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Waltz Requests John Kerry Correspondence with Iranian Official, Cites Likely Logan Act Violation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) led a letter to former Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry requesting all private correspondence with former Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Jarif during the Trump Administration and accused Mr. Kerry of likely violating the Logan Act.  Rep. Waltz was joined by U.S. Congressmen Byron Donalds (FL-19),…

Waltz Presses Biden’s National Security and Intel Officials on U.S. Security Threat Assessment

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) pressed Biden Administration National Security and Intelligence Officials on President Biden’s classified documents, the threat of al-Qaeda, our energy policy fueling Russia’s war chest, Hamas, and universities facilitating domestic terrorism during a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing. Witnesses…

Waltz, Khanna, and McCaul Call for Release of Uyghur Detainees and Accountability for Human Rights Violations in China

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Friday, U.S. Congressmen Mike Waltz (FL-06), Ro Khanna (CA-17), and Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Michael McCaul (TX-10) led a bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Linda Thomas-Greenfield requesting the State Department to continue advocating for the release of…

Waltz Presses President Biden on Temporary Gaza Port Proposal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) sent a letter to President Joe Biden questioning his administration’s announcement of a U.S. military operation to establish a temporary port off the coast of Gaza to provide additional aid to Palestinians and laid out concerns over how American taxpayer funded aid will be distributed to an area controlled by Hamas…

Waltz Invites Gold Star Mother Paula Knauss Selph to State of the Union

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-06) announced his invitation of Gold Star Mother Paula Knauss Selph to be his guest for the State of the Union. Paula’s son, Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Christian Knauss, was one of the 13 American servicemembers killed in the ISIS-K terrorist attack at Abbey Gate during the withdrawal from…

Waltz Presses Defense Secretary Austin on Secret Hospitalization

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Congressman, and Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, Mike Waltz (FL-06) pressed Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on taking accountability for his unannounced absence and failure to communicate with the Commander in Chief in a timely manner about his recent hospitalization during a House Armed Services Committee…

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…