"The U.S. was mistaken in failing to veto the U.N. Security Council resolution regarding Israel. One-sided resolutions are not a path to peace, and I condemn this resolution which underscores dangerous anti-Israel sentiments. Lasting peace will only come through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian people.
"My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by yesterday's terror attack in Berlin and the people of Germany. This attack reminds us of the threats faced by citizens around the world and emphasizes the importance of combating radical terror. Today, we stand in solidarity with Germany and pledge to further our commitment to defending freedom and democracy."
Schumer, Donovan, Oddo pushed for expedited approval before year’s end; Approval is months ahead of schedule
Staten Island, NY—December 13, 2016….U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), Mayor Bill de Blasio, Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo, and Staten Island elected representatives today announced the planned line of protection for Staten Island’s east shore cleared a major hurdle on the path toward construction.
Local high school senior uses computer programming skills to develop operating system and programs
Staten Island, NY—December 12, 2016….Today, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) honored Robert Avenoso, a senior at Tottenville High School, for winning the 2016 Congressional App Challenge. The Challenge is a nationwide competition aimed at encouraging elementary and high school students to pursue an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.
For 31 Years, Montalto Served As a Postal Worker in Tottenville; Montalto Also Worked As Secretary & Treasurer for Local Branch of American Postal Workers Union
Staten Island, NY—December 12, 2016....U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that the legislation to rename 3031 Veterans Road West on Staten Island in honor of Leonard Montalto has passed in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The bill now heads to the President’s desk for final signature.
Staten Island and Brooklyn Veterans Can Schedule Appointments, Meet One-on-One With VA
Staten Island, NY—December 8, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a new outreach initiative intended to deliver better casework services to the local veteran population. Starting in December, the VA will station a representative one day per month at Donovan’s Staten Island and Brooklyn District Offices.
Bill passed takes aim at pediatric cancer by accelerating research and improving resources for patients and their families
Washington, DC—December 7, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and the U.S. House of Representatives advanced the fight against childhood cancer by passing the Childhood Cancer STAR Act, legislation Donovan cosponsored.
Allows Veterans to Quickly Transition into Maritime Workforce by Expediting Processing of Mandatory Credentials
Washington, DC—December 2, 2016....Congressman Dan Donovan’s (NY-11) legislation to expedite veterans’ entry into the maritime workforce today passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Funding part of landmark “21st Century Cures Act,” which modernizes drug approval process and launches quest to cure world’s deadliest diseases
Washington, DC—November 30, 2016.... Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and the U.S. House of Representatives today infused the national fight against opioid abuse with $1 billion in grants for states to distribute for treatment, education, and enforcement.
“My thoughts and sympathies are with the families of the two police officers who put their lives on the line in defense of our city. May the hero who made the ultimate sacrifice rest in peace. Today's tragedy is a reminder that thousands of men and women in blue leave their homes each day to face an uncertain and dangerous environment to keep us safe.