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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York

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Donovan's Hurricane Recovery Provisions Signed into Law

October 9, 2018
Press Release

Staten Island, NY – U.S. Representative Dan Donovan (R-NY) applauded President Trump’s signature of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 302), which includes critical disaster recovery reforms secured by Donovan.

Rep. Donovan said, “With President Trump’s signature, we can now reform a disaster assistance process that was terribly unfair for Superstorm Sandy victims. I was on Staten Island when Hurricane Sandy devastated our community and I saw these hardships firsthand. This should have been addressed by our previous representative – not six years later as we approach the Superstorm Sandy anniversary later this month. I applaud Congress and President Trump for standing with New Yorkers and other disaster victims so that no one has to face these problems ever again.”

Donovan’s provisions will

  • Make a number of reforms to the manner in which federal disaster aid is dispersed and adjusts the limits of certain disaster aid programs.
  • Provide $1.7 billion in emergency-designated Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) supplemental appropriations for areas affected by disasters in 2018.