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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York

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Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on the Brussels Attacks

March 22, 2016
Press Release

“Here at home, we’re much too familiar with the pain and suffering that dozens of Belgian families feel right now. To those who are injured, Serena and I pray for a speedy recovery; to those who were lost, we pray for their loved ones.

“It’s tragically clear that the threat level against the West – including New York City – is the highest it’s been since September of 2001. Our vigilance must keep pace. Last week, I chaired a hearing on the importance of consistent homeland security funding for American cities. Last night, the House voted for more stringent standards on international travel to prevent foreign fighters from reaching our shores.

“Protecting the homeland is government’s most fundamental responsibility. Political differences should never stand in the way of working together to get the job done.”

-- Congressman Dan Donovan is the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications. He also serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.