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Armed Services Committee Passes Waltz Amendments to Protect Taxpayer-Funded Research from Chinese Espionage

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the U.S. House Armed Services Committee unanimously passed two of Rep. Michael Waltz’s (R-Fla.) amendments to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to protect federally-funded research from Chinese espionage. “The United States faces the greatest adversary we have ever known in China,” Waltz said. “For years, the Chinese Communist Party has... Read more »

Waltz Statement Supporting FY21 Defense Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement in support of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes several of his priorities, including protecting American colleges and universities from Chinese espionage as well as greater vetting of foreign nationals at U.S. military bases: “Even during the most trying times in our country’s h... Read more »

Rep. Waltz: Russia Aiding Taliban Isn’t New – and Neither is Democrats Politicizing Russia

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) spoke with Fox News’ Bret Baier to discuss recent reports of Russian military intelligence units secretly offering bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan, including U.S. troops. Waltz questioned the motive for the timing of story, given its proximity to the 2020 election. “We’ve known for years... Read more »

Waltz Statement Against Justice in Policing Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement regarding his decision to vote against the Justice in Policing Act of 2020: “America has felt a change over the last few weeks following the death of George Floyd – and because of it, Congress has prioritized meaningful police reform. The provisions in this legislation, however, do not accomplish sensib... Read more »

Waltz Receives High Marks from U.S. Chamber for Supporting Economic Growth

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) was named a winner of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise Award, which highlights support for pro-business, pro-growth policies and working together in a bipartisan way during the 116th Congress. Waltz received a score of 90 percent, one of the highest scores statewide. “As a former business owner, I understand the impo... Read more »

Waltz Co-Sponsors JUSTICE Act on Police Reform

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) co-sponsored the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act, which aims to improve law enforcement practices and strengthen the relationship between police officers and their communities. “As a veteran, I fought for the principle that all men are created equal – and I know the fight for equality is... Read more »

Waltz Joins Bipartisan Colleagues to Sponsor Military HOMES Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) joined a bipartisan coalition led by Rep. Kendra Horn (D-Okla.) to introduce the Military Housing Oversight, Maintenance and Enhancement for Servicemembers (HOMES) Act. This legislation provides stronger protections for military families renting on-base housing from private contractors, building on the progress made under the Tenant B... Read more »

Women, Peace and Security Caucus Encouraged by Newly-Released WPS Implementation Plans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Co-Chairs of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Caucus U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) released the following statement on the newly-published implementation plans for the Women, Peace and Security agenda and the importance of women’s inclusion in security efforts to maintain peace worldwide: “In societies where women are healthy, educat... Read more »

Waltz Announces $1.9 Million CARES Act Grant for Volusia County Homeless

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) announced a $1.9 million grant from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support Volusia County’s homeless families and individuals affected by COVID-19. The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Emergency Solutions Grant funds will be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus ... Read more »

Waltz Statement on Florida Cabinet Discussion of State Retirement Plans Funneling to China

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement following the Florida Cabinet’s discussion of state retirement plans inadvertently funneling to China, following his letter with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to the Cabinet on the issue: “It’s very concerning to know our state employees are indirectly funding state-owned companies in China, which is the bi... Read more »

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