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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York


Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs

New York City and our nation were changed forever by the September 11, 2001 attacks.  In Congress, my priority is simple: make sure that terrorists never again have the power to launch attacks on our country.  To that end, I introduced the Securing the Cities Act of 2015 as one of my first bills. This legislation makes permanent a program which provides funding to the NYPD and regional partners for radiological detection equipment and training. I’m proud to say the House of Representatives passed my bill by a 411-4 margin.

Unfortunately, the world is growing less safe, with ISIS controlling large swaths of Syria and Iraq; Iran getting closer to a nuclear weapon; and a resurgent Russia brazenly defying NATO in Eastern Europe.

To confront these challenges, we need to ensure our military remains the unquestioned power in the world.  We must support our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who put their lives on the line to defend us by giving them the very best equipment and training.  That means halting further dangerous cuts to our defense that have dramatically reduced the readiness of our forces to respond to the many complex threats that we face.

I am proud to serve on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on Homeland Security, both charged with jurisdiction over critical issues such as the Iran nuclear deal and combatting terrorist networks.

More on Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs

November 2, 2018 Press Release

Staten Island, New York - U.S. Representative Dan Donovan (R-NY) asked Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo what their respective departments can do to further encourage Liberia to establish a war crimes tribunal.

October 31, 2018 Press Release


Staten Island, NY - In the wake of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, U.S. Representatives Dan Donovan (R-NY) and Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) formally requested that the House Committee on Education and the Workforce hold a hearing on their bipartisan Never Again Education Act, which would bolster Holocaust education across the country.

October 11, 2018 Press Release

Staten Island, NY – Today, on International Day of the Girl, U.S. Representative Dan Donovan (R-NY) joined Reps. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Susan W. Brooks (R-IN), and Nita Lowey (D-NY) in announcing the introduction of the Keeping Girls in School Act to support the economic and educational empowerment of girls globally.

October 9, 2018 In The News

Rep. Dan Donovan, whose represents Staten Island, tweeted, ".@USUN Amb. @nikkihaley has served as a tremendous representative of the U.S. at the @UN, embodying the tenets of professionalism, tenacity, & devotion to public service. She unapologetically stood for America’s allies & interests at the U.N., such as combatting anti-Israel bias."


September 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Dan Donovan (R-NY), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, joined Representative Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and colleagues in introducing the Cyber Ready Workforce Act. This bipartisan bill would establish a grant program within the Department of Labor to support the creation, implementation, and expansion of registered apprenticeship programs in cybersecurity.