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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York


Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on the Passage of H.R. 2825, the Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act

July 20, 2017
Press Release

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. Amongst other provisions, the bill includes Donovan’s PREPARE Act, streamlines DHS programs, provides training and resources for first responders, enhances U.S. cyber security and anti-terror defenses, and improves disaster preparedness and response efforts:  

“Our nation is reminded each day of the increased and evolving threat environment we face. Whether it’s multiple terror attacks in Europe, global cyber threats, drugs being smuggled through our borders, or the risk of a powerful storm reaching our coast – it’s clear that we must continue to enhance our preparedness capabilities. This bill takes necessary steps to reauthorize the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and puts in place reforms to ensure that DHS is better able to secure our homeland. The federal government’s most fundamental responsibility is protecting the people of the United States, and this legislation will help us do that. Thank you to Chairman McCaul for your leadership on this issue, and I look forward to seeing my colleagues in the Senate quickly move this legislation forward.”

-- Congressman Dan Donovan is the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications. He is New York City’s only Republican representative.