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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York

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May 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – May 26, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan today strongly condemned the indefensible – and likely illegal – attacks last week by Turkish personnel against American citizens protesting across the street from the Turkish Ambassador’s residence in Washington, DC. Donovan called on the U.S. State Department to expel those responsible and prohibit their reentry into the country.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

Staten Island, NY – May 24, 2017….U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Dan Donovan, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Borough President James S. Oddo, and Minority Leader Steven Matteo today sent a joint letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

“My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by yesterday’s terror attack in Manchester and the people of the United Kingdom. We condemn this atrocity and support the efforts being made to bring those responsible to justice, which has already led to the arrest of one suspect.

May 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC—May 22, 2017….Continuing his work to bolster national security, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) helped pass legislation to provide law enforcement officials with the resources they need to prepare for and respond to terror threats. The Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 (H.R.

May 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC—May 18, 2017....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and the U.S. House of Representatives this week voted to pass two bills to support law enforcement officers. The Thin Blue Line Act (H.R. 115) toughens penalties against criminals who harm or kill law enforcement officers, and the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act of 2017 (H.R.

May 18, 2017 Press Release

“Although the investigations are ongoing, the NYPD has said there is no apparent connection to terror. The NYPD and FDNY have shown once again that they’re the greatest first responders in the world – they secured the area quickly and disseminated timely information to the public.

May 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – May 18, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, yesterday voted in support of the Combating European Anti-Semitism Act, legislation he cosponsored which passed the House with broad bipartisan support. The bill promotes religious tolerance and combats the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe.  

May 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – May 18, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) this week sent a letter to Veronique Hakim, President of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit, inquiring about the agency’s attention to mass transit problems facing the residents of South Brooklyn.

May 17, 2017 Press Release

“I have complete confidence in the FBI and Justice Department, along with the House and Senate committees, to find out the facts. The public has a right to know what, if anything, happened, and if the appointment of a special counsel gets us there, then I support DOJ's decision. Robert Mueller has an impeccable reputation and has served in administrations of both parties.

May 10, 2017 Press Release

“The President has the legal authority to dismiss the FBI Director, as Bill Clinton also did in 1993. The controversy surrounding Director Comey’s comments about Secretary Clinton’s e-mails has caused many to lose confidence in his ability to lead the Bureau.

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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.

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