Weekly Wrap-Up with Congressman Byron Donalds

Weekly Wrap-Up with

Congressman Byron Donalds

May 3, 2021

The House of Representatives remained in recess this past week, which means I had to opportunity to stay in Florida and meet with local leaders, statewide leaders in Tallahassee, and constituents like you, who I am honored to serve.

During the week, the CDC finally lifted mask mandates for indoor and outdoor use, which is many weeks behind the eight ball from states like Florida and Texas, which ended these mandates without consequences of dangerous increases in infection and, more importantly, hospitalization or deaths. But, unfortunately, the Democratic leadership in Washington is continuing in their show games by refusing to follow CDC guidance by continuing to engage in extreme and unnecessary COVID-19 protocols.

Also, President Biden addressed Congress to lay out his priorities and outline what he’s done over the past 100 days in office. While many thought Biden would operate moderately and in a bipartisan fashion, his first 100 days were anything but that. When you receive an A+ rating from Sen. Sanders, Reps AOC, Omar, and Raskin, you know one thing is for sure, you are noting governing moderately, and it’s not bipartisan. Biden’s speech was hard to take seriously when he’s been in office for nearly 50 years, and he has yet to accomplish any of which he says he will now do. Following Biden’s speech, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) outlined a rebuttal to the Democrats’ calls for increased taxes, more spending, unfettered immigration, and an America last plan with a vision for the future that represents conservative principles and commonsense policies.

In response to his speech, the Left joined in unison, calling the Senator an “Uncle Tim” and other disgraceful comments directed toward Black conservatives. We can disagree on policy and politics, but the Lefts’ tactics of race batting and reverse racism are shameful.

Lastly, during the difficult times our nation faces, I came to Washington not to resist but represent the people of FL19. While partisan gridlock is the norm around Washington, D.C, I did not go there to contribute to that failed system. Last week, I was proud to partner with my colleague Chair of the Small Business Committee, Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), to protect small business contractors who do business with the federal government.

Rest assured, my team and I are devoted to working, even when Congress doesn’t. Continue reading below for critical legislative briefings, the latest news out of Washington, D.C., and events in Southwest Florida!

Meeting with Florida Secretary of State

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee to discuss Florida’s success in conducting elections with transparency and efficiency, and how we scale that success throughout the nation. Thank you for the opportunity to meet, Madam Secretary!

Secretary Lee

Legislative Updates

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our national economy, and as a member of the House Small Business Committee, it’s imperative members come together to ensure small businesses have the protection they deserve.

I’m proud to work with Chairwoman Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) on this common-sense, bipartisan legislation to bring real solutions to American business owners.

Small Construction Firm Bill

I proudly joined my colleagues in calling for the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide the necessary funding to complete construction on the wall at our Southern Border.

This infrastructure is critical to the safety of all Americans, will provide countless jobs, and is a cost-efficient solution to curb illegal immigration. To read the full letter, click below:

Rep. Donalds Joins Congressional Colleagues in a Letter to U.S. DOT Secretary

In the Media

ICYMI: Earlier this week I was honored to join the great Sean Hannity on Fox News’ “Hannity” in a panel alongside former Trump Administration House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany to discuss the partisan biased CNN reporter Jim Acosta. Click below to watch the fiery interview below:

Byron Donalds and Kayleigh McEnany join “Hannity”

I joined Lara Trump for a panel on Fox News’ “Justice with Jeanine” hosted by Judge Jeanine Pirro to “woke” liberals demonizing Senator Tim Scott with racial slurs, the hypocrisy surrounding the Democrats message of “unity”, and the importance of the 2022 elections. Click below to watch the full interview:

Rep. Byron Donalds and Lara Trump join ‘Justice with Jeanine’

I joined Fox News’ John Roberts “America Reports” to discuss the ignorant and racist comments by Hollywood elites like Joy Behar regarding Senator Tim Scott and his Republican Response to President Biden’s first address to a joint congress. Watch the interview by clicking below!

Byron Donalds Joins “America Reports” with John Roberts

I was happy to join the “Chris Salcedo Show” on Newsmax to discuss the intolerance and ignorance I’ve experienced from “woke” liberals and to shine a light on the racist history of President Joe Biden. Watch the exchange by clicking the link below:

Byron Donalds Tells Newsmax About Intolerance from the Left

Congressional Art Competition

Reminder to all high school artists throughout Southwest Florida, Wednesday, May 5th is the deadline to submit your artwork for the Congressional Art Competition. For details on how to enter, please visit my website: donalds.house.gov/forms/submitartwork/

art competition

FreedomWorks Member of the Month

I was honored to be named the April 2021 ‘Member of the Month’ by FreedomWorks- an organization focused on the grassroots efforts of preserving and education the foundational principles of individual liberty.

I came to Congress to protect and defend the Constitution, above all else. I’m looking forward to working alongside FreedomWorks to promote policies that enhance economic freedom, limit the size and scope of the federal government, and fight unnecessary tax increases. Click below to read the profile in its entirety:

FreedomWorks April 2021 Member of the Month: Rep. Byron Donalds

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.


Byron Donalds Signature

Byron Donalds
Member of Congress

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