esper Supports Medal of Honor for Florida Sergeant Alwyn Cashe

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) and Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) announced U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper’s agreement that U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Alywn Cashe deserves to have his Silver Star upgraded to the Medal of Honor, the highest award for combat valor in the United States, for SFC Cashe’s heroism in Iraq in October 2005. Secr... Read more »

Waltz Highlights Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach Businesses Saved by Paycheck Protection Program

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PORT ORANGE, FLA. – On Monday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) highlighted two local small businesses benefiting from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as part of his Paycheck Protection Program Success Stories initiative. Pat’s Riverfront Café in Port Orange and Norwood’s Eatery and Treehouse Bar in New Smyrna Beach were among 11,000 small businesses in Florida’s Sixth District to apply and ... Read more »

Waltz Announces Initiative Highlighting Paycheck Protection Program Successes in FL-6

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) announced a new initiative to highlight local small businesses’ success with the Paycheck Protection Program in Florida’s Sixth District. The new initiative, Paycheck Protection Program Success Stories, will highlight local small businesses and their positive experiences with the program, which provides assistance, via forgivable ... Read more »

PHOTO RELEASE: Waltz, Navy Secretary Braithwaite Visit Sparton Corporation in DeLeon Springs

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DELEON SPRINGS, FLA. – On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) welcomed U.S. Navy Sec. Kenneth Braithwaite to Florida’s Sixth District for a visit to Sparton Corporation in DeLeon Springs. Sparton is a defense manufacturer which creates critical technology, including sonobuoys, which Naval Air Station Jacksonville uses for its anti-submarine warfare mission. “It was an honor to have Sec. Brai... Read more »

Waltz, Haaland Urge Dept. of Defense to Close Child Care Gaps for Military Families

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – On Thursday, U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) led a bipartisan letter with 33 members of Congress to U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Mark Esper, urging the DoD to close child care gaps for military families. The U.S. military has nearly 1.6 million active duty family members, with more than half of all active duty members having a spouse a... Read more »

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