Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced he intends to vote “no” on the American Health Care Act as currently drafted. Donovan singled out this week’s Medicaid amendment as one of the reasons for his decision. The provision effectively exempts New York State counties from contributing to the state’s Medicaid coffers, but it excludes New York City. Donovan’s constituents would, in essence, be paying for tax breaks for other New Yorkers.
Continuing his commitment to supporting policies that provide quality and affordable healthcare, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) gathered local healthcare stakeholders, including representatives from hospitals, community health centers, and private practices, for a roundtable discussion at his Staten Island District Office. The roundtable gave healthcare organizations and doctors an opportunity to discuss the U.S. healthcare system, including feedback on proposed reform legislation, challenges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and innovative ideas to make healthcare more affordable and accessible.
“This executive order’s rollout seems smoother and more controlled than the first rollout. The Administration has rightly made adjustments to exempt lawful permanent residents and current visa holders, eliminated the indefinite ban for Syrian refugees, and provided adequate lead time to prepare the agents who will execute the order. The new order also exempts Iraq, making it clear that our country’s national security leaders are satisfied with changes the Iraqi government made between the first order and today.
Continuing his work to support those who bravely served our country, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) last week gathered local veterans and advocacy organizations for a roundtable discussion at his Staten Island District Office. The roundtable gave veterans and advocates an opportunity to discuss pressing issues facing the veteran community, including problems with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the need for additional services, homelessness, long-term and mental health issues, and transition into civilian life. Donovan hosted a similar event in Brooklyn late last year.
Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, today hosted a hearing entitled, The Future of FEMA: Recommendations of Former Administrators, on Capitol Hill. The hearing focused on gathering insight from former FEMA leaders to strengthen agency capabilities and make the U.S. safer and stronger.
Continuing his advocacy for New York City, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today testified before the House Appropriations Committee to call for full federal reimbursement for the costs associated with protecting the President and his family. To effectively protect Trump Tower, law enforcement agents and the City have put in place additional security measures, including increased patrols, barricades and traffic management, which have impacted local resources.
New York-specific Medicaid amendment among key reasons for decision
Donovan: “Recognizing that the status quo is failing isn’t, on its own, a compelling reason to vote ‘yes’ on the current replacement plan”
Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s budget document:
Local healthcare stakeholders join Donovan to discuss health reform legislation
Staten Island, NY—March 15, 2017…. Continuing his commitment to supporting policies that provide quality and affordable healthcare, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) gathered local healthcare stakeholders, including representatives from hospitals, community health centers, and private practices, for a roundtable discussion at his Staten Island District Office.