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Rep. Donalds Co-Sponsors Legislation to Combat Critical Race Theory

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WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) joined several of his Republican House colleagues in co-sponsoring two pieces of legislation introduced by Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT). Both pieces of legislation address the Biden Administration's proposal to fund education programs informed by Critical Race Theory (CRT). The paired legislation, which includes a bill that would restrict the teaching of C...

Congressman Donalds Announces Veterans Town Hall

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FORT MYERS, FL–Today, Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) released the following statement announcing a Veterans Town Hall. The Town Hall will assist veterans within Florida’s 19th Congressional District. This event serves as an opportunity for Southwest Florida veterans to address their concerns, receive a Congressional update, and learn about available federal resources. The event will take place o...

Congressman Donalds Joins GOP House Oversight Committee Members in John Kerry Probe

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WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) joined House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairman James Comer (R-KY) and fellow GOP committee members in calling on the White House to provide documentation regarding John Kerry's security clearance. "John Kerry is a threat to America's national security. He has a long and damning history of putting his business and personal dealings be...

Congressman Donalds' Statement of Support for Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) for House Republican Conference Chair

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WASHINGTON-- Today, Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) issued the following statement of support for Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) to replace Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as House Republican Conference Chair. "As a fierce support of broadening the party's tent and championing new and dynamic conservative voices for the future, it is more important than ever that we have a House Republican Conference Chair th...

Congressman Donalds Recognizes Small Business in Florida's 19th Congressional District

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NAPLES, FL––In celebration of Small Business Month, Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) announces a dedication focused on honoring small businesses in Florida's 19th Congressional District. "For years, Florida has been a leader throughout the nation as a business-friendly state. We've been making strides to make Florida an attractive place to start, run, and operate a successful business by cutting r...

Congressman Donalds and Chairwoman Velázquez Introduce Bill to Protect Small Construction Firms

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WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) Member of the House Small Business Committee and House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) introduced legislation to preserve payment protections for small construction firms working as subcontractors on federal projects. The legislation would exclude the threshold for construction contracts that must be bonded under the Miller...

Congressman Donalds Announces Annual Congressional Art Competition

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WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) released the following statement regarding the annual Congressional Art Competition. All current high school students are eligible to participate. Artwork must be submitted to one of my Congressional offices, in either Lee County or Collier County, no later than May 5th, 2021 at 12pm. For entry and submission details and guidelines, I encourage ...

Congressman Donalds' Statement on the Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin

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WASHINGTON- Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) released the following statement on April 20, 2021, regarding the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin: "Our Constitutional Republic is predicated on the belief that you are innocent until proven guilty, and one's fate is to be determined by an impartial judicial system that is ultimately in the hands of a jury of your peers - we saw that today. The fi...

Donalds, Luetkemeyer Lead Letter to Treasury, SBA Urging Investigation into Planned Parenthood PPP Loans

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WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) and House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer sent a letter to the Department of the Treasury Secretary Yellen and Small Business Administrator Guzman urging an investigation into the millions of taxpayer dollars Planned Parenthood and its affiliates have received through Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. The PPP loans...

Congressman Donalds' Statement Regarding President Biden's Shameful Reference to Jim Crow Laws Admidst Growing Calls to Abolish the Filibuster and Supporting H.R. 1

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WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) issued the following statement condemning President Biden's invocation of Jim Crow Laws when defending the Democrat's un-constitutional H.R. 1 political control bill and their efforts to abolish the filibuster. In 2005, then Sen. Biden said, "at its core, the filibuster is not about stopping a nominee or a bill; it is about compromise and moderat...

Congressman Byron Donalds Announces Introduction of the Responsible and Effective Spending Cuts of Undesirable Expenditures (RESCUE) Act of 2021

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WASHINGTON––Today, Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) announced the introduction of the Responsible and Effective Spending Cuts of Undesirable Expenditures (RESCUE) Act of 2021. “This Congress, the Democrats, successfully hoodwinked the American people into thinking the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was a legitimate rescue plan. The facts proved that less than 10% of this non-COVID relief bill wen...

Congressman Byron Donalds Announces Introduction of the Harmful Algal Bloom Essential Forecasting Act of 2021

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WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) announced the introduction of the bipartisan Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Essential Forecasting Act of 2021. "This bipartisan bill fosters the federal governments' resources in tackling the environmental and economic challenges brought on by HABs in Southwest Florida and throughout America. Over the last 60 years, these events have increased substa...

Congressman Donalds' Statement Regarding H.R. 8

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WASHINGTON––Today, Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding H.R. 8. "The Democrats have made no secret of wanting to unilaterally infringe upon the Constitutional rights of the American people to keep and bear arms. H.R. 8 inappropriately imposes the federal government's heavy hand in between law-abiding citizens and their right to own and use firearms.” “States an...

Congressman Donalds' Statement Regarding H.R. 1446

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WASHINGTON––Today, Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding H.R. 1446- Enhanced Background Checks. “H.R. 1446 is a heavy-handed and radical bureaucratic bill intended to create arbitrary rules and infringements upon the rights of millions of law-abiding gun owners in America. This measure is nothing more than a blatant infringement of Americans’ Second Amendment ri...

Congressman Donalds' Statement Regarding H.R. 842

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WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding H.R. 842. "H.R. 842 is the Democrat Party's latest attempt to impose the will of donors and special interest groups over the American people, especially at the expense of our small business community and blue-collar workers. This radical union boss wish list would overturn right-to-work laws in Florida and...