Anyone who lives in our community knows that toxic algal blooms are a natural disaster, plain and simple.

When a disaster like a hurricane or a tornado hits, people are injured, businesses are forced to close, and FEMA is there to help.  Why shouldn’t they also help when toxic algal blooms plague our community, harming the health of our neighbors and shuttering businesses?

This week, in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I offered an amendment to require FEMA to quantify the impacts of the blooms and respond just like they would to any other natural disaster.

Thankfully, my colleagues on the committee agreed that FEMA should act, and the amendment was adopted unanimously! It will now be considered as part of the Community Disaster Resilience Zones Act. 

Also this week, the fight continued to hold the Biden Administration accountable for its disastrous policies at home and abroad.  I had the opportunity to question Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and I took steps to put an end to mask mandates on public transportation once and for all.

Make sure to check out this week’s video for more.