Fentanyl, 50 times more powerful than heroin, responsible for massive spike in opioid overdose deaths; DEA issued public warning to law enforcement officers exposed to fentanyl, which can be lethal at volumes the size of a grain of salt
Staten Island, NY—October 11, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today unveiled the Comprehensive Fentanyl Control Act, sponsored in partnership with Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17), in response to a national surge in overdose deaths caused by the substance. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more powerful than heroin and 100 times more powerful than morphine.
“I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson. Ken was a community leader and passionate about criminal justice, and his time was cut tragically short. My thoughts are with his family, friends, and the Brooklyn community.”
-- Congressman Dan Donovan served as Richmond County District Attorney from 2004 to 2015.
Staten Island and South Brooklyn students invited to showcase coding skills through app development; submissions due November 2nd
Staten Island, NY – October 3, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that his office is accepting submissions for the 2016 Congressional App Challenge. A panel oflocal judges will review apps created by K-12 students and select a winning submission.
“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.