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The real virus to the Chinese Communist Party: religious freedom

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The lockdowns and death in China began long before the first case of COVID-19 was ever reported. Though Xinjiang province is nearly 2,000 miles northwest of Wuhan where COVID-19 was first found, it’s also home to another virus in the eyes of the Chinese Communist Party: religious freedom. Officially an atheist country, China technically recognizes five religions: Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholici... Read more »

Waltz, Rubio Lead Letter to State on Retirement Investments Funneling to China

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) wrote a letter to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis requesting the Florida State Board of Administration reconsiders its policy to invest state employees’ pensions in China. Florida’s Retirement System is the fourth-largest public reti... Read more »

Chinese infiltration of US colleges results in massive theft of our research

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The coronavirus pandemic is just the latest chapter in the story of Chinese dishonesty and propaganda – but there is a different disease silently creeping through American society: China’s mass infiltration and theft of American research at our colleges and universities. America’s higher education system has long been regarded as a beacon of learning, creativity and academic excellence. Our colleg... 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 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 »

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