As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I am honored to have a voice in our nation's foreign policy. The United States of America is a shining example of freedom, and has the ability to lead the world by example. Our nation is a generous one, and while the temptation to give money and aid to all corners of the globe is great we must also be proper stewards of your hard-earned tax dollars. Foreign aid, while a noble cause, must be reformed to ensure that money is spent both efficiently and wisely. Additionally, we must begin to shift our aid model from one of direct monetary aid to one of trade. Strong trade has the potential to benefit all and creates a stable economic environment that will lift countries out of needing aid in the first place. A stable economy attracts businesses, which in turn creates jobs. Rather than one country becoming reliant on another, we help them become a member of the world economy. However, we must also always be mindful of any trade negotiation to ensure that our trade agreement does not come at the cost of our sovereignty. It is possible to have commerce with nations without losing your sovereignty to them. I welcome a robust foreign policy that encourages this approach.
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Washington D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, released the following statement on North Korea’s failed missile launch:
“North Korea’s failed missile launch today only emphasizes Kim Jong-un’s complete disregard for international law and determination to obtain a nuclear weapon capable of striking the continental United States. Such belligerent action cannot and should not be rewarded with a simple slap on the wrist. Instead, we need to take real action.
Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee Chairman Ted Yoho (R-FL) today released the below statement after introducing a resolution to strengthen trade relations with Taiwan. The resolution, H. Res. 271, is authored by Rep. Yoho and co-sponsored by Rep. Royce.
With the Trump administration pulling the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership when it took office in January, a Florida Republican is looking for closer trade relations with one of the Asian nations that had been part of it.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) and Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) introduced H. Res. 236 today, a resolution urging the Trump administration to start the process of establishing a trade agreement with Japan.
Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging members of the House of Representatives to cosponsor legislation by U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho that would end U.S. sugar subsidies and subsidies used by competitors globally:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, introduced a resolution that supports the prompt deployment of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to counter the North Korean missile threat.
When Republican Rep. Ted Yoho from Florida arrived in Washington, D.C., in 2013, he was committed to cutting government spending, including on foreign aid. But he told Devex in a recent interview that he quickly learned slashing assistance wasn’t a viable solution. Instead, he decided to work to reform it.
If there is one over-arching conclusion that can be drawn from the first two weeks of the Donald Trump administration, it’s that President Trump aims to keep the promises he made to his voters during the 2016 campaign. The degree to which Trump is striving to keep those promises is nearly-unheard of (Americans had come to expect that once a politician becomes elected to office, that politician abandons many of the campaign promises that were made, or severely compromises him).
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03), House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Chairman for Asia and the Pacific, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson:
“I would like to congratulate Rex Tillerson on his confirmation as Secretary of State. As we both begin our new rolls in restoring America’s influence abroad, I look forward to working with him and his State Department staff. Together we will work to keep America safe and bring back America’s credibility around the world.”
Washington, D.C. –Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) released the following statement regarding the president’s immigration executive order suspending entry of individuals from certain countries: