Donovan, local veterans and education stakeholders discuss need for Department of Defense to merge Staten Island’s military housing area with the rest of New York City; Donovan calls on DOD to expedite study required under his passed legislation, which is a necessary step to fixing inequity
Staten Island, NY—January 12, 2018....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), leaders from the College of Staten Island, and local Staten Island veterans today called on the Department of Defense (DOD) to expedite its study of Staten Island’s housing costs, which is necessary to fixing an inequity Staten Island student-veterans face under the military’s current “Basic Allowance for Housing” (BAH) form
Local high school senior developed “Steer Clear” app to combat drunk driving
Staten Island, NY – January 12, 2018….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today honored Kathleen Coen, a senior at Notre Dame Academy, for winning the 2017 Congressional App Challenge. The Challenge is a nationwide competition that encourages students to pursue an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.
“As the city on a hill and a beacon for democracy, it’s America’s responsibility to stand in solidarity with people pursuing self-determination and freedom in every part of the world.”
Washington, DC – January 10, 2018….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) published the below op-ed in The Hill this week. The piece discusses the ongoing protests against the Iranian regime and the need for the U.S.
“This afternoon, President Trump met with a bipartisan group of leaders to discuss immigration reform. He’s displaying remarkable political courage by trying to make a deal on a problem that’s been kicked down the road for years. I fully support President Trump’s push to secure the border, legislatively fix DACA, and reform our broken and backwards immigration system.
Leaders from SI Board of Realtors and a local accountant/professor explain ramifications of capped SALT deduction on pocketbooks and home values
Staten Island, NY—January 8, 2018....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), leaders from the Staten Island Board of Realtors, and a local accountant and College of Staten Island (CSI) Accounting and Finance Professor today detailed how the new tax law, which capped the SALT deduction, will negatively impact hardworking New Yorkers.
ROTC Cadet Mark Kindschuh helped save a man’s life during June 2017 London terror attack; After Donovan recommendation, Secretary of the Army awarded Cadet Kindschuh with Medal for Heroism
Brooklyn, NY—January 8, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and military officials today honored ROTC Cadet and Brooklyn native Mark Kindschuh with the ROTC Medal for Heroism. Cadet Kindschuh, a student at Boston College, helped save a man’s life during a terror attack in a selfless act of heroism while studying abroad in London on June 3, 2017.
Congressman Dan Donovan, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, issued the following statement on continuing protests against the Iranian regime:
After Donovan advocacy, NYPD receives more than $36 million in grant funding for overtime costs related to protecting President Trump and the First Family
Washington, DC – December 22, 2017….Following months of advocacy on behalf of New York City, which included speaking with Republican leadership and testifying before the House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that the New York Police Department was awarded a federal grant to cover overtime costs related to protecting President Trump and his family.
“I wanted nothing more than to vote for a tax plan that would put more money in the pockets of overburdened taxpayers and spur job creation. However, the bill that came out of the conference committee still means a tax increase for many Staten Island and Brooklyn residents.
“President Trump’s doctrine of principled realism presents a refreshing and sober-minded strategy to advance American interests and defend the homeland. The geopolitical arena is competitive and cutthroat – we cannot expect other sovereign nations to just sing Kumbaya and support our goals. Power is what moves nations, and it’s about time our country started projecting ours.