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Waltz Statement on NAS Pensacola Shooter’s Al-Qaeda Ties

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement on Attorney General William Barr’s announcement on the FBI finding the military trainee who killed three U.S. sailors and wounded several others at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola last December was working with al-Qaeda operatives: “Today’s announcement is an unfortunate reminder that terror still thre... Read more »

Federal retirement funds must not funnel money to China's regime

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The coronavirus pandemic is a wake-up call for everyone that we must completely rethink our relationship with China. But if a group of Obama-era retirement board appointees has its way, our military members and federal employees will soon be directly contributing, through their retirement plans, to those propaganda efforts, China’s military buildup, and its ultimate goal of global domination. And ... Read more »

ICYMI: Rep. Waltz: Coronavirus Puts China’s Plan for Global Dominance on Full Display

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – America must wake up to the reality of the Chinese Communist Party’s infiltration and stop their path to global dominance, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) warned on America’s News HQ on Saturday. “[Coronavirus] is part of a much bigger picture here. What we’re dealing with, to be clear, is the Chinese Communist Party, not the Chinese people. The Chinese Communist Party are not ... Read more »

Waltz Bill Bans U.S. Soldiers, Federal Employees from Inadvertently Funding Chinese Military

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – If a group of Obama-appointed federal retirement board members have their way, members of the United States military and federal employees will inadvertently fund China’s People’s Liberation Army through their federal retirement plans – but a bill introduced Friday by U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) would put a stop to the practice and ensure the retirement money is invested re... Read more »

Waltz Statement on FBI Elections Hacking Policy Change

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement in response to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) policy change to notify state officials if local election systems have been breached: “Our elections system is perhaps the most critical of all infrastructure to our republic – and as we’ve seen in the past, it is constantly under attack from foreign powers wh... Read more »

Bipartisan For Country Caucus Touts Lengthy List Of Wins in 2020 NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, the Chairs of the bipartisan For Country Caucus – which is comprised of veterans serving in Congress – celebrated a lengthy list of accomplishments for the military, veterans and military families in the 2020 Fiscal Year National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which President Donald J. Trump will sign into law today. “As a veteran, I understand the importance of su... Read more »

Waltz Statement Supporting 2020 National Security Funding Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement on his vote in favor of the Fiscal Year 2020 national security package which funds the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Justice and related agencies. “Providing resources for national security departments a... Read more »

ICYMI: Waltz on Trump’s Military Pardons: We Need to be Careful in Equating Mistakes with War Crimes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz questioned Department of Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley about President Donald Trump’s pardons of Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance and Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, cautioning against quickly categorizing mistakes in combat as war crimes. “We need to be very careful in equating mistakes, perhaps bad j... Read more »

House Passes Waltz-Sponsored Priorities of Space Force, Gold Star Families and Prohibiting Venezuela Contracting in 2020 NDAA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Conference Report to accompany the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, which includes several of Rep. Michael Waltz’s priorities, including a Space Force, enhancing benefits for Gold Star families and prohibiting contracts with the Department of Defense for companies conducting business with t... Read more »

The case for light attack aircraft

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Congress is finalizing the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act and one of the key issues is the future of the Air Force’s meager light attack aircraft program. It’s a program that has struggled to gain traction with Air Force leadership since the first iteration appeared in 2009 despite major engagements in irregular warfare in austere locales all over the world. Small teams of special operato... Read more »

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