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Gov. Rick Scott is in Washington this afternoon meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Florida’s U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, and U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho to talk about the latest effort to fund the fight on the Zika virus.
When the United States has friends like Saudi Arabia, who needs enemies?
Last week the Obama administration approved the largest release of detainees from the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. These fifteen hardened terrorists will be transferred and placed under the custody of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This prisoner release greatly concerns me. As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I believe this transfer is reckless and shortsighted.
Florida Republican Ted Yoho is leading the charge on Capitol Hill to delay--and possibly halt--the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia.
Yoho noted on Wednesday that he was against the State Department’s planned $1.15 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia.
Mosquitos are effective at distributing diseases and they don’t care if you are a Democrat or a Republican. The current Senate delay in approving funding to combat the spread of the Zika virus is frustrating, unnecessary, and dangerous. Now is not the time to be playing politics with the health of the American people.
America needs to rethink how we distribute our foreign aid around the world. I came to Congress on the promise of cutting wasteful government spending. There are plenty of examples of the government playing loose with taxpayer money, but none more so than how we spend our foreign aid dollars.
Government has two roles. Pretend to make the lives of Americans better - while actually making them worse. The first is a necessary facade - to allow them to execute the second.
Is this crass and cynical? Yes, it is. But it is also accurate. Here’s some more crass accuracy.
Some say there are two front lines in war — those on the battlefield and those who medically treat the wounded, diseased and mentally afflicted soldiers who serve in battle.
Alvina Bowen, 91, wearing the same brown uniform she wore 72 years ago when she served as what was then called a US Army Technical Sergeant during WWII, said she agrees.
Washington, D.C. – Today the House Foreign Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), passed two measures addressing state sponsors of terrorism and a bill to promote the role of women in resolving conflict. A summary of the committee action, including adopted amendments, is available HERE.
Florida congressman and member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs weighs in on why this president would rather take on Republicans than extremists. He reacts to President Obama's comments about radical Islam and Paul Ryan's comments about the U.S. being at war with radical Islam — and not Islam in general. Fred Fleitz, former CIA analyst and former Col.