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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Jul 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressmen Ted S. Yoho (FL-03), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Asia Subcommittee, announced the introduction of the Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act, which would clarify and strengthen the commitment of the United States to defend Taiwan in the event of an armed attack.

Jul 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) and Adam Smith (D-Wash.) introduced legislation today to ensure that the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) can utilize equity investments as intended by Congress.

 

Jul 9, 2020 In The News

US Congressman Ted Yoho called brutal persecution of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang as genocide saying Beijing should not be allowed to host 2022 Olympic Games.

 

New Delhi: What's happening in China's Xinjiang is genocide, said US Congressman Ted Yoho adding that Beijing should not be allowed to host the 2022 Olympic Games due to systematic and brutal repression of Uighur Muslims.

Jul 8, 2020 In The News

Pentagon strategists used a B-52 Stratofortress to send a sharp reminder to both China and U.S. allies: American forces can hurt the People’s Liberation Army in a hurry.

“They can't compete with us on that, and they know that,” Florida Rep. Ted Yoho, a senior Republican member for the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said while discussing major military exercises launched on Saturday.

Jul 7, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman’s, D-Calif., and U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho’s, R-Fla., proposal offering “sanctions on foreign individuals and banks that participate in China’s oppression of Hong Kong” is headed to President Donald Trump’s desk.

Jul 2, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate unanimously passed the Hong Kong Autonomy Act (H.R. 7440), introduced by Ranking Member of the Asia Subcommittee Ted S. Yoho (R- FL) and Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), who formerly chaired the Asia Subcommittee. This was the House version of legislation first introduced by Senators Toomey and Van Hollen, to require the imposition of sanctions on foreign individuals and banks that participate in China’s oppression of Hong Kong.

Jun 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressmen Ted S. Yoho (FL-03), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Asia Subcommittee, and Ami Bera (CA-07), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Asia Subcommittee , along with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Asia Subcommittee and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced the introduction of the Taiwan Fellowship Act.

Jun 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) and Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), Ranking Member and Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation, today introduced a bipartisan resolution commemorating the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War and the strong United States-Republic of Korea partnership.

Jun 18, 2020 In The News

 

Uncovering China’s Subversion of Rules at the World Trade Organization

 

It’s been no secret that U.S.-China relations have soured significantly over the past decade. Economically, diplomatically, and militarily, our two nations have steered towards disagreement over compromise on a great deal of issues, despite living in a time where globalization has made the world seem like a much smaller place.

Jun 11, 2020 In The News

A bipartisan group of members of Congress are urging colleagues to provide additional resources for biomedical research and development (R&D) to strengthen the international response to COVID-19.