Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and the U.S. House of Representatives today infused the national fight against opioid abuse with $1 billion in grants for states to distribute for treatment, education, and enforcement. The funding is part of the sweeping 21st Century Cures Act, which reforms the drug approval process to accelerate medical breakthroughs and encourage innovation.
Local veterans organizations join Donovan to discuss concerns and generate ideas focused on improving lives of those who served our country
Fentanyl, 50 times more powerful than heroin, responsible for massive spike in opioid overdose deaths; DEA issued public warning to law enforcement officers exposed to fentanyl, which can be lethal at volumes the size of a grain of salt
“Today, Congress refused to let foreign threats dictate American policy. We put 9/11 families first. That a foreign government could hide behind sovereign immunity after slaughtering Americans in our homeland was an outrage, and Congress properly rectified it. Every American victim of terror deserves the chance to seek well-deserved justice against individuals and governments.”
Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and the U.S. House of Representatives passed a package of 18 bills taking aim at the opioid epidemic that has claimed lives from every reach of Staten Island and South Brooklyn.
Staten Island and Brooklyn Veterans Can Schedule Appointments, Meet One-on-One With VA
Staten Island, NY—December 8, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a new outreach initiative intended to deliver better casework services to the local veteran population. Starting in December, the VA will station a representative one day per month at Donovan’s Staten Island and Brooklyn District Offices.
Bill passed takes aim at pediatric cancer by accelerating research and improving resources for patients and their families
Washington, DC—December 7, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and the U.S. House of Representatives advanced the fight against childhood cancer by passing the Childhood Cancer STAR Act, legislation Donovan cosponsored.
Allows Veterans to Quickly Transition into Maritime Workforce by Expediting Processing of Mandatory Credentials
Washington, DC—December 2, 2016....Congressman Dan Donovan’s (NY-11) legislation to expedite veterans’ entry into the maritime workforce today passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).