Congressman Byron Donalds Files Bill to Keep Federal Government Monitoring Algal Blooms

by | Mar 18, 2021 | Press

Originally published by WINK News on March 18, 2021

Even during a possible government shutdown, Congressman Byron Donalds wants the federal government to continue monitoring waterways for harmful algal blooms.

That’s the first bill Donalds has introduced during his tenure as the representative for Florida’s 19th congressional district.

“Our bill dealing with harmful algae blooms is very simple and straightforward,” Donalds said. “We want to make sure that even in the event of a government shutdown, that the monitoring still continues.”

Donalds introduced the bill on Wednesday. Donalds said monitoring the water is an all hands-on deck situation, which is why he thinks the federal government should continue to monitor it in addition to the Calusa Waterkeeper, Captains for Clean Water and others.

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