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 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, has introduced H.R. 3320. This bipartisan bill is focused on improving the U.S. strategy for promoting Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Organization (WHO).

Jul 13, 2017 In The News

Rep. Ted Yoho (R., Fla.) called for the United States take a more active role in preventing the spread of radical Islam into Southeast Asia at a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee meeting on Wednesday amid the emergence of ISIS militants in the city of Marawi on the Philippine island of Mindanao.

Jun 30, 2017 Press Release

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 on today’s multiple actions by the Treasury Department to close the conduit for illegal funds to North Korean.

Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, issued the following statement on today’s announcement of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan:

Jun 10, 2017 In The News

China’s open defiance of international rules and norms in the South China Sea is well known, as Beijing continues to stand by its sovereignty claims and aggressive militarization of reclaimed features. But in a continued effort to convince the international community that China’s claims are legitimate, Beijing has adopted a strategy that is built upon nothing but intimidation and deception. 

Jun 8, 2017 Press Release

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 on North Korea’s recent cruise missile test:

May 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, introduced the Economic Growth and Development Act (EGDA) – H.R. 2747. EGDA establishes a direct relationship between U.S. development agencies and the private sector. It also requires consultation with the private sector when developing country strategies and calls for ongoing studies into the factors that limit private-sector growth in each country that receives U.S. assistance.

May 22, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., the vice chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee and the chairman of the U.S. House Asia and Pacific Subcommittee on Asia, is looking to expand information access to North Korea--and he has the backing of some leading figures on Capitol Hill. 

Yoho is looking to update the North Korea Human Rights Act (NKHRA) of 2004 which authorized making radio broadcasts into North Korea. Noting the technological updates of the last 13 years, Yoho is calling to modernize the law with his “Distribution and Promotion of Rights and Knowledge Act of 2017.”

May 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, introduced the Distribution and Promotion of Rights and Knowledge Act of 2017 – HR 2397. This bipartisan legislation has the support of Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA).

May 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific issued the following statement on the election of Moon Jae-in to the presidency of the Republic of Korea:

“Congratulations to President-elect Moon on being elected President of South Korea. I look forward to working with him to maintain peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in the region.”