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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York

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November 21, 2017 Press Release
Letter to Ambassador Haley decries efforts to unjustly target Israel at the United Nations (U.N.);Donovan, House members call for investigation into U.N. funding proposal that could support advancement of Palestinian statehood

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.

November 20, 2017 Press Release

“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.”

November 16, 2017 Press Release
Joins 4 NY Republicans in voting against House tax proposal; Donovan: We might as well preface every mention of this ‘relief’ package with ‘generously subsidized by the people of Staten Island and Brooklyn’

Washington, DC—November 16, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today voted “no” on the proposed tax reform package.

November 15, 2017 Press Release
At Foreign Affairs Committee markup, Donovan speaks in support of Taylor Force Act, legislation he cosponsors; Bill would cut off Palestinian Authority financing until it stops compensating terrorists and their families

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.

November 14, 2017 Press Release
Measure authorizes a 2.4% raise for service men and women; DOD’s unfair student-veteran housing assistance formula provides $1,000s less to SI students compared to rest of City, despite similar housing costs; Donovan amendment sends DOD back to the drawing board on SI rental cost analysis

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.

November 2, 2017 Press Release

“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.

November 1, 2017 Press Release

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.

October 31, 2017 Press Release

“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.

October 30, 2017 Press Release
‘Danny’s Law’ commemorates life of Staten Island teen Danny Fitzpatrick, who tragically took his life after facing constant mistreatment; Bill creates an anti-bullying task force to recommend policies for parents, students, and legislators

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.

October 30, 2017 Press Release
As part of his ongoing commitment to the seawall project, Donovan hosted FEMA flood insurance director Roy Wright and Army Corps Col. Thomas Asbery for Sandy anniversary meeting; Based on the Corps’ design, FEMA confirmed the project will reduce premiums and, in many cases, remove homes from the floodplain altogether

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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