Staten Island, NY – November 21, 2017…. Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and 22 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter urging U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley to investigate an anti-Israel proposal issued by the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Process. The U.N.
“I commend President Trump’s strong decision to place North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism. North Korea’s aggressive actions, including repeated missile launches and its ongoing nuclear weapons program, represent an imminent threat to U.S. and global security interests. This rogue regime is a menace to the world and must be met with strength.”
Washington, DC—November 16, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today voted “no” on the proposed tax reform package.
Washington, DC—November 15, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today voted to pass the Taylor Force Act out of the Foreign Affairs Committee. The legislation is named after West Point graduate and Army veteran Taylor Force, who was studying abroad in Israel in pursuit of a Master’s degree when a Palestinian assailant stabbed him to death in an act of terror.
Washington, DC – November 14, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and the U.S. House of Representatives today passed the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act agreed upon by House and Senate negotiators. The measure includes Donovan’s amendment requiring the Department of Defense (DOD) to re-analyze Staten Island’s housing allowance for student-veterans.
“The tax reform details as presented today will hurt, not help middle class families in New York. We need a bill that doesn’t divide and penalize some Americans just because of their zip code. I plan to negotiate vigorously to protect the state and local tax deduction that has been a part of our tax code since its inception, as well as the full mortgage interest deduction.
The alleged culprit in yesterday’s terror attack, Sayfullo Saipov, entered the United States in 2010 through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. According to the State Department, the lottery allocates visas through random selection to people from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States.
“Investigations into the vehicle attack in Manhattan are ongoing, and the FBI is treating this tragic incident as an act of terror. The NYPD responded with the efficiency and effectiveness that is standard for the greatest police force in the world. I wish the injured a speedy recovery, and pray for comfort for the families of those who passed.
Staten Island, NY—October 30, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today unveiled his legislation to help address the rise of bullying in classrooms nationwide.
Staten Island, NY – October 29, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) hosted a roundtable discussion this morning with FEMA Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation Roy Wright, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District Commander Col. Thomas D. Asbery, and other officials to collaborate on the planned seawall for Staten Island’s east shore.
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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.