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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Sep 25, 2017 Press Release

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.

Sep 22, 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 welcoming the announcement by China to forbid Chinese banks from doing business with North Korea.

Sep 20, 2017 In The News

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.

Sep 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, spoke at the 11th Agricultural Trade Goodwill Mission between Taiwan to the United States.

Taiwan is America’s 10th largest trading partner and the 8th largest export market for American agriculture products. Today’s ceremony solidifies Taiwan’s commitment to purchase 360 million bushels of U.S. grain at an estimated value of more than $2.8 billion.

Congressman Yoho released the following statement:

Aug 7, 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 the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 50th anniversary:

“I would like to congratulate the ten member countries of ASEAN on the association’s 50th anniversary. ASEAN’s astounding growth is a credit to the member nation’s potential and effective neighborly foreign policy. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of U.S.-ASEAN relations; a fitting reminder of our thriving partnership.

Jul 28, 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 after North Korea latest ballistic missile test:

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: