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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York


Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on Yesterday’s Tragic Deaths

February 11, 2016
Press Release

"My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of yesterday’s heinous stabbing that killed a mother and her two children and critically wounded her third child. The horrific attack that occurred in a Staten Island shelter yesterday is a startling example of the City’s growing homelessness epidemic and why more and more people are choosing to live on the streets.

“Our shelters must be safe and livable, and with $1.7 billion spent on addressing homelessness, money is clearly not the chief problem. While this is a function of City government, as someone who has spent my career in public safety and law enforcement, I stand ready to work with the Mayor’s office and our other partners in government to offer solutions on fixing this broken system.” 

-- Congressman Donovan represents Staten Island and South Brooklyn in Congress.