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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May 26, 2020 In The News

A Congressman from north-central Florida warns that China could use biological weapons against its own people.

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, of the 3rd Congressional District, made his case Tuesday in a series of tweets.

“Imagine what this regime—who has imprisoned over a million innocent people because of their ethnicity and religious beliefs—would do with biological weapons capable of attacking ethnic populations with pathogens,” Yoho contended.

May 8, 2020 In The News

As of May 4, 2020, the coronavirus has spread to more than 3 million people worldwide. As the coronavirus crisis continues to ravage the U.S. and Europe, the situation in China seems to be improving.

May 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) releaesed the following statement:

“Chinese investment firm, Yanti Xinchao, is purchasing oil fields in the Texas Permian Basin. The area of the Permian Basin being purchased, is owned by Tall City Exploration and Plymouth Petroleum. It is one of the oldest oil fields in America and located in Howard and Borden counties in Texas.

Apr 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Ted S. Yoho, DVM (R-FL), joined Rep. Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), both members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, to lead a bipartisan virtual Special Order to highlight the importance of U.S. global leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are Rep. Yoho’s remarks as submitted.


Apr 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Lead Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee for Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation, introduced the Enforcing Accountability and Transparency in International Trade Act.

Apr 7, 2020 In The News


Mar 17, 2020 In The News

We live in an increasingly globalized world, where trade relationships are a necessary factor for each country in maintaining economic growth and stability. The United States is an especially good example of utilizing trade relationships as a part of good economic policy, both working together to produce a strong national security framework.

Feb 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) praised President Trump for prioritizing the new U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and committing millions to fully fund the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (Gavi). Congressman Yoho released the following message:

Feb 1, 2020 In The News

The world is seeing the emergence of another health crisis originating in China. Exact details regarding the exposure, virulence and mortality rates of the disease remain unclear. The lack of transparency from Chinese officials has only worsened the spread of a virus that does not discriminate based on ethnicity, nationality or political beliefs.

Jan 14, 2020 In The News

The Chinese regime will have nothing to gain if it tries to forcibly unite Taiwan with the mainland, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) said days after the island’s President Tsai Ing-wen was re-elected on a platform promoting a tougher stance against Beijing.

Tsai of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won a resounding victory on Jan. 11, defeating her main rival, Han Kuo-yu, of the Kuomintang party (KMT), who favors friendlier ties with the mainland, by a margin of nearly 20 percent.