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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Jan 14, 2020 In The News


The Chinese regime will have nothing to gain if it tries to forcibly unite Taiwan with the mainland, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) said days after the island’s President Tsai Ing-wen was re-elected on a platform promoting a tougher stance against Beijing.

Tsai of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won a resounding victory on Jan. 11, defeating her main rival, Han Kuo-yu, of the Kuomintang party (KMT), who favors friendlier ties with the mainland, by a margin of nearly 20 percent.

Jan 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressmen Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on the deaths of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis:

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: