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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Feb 14, 2019 In The News

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, the freshman congresswoman President Donald Trumpand other top Republicans say should be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee because of her "anti-Semitic" comments, engaged in a fiery exchange Wednesday with a Trump administration official over U.S. policy in Central America.

Feb 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), lead Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation, voted against a flawed resolution – H.J.Res. 37 - removing non-existent U.S. Armed Forces from Yemen. Congressman Yoho gave the following statement:

“First and foremost, I could not support this resolution for the simple fact that U.S. forces are not engaged in hostilities between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Feb 1, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Lead Republican, Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), for the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation, gave the following statement on today’s announcement that the U.S. will formally withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

Jan 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement:

Dec 11, 2018 Blog

As seen in the Taipei Times on 12/11/18
By Ted Yoho

A high-ranking member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) visited my office for a friendly discussion about the numerous difficulties in US-China relations. We talked about a number of issues — some of them very difficult — but even in that informal setting, Taiwan was a non-negotiable “core interest” of the party, with no place in the discussion.

Dec 11, 2018 In The News

A high-ranking member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) visited my office for a friendly discussion about the numerous difficulties in US-China relations. We talked about a number of issues — some of them very difficult — but even in that informal setting, Taiwan was a non-negotiable “core interest” of the party, with no place in the discussion.

Dec 10, 2018 In The News

How we outsourced foreign aid to private companies

 

In early October, the Trump administration formally rebooted development aid to compete with China’s expansive aid program that seeks to create a new world order for trade.

The maneuver was part of the administration’s response to China’s state-driven Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a program that will spend an estimated $1 trillion on development projects in Asia and Africa that aims to boost China’s global and regional influence by investing in foreign countries.

Nov 29, 2018 In The News

US Representative Ted Yoho on Tuesday voiced concern over Beijing’s alleged meddling in Saturday’s nine-in-one elections and urged Washington to send Cabinet-level officials to Taiwan as a show of support.

“I’m concerned by the widespread allegations that Beijing attempted to interfere with Taiwan’s local elections this [past] weekend,” Yoho, chairman of the US House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, said in a statement.

Nov 27, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Chairman for Asia and the Pacific, Ted S. Yoho (R- FL), released the following statement:

“I’m concerned by the widespread allegations that Beijing attempted to interfere in Taiwan’s local elections this weekend. The Chinese Communist Party’s reprehensible campaign to marginalize Taiwan is no secret. Taiwan’s vibrant democracy and upstanding international conduct are qualities the Communist Party should aspire to, rather than undermine.