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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York



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September 21, 2017 Press Release

Staten Island, NY—September 21, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Region II Administrator Lynne Patton today reviewed progress at the Living Breakwaters resiliency project and at a Sandy-damaged home undergoing elevation through the Build it Back program. Both initiatives are HUD-funded.

September 19, 2017 Press Release

“President Trump delivered a forceful and inspired vision for a peaceful and prosperous world order based on sovereignty and mutual interest. President Trump emphasized his commitment to putting America first, and called on world leaders to do the same in their own countries.

September 15, 2017 Press Release

“Police officers risk their lives to keep our families safe. They’re braver men and women than almost all of us, period. This professor, a self-proclaimed antifa member, is a sickening example of a dangerous movement that promotes violence against the very people who protect them. Adding insult to injury, this person earns a living teaching future police officers.

September 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – September 15, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced grant awards to two local community health centers for opioid abuse treatment, education, and prevention. The Community Health Center of Richmond and Beacon Christian Community Health Center will each receive $175,100 in grant funding allocated by Congress through the U.S.

September 14, 2017 Press Release

“For decades, previous Administrations wouldn't dare to expend their political capital to try and negotiate an immigration solution. Naysayers of the President will find a way to criticize what he ate for breakfast, but fact is he deserves credit for trying to get it done. This should be a wake-up call to those in Congress who refuse to negotiate in good faith.”

September 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – September 14, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), a former prosecutor, today voted to pass the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act. The legislation, which passed the House by a 233-175 margin, updates immigration law to permit deportation of known members of a criminal gang who are in the country illegally.

September 14, 2017 Press Release

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September 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC—September 13, 2017.... Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill focuses on saving lives by establishing a specialized database to study the high incidence of cancer among firefighters. Donovan introduced the Rep.

September 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC—September 12, 2017.... Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that his amendment to restore funding to the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

September 11, 2017 Press Release

“Sixteen years ago, Americans across the country went about their routine unaware that our nation would be changed forever. We watched as terrorists attacked New York City and our nation because of the ideals our great country embodies – freedom, liberty, equality and opportunity. Today, we remember the innocent lives lost and support their families.


In The News

October 18, 2016 In The News

Thousands of Staten Island homeowners will save on future insurance costs when new federal flood maps are revised under an agreement with the city.

October 18, 2016 In The News

Joseph Fernino, a 20-year-old from Staten Island, overdosed on heroin this past February. Paramedics who rushed to his aid had to administer two shots of naloxone, a drug that usually can revive a patient in the grips of an overdose with only one shot.


October 14, 2016 In The News

Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, and 25 to 50 times more potent than heroin, but drug users are unknowingly taking it and dying of overdoses, something Rep. Daniel Donovan hopes to curb with the introduction of a new bill.

October 14, 2016 In The News

A bill announced Tuesday would significantly reduce the minimum possession threshold for fentanyl to trigger mandatory minimum sentences, the latest target of lawmakers as they seek to take action against the opioid crisis.

October 11, 2016 In The News

The United States government is concerned that carfentanil, a powerful opioid that has caused a rash of overdose deaths, could be used as a chemical weapon and has discussed the matter with China, the State Department said Friday in response to an Associated Press investigation.

September 20, 2016 In The News

Foreign threats should never dictate American policy, but that’s unfortunately what will happen if President Obama vetoes the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, as he’s threatening to do.

February 29, 2016 In The News

I'm honored to have been appointed chairman of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications. In that role, I'll be a leader in Congress in overseeing the federal government's disaster response and instituting policies that keep our communities secure.

February 24, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who has been tapped to head a House subcommittee on emergency preparedness, will hold a hearing on March 15 on President Barack Obama’s proposed cut in anti-terrorism funding.

February 19, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan and Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who started an initiative on Staten Island two years ago that allows residents to drop off their old prescription drugs at police precincts, are now trying to expand their give-back program citywide.

February 18, 2016 In The News

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Like many parents who find their child addicted to heroin, Cecilia Olsen was in denial when her high school-aged son started using drugs.