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Waltz Leads Bipartisan Letter to Pompeo to Prioritize Afghan University to Combat Extremism

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) led a letter with 41 bipartisan members of Congress to U.S. Department of State Secretary Mike Pompeo emphasizing the importance of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) to the stability of the region, counter-terrorism efforts and U.S. national security interests. Since its creation, AUAF has played a critical role in empoweri... Read more »

Waltz Statement on Middle East Peace Plan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) issued the following statement on the newly-released Middle East Peace Plan: “The new Middle East peace plan is a bold and thoughtful proposal that will pave the way for a brighter future in the Middle East. Under this plan, Palestinian President Abbas can move his people towards hope and prosperity, especially for women and youth. I ... Read more »

Waltz Promotes U.S. Economic, Trade Ties on Trip to Latin America

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – This week, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) traveled to Latin America to promote the economic and trade partnership between the United States and key U.S. allies in the regions. Waltz joined nine other members of Congress on the trip, visiting several countries, including Panama, Honduras and Argentina. “Our relationships with our allies in Latin America are critical to A... Read more »

Waltz Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Syrian Kurds

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On Wednesday, U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Jason Crow (D-Colo.) introduced legislation to extend the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program to Syrian Kurdish fighters who assisted in counter-ISIS operations in Syria. H.R. 4873, the Syrian Partner Protection Act, would extend the Special Immigrant Visa program to Syrian Kurdish fighters who assisted in counter-ISIS operations. The bill is c... 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 »

Waltz, Cheney to Introduce Bill Sanctioning Turkey Over Syrian Invasion

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On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) announced he will join nearly 30 of his Republican colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives on a bill to impose sanctions on Turkey in response to Ankara’s military offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in Northern Syria. This move follows similar efforts led by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) in the Senate. Wal... Read more »

Trump's Taliban decision was smart – He's showing leadership where Obama failed

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President Trump made the right call this weekend when he decided to call off peace talks in Afghanistan. For months, the Taliban has assured the State Department it will promote “peace” and will no longer be a haven for terrorists. That couldn’t be further from the truth – and current events have made that abundantly clear. Just last week, the Taliban committed a suicide bombing that killed at lea... Read more »

Rep. Waltz: Iran Continuing to Escalate Tensions to Divert Attention from Crashing Economy

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On Monday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) addressed Iranian claims of arresting 17 alleged Central Intelligence Agency spies and sentencing some to death with Fox News’ Harris Faulkner. The allegations, Waltz said, were yet another indication the U.S.’ maximum pressure campaign is working – and another example of Iran lashing out to distract from its crashing economy. “This [allegation] is anoth... Read more »

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