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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York


Press Releases

September 6, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Donovan released the following statement on the passage of the Hurricane Harvey disaster relief bill that will provide $7.85 billion for recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana:

August 30, 2017 Press Release
Together with Rep. Katko (NY-24), Donovan sponsored bill to up federal response efforts to tick-borne diseases; Castorina has continuously advocated for tick safety and educated the public on how to avoid these diseases.

Staten Island, NY – August 30, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and Assemblyman Ron Castorina today called attention to a number of tick-borne disease cases that local residents attribute to tick bites from local parks. At least seven South Shore residents have recently confirmed tick-borne diseases, including one whose illness developed into spinal meningitis.

August 28, 2017 Press Release
Original legislation will combat the rise in availability of dangerous child sex dolls; Safeguards needed to prevent importation of dolls that promote exploitation of children from global online marketplaces

Staten Island, NY—August 28, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today unveiled his plan to help prevent the exploitation of innocent children by announcing legislation that will ban the importation, sale, and distribution of child sex dolls in the United States.

August 25, 2017 Press Release
Congressman asks City to donate statue at Columbus Circle to National Parks Service for placement on Staten Island

Staten Island, NY – August 25, 2017….Amid calls to remove the Christopher Columbus statue in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today asked Mayor de Blasio to resolve the matter by donating the statue to the National Parks Service, which controls Great Kills Park on Staten Island.

August 24, 2017 Press Release
After weeks of conversations with the U.S. Coast Guard, Donovan formally requests analysis of options to keep private yachts from obstructing the Statue of Liberty

Staten Island, NY – August 24, 2017….After several weeks of discussions, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today formally asked the U.S. Coast Guard to initiate a review of how to best prevent private yachts from obstructing Statue of Liberty views. Earlier this summer, a mega-yacht was parked in front of the iconic statue for weeks, preventing regular New Yorkers from enjoying Lady Liberty.

August 22, 2017 Press Release

“The Trump Administration’s strategic sanctions against companies and individuals that do business with North Korea are exactly what’s needed right now.

August 22, 2017 Press Release

“The President is bringing much-needed focus to the crucial first step in solving our immigration crisis: securing the border. Reforming our broken immigration system will be a pointless exercise if we can’t stop illegal entries. I look forward to continuing to work with the President and my colleagues in Congress on this critical matter.”

August 21, 2017 Press Release
Projects currently underway leave a gap in protection between Great Kills and Tottenville; Donovan, Borelli inquire about “Raised Shorelines” funding
Staten Island, NY – August 21, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and Council Member Joe Borelli today called for resiliency investments on Staten Island’s South Shore to fill a gap between existing flood protection projects. The U.S.
August 21, 2017 Press Release

“The President delivered a unifying message that can hopefully bring our nation together, and he settled all doubts regarding his position on prejudice and racism in our country.

August 16, 2017 Press Release
Donovan letter joined by Staten Island and Brooklyn elected officials calls for Secretary of Veterans Affairs to reverse decision to reduce critical services at Brooklyn VA Medical Center; New VA proposal would severely impact ability of thousands of Staten Island and Brooklyn veterans to easily access needed medical care

Staten Island, NY – August 16, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, NYS Senator Andrew Lanza, NYS Senator Martin J. Golden, NYS Senator Diane Savino, NYS Assistant Speaker Felix W.