Congressman Byron Donalds Weekly Wrap up July 2

I spent this week in Washington, D.C., advocating for the values of the people of Southwest Florida, as the U.S. House of Representatives remained in session. Erika and I continue to pray for all the families impacted by the devastating building collapse in Surfside and all those working tirelessly in the rescue mission. I also commend the bipartisan efforts coming from Local, State, and Federal agencies. Through great tragedy, Americans know how to put politics aside and come together to help those in need, and we should all be grateful for that.

This week we saw former President Trump visit the Rio Grande Valley and witness firsthand the crisis on the Southern Border as a result of the Biden-Harris Administration unfolding the Trump-era immigration policies that kept our country safe. Securing our border should not be political. The men and women of ICE and CBP do not represent a political party; they represent the rule of law and security for every American. These brave men and women need leadership out of Washington that recognizes the need to finish the wall, enforce immigration law, and adequately fund border security agencies.

Secondly, the Democrat party and Biden Administration proved once again they are the party of hypocrisy as Press Secretary Jen Psaki dared to claim that Republicans are to blame on the issue of defunding the police. Rising crime in our nation is entirely at the hands of liberal lawmakers who have neglected our law enforcement officers and seen the dangerous consequences of defunding the police. It is time they take responsibility for their failed policies and take action to ensure our cities remain safe for all Americans.

Lastly, the House of Representatives voted to create a January 6th Commission that is entirely entended further to politize the atrocity of this dark day in history. As a House Oversight and Reform Committee member, I sit on one of the two committees with proper jurisdiction for investigating the events that unfolded. Unfortunately, Democrats have blocked vital witnesses like the U.S. Capitol Police from testifying in front of the Committee and gain the necessary information needed. This Commission is nothing more than a distraction from the abysmal policies the Democrats are pushing.

Please continue reading for a legislative update and the most up-to-date guide to what’s happening on Capitol Hill!

 

Happy 4th of July!
Happy Independence Day!

 

245 years ago, America adopted the Declaration of Independence & began its journey of becoming the greatest nation known to man.

 

Today I am grateful for all those who served to protect the Red, White, & Blue, & I thank God that I am an American.

 

 

Congressional Water Roundtable
This week, I announced that I am hosting a Congressional Water Roundtable. Join me on July 6th to hear from local, state, and federal experts as we discuss ways we can work together to combat harmful algal blooms and preserve our water for generations to come. To see more information, please see my full press release below or visit my website:

 

 

Receiving the Official Seal of the U.S. Navy
For more than 200 years, the United States Navy has protected our waters and defended freedom across the globe. It was an honor to meet with the Navy Legislative Affairs Dept. to receive the official seal of the United States Navy. Every day I am grateful for their selfless service!

 

 

Intern Lecture at Florida House
I was pleased to have the opportunity to speak with Washington, D.C. interns at Florida House where I spoke about the importance of restraint in politics and in life. I was able to hear direct questions from interns who are passionate about preserving the integrity of our great nation.

 

 

Legislative Updates
I Co-Signed a letter by Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT) to Secretary McDonough opposing his decision to allow the department to provide and cover sex reassignment surgeries for veterans. To read the full letter please see below:

 

Rep. Rosendale Sends Letter to VA Secretary Opposing Sex Reassignment Surgeries

 

I am grateful to GOP Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy for the appointment to the American Economy Task Force. Please see my press release below or visit my website:

 

This past week I joined Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) and several other of my House colleagues in Co-Signing a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency and to the U.S. Army to reject any additional regulations that impose upon small businesses as they work to recover and rebuild in a post-pandemic economy.

 

Read the full letter in its entirety below:

 

House Committee on Small Business Republicans Send Letter to Biden Admin

 

 

Last week I proudly joined Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) in introducing the Unnecessary Agency Regulations Reduction Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. As Governor of Florida, Sen. Scott prioritized free markets & economic growth in the state, & I am proud to join these efforts in D.C.

 

Read my full statement below:

 

In the Media

 

I sat down with Newmax’s Cortes and Pellegrino to discuss the dangerous threat of liberal ideology infiltrating our American education system. To see the full interview, click below.

 

Rep. Donalds Calls Out Liberal Ideology in Educational Institutions 

 

I joined OANN to call out Jen Psaki’s foolish claim that Republicans are responsible for defunding the police as the Democrats’ movement backfires. We covered many topics, including the National Archives radical claims of “structural racism”. Click the video below to watch my full interview:

 

 

 

I joined Fox & Friends to discuss Secretary Granholm’s politicizing Surfside by blaming the devastating building collapse on climate change. Click the link below to see the full exchange:

Rep. Donalds on the politicizing of Surfside

 

Serving the hardworking men and women of Florida’s 19th Congressional District is my distinct honor and privilege. It’s time Washington works for our community’s values, and every day I will always strive to ensure your government is working for you.

 

Sincerely,

 

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