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Waltz Applauds Selection of Patrick Air Force Base as Space Command Headquarter Finalist

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, the U.S. Air Force named Patrick Air Force Base among its final six locations for the U.S. Space Command headquarters and operating home of the U.S. Space Force. U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), who supported the formation of the Space Force since the beginning of his time in Congress, commended the Air Force’s decision on Thursday. "I'm thrilled Patrick Air Force ... Read more »

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

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate approved a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) and Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe for heroic actions taken in Iraq on Oct. 17, 2005. The bill would make a technical change to federal law, which generally requires that the Medal o... Read more »

Waltz: Allegations of Voting Irregularities Should be Brought to Court

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement concerning the 2020 presidential election: “Every legal vote should be counted. That count should be transparent to ALL observers. Allegations of voting irregularities absolutely should be taken to the courts to be fairly adjudicated according to the law.” Read more »

Waltz Statement on Election Interference Briefing

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. — U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement on Friday after the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security provided a briefing to Florida’s congressional delegation on foreign interference in the 2020 election: “After hearing reports of intimidatin... Read more »

Waltz, Murphy Request FBI Briefing on 2020 Election Interference

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) sent a letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray, National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe and Attorney General Bill Barr requesting an official briefing on Russian and Iranian interference in the 2020 election. The request comes after the FBI announced Wednesday tha... Read more »

Waltz Named Guardian of Small Business

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, the National Federation of Independent Business named U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) a Guardian of Small Business in honor of his support for small businesses in the 116th Congress. “During this difficult time, it’s more important than ever for Congress to back the small businesses which support our economy, create jobs and make our communities unique,” Waltz said.... Read more »

Waltz Cosponsors Bill Limiting Big Tech Censorship

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) cosponsored a bill to push back against Big Tech censorship in the wake of widespread censorship on Facebook and Twitter earlier this week. The Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans Act allows Americans to file lawsuits against Big Tech companies that breach “good faith” user agreements by censoring political speech and supp... Read more »

Waltz Leads Call for Federal Investigation into Florida Dems’ PPP Loan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) led a letter with members of the Florida congressional delegation calling for a federal investigation into the Florida Democratic Party's (FDP) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application and for all documents, including the application itself, to be made public. The PPP program was created by Congress in March to assist small busi... Read more »

Waltz, Luria Urge Inclusion of PTSD Research and Treatment Legislation in Annual Defense Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Elaine Luria (D-Va.) led a letter to conferees for the annual defense bill, requesting the inclusion of their bipartisan measure to research and treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for veterans. The United States-Israel PTSD Collaborative Research Act would leverage research and assets from both the U.S. and Israel for the... Read more »

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 »

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