“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.
Federal, state, and local security and education stakeholders discussed strategies to better protect schools and students; Witnesses included representatives from DHS, DOJ, Dept. of Ed, and the Staten Island Community Education Council
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."
Letter inquires about Statue of Liberty protest incident and asks what protocols can be put in place to reduce security vulnerabilities
Staten Island, NY – July 6, 2018….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) this week sent a letter to Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Department of the Interior, regarding the protest incident that occurred at the Statue of Liberty on July 4, which shut down the federal park for several hours and put first responders at risk.
Legislation makes improvements to DHS structure to improve defense capabilities in heightened threat environment; Bill uses insights from a previous Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing to counter weapons of mass destruction
Washington, DC—July 2, 2018….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, introduced the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act to better protect the homeland from evolving threats.
This morning, the House of Representatives passed H. Res.
“Our immigration system is broken. For too long, Washington has failed to act to overhaul and enforce our laws – leading to porous borders, unchecked illegal immigration, and backwards policies. But today the House has a historic opportunity to fix the current challenges we face.
“The President has just taken action to address the issue of family separations – a practice that has previously been used for years at the border. Now, Congress must work to fully tackle our broken immigration policies.
Donovan bills support vehicular anti-terror and first responder preparedness efforts; Legislation makes U.S. safer by enhancing the nation’s ability to prevent, prepare for, and respond to terror attacks
Washington, DC—June 19, 2018….The U.S. House of Representatives today passed two homeland security bills sponsored by Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11).
Legislation will require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to alert veterans of and hold public forums related to planned service changes or closures at VA Medical Centers; Bill idea emerged following roundtable discussions between Donovan and Staten Island and Brooklyn Veterans
Washington, DC—June 19, 2018….Continuing his work to support those who have defended our freedom, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today introduced the Veterans Awareness (VA) Act to improve accountability and transparency at VA medical centers.