Congressman Donovan released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 2825, legislation he cosponsored which reauthorizes the Department of Homeland Security for the first time since its establishment after 9/11.
“We’ve forgotten that collaboration led to some of the biggest policy accomplishments of the 20th century”; “Instead of concentrating on the political points we have to gain, we need to focus on what the American people stand to lose if we don’t deliver”
Washington, DC – July 18, 2017…. Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today published the below op-ed on Medium:
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 – July 14, 2017….The U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation with Congressman Dan Donovan’s (NY-11) amendment seeking equity for Staten Island student-veterans.
DoD’s unfair student-veteran housing assistance formula provides $1,000s less to SI students compared to rest of City, despite similar housing costs; SI colleges/universities can’t recruit student-vets because of the disparity
Washington, DC – July 13, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today continued his push for equity in student-veteran housing assistance for Staten Islanders by submitting an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, a must-pass bill that authorizes military spending.
Donovan co-sponsored the bipartisan “Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Act” and the “Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Demand Act”; Since 2007, the National Human Trafficking Hotline has received 145,764 reports, including 7,572 in 2016 alone
Washington, DC – July 12, 2017….The House of Representatives today unanimously passed two bills cosponsored by Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), a former District Attorney, to combat America’s human trafficking network.
Legislation prohibits people who have abused domestic partners, been convicted of stalking from purchasing firearms
Washington, DC – July 12, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today introduced the bipartisan Zero Tolerance for Domestic Abusers Act, legislation that protects survivors of dating violence and stalking by closing loopholes that allow abusers and stalkers access to guns. Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) introduced a companion bill in the Senate.
“Mayor de Blasio's misguided ‘Sanctuary City’ policies have caused Congress to dangerously overreact and threaten the security of millions of innocent people in the New York-Long Island metropolitan area.
Bill named after Kate Steinle, who was murdered in San Francisco by an undocumented immigrant who had been deported five times
Washington, DC – June 29, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), a former District Attorney, today voted to support Kate’s Law, which passed the House of Representatives with a bipartisan 257-167 margin.
Donovan letter joined by NY Republicans stresses inequity of double taxation, calls for Administration to consider changes; NY already sends more money to feds than it gets back; removing deduction would increase NY tax burden by $14.8 billion per year
Washington, DC – June 27, 2017….Continuing his work to protect hardworking and middle-class taxpayers, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) led a letter with six members of the New York Republican Delegation urging U.S.
Unfair formula gives Staten Island student-vets 52% less than other boroughs in housing assistance; Electeds: Dept. of Defense formula harms Staten Island schools and vets; it must change
Washington, DC – June 27, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), Mayor Bill de Blasio, Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, NYS Senator Andrew Lanza, NYS Senator Diane Savino, NYS Assemblyman Michael Cusick, NYS Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, NYS Assemblyman Ron Castorina, NYC Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo, and NYC Council Member Joe Borelli today sent a lette