Foreign Affairs

America must lead on the world stage, or someone else will. It is imperative that we lead through diplomacy and strong defense policies.

In 2018, Matt secured a $41.9 million authorization to fund military test ranges, including our local Gulf Test Range. This allocation will not only ensure that the U.S. has the greatest fighting force the world has ever seen, but also keeps great paying jobs in our community. Keeping the American people safe at home and abroad is the Federal government’s most important duty. Matt knows that a well-trained and fully-funded military is critical in ensuring our national security and fighting terrorism. We must project global strength and send our enemies a clear message that we will not tolerate any acts that threaten our safety and security.

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July 13, 2020 Video

We're growing weary of the cost, in terms of blood and treasure, and we grow weary of these circumstances where our advisories, not just Russia, but Iran and others that are in the region, utilize our continued presence, they utilize our -- our -- might I say, unfocused extension of this conflict to try to harm Americans.

June 30, 2020 Hot Takes Press Room

Today on his podcast, “Hot Takes with Matt Gaetz,” Congressman Gaetz recounts being with President Trump when he ordered the drone strike that killed Qasem Soleimani.




June 29, 2020 Hot Takes Press Room

In today’s episode of “Hot Takes with Matt Gaetz,” Congressman Gaetz applauded President Trump’s foreign policy approach of placing America first and not entangling the United States in an endless, unfocused forever war.



May 27, 2020 Video

Under President Trump's doctrine, we won't engage in endless foreign wars but we will take out terrorists. The message is very clear to any Iranian official who would engage in terrorism: Either get your act together, or get prepared to meet General Soleimani.

May 27, 2020 Video

China doesn't need an apology or access to bailouts through the economic relief package. China needs a reckoning.

May 27, 2020 Video

American tax dollars should not go to bail out China.

May 27, 2020 In The News

Tuesday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) argued that given the origin of the coronavirus was of Mainland China, and allegedly could have been thwarted by the communist Chinese government had they been more transparent, any federal dollars allocated for bailout purposes should not go to any company controlled by the Chinese government.

May 5, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) yesterday called on Attorney General William Barr to ground all DJI drones owned and operated by U.S. government entities, local law enforcement, and state law enforcement, over national cybersecurity concerns that the drones may be providing data to the Chinese government.


April 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) led a bicameral letter with 52 members of Congress to Senate and House leadership calling for an end to taxpayer funding of China’s dangerous Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) laboratory, which has been linked to the origin of the coronavirus outbreak.

In the letter, the members expressed their deep concern over past federal funding to the controversial Chinese state-run WIV laboratory.