Legislation toughens penalties against cop killers and bolsters law enforcement job opportunities for veterans
Washington, DC—May 18, 2017....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and the U.S. House of Representatives this week voted to pass two bills to support law enforcement officers. The Thin Blue Line Act (H.R. 115) toughens penalties against criminals who harm or kill law enforcement officers, and the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act of 2017 (H.R.
“Although the investigations are ongoing, the NYPD has said there is no apparent connection to terror. The NYPD and FDNY have shown once again that they’re the greatest first responders in the world – they secured the area quickly and disseminated timely information to the public.
House passes legislation cosponsored by Donovan condemning anti-Semitism in the U.S. and abroad to promote tolerance worldwide
Washington, DC – May 18, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, yesterday voted in support of the Combating European Anti-Semitism Act, legislation he cosponsored which passed the House with broad bipartisan support. The bill promotes religious tolerance and combats the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe.
Letter inquires about MTA’s plans to improve South Brooklyn subway lines after releasing improvement plan
Washington, DC – May 18, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) this week sent a letter to Veronique Hakim, President of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit, inquiring about the agency’s attention to mass transit problems facing the residents of South Brooklyn.
“I have complete confidence in the FBI and Justice Department, along with the House and Senate committees, to find out the facts. The public has a right to know what, if anything, happened, and if the appointment of a special counsel gets us there, then I support DOJ's decision. Robert Mueller has an impeccable reputation and has served in administrations of both parties.
“The President has the legal authority to dismiss the FBI Director, as Bill Clinton also did in 1993. The controversy surrounding Director Comey’s comments about Secretary Clinton’s e-mails has caused many to lose confidence in his ability to lead the Bureau.
“All policy is local, and my job is to represent the 740,000 people in New York’s 11th Congressional District. Despite amendments and revisions, this bill still does not address the needs of the people of Staten Island and South Brooklyn. As written, the AHCA would impose a tax hike on City residents to fund tax cuts elsewhere in the state.
Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) released the following statement in response to the House passage of the FY2017 omnibus appropriations legislation to fund the federal government:
Budget agreement allocates $25M for Homeland Security grant to protect vulnerable non-profit and faith-based facilities, such as Jewish Community Centers
Washington, DC – May 3, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), who chairs the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, today announced that the omnibus appropriations bill, which is expected to pass Congress later this week, includes $25 million in funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP).
Funding bill makes major investment in combatting opioid crisis, provides $650 million more for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration than last year
Washington, DC – May 2, 2017….The funding agreement expected to pass Congress this week doubles down on the federal government’s commitment to providing the resources needed to turn the tide in the battle against opioid addiction.