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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Oct 15, 2018 In The News

President Trump, seeking to counter China’s growing geopolitical influence, is embracing a major expansion of foreign aid that will bankroll infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia and the Americas — throwing his support behind an initiative he once sought to scuttle.

Oct 9, 2018 In The News

President Trump should rebuff South Korean and North Korean calls for an ‘end-of-war declaration' in the early stages of denuclearization negotiations, in the judgment of one senior Republican lawmaker.

“A declaration to the end of the war should be the very last thing that we give up,” Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., told the Washington Examiner.

Oct 5, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Asia and Pacific Subcommittee, scored a win this week as his proposal reforming how the federal government manages international development finances is headed to President Donald Trump’s desk. 

Oct 3, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development Act (BUILD)introduced by Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), passed in the Senate today.  The BUILD Act will consolidate multiple federal programs into one new development finance corporation (DFC) for greater efficiency in how the United States spends its foreign aid dollars.

Oct 1, 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 am deeply saddened by the news of death and devastation following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia.  The destruction and loss of life is truly horrific.  I want to express my deepest sympathies to the Indonesian people, particularly the families directly affected by this tragedy.

Sep 28, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — The co-chairs of the United States Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance made a strong case for bipartisan support of foreign assistance programs the day after President Donald Trump questioned the return of aid investments in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

Sep 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Chairman for Asia and the Pacific, Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), applauded the passage of the BUILD Act (H.R. 5105) in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which passed the House today. The legislation now heads to the Senate.

Sep 24, 2018 In The News

Must-pass FAA bill includes ‘Build Act,’ a bid to counter China’s influence by bolstering development financing

 

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote this week on a must-pass piece of legislation that includes a provision that would dramatically bolster American funding of global infrastructure and development projects.

Sep 24, 2018 In The News

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of the main U.S. agency for aiding developing country infrastructure projects said on Monday the ability to extend funding for such investments is expected to double if new legislation is approved by the U.S. Congress.

Ray Washburne, president of the Overseas Private Investment Corp, told Reuters that the inclusion of the “Build Act” into must-pass legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration will accelerate the expansion and redesign of the agency.

Sep 20, 2018 In The News


Go with the ‘Goldilocks approach.’

The evidence collected by Special Counsel Robert Mueller—and others—have revealed that Russia clearly attempted to influence the outcome of the 2016 election, although the efficacy of that effort may be subject to debate.