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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York


Donovan Anti-Terror Measure Passes Key Committee Hurdle

March 8, 2018
Press Release
Amendment mandates comprehensive strategy from DHS to combat vehicular terrorism

Washington, DC – March 8, 2018….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) yesterday advanced a measure to combat vehicular terrorism through the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Donovan’s amendment to the Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act, introduced by Rep. Robert Latta (OH-5), directs the Department of Homeland Security to develop and implement a strategy to prevent and respond to vehicular terror attacks. 

Congressman Donovan said, “Terrorists constantly adjust their tactics to exploit weaknesses. Right now, vehicular attacks are difficult to prevent. But with proper focus and resources – which my amendment mandates – homeland security experts will do what they do best: keep us safe.”

Donovan chairs the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, which has jurisdiction over anti-terror policies. He’s held hearings on terror threats to our transportation system, weapons of mass destruction, early warning alerts, and more. This Congress, three of his homeland security bills have passed the House of Representatives: the Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility Act; the Cyber Preparedness Act; and the Securing the Cities Act.