Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Foreign Affairs

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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Jun 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Lead Republican for the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation, released the following statement regarding protests against extradition legislation in Hong Kong.

Jun 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee for Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation released the following statement on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre:

May 30, 2019 In The News

China’s threat to restrict rare earth exports to the United States could have devastating results, a senior Republican lawmaker said.

"It goes into our rockets, our space program, satellite programs,” Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., a senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee overseeing U.S. diplomatic efforts, told the Washington Examiner. “All that stuff depends on rare earth metals and it could cripple a nation for sure.”

May 13, 2019 In The News

Florida Congressman Ted Yoho is praising President Trump’s response to recent threats by Iranian officials. During an interview with The Hill on Sunday, Yoho said President Trump took the right course of action by sending a U.S. fleet to the Middle East to increase pressure on Iran.

In the past week, the country has issued several threats against the U.S. and military officials. It has also suggested it may move to violate the non-proliferation clause enacted under the Iran Nuclear Deal.

May 13, 2019 In The News

During a new round of U.S.-China trade talks, members of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs stressed that the only way to force China to change its long-term unfair trade practices would be to increase the pressure.

May 10, 2019 In The News

House Democrats are trying to use the power of the purse to block the transfer of US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia amid concerns that the Donald Trump administration is too keen to strike a deal with the kingdom.

The House foreign aid panel’s spending bill for fiscal year 2020, released today, would bar the use of federal funds to “support the sale of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.” The provision comes as Democrats accuse the Trump administration of using a legal loophole to provide undisclosed nuclear technology and assistance to Riyadh.

May 2, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., a leading Republican on the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, weighed in on Venezuela on Wednesday after wrapping up a trip to South America.

May 1, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee returned from a congressional delegation trip to examine the effectiveness of United States humanitarian aid sent to Colombia and Curaçao.

While on the trip, the congressman, along with representatives Jennifer Gonzalez (R-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Albo Sires (D-NJ), Gregory Meeks (D-NY), and Norma Torres (D-CA), spoke with Venezuelan refugees fleeing the brutal regime of Nicolas Maduro. Congressman Yoho released the following statement:

Apr 23, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., a leading Republican on the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee and the top Republican on the U.S. House Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee, weighed in on Monday after the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. Yoho said the following:

America stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka following the horrendous attacks that took place on Easter Sunday. My heartfelt prayers go out to the victims and their families affected by this act of pure evil.

Apr 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee released the following statement regarding the terrorist attacks yesterday in Sri Lanka.

 “America stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka following the horrendous attacks that took place on Easter Sunday. My heartfelt prayers go out to the victims and their families affected by this act of pure evil.