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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Nov 23, 2019 In The News


This week Congress voted to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act in an unprecedented show of solidarity with the people of Hong Kong. The Act was necessary, and I was pleased to co-sponsor it, because fundamental human rights continue to be taken away from Hong Kongers by the authoritarian overreach of the Chinese Communist Party Complex (CCPC), comprised of Xi Jinping, the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party and leadership within the People’s Liberation Army.

Oct 1, 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:

Sep 26, 2019 In The News

Support for Ukraine has always been bipartisan. Russia seeks to undermine it and to divide Americans.

This article is signed by Rep. Michael McCaul (R., Texas), ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and 18 other Republican members of the committee.

Sep 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), member of the House Agriculture and Foreign Affairs Committees gave the following statement after President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a trade deal increasing market access for U.S. agricultural producers in Japan:

“Today’s announcement of the bilateral trade agreement between the U.S. and Japan is welcome news for Florida’s agriculture community. Both countries will benefit from a reduction in tariffs and an increase in market access.

Sep 25, 2019 In The News

The shrinking 'Made in America' product


There was a time when the “Made in America” emblem evoked high-quality manufacturing, competitive pricing and superiority in the international marketplace. Up until the 1990s, we witnessed challengers’ attempts to unseat America’s manufacturing prowess, but only with modest success. However, in the past decade, a consumer would be hard-pressed to find a product made in America.

Sep 19, 2019 In The News

US officials, more than 20 members of Congress attend signing ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese delegation signed an agreement with the U.S. on Wednesday (Sept. 18) to purchase billions of dollars worth of corn, soybeans, and beef from American farmers.

Sep 5, 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:

Aug 21, 2019 In The News

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned Beijing that any violent crackdown in Hong Kong on protesters would harm the Sino-U.S. trade talks, reiterating a remark made by the U.S. President Donald Trump a day earlier.

“For the United States to make a deal with China, Beijing needs to honor its commitments—beginning with the commitment China made in 1984 to respect the integrity of Hong Kong’s laws through the Sino-British joint declaration,” Pence stated in a speech given at the Detroit Economic Club on Aug. 19.

Aug 19, 2019 In The News

Mass civilian protests in Hong Kong are now entering their third month and are continuing to shed light on the deterioration of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) influence outside of mainland China. Rising resentment in Hong Kong is not simply a result of the ill-fated extradition law championed by Chief Executive Carrie Lam, but the continued encroachment on freedom and liberties by President Xi Jinping and the CCP – which are now taking a violent turn.