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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Washington, D.C. –Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) issued the following statement:
“I applaud the administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the decision to move our embassy to that city. Israel is a thriving democracy in the Middle East, a strong supporter of freedom, and one of our closest allies in the region. As a beacon of democracy and a sovereign nation, they should have the right to determine the location of their seat of government.”
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Michael McCaul (R-TX), and Albio Sires (D-NJ), members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced the Multilateral Aid Review Act of 2017 to ensure a credible and rigorous analysis of the effectiveness of United States investments in multilateral entities.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee for Asia and the Pacific, issued the following statement on North Korea:
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From his perch on the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee and as chairman of the U.S House Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., continued his push for transparency as the Trump administration looks to reform the State Department and foreign aid.
Washington, D.C. – Representatives Ted Yoho (R-FL03) and Adam Smith(D-WA09), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance, led 67 of their colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mulvaney calling for open dialogue on the proposed changes to U.S. Department of State and U.S.
Even as President Donald Trump continues his tour of Asia, two Florida Republicans have teamed up with two leading Democrats to bring out a proposal condemning the Chinese government’s handling of Tibet.
Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s Dictator and oppressor has launched over eighty missiles and detonated four nuclear weapons in his short six years as Supreme Leader of the oppressed nation of North Korea which has over 25 million people. His last nuclear detonation is claimed by North Korea to have been a hydrogen bomb approximately ten times more powerful than its last nuclear detonation.
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, amended the North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 2061) with language from his bill, the Distribution and Promotion of Rights and Knowledge Act (H.R. 2397). Congressman Yoho’s bill language updates the means in which information can be disseminated, helping to find new ways to end the Kim regime’s monopoly on information. H.R.
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, released the following statement welcoming the announcement by China to forbid Chinese banks from doing business with North Korea.
One of the most significant challenges facing the future of American foreign policy is the ongoing reorganization planning at the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Last week marked a milestone in that process, with State and USAID submitting their reform proposals to the White House. Such efforts have the potential to fundamentally shift how the United States conducts essential aid and relief missions.