Today, President Trump signed the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act into law. The legislation, which Congressman Donovan voted to pass earlier this summer, rebuilds our military and provides our troops with the resources they need to protect the homeland. Donovan was at Fort Drum for the signing ceremony.
The Iranian regime exploited the weakness of previous administrations to pursue its destabilizing behavior without consequence. That has ended under President Trump’s watch, and today’s sanctions announcement is another step forward in holding Iran accountable.
“I offer my deepest condolences to Susan and the entire Molinari family on the loss of their beloved patriarch, Guy. As a Marine and dedicated elected official, Guy served our nation and Staten Island with distinction. He left an indelible mark on Staten Island that inspired countless others to a calling of public service. His legacy will long outlast his remarkable life.”
Washington, DC—July 24, 2018….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, announced that his bill to better protect the homeland from evolving threats unanimously passed out of the House Homeland Security Committee today.
“American workers are the engine of our economy and key to our nation’s prosperity. President Trump has made increasing opportunity a focus of his administration, and today he delivered a plan to empower more people and support a 21st century workforce.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence announced its legislative agenda to prevent and address instances of sexual violence across the country. The agenda showcases bipartisan legislation from members of the Task Force. The bills focus on a range of issues, from the sexual assault kit backlog to human trafficking and online safety.
Washington, DC—July 18, 2018….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, voted to pass the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act to help prevent acts of genocide and mass atrocity crimes. The bill, which was cosponsored by Donovan and passed the House by a 406-5 margin, enhances the U.S.
“The hateful rhetoric seen aboard a bus bound for Staten Island today was reprehensible and will not be tolerated in our community. No race, religion, or ethnicity is superior to another – and it will never be acceptable to threaten or intimidate someone because of the God to whom they pray.
Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, and Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) this week hosted a hearing entitled Protecting Our Future: Addressing School Security Challenges In America.
"Brett Kavanaugh is a brilliant legal mind who will uphold the Constitution and interpret the law, not legislate from the bench. He has a record of enforcing the text and original intent of our country's founding document and of protecting private citizens from government overreach. President Trump made an inspired choice, and I hope the Senate confirms Judge Kavanaugh quickly."
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Thousands of Staten Island homeowners will save on future insurance costs when new federal flood maps are revised under an agreement with the city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.