“Today, Congress refused to let foreign threats dictate American policy. We put 9/11 families first. That a foreign government could hide behind sovereign immunity after slaughtering Americans in our homeland was an outrage, and Congress properly rectified it. Every American victim of terror deserves the chance to seek well-deserved justice against individuals and governments.”
Passed Days After NY/NJ Bombings, Bills Fortify Transit and Cyber Infrastructure Against Terror Threats
Washington, DC—September 27, 2016….The U.S. House of Representatives passed two homeland security bills sponsored by Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11). The Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility Act and the Cyber Preparedness Act, which both passed with broad bipartisan support, bulk up the country’s transit and cybersecurity defenses.
“President Obama’s veto of JASTA – which unanimously passed the House and Senate – is an insult to 9/11 families who’ve already suffered unimaginable loss. The President caved to Saudi threats and sent a deeply saddening message to future victims of terror: relationships with foreign governments come first.
Institute of Museum and Library Services Awards Funding to the Staten Island Museum for Conservation and Digitization of Historical Documents from 15th-17th Centuries
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that the Staten Island Museum will receive $11,715 in federal grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
"The details of last night's explosion in Chelsea are still evolving, but it serves as a reminder that New York City remains a top target for terrorists and those inspired to incite hateful violence. Thank you to the NYPD for their vigilance and constant dedication to protecting the citizens of the greatest city in the world."
“Foreign threats can’t dictate American policy. Nothing outweighs the justified desire of 9/11 families to have their day in court. Nearly 3,000 American lives were taken 15 years ago, and their families’ tireless pursuit of justice sent a bill unanimously through Congress and to the President’s desk.
“Today, Congress again did right by the victims of the 9/11 attacks and their families. I spoke to House leaders about why JASTA is so important, and I shared deeply emotional letters from FDNY widows. All these families want is the opportunity to have their cases heard, and I think they’ve earned it through their sacrifice.
Legislation expands use of transit grant funds for critical training and large-scale security projects
Washington, DC—September 8, 2016….Continuing his work to secure critical infrastructure against terror threats, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today introduced the Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility Act. The legislation improves the ability of transit agencies to prevent and respond to terror attacks by making the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) more flexible.
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Awards Federal Grant To the Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness’s ‘Tackling Youth Substance Abuse Initiative’
Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness Helps Prevent Youth Substance Abuse, Including Rx Drugs & Alcohol, Through Their Responsible Beverage Server Trainings, Sticker Shock Campaign & Community Education Forums
“I’m thrilled that the House will consider JASTA – 9/11 families deserve their day in court. American victims of terror and their families come first, period. Several widows in my district shared with me deeply personal and emotional letters in support of JASTA which I gave to House leadership, and I’m honored to be able to share today’s news with them.