Today, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) honored Robert Avenoso, a senior at Tottenville High School, for winning the 2016 Congressional App Challenge. The Challenge is a nationwide competition aimed at encouraging elementary and high school students to pursue an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.
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.
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. The representative will meet with local veterans at scheduled times to resolve outstanding issues related to VA benefits and services, help file claims, answer questions, and provide case and appeals updates.
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). Donovan’s measure makes common-sense adjustments to the mandatory credentialing process for all maritime workers to make it easier for veterans to transition into the industry.
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
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.
Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s decision to commute Chelsea Manning’s remaining sentence:
Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) released the following statement regarding his support for, and House passage of, S. Con. Res. 3, which clears the way for repealing Obamacare:
House passes legislation to improve national preparedness and response to extreme weather events
Washington, DC—January 12, 2017.... Congressman Donovan (NY-11) and the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 to improve the prediction of high impact weather and storms.