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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Aug 14, 2018 In The News

Prior my service as an American diplomat in Mongolia, my knowledge of that country focused largely on Genghis Khan, Marco Polo and the Gobi Desert. As I later discovered, it sometimes also appears in international headlines as a land-locked country situated between Russia and China that emerged out of the Soviet shadow in the early 1990s to unexpectedly establish both a functioning democracy and vibrant free market economy.

Aug 7, 2018 In The News

Iran will likely start negotiating in good faith after President Donald Trump's decision to reinstate stiff sanctions, Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Tuesday.

"It is something they've never done," Yoho told Fox News' "America's Newsroom," explaining he was present when former Secretary of State John Kerry came into the House to discuss the Iran deal.

Aug 2, 2018 In The News

The African continent offers real opportunities thanks to some of the world's fastest growing economies and an expanding labor force.

Aug 1, 2018 Press Release

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

Jul 27, 2018 In The News

Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Ted Yoho (R-FL), senior members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin detailing the Burmese military’s atrocities against the Rohingya people. In their letter, Connolly and Yoho encouraged the Treasury Secretary to consider these heinous abuses as the Trump administration develops sanctions against Burma.

Jul 25, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed the Cambodia Democracy Act of 2018 – HR 5754. This important bill, introduced by House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Chairman Ted S. Yoho (R- FL), will apply new asset blocking sanctions on government, military, or security officials who have undermined democracy in Cambodia or committed related human rights abuses. Chairman Yoho gave the following statement:

Jul 24, 2018 In The News

This week, President Donald Trump signed a law from members of the Florida delegation that holds the North Korean regime more accountable on human rights and other issues. 

Jul 23, 2018 Press Release

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

Jul 20, 2018 In The News

The best way to fight poverty is a job. And one of the most efficient ways for the United States to promote stability and support our allies around world is to encourage private investment in infrastructure, especially energy.  That is why the House passage on July 17 of the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act is so valuable and timely.

Jul 20, 2018 In The News

Washington (CNN)Rep. Ted Yoho, a Florida Republican who has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, said the US should "absolutely not" invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington.