Tag: isis

Florida Delegation Praises U.S. Action to Kill ISIS Leader in Syria

Members of the Florida congressional delegation weighed in after news that U.S. forces killed ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi during a raid in Syria. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S....

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.”

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.

Michael Waltz Wants to Extend Special Immigrant Visas for Kurds Who Helped Against ISIS

On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, D-Col., showcased the “Syrian Partner Protection Act” which “would extend the Special Immigrant Visa program to Syrian Kurdish fighters who assisted in counter-ISIS operations.”

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. 

Marco Rubio Focuses on Efforts Against Terrorism in East Africa

Rubio and U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-NC, the chairman of the Intelligence Committee, were in Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti last week to see firsthand how the U.S. is dealing with jihadi terrorists in the area, including an Islamic State (ISIS) group.
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: Hasty Withdrawal of U.S. Forces from Syria and Afghanistan is a Major...

In a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, discussed the continuing threats faced by the United States from terrorist groups operating in Syria and Afghanistan, and on the risks that a hasty withdrawal of American forces from either country poses to our hard-won gains and the security of the United States and our allies.