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Rep. Donalds, Sen. Scott Introduce DEMOCRACIA Act Sanctioning Communist Cuba

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Byron Donalds (FL-19) announced bicameral legislation, Denying Earnings to the Military Oligarchy in Cuba and Restricting Activities of the Cuban Intelligence Apparatus (DEMOCRACIA) Act. This legislation holds the communist Cuban regime accountable for their human rights violations through several secondary sanctions and financial constraint. Senator Rick Scot...

Congressman Donalds Appointed to the American Economy Task Force

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WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) released the following statement regarding the announcement of his appointment to serve on the American Economy Task Force. “The American Economy Task Force is committed to promoting legislation that spurs job creation, prioritizes the American Worker, and creates meaningful reforms that incentivize innovation in the marketplace to match a...

Rep. Donalds Announces Alexandria Smith as Legislative Director

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WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Byron Donalds announced that Alexandria "Alex" Smith will serve as his Legislative Director, effective immediately. Chris Ploch will be Legislative Correspondent. "I'm thrilled to have promoted Alex as my new Legislative Director. She has embodied the highest level of knowledge, professionalism, and passion for the legislative priorities of my office and has my complete co...

Rep. Donalds' Statement Regarding Lt. Col. Scheller

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WASHINGTON -Today, Rep. Byron Donalds issued the following statement regarding the wrongful and politically motivated confinement of Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller. “The unjust and partisan treatment of United States Marine Lt. Col. Scheller is unacceptable and deserves universal criticism by everyone who believes in due process and justice. Following the haphazard withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Ameri...

Rep. Donalds’ Statement Recognizing National Small Business Week

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WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) issued the following statement recognizing September 13, 2021, to September 17, 2021, as “National Small Business Week.” “In recognition of National Small Business Week, I am proud to join my colleagues in celebrating the tremendous contributions of America’s small business community that represent the backbone of our economy. Today, more than 30 milli...

Rep. Donalds Statement Honoring the 20th Anniversary of 9/11/01

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WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) issued the following statement to recognize the 20th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th, 2001. “What started as a beautiful September day turned into a day riddled with terror that shaped America and the world for eternity. While the evil face of terrorism rocked our nation to its core, America did not fold; we only grew stronger. Through th...

Rep. Donalds’ Statement on the Passing of Deputy Sheriff First Class Steven Mazzotta

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FORT MYERS—Today, Congressman Byron Donalds issued the following statement on the passing of Deputy Sheriff First Class Steven Mazzotta. "Deputy Sheriff First Class Steven Mazzotta devoted his life to serving the Southwest Florida community, with career in law enforcement spanning 18 years. Born into a law enforcement family, with both his brother and his nephew serving within the Lee County Sheri...

Rep. Donalds’ Statement Regarding the Situation Unfolding in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — Today, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding the situation unfolding in Afghanistan. “Our brave men and women have valiantly served overseas in Afghanistan under now four administrations for nearly twenty years. While I genuinely believe their presence in the region has surpassed the initial goal, it is the job of the commander-in-chief to lead our armed f...

Rep. Donalds Statement on the Unnecessary & Burdensome Cryptocurrency Regulations in Biden’s Infrastructure Bill

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Byron Donalds released the following statement regarding the regulations on cryptocurrency that was recently adopted in the U.S. Senate. “Cryptocurrency and the individual transactions of Americans has no business being included in the Biden Infrastructure bill. Hidden in this egregious 2000 plus page so-called Infrastructure Bill is the creation & implementation of...

Rep. Donalds' Statement on the Resignation of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

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WASHINGTON — Today, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding the resignation of embattled New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo. "Let’s be real, Andrew Cuomo’s resignation does not show regret for his actions; it shows remorse that he got caught. He went from believe all women to berate all women overnight, and the people of New York have had enough,” said Rep. Donalds. “While ...