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Waltz Questions Afghanistan Withdrawal, Bringing Afghan Interpreters Home

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) questioned Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Affairs David F. Helvey on the Biden Administration’s proposal to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan and if the Administration plans to bring Afghan interpreters who fought alongside our service men and women out of Afghanistan during the House Armed Services Comm...

Waltz Discusses Advancing U.S Innovation at Hearing with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, as Ranking Member of the House Research and Technology Subcommittee, Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) questioned Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) President Dr. P. Barry Butler about advancing U.S. research and innovation. Daytona-based ERAU has made enormous contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, and research – and has ...

Waltz Presses OMB, OPM on Federal Agencies Reopening for Basic Services

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) sent a letter to the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Shalanda Young, and the Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management, Kathleen McGettigan, asking for guidance on staffing protocols and reopening federal offices following constituent concerns over access to government services. “Over the last few mont...

Waltz Introduces Resolution Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Operation Provide Comfort

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) introduced a resolution in the House commemorating the 30th anniversary of Operation Provide Comfort, a U.S.-led mission which provided much-needed relief to Iraqi Kurds who were under brutal attack by Saddam Hussein’s military forces. “In the wake of the Kurdish uprising against Saddam Hussein in March 1991, Hussein and his regime b...

Reps. Waltz, Moulton Introduce Bill to Expand Benefits for Gold Star Spouses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Congressmen Michael Waltz (FL-6) and Seth Moulton (MA-6) introduced the Captain James C. Edge Gold Star Spouse Equity Act to restore benefits to widows and widowers of servicemembers killed in the line of duty. Under current law, surviving spouses of fallen servicemembers lose their Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) benefits should they remarry before turning 55, and l...

Waltz Statement on the Left’s Push for DC Statehood

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) released the following statement concerning the Left’s push for DC Statehood: “It’s no coincidence progressives are pushing for statehood for Washington, D.C. just days after introducing legislation to pack the Supreme Court with more justices. This is nothing more than a power grab to add two Democrat senators with the help of new...

Waltz Co-Hosts Bipartisan Roundtable on the Chinese Communist Party’s Human Rights Abuses and Movement to Boycott the Beijing Olympics

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Michael Waltz (R-FL-6) co-hosted a bipartisan roundtable with Congressmen Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA-14) and Tom Malinowski (D- NJ-7), and were joined by former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, and various human rights organizations. During the roundtable they discussed the ongoing movement to boycott t...

Waltz, Cheney and Franklin Question Taliban Power-Sharing Agreement, Full U.S. Troop Withdrawal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) sent a letter along with Reps. Liz Cheney (WY-AL) and Scott Franklin (FL-15) to U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken expressing concern with the proposed power-sharing agreement between the Afghan government and Taliban, and the May 1 deadline for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Attached is the letter and you may read notable e...

Waltz Requests Critical Race Theory Materials & Presentations from West Point

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) sent a letter to Lt. General Darryl A. Williams, Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, detailing examples of Corps of Cadets being mandated to attend seminars and presentations on critical race theory that included inflammatory lessons and presentations that are detrimental to the mission and morale of the U.S....

Waltz: Bill Endangers Safety of Migrant Children While Failing to Address the Current Border Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) released the following statement regarding his opposition to the DREAM Act in the House: “There are currently 13,700 unaccompanied minors in CBP and HHS custody who made the dangerous journey through Central America and Mexico, transported by coyotes and human traffickers to our southern border. Hundreds are continuing to arrive ea...

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