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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Apr 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) sent a letter to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo urging him to attend the upcoming East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Thailand.  The EAS is an annual forum during which ASEAN countries and other regional players like Russia and the United States come together to discuss initiatives that promote peace and stability in East Asia.  Congressman Yoho gave the following statement:

Apr 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) and Dina Titus (D-NV), introduced the bipartisan Mongolia Third-Neighbor Trade Act. Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Don Young (R-AK), Ralph Norman (R-SC), David Price (D-NC), and James McGovern (D-Ma) are original cosponsors of this bill. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MA) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) have introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

Apr 10, 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:

“Forty years ago, on April 10, 1979, the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) was signed into law. This veto-proof law passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and is the cornerstone of US-Taiwan relations. Four decades later, the United States commitment to this independent island democracy remains strong.   

Apr 2, 2019 In The News

Washington, April 1 (CNA) A group of U.S. congressmen introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives Monday reaffirming the United States' commitment to Taiwan and the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), signed 40 years ago.

The resolution was jointly presented by Eliot Engel, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Michael McCaul, Republican leader of the Foreign Affairs Committee; Brad Sherman, senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; and Ted Yoho, a ranking member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.

Mar 28, 2019 In The News

Influential figures in Washington are calling for the establishment of a bilateral free-trade agreement with Taiwan, even as U.S. and Chinese officials move toward a resolution of their long-running trade dispute. 

"We have a lot of issues with Beijing, and a lot of opportunities with Taiwan," said Edwin J. Feulner in an interview with VOA. Feulner is the founder and former president of the Heritage Foundation, an influential think tank in Washington known for its conservative views and ties with the Republican Party. 

Mar 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released a statement following the kidnapping of the chief of staff to interim President Juan Guaidó, Robert Marrero, by Nicolás Maduro’s intelligence forces.

Mar 18, 2019 In The News

North Korea’s threat to restart missile testing has American lawmakers looking for new ways to pressure the regime without risking the major conflict that had world leaders on high alert in 2017.

“This damn game's gone on for ... 30 years, and it's gotten more severe,” Ted Yoho, R-Fla., a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told the Washington Examiner. “And then we've got to worry about what China and Russia will do if there is a conflict.”

Mar 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Representatives Ted Yoho (R-FL) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Korea, introduced the Partner with Korea Act, bipartisan legislation that builds on the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) and encourages greater ties between American and Korean businesses. 

Mar 5, 2019 In The News

With thousands of supporters gathered in the streets of Venezuela, Juan Guaido defied government threats and returned home Monday, in a spectacle that analysts say could mark a major turning point in the global push to install the young opposition leader as his country’s rightful president and oust incumbent socialist President Nicolas Madurofrom power.

Mar 5, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers complained to the Trump administration on Monday that its response to rights abuses against China’s Muslim minority was inadequate months after it said it was looking into imposing sanctions.

“This issue is bigger than just China. It is about demonstrating to strongmen globally that the world will hold them accountable for their actions,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.