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Waltz Announces $4 Million Grant for Volusia County Medical Research and Manufacturing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) announced the United States Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $4 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Volusia County, Florida, to prepare a 56-acre site adjacent to Daytona Beach International Airport for the development of Project COVID, a medical research, manufacturing, an...

Waltz Introduces the PAINTER Act Seeking White House Transparency

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) introduced the Preventing Anonymous Income by Necessitating Transparency of Executive Relatives (PAINTER) Act that would require the President and Vice President of the United States to report the same financial disclosure information of their non-dependent children as currently required for their spouse and dependent children und...

Waltz, Panetta Introduce SBP Open Re-Enrollment Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Congressmen Mike Waltz (FL-6) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-2) introduced “The Post-Widows Tax Repeal SBP Open Enrollment for Service-Disabled Veterans Act” in the House to allow for an open re-enrollment for the nearly 1,600 veterans who withdrew from the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) prior to the repeal of the “Widow’s Tax” in the FY2020 NDAA. “Due to the SBP/DIC offset...

Waltz, Buchanan, Rubio, and Entire GOP Florida Delegation Introduce American Shores Protection Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Congressmen Mike Waltz (FL-6) led the Republican Florida Congressional Delegation to introduce the American Shores Protection Act to codify the moratorium on oil and gas drilling off the coasts of Florida that was put in place by a September 8, 2020 Executive Order by then-President Trump. Under the legislation, the moratorium would apply to the South Atlantic, E...

Rep. Waltz Questions Witnesses During COVID Origin Hearing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the Ranking Member of the Research and Technology Subcommittee, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) questioned witnesses, Dr. David Relman of Stanford University and Dr. Stanley Perlman of the University of Iowa, during the U.S. House of Representatives first committee hearing on the origins of COVID-19, the Chinese Communist Party’s cover up, and the lack of object...

Waltz Statement on Biden Administration’s Afghan SIV Announcement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) released the following statement regarding the Biden Administration’s Afghan SIV announcement: “Today’s announcement by the Biden Administration to evacuate our Afghan interpreters and SIV applicants is belated but welcomed news,” said Rep. Waltz. “I hope to see more details on the number of those being evacuated, how they are bei...

Waltz Statement on President Biden’s Afghanistan Announcement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s Afghanistan announcement: “It is encouraging to see the Biden Administration finally begin to focus on evacuating Afghan interpreters from Afghanistan so they can be processed through the Special Immigration Visa (SIV) program safety, but I fear time has run out,” said Re...

Waltz Statement on the Passing of Secretary Rumsfeld

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-6) released the following statement on the passing of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld: “America will never forget its Secretary of Defense who ran to the burning Pentagon on September 11th to help others in need,” said Rep. Waltz. “Donald Rumsfeld was a patriot who served his country in uniform, in the halls of Congress, ...

Waltz, Frankel Re-Introduce Bipartisan Keeping Girls in School Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, U.S. Representatives Mike Waltz (FL-6) and Lois Frankel (FL-21) re-introduced the bipartisan Keeping Girls in School Act in the U.S House of Representatives to help remove the barriers keeping girls around the world from accessing a quality education. “As a Green Beret who has operated all over the world, I have seen firsthand that in societies where women thrive, e...

Waltz Presses Sec. Austin on West Point Critical Race Theory Teachings

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Michael Waltz (R-FL) questioned U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on U.S. military academies teaching dangerous Critical Race Theory (CRT). Sec. Austin, during an earlier line of questioning, stated that CRT is not being taught in the U.S. military. Rep. Waltz then cited the letter he received from the West Point Superintendent, “With regards to Crit...

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