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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York

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December 4, 2017 Press Release
Sweeney noticed irregularities at an elderly woman’s home on her Staten Island mail route; she contacted police, who found woman inside had fallen days prior; Donovan memorialized Sweeney’s heroics in Congressional Record, presented Sweeney with formal copy of remarks

Staten Island, NY—December 4, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and Staten Island Postmaster John Tanna today honored Lisa Sweeney, a long-serving letter carrier whose dedication to the job and her customers saved a woman’s life.

December 4, 2017 Press Release
Current proposals would raise taxes on New Yorkers to pay for tax cuts in other parts of the country; The Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy released a report showing that New York, New Jersey, California, and Maryland would pay an extra $16.7 billion in taxes, while the other 46 states would see a tax break worth more than $100 billion under this proposed legislation

Washington, DC – December 4, 2017…. Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) published the below op-ed in the Staten Island Advance. The piece includes an analysis of the current tax reform proposals and what needs to be changed to deliver true tax relief for all middle-class, taxpaying Americans.

November 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – November 30, 2017…. Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) introduced H.R. 4462, the Taking Responsibility by Accounting for Corruption and Excess (TRACE) Act, bipartisan legislation that ensures federal contractors for disaster response cannot shield expenses and activities from audits and reviews.

November 29, 2017 Press Release
Legislation requires all House members and staff to undergo anti-sexual harassment and anti-discrimination training; Donovan: Bill is important step in creating a safer work environment and bringing more accountability to Congress

Washington, DC – November 29, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), a member of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, today announced that H.Res. 630, legislation he cosponsored to foster a safer and more accountable work environment for all congressional members and employees, unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

November 28, 2017 Press Release
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.”

November 21, 2017 Press Release
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.

November 20, 2017 Press Release

“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.”

November 16, 2017 Press Release
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.

November 15, 2017 Press Release
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.

November 14, 2017 Press Release
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.

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