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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York

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September 14, 2017 Press Release
Under current law, membership in a criminal street gang does not make an immigrant inadmissible or deportable; “Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act” changes immigration law to restrict admission and allow for deportation of known members of criminal gangs

Washington, DC – September 14, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), a former prosecutor, today voted to pass the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act. The legislation, which passed the House by a 233-175 margin, updates immigration law to permit deportation of known members of a criminal gang who are in the country illegally.

September 14, 2017 Press Release
Package includes funding to protect the homeland, strengthen disaster preparedness, combat the opioid abuse epidemic, and secure the Southern Border

Washington, DC – September 15, 2017….

September 13, 2017 Press Release
Legislation creates specialized database to study the high incidence of cancer among firefighters; Data will help develop new safeguards, equipment, and protocols to better protect first responders while on the job

Washington, DC—September 13, 2017.... Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill focuses on saving lives by establishing a specialized database to study the high incidence of cancer among firefighters. Donovan introduced the Rep.

September 12, 2017 Press Release
Legislation restores funding for security lab based in New York City that researches, develops, and evaluates new technologies for law enforcement officers and first responders

Washington, DC—September 12, 2017.... Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that his amendment to restore funding to the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

September 11, 2017 Press Release

“Sixteen years ago, Americans across the country went about their routine unaware that our nation would be changed forever. We watched as terrorists attacked New York City and our nation because of the ideals our great country embodies – freedom, liberty, equality and opportunity. Today, we remember the innocent lives lost and support their families.

September 8, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Donovan released the following statement on this week’s passage of the Self Drive Act, legislation that implements standards from the testing, development, deployment, and security of self-driving vehicles to encourage safety and innovation within the United States:

September 8, 2017 Press Release

“For the past several months, I’ve been in direct negotiations with my colleagues on the House Financial Services Committee to extend and reform the National Flood Insurance Program. My top priority has and will continue to be the hardworking, taxpaying Staten Island and Brooklyn homeowners who made the biggest investment of their lives based on a certain set of flood insurance rules.

September 7, 2017 Press Release
Federal funds awarded to New York through the Homeland Security Preparedness Grant programs strengthen New York City’s anti-terror and security preparedness capabilities; Grants support critical NYPD, FDNY, and NYC Transit and emergency management programs

Washington, DC – September 7, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), who chairs the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, today announced that New York was awarded $319,852,618 in federal funds through the Homeland Security Preparedness Grant programs for Fiscal Year 2017.

September 6, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Donovan released the following statement on the passage of the Hurricane Harvey disaster relief bill that will provide $7.85 billion for recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana:

August 30, 2017 Press Release
Together with Rep. Katko (NY-24), Donovan sponsored bill to up federal response efforts to tick-borne diseases; Castorina has continuously advocated for tick safety and educated the public on how to avoid these diseases.

Staten Island, NY – August 30, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and Assemblyman Ron Castorina today called attention to a number of tick-borne disease cases that local residents attribute to tick bites from local parks. At least seven South Shore residents have recently confirmed tick-borne diseases, including one whose illness developed into spinal meningitis.

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