9/11 Commission cited communications between federal, state, and local first responders as a major problem; Donovan: During disasters, responders must be able to communicate on dedicated emergency frequencies
Washington, DC – October 13, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), who chairs the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, held a Congressional hearing examining the status of emergency communications networks.
“The current healthcare system is collapsing, further burdening hardworking Americans with soaring costs, canceled plans, and limited choices. President Trump is right to use his executive authority to help create a truly competitive marketplace that will drive down costs, increase consumer choice, and allow families to access the quality care they deserve.
“In our community’s time of need, most of the country was there to support us. It’s our duty as one nation to help our fellow Americans, and I’m proud to cast a vote supporting those who desperately need assistance.
Congressman Donovan testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the opioid crisis; Testimony highlighted his bill to combat fentanyl trafficking
Washington, DC – October 12, 2017…. Congressman Dan Donovan testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee to advocate for a comprehensive strategy to combat the opioid abuse epidemic. His testimony highlighted the importance of treatment, education, and enforcement to addressing the deadly drug epidemic.
“President Trump made an excellent choice in Kirstjen Nielsen to lead the Department of Homeland Security. She has extensive experience in security policy and in navigating the department. I look forward to working with President Trump and Ms. Nielsen to protect the homeland, secure the border, and keep our country safe.”
In August, Donovan led the drive to reverse a VA proposal that would have reduced medical services, harmed thousands of local veterans; Staten Island and Brooklyn vets will be able to continue using the Brooklyn VA hospital for complex medical procedures
Washington, DC – October 10, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced his successful advocacy to keep critical medical services at the Brooklyn VA Medical Center (VAMC). A proposed change would have required veterans to travel to Manhattan for certain inpatient surgeries, including open heart procedures, joint reconstructions, and appendectomies.
“Building a Better America” budget reduces the deficit, promotes responsible spending, and strengthens national defense; Passage paves the way for pro-growth tax reform
Washington, DC—October 5, 2017....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today voted to support the “Building a Better America” budget agreement for Fiscal Year 2018.
Wall funding part of “Border Security for America Act,” which passed out of the Homeland Security Committee today
Washington, DC – October 4, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today voted to support President Trump’s proposed border wall by authorizing $10 billion for deployment and construction. The measure is part of the Border Security for America Act, which authorizes the federal government to take a variety of steps to stop illegal entries in the United States.
Staten Island and South Brooklyn students invited to showcase coding skills through app development; Submissions deadline is November 1st
Staten Island, NY – October 3, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that his office is accepting submissions for the 2017 Congressional App Challenge. The competition, open to Staten Island and Brooklyn students, aims to develop an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.
Staten Island and South Brooklyn residents invited to join Donovan to ask questions, discuss policy issues, and learn about casework resources
Staten Island, NY – September 29, 2017….Continuing his public engagement and commitment to accessibility, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced he will be hosting a series of ‘Coffee with Your Congressman’ events at several locations throughout Staten Island and South Brooklyn in the coming weeks.