Byron Donalds holds town hall in Cape Coral

Reporter: Claire Galt
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Hundreds of people filled up a church in Cape Coral Monday evening for the chance to speak with Congressman Byron Donalds.

He held a town hall so he can hear from the people he represents and give them the chance to raise questions.

WINK News anchor Claire Galt spoke with the congressman one-on-one after the event.

Galt asked him about his thoughts on the invasion of the southern border.

Donalds said that solving the border crisis is out of Congress’s hands. He’s betting on November.

“I believe the American people want to get back to sensible, common sense leadership, and Donald Trump brings that to you,” he said.

Others at the meeting wanted to address issues at home, like FEMA’s threat to pull people’s 25% discount on flood insurance.

“We had a meeting with them about two and a half weeks ago, maybe about two and a half weeks ago. The conversation was good,” Donalds said.

Donalds said he’s confident people will be able to keep their discount. He’s also confident that victims of Hurricane Ian may be getting tax relief soon.

Donalds believes the bill to make Ian a qualified disaster will go on the House floor this week.
The legislation would directly impact how storm victims prepare their taxes by allowing them to deduct expenses for repairs without the current limits.

“It’ll pass overwhelmingly, which is which would be great news for the people of Southwest Florida, and in our hope, our anticipation is that it gets moved through the Senate by unanimous consent and sent to Joe Biden’s desk,” Donalds said.

The congressman ended the night with a message: Donald Trump is the GOP nominee, and Republicans must rally around him.

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