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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Rep. Waltz Statement on Departure of National Security Advisor John Bolton

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U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), a former defense policy director for Secretaries of Defense Rumsfeld and Gates, issued the following statement on the departure of U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton: “John Bolton has been a dedicated servant leader. Each time duty has called, he’s answered and I’m grateful for his service. I hope President Trump selects a National Security Advisor who und...

Rep. Waltz Statement on Establishment of U.S. Space Command

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U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement on the re-establishment of the U.S. Space Command on Thursday: “Space is the new warfighting domain and we are under constant threat from hostile foreign actors like China and Russia, who are currently gearing up to take on the United States in space. It’s abundantly clear we must take these threats seriously,” Waltz said. Space Comma...

ICYMI: Rep. Waltz: Cutting Defense Funding is Height of Irresponsibility

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On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz spoke on the House floor about the effects of large military spending cuts on global stability in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. “This cut…is an attempt to back us out of the War on Terror. We all want peace. We all want these wars to go away but that doesn’t mean that we can just wish them away…like the Obama Administration tried to do in Iraq. T...

ICYMI: Rep. Waltz: Russian Sub Evidence of Growing Threat to Global Communications, Economy

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U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) spoke with Fox News about Russian intelligence gathering and reports of the Losharik Russian spy submarine fire which killed 14 senior sailors last week. “Most people think the internet is in the cloud. It’s really under the ocean,” Waltz said. “There are almost 400 of these cables [which] are about the size of a really large garden hose that run several hundred t...

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