Tag: al qaeda

Florida Delegation Reacts to U.S. Forces Taking Out Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

Members of the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill cheered the news that U.S. forces killed Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. On Monday night, President Joe Biden announced to the nation that al-Zawahiri was killed during a...

Carlos Gimenez Wants an Inspector General Investigation in Biden Withdrawing From Afghanistan

This week, U.S. Rep. Carlos Gimenez, R-Fla., introduced a resolution “demanding a full Inspector General investigation into President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw from Afghanistan." Gimenez weighed in on the resolution after bringing it out...

Ted Deutch Gets Countering Global White Supremacist Terrorism Act Through the House

Last month, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., who leads the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, and U.S. Rep. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, teamed up on the bill. U.S. Rep. Max Rose, D-NY, is cosponsoring Deutch’s bill which the Florida congressman’s office defined as a bill “to strengthen the U.S. government’s counter-terrorism efforts against transnational white supremacy and identity groups.”
Rick Scott

Pointing to NAS Pensacola Terrorist Attack, Rick Scott Pushes Bill Reforming Training for Foreign...

Back in March, Scott brought out a proposal to reform how foreign nationals are trained at American bases. U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, is cosponsoring the bill in the U.S. Senate while U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., is championing the bill in the U.S. House with the support of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.

After Pensacola Terrorist Connected to Al Qaeda, Florida Republicans Push Bill Reforming Training for...

After news broke that the terrorist behind the attack at NAS Pensacola was in contact with a suspected al Qaeda operative., Republicans in the Florida doubled down on their proposal to reform how foreign...

Michael Waltz: “I’m Hopeful But Skeptical About This Afghan Peace Deal”

On Saturday, after the Trump administration reached a deal with the Taliban to end the longest war in American history, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., the first Green Beret to serve in Congress and a veteran who served in Afghanistan, expressed his skepticism about the agreement.

Florida Congressman: Taliban Can’t Be Trusted as Trump Looks for a Peace Deal in...

With reports that President Donald Trump is strongly considering drawing troops out of Afghanistan before the 2020 elections, a Florida congressman offered a note of caution. 

Mike Waltz Backs Ensuring a Secure Afghanistan Act

This week, Waltz joined Banks, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wy., and U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY, in pushing the proposal. Waltz served as an aide to Cheney’s father former Vice President Dick Cheney focused on counterterrorism.

Mike Waltz Pressed the Pentagon on Space Command, War on Terror

Waltz, the first Green Beret to serve in Congress, introduced a proposal to have the White House and U.S. Defense Department create the United States Space Command “as a unified combatant command and repeal a conflicting directive in law for a subordinate command.”
Army Reserve Lt. Col. Michael Waltz

Mike Waltz Presses Pentagon on Syria, ISIS

From his perch on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, U.S. Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., who served as a Green Beret, is pushing for answers on how powerful Islamic State (ISIS) terrorism is even as the Trump administration continues to make plans to take military personnel out of Syria. 

Marco Rubio: Punish Terrorist Groups that Use Human Shields

U.S. Sen, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is leading the charge on Capitol Hill, calling for the U.S. to impose sanctions on groups that use human shields including Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda and ISIS.