Donovan defends Columbus statue, blasts scrubbing of historical figures
Staten Island, NY—November 28, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today submitted public testimony to the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers as the commission met on Staten Island. He blasted the exercise as setting a dangerous precedent by judging centuries-old historical figures “to avoid triggering every conceivable sensitivity.”
Letter to Ambassador Haley decries efforts to unjustly target Israel at the United Nations (U.N.);Donovan, House members call for investigation into U.N. funding proposal that could support advancement of Palestinian statehood
Staten Island, NY – November 21, 2017…. Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and 22 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter urging U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley to investigate an anti-Israel proposal issued by the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Process. The U.N.
“I commend President Trump’s strong decision to place North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism. North Korea’s aggressive actions, including repeated missile launches and its ongoing nuclear weapons program, represent an imminent threat to U.S. and global security interests. This rogue regime is a menace to the world and must be met with strength.”
Joins 4 NY Republicans in voting against House tax proposal; Donovan: We might as well preface every mention of this ‘relief’ package with ‘generously subsidized by the people of Staten Island and Brooklyn’
Washington, DC—November 16, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today voted “no” on the proposed tax reform package.
At Foreign Affairs Committee markup, Donovan speaks in support of Taylor Force Act, legislation he cosponsors; Bill would cut off Palestinian Authority financing until it stops compensating terrorists and their families
Washington, DC—November 15, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today voted to pass the Taylor Force Act out of the Foreign Affairs Committee. The legislation is named after West Point graduate and Army veteran Taylor Force, who was studying abroad in Israel in pursuit of a Master’s degree when a Palestinian assailant stabbed him to death in an act of terror.
Measure authorizes a 2.4% raise for service men and women; DOD’s unfair student-veteran housing assistance formula provides $1,000s less to SI students compared to rest of City, despite similar housing costs; Donovan amendment sends DOD back to the drawing board on SI rental cost analysis
Washington, DC – November 14, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and the U.S. House of Representatives today passed the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act agreed upon by House and Senate negotiators. The measure includes Donovan’s amendment requiring the Department of Defense (DOD) to re-analyze Staten Island’s housing allowance for student-veterans.
“The tax reform details as presented today will hurt, not help middle class families in New York. We need a bill that doesn’t divide and penalize some Americans just because of their zip code. I plan to negotiate vigorously to protect the state and local tax deduction that has been a part of our tax code since its inception, as well as the full mortgage interest deduction.
The alleged culprit in yesterday’s terror attack, Sayfullo Saipov, entered the United States in 2010 through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. According to the State Department, the lottery allocates visas through random selection to people from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States.
“Investigations into the vehicle attack in Manhattan are ongoing, and the FBI is treating this tragic incident as an act of terror. The NYPD responded with the efficiency and effectiveness that is standard for the greatest police force in the world. I wish the injured a speedy recovery, and pray for comfort for the families of those who passed.
‘Danny’s Law’ commemorates life of Staten Island teen Danny Fitzpatrick, who tragically took his life after facing constant mistreatment; Bill creates an anti-bullying task force to recommend policies for parents, students, and legislators
Staten Island, NY—October 30, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today unveiled his legislation to help address the rise of bullying in classrooms nationwide.