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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York


Donovan Joins Task Force To End Sexual Violence

June 15, 2017
Press Release
Bipartisan group exploring solutions to tackle sexual assault; Donovan continuing his domestic violence, sexual abuse policy focus that began while he was District Attorney

Washington, DC – June 15, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that he joined the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence. As Staten Island District Attorney, Donovan focused extensive resources on domestic and sexual abuse and secured the approval to build and the funding for the Staten Island Family Justice Center, which opened last year. In Congress, Donovan cosponsored the Pet and Women Safety Act, which expands the definition of stalking and directs grant funding to shelters and support services for domestic violence victims. Donovan also cosponsored the International Violence Against Women Act, which establishes an Office of Global Women’s Issues to spearhead international efforts to combat violence against women.

Congressman Donovan said, “I’ve been passionate about combatting domestic and sexual abuse for my entire career. It’s a true privilege to be in a position to make a difference, first as a prosecutor and now as a Member of Congress. Hopefully I can help make the world a safer place for millions of women, including my daughter. I look forward to diving into the Task Force’s work.”

The Task Force unites a diverse group of Members of Congress to advocate for legislation to support victims and their families, educate communities to prevent violence, and implement solutions to reduce and prevent sexual assault. The Task Force is chaired by Reps. Ann McLane Kuster, Patrick Meehan, Jackie Speier, and David Joyce.