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In Time of Crisis, Service to Others Can Unite a Nation

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By U.S. Reps. Jimmy Panetta, Don Bacon, Chrissy Houlahan and Michael Waltz America is witnessing one of the most difficult times in our country’s history. With a global pandemic still surging across our nation and with the national unemployment rate spiking at 14.7 percent and the youth unemployment rate at 25.3 percent – colossal losses not seen since the Great Depression – Americans are looking ...

Waltz Statement Opposing HEROES Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement on his intent to vote against the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act: “The coronavirus pandemic has completely upended our country. Take a look at the latest unemployment numbers and you’ll see that Americans need help. Unfortunately, rather than put forth commonsense solutions dir...

Waltz Announces $25 Million in Higher Education Funding via CARES Act

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – On Friday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) announced five higher education institutions in Florida’s Sixth Congressional District have received $25 million in grants from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Every college student deserves a shot at a great education but unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic ha...

Coronavirus: Answering your questions about relief checks and more

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Originally published in the Daytona Beach News-Journal Throughout history, America has faced many challenges and crises, from World War II to Sept. 11. Today’s coronavirus pandemic is no different. Coronavirus is an invisible enemy which has uprooted our economy, livelihoods and our everyday way of life. The effect of coronavirus in our country has already been devastating, with nearly 10 million ...

Waltz Votes to Pass Coronavirus Funding Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) voted in favor of an emergency supplemental funding package to respond to the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. The measure passed by a vote of 415-2. “As always, our job as elected officials is to provide for our constituents and their safety, so I’m glad Congress is acting on this issue,” Waltz said. The $8.3 billion emer...

Rep. Waltz: Congress Must Act Quickly to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) called upon Congress to act swiftly to ensure states have sufficient resources to address the growing threat of coronavirus in the United States. “As news reports indicate Florida has two confirmed cases of coronavirus – and possibly more on the way – it’s imperative Congress acts quickly to mitigate the spread of this disease,” Waltz...

Waltz, Demings Introduce Legislation to Welcome Mary McLeod Bethune Statue to U.S. Capitol

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Val Demings (D-Fla.) introduced legislation to welcome the statue of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune to the U.S. Capitol. If passed, the resolution would authorize the use of the Capitol Rotunda to display the statue for six months, where it will join the National Statuary Hall Collection. In 2019, Gov. Ron DeSantis formally requested Be...

Rep. Waltz Goes ‘Undercover’ to Serve Breakfast, Bus Tables as Diner Server

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DEBARY, FLA. – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) swapped roles from elected official to diner server at DeBary Diner for the sixth episode of “Undercover Congressman.” The Undercover Congressman series gives Waltz the opportunity to learn more about his constituents by spending a day in their shoes. On Thursday, Waltz took food orders, poured hot coffee and bussed tables to live a day ...

Waltz Applauds Trump Budget Request for NASA and Everglades Restoration

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget request, which prioritizes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Everglades restoration projects: “Our space industry is on the cusp of exploration – and much of that exploration begins in Florida. Space is in Florida’s DNA – an...

Waltz Statement on Senate Acquittal of President Trump

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s acquittal on two articles of impeachment: “Today’s acquittal vote has been a long time coming and I am glad to see this chapter closed. Since the President was elected, Congress has been preoccupied with impeachment, all at the cost of important legislation to improve our country r...

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