“President Obama’s veto of JASTA – which unanimously passed the House and Senate – is an insult to 9/11 families who’ve already suffered unimaginable loss. The President caved to Saudi threats and sent a deeply saddening message to future victims of terror: relationships with foreign governments come first."
Lending a voice to those most impacted by the September 11th tragedy, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today shared personal appeals from 9/11 widows in support of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). The legislation would permit American victims of terror attacks on U.S. soil to file suits against sovereign states complicit in the attack.
Continuing his focus on anti-terror policies to defend New York City and the country from attack, Congressman Donovan today introduced legislation to seize terrorist assets and direct them to a critical homeland security grant program.
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.
“Two months ago, I pledged to fight for legislation to address the opioid epidemic with the same vigor as my successful fight to permanently extend health programs for 9/11 first responders...
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
Staten Island, NY—October 11, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today unveiled the Comprehensive Fentanyl Control Act, sponsored in partnership with Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17), in response to a national surge in overdose deaths caused by the substance. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more powerful than heroin and 100 times more powerful than morphine.
“I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson. Ken was a community leader and passionate about criminal justice, and his time was cut tragically short. My thoughts are with his family, friends, and the Brooklyn community.”
-- Congressman Dan Donovan served as Richmond County District Attorney from 2004 to 2015.
Staten Island and South Brooklyn students invited to showcase coding skills through app development; submissions due November 2nd
Staten Island, NY – October 3, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that his office is accepting submissions for the 2016 Congressional App Challenge. A panel oflocal judges will review apps created by K-12 students and select a winning submission.