Weekly Wrap-Up with
Congressman Byron Donalds
As Democrats continue their scramble to come to find an agreement on their socialist spending packages, the House of Representatives stood in recess this past week allowing me ample time to tour our waterways, meet with our first responders, and meet with the great people of Southwest Florida.
In an interview with French reporters, John Kerry, the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, admitted to President Biden having no knowledge of the AUKUS submarine agreement. Since assuming office, Joe Biden has been a consistently absent president. However, for a President not to be made aware of a technology transfer of this magnitude, nor to have the knowledge of a fallout with a longstanding ally. This admission is highly alarming and raises serious concerns for every American: If President Biden isn’t properly briefed on foreign affairs of this severity, what else is he in the dark on? If not Joe Biden, who is actually leading the nation?
For expressing his First Amendment right to freedom of speech condemning the failed Afghanistan withdrawal, USMC Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller was unjustly placed in the brig as a partisan political prisoner. For speaking his mind against the Biden Administration and inept military leadership, 17-year USMC veteran Lt. Col. Scheller risks losing his rank, pension, and career. This week, after mounting political pressure, Lt. Col. Scheller was released from the big as he awaits a potential. This is the first step towards achieving overdue justice. Our military personnel, past and present, deserve our utmost respect, honor, and gratitude. And since taking the oath of office, the Biden Administration has done nothing but slander and disrespect our first responders and military heroes.
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The radicalization and politicization of the Department of Justice, an agency intended to represent the law in a non-partisan and equal opportunistic manner, being weaponized to target law-abiding Americans will not stand.
My full statement on Attorney General Merrick Garland & the DOJ below:
I was proud to join my colleague Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI) in a letter to the Department of Justice demanding answers on the targeting of parents opposed to Critical Race Theory and arbitrary COVID-19 mandates.
Click the link below to read the letter in its entirety:
Rep. Donalds Signs On To Letter to DOJ
I had a great visit last week with the Greater Naples Fire District. These heroes answer the call and save lives day in and day out. Thank you to all our brave fire and EMT workers for all the great work they do for our community. Thank you isn’t enough.
Last week, I had a great meeting with the heroes of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. I will always back the Blue & support the hard-working men & women of our law enforcement community.
We can NOT get rid of qualified immunity, & we must fully fund our police departments.
Last week, my staff and I had the opportunity to tour a monoclonal antibody (MAB) treatment center in Bonita Springs. Thanks to Governor Ron DeSantis’ leadership, my constituents have access to this lifesaving therapeutic.
Thank you to all of our frontline workers – the heroes in this fight!
Beach nourishment is essential to keeping Southwest Florida’s coast beautiful and enjoyable for our local economy to thrive. Last week, I had the opportunity to oversee the Captiva Island beach nourishment project in Florida’s 19th Congressional District with various local leaders.
Yesterday, my office held a Town Hall in Fort Myers to provide constituents with a congressional update, provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions, and discuss ways I can best serve the Southwest Florida community.
I’d like to thank all of those who attended the Town Hall, contributed to a lively and passionate conversation, and are engaged in the legislative process. I’m looking forward to hosting more Town Halls in the future.
In the Media
Last week, I joined Elizabeth MacDonald, the host of ‘The Evening Edit’ on Fox Business to discuss how Biden’s Build Back Better Act will push the United States towards socialism.
Click the link below to watch the full interview:
Rep. Byron Donalds Joins The Evening Edit on Fox Business
ICYMI: I sat down with Sandra Smith, of America Reports on Fox News, to discuss House Democrats’ reckless spending and their desire to raise the debt limit in an effort to avoid their contribution to the national debt.
I was happy to join ‘Varney & Co.’ on Fox Business last week to discuss the stalemate of Biden’s Build Back Better Act, Republicans voting to raise the debt ceiling, and the latest on Capitol Hill.
Watch the full interview below:
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.
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