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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 »

Rep. Waltz: Death of al-Baghdadi Sends Message to Terrorists: You Can Run but You Can’t Hide Forever

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On Sunday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement on the death of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: “Al-Baghdadi’s death is proof that terrorists can run but they can’t hide forever. Justice has been served for the families of James Foley, Kayla Mueller, Steven Sotloff and Peter Kassig, as well as thousands of others brutally killed under ISIS cruelty.” On Sunday, President Dona... Read more »

Waltz, Crenshaw, Murphy Urge Defense Department to Award Medal of Honor to Florida Sergeant

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On Thursday, U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) and Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) wrote a letter urging the U.S. Department of Defense to consider awarding the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe, a war hero who grew up in Oviedo, Florida. The bipartisan letter sent to Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy cited SFC Cashe’s... Read more »

ICYMI: Rep. Waltz: Withdrawing U.S. Troops in Syria Opens Pandora’s Box for ISIS Return

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On Friday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) spoke with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle about the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, calling the decision a “strategic mistake” and expressing concerns about the resurgence of ISIS as a result of U.S. troop withdrawal. “I think we’re just making a strategic mistake here,” Waltz said. “I am very concerned that we are creating the conditions for ISIS... Read more »

Rep. Waltz Statement on 2020 NDAA Conference Announcement

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U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), a member of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on the House passage of motion on the Conference Committee to reconcile differences between the House and Senate versions of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “I’m glad to see the House and Senate moving forward on the 2020 NDAA. This bill is critical ... Read more »

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