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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York


Press Releases

September 9, 2016 Press Release

“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.

September 8, 2016 Press Release
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.

September 8, 2016 Press Release
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

September 7, 2016 Press Release

“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.

September 7, 2016 Press Release
Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act would permit victims of terror attacks on U.S. soil to sue foreign governments for complicity

Bill passed Senate; Donovan pushing for passage in House

August 12, 2016 Press Release

“I’m glad the Obama Administration finally heeded the common-sense requests from me and other Members of Congress to reallocate existing funds to Zika research and response. It’s disappointing it took this long. Frankly, expecting mothers don’t care that it’s an election year. Hopefully we can now move forward together and tackle this crisis head-on.”

August 3, 2016 Press Release

“How many times will the American public get blindsided with more information about how desperate the Obama Administration is to cut deals with Iran?

July 22, 2016 Press Release

Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on the First Case of Zika-Caused Microcephaly in New York City

July 22, 2016


July 19, 2016 Press Release
Failure to pass Zika funding measure through Senate or reallocate existing Ebola funds potentially delaying vaccine

Staten Island, NY—July 19, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, today blasted partisan games for jeopardizing development of a vaccine for the Zika Virus.

July 18, 2016 Press Release

“The document made public today only confirms what we’ve suspected all along: baked into the Iran deal is a fast-track to a nuclear weapon if the Iranian regime patiently waits us out.