News from Representative Waltz


Dear Friend,


Thank you for reading my newsletter! My team and I continue to work for you and our community. It was a very eventful week and I’m excited to tell you about what we accomplished. Here are some highlights:

  • I was briefed by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) concerning the threat of foreign interference in our elections 
  • The Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • I urged the Senate to pass my legislation to award Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe the Medal of Honor
  • My bill to research and treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for veterans was introduced in the Senate

PROTECTING OUR ELECTIONS: As we saw in 2016, our adversaries are once again targeting Florida voters, including some in our district. At my request, the Intelligence Community held a briefing with the Florida congressional delegation today to discuss this issue. After the briefing, I’m confident that this year’s election will be secure. Voters should be confident going into Election Day that their votes will be protected – and you should know I’ll be fighting to continue protecting our elections from bad actors like Iran, Russia and China. The best tools to combat disinformation are deterrence and transparency, which is precisely why I’m working with Rep. Stephanie Murphy on a bill to inform voters of data breaches and protect our elections moving forward. 

CONFIRMING JUSTICE AMY CONEY BARRETT: History was made this week with the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Justice Barrett is highly qualified to be the next Justice. She’s a fierce defender of America, our Constitution, our rights and our democracy, as well as the first working mother of school-aged children to be nominated to the Supreme Court. I’m looking forward to seeing her serve our country and courts honorably in her new position. Congratulations to Justice Barrett! 


Amy Coney Barrett being sworn in by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

HONORING SFC ALWYN CASHE: Many of you know that I’ve been fighting for SFC Alwyn Cashe to receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Iraq in 2005. Although the House unanimously passed this bill a month ago, it’s still awaiting a vote in the Senate. Alwyn Cashe’s family has been fighting 15 years for this recognition and should not have to wait any longer. That’s why this week, I urged the Senate to pass my legislation to award Cashe the Medal of Honor. I hope to see this legislation passed as soon as possible so we can finally honor this great American hero!

Click below to hear why we’re fighting to honor Alwyn Cashe: 


FINDING A CURE FOR PTSD: Many veterans return from war to fight another enemy: PTSD. To help both our military and veterans, America must pool our resources with our allies like Israel to research and treat PTSD. I’ve been working with Rep. Elaine Luria of Virginia on this legislation in the House and am very glad that our bill has also been introduced in the Senate. Our service members sacrifice so much on behalf of our country to keep the air we breathe free. I’m very optimistic this legislation will pass both chambers so we can help our veterans heal and lead healthy lives.

CONSTITUENT SUCCESS STORY: Maria from DeLand was charged for an extra month of Medicare after the Social Security Administration mistakenly started her plan a month before her retirement date. I’m happy to report that my team was able to help correct the start date for Maria’s Medicare plan. Maria has since received a credit for the extra month she was mistakenly charged!

HELPING YOU NAVIGATE FEDERAL BUREAUCRACY: Are you struggling to navigate federal bureaucracy? My office can help with the VA, a passport, Social Security, the IRS or any other federal agency. Click here for more information about how we can assist you or call one of my three district offices below: 

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In Service,




Michael Waltz

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