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Waltz, Panetta Introduce Bill to Increase DoD Contracts with Veteran-Owned Businesses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Thursday, U.S. Congressmen Mike Waltz (FL-06) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-19) introduced the bipartisan Contract Our Veterans Act in the House to set goals for the U.S. Department of Defense to increase contracts with small, veteran-owned businesses. “It is a win-win scenario for both our Department of Defense and veteran-owned small businesses to work…

Waltz Presses Former Biden Admin Official on Failure to Uphold the Doha Agreement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) questioned former U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on the failure of the Biden Administration to uphold the Doha Agreement during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. Watch the full exchange here. “Many years of this painful episode in our history but that I would say to our…

Waltz Bill to Protect American Privacy Signed into Law

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Friday, President Joseph Biden signed into law the bipartisan Moving American's Privacy Protection Act (MAPPA), introduced by U.S. Congressmen Mike Waltz (FL-06) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-9), to require U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to remove personally identifiable information (PII), which includes Social Security and passport numbers, from cargo…

Waltz, Houlahan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect the Families of our Fallen Patriots

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-06) and Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) introduced the bipartisan Protecting the Families of our Fallen Patriots Act in the House to ensure Gold Star families receive the retirement benefits they are entitled to. “The surviving spouses of our fallen patriots should be allowed to provide for their young children…

Waltz Presses DoD Officials on Accountability for Poor Military Housing Conditions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman and Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness Mike Waltz (FL-06) pressed Defense Department officials on taking accountability for the aging and dilapidated barracks and housing on military bases across the country. Watch the full exchange here. “We have, by my count, five hundred installations, five hundred…

VIDEO: Waltz Joins Heritage to Discuss U.S. Maritime Security

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Monday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-06) joined the Heritage Foundation alongside Allison Center for National Security, Senior Research Fellow Brent Sadler to examine whether America’s Navy is equipped to protect and defend the nation against communist China and what must be done to reverse our Navy’s decline. Watch the full exchange here.

Waltz Questions FDA’s Telework Policies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-06) sent a letter to Commissioner Robert Califf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to question the telework policies at the FDA, which have minimized the operational standards for approving critical drugs and therapeutics. “It has been four years since the pandemic hit our country yet a number of federal…

Waltz, Kelly Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Calling on Biden to Prioritize U.S. Maritime Defense

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Tuesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-06) and Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ) sent a letter to President Biden urging him to strengthen the United States’ maritime power at a moment when the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is extending its influence on the South China Sea and the Houthis are attacking shipping in the Red Sea. Waltz and Kelly were joined a…

House Passes Waltz Bill to Protect American Privacy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Thursday, U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Moving American's Privacy Protection Act (MAPPA), introduced by U.S. Congressmen Mike Waltz (FL-06) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-9), to require U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to remove personally identifiable information (PII), which includes Social Security and passport numbers, from cargo…

Waltz Presses Democrat Witness to Define Equity

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) questioned Brigadier General Ty Seidule (Ret.), former head of the history department at West Point and House Democrat witness, on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives at U.S. service academies and the definition of equity during the House Oversight & Accountability Committee hearing on the Risks of…