“Strong American leadership abroad is needed more than ever, and I applaud the Senate on confirming Mike Pompeo as our nation’s next Secretary of State. He is a proven leader who will confront international threats, strengthen our alliances, and defend our interests abroad.
Washington, DC – April 24, 2018….Continuing his push to secure our nation, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) will introduce the No Enforcement, No Grant for Sanctuary Cities Act this week to combat dangerous sanctuary city policies.
Staten Island, NY—April 24, 2018....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will provide New York State with more than $25 million in Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) grants to fight the opioid abuse crisis.
“North Korea's announcement is a testament to President Trump's determination to negotiate from a position of strength. American resolve means something again. This is just the beginning of the work to defuse the crisis, but it's cause for cautious optimism.”
Staten Island, NY—April 17, 2018….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced his proposal for federal investments in two transformative Staten Island transportation projects: North Shore Bus Rapid Transit and West Shore Light Rail.
According to the Associated Press, California officials told federal authorities “they would not participate in vehicle maintenance and the other jobs” to stop illegal entries “because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement.”
Staten Island, NY—April 16, 2018....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), joined by Staten Island veterans and leaders from the College of Staten Island, today announced that Staten Island student-veterans will receive a 4.5% increase from the Department of Defense’s (DOD) “Basic Allowance for Housing” (BAH) program.
Staten Island, NY—April 13, 2018....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that his office is accepting submissions for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. Open to high school students around the country, the competition is an opportunity for Staten Island and South Brooklyn students to showcase their artistic talents.
Washington, DC—April 12, 2018....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today voted for the Balanced Budget Amendment (H.J.Res.2) to support fiscal responsibility and stop unsustainable government spending. The legislation instructs Congress to balance its budget each year and requires that the federal government not spend more money than it receives in revenue.
“The Trump Administration continues to ramp up pressure on Russia for its bad behavior, and it’s exactly the right strategy. Today’s sanctions hold accountable those who seek to undermine our nation and Western democracies. By isolating Russia and targeting its oligarchs, we make clear that America won’t tolerate their destabilizing actions."
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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.