Legislation would allow 9/11 Memorial to access federal funds for proper security and maintenance
Washington, DC….February 9, 2016—Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) this evening voted in support of legislation to designate the 9/11 Memorial a national memorial. The bill passed the House by a 387-12 margin. Donovan spoke in support of the legislation on the floor of the House of Representatives before it passed (full text and link to video below).
At Congressional hearing, Donovan questions U.S. security officials on missing Syrian and Iraqi passports
Washington, DC—February 4, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and his colleagues on the House Committee on Homeland Security yesterday questioned intelligence and security officials on vulnerabilities in America’s refugee and visa programs. Donovan focused his questions on the risks to America posed by hundreds of thousands of stolen or lost Syrian and Iraqi passports.
The only laboratories capable of Zika diagnostic testing are at the CDC and a handful of state health departments
Washington, DC—February 2, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today requested plans from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to address the lack of available tests for the Zika virus. Yesterday, the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus an international emergency.
Donovan nominated 15 local students for application to Army, Navy, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies
Washington, DC—January 21, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) last night awarded 15 outstanding and patriotic students with certificates in honor of their nomination to the military service academies. Each student underwent a competitive nomination process in which a local committee reviewed grades, test scores, recommendations, and extracurricular activities.
Seven students recognized for service, initiative, and achievement
Staten Island, NY—January 20, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today honored seven local students with the Congressional Award for their outstanding community service achievements. Each honoree completed at least 100 hours of community service for varying borough organizations (full list below).
“It's starting. Iran will now have access to tens of billions in frozen assets and to international trade markets. We don't need to guess how the rogue regime will use these resources -- they have supported international terror operations, including hostile activities against the United States, for decades.
“President Obama spoke about working families and the need to unleash the American worker’s potential. But seven years of government expansion doesn’t bolster the middle class. The answer isn’t higher taxes and more government to bring everybody down. The answer is building a ladder that everybody can climb.
“Hours ago, extremists again targeted civilians going about their lives and minding their own business. It’s yet another needless reminder of the constant threat posed by radical Islamic terror – and yet another needless reminder of our flailing attempts to eradicate ISIS.
U.S. government created 79,230 pages of new regulations in 2015 alone; estimates put total price of regulatory burden at $1.88 trillion
Washington, DC—January 8, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) last night voted to pass the SCRUB Act, which would create a bipartisan commission to review the Code of Federal Regulations and recommend repeals.
The first such measure to pass both the House and Senate, the bill would eliminate Obamacare tax penalties and cut deficit by $500 billion
Washington, DC—January 6, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today voted with a majority of his colleagues in the House of Representatives to repeal major components of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The measure would end the job-killing employer mandate, cut taxes, and repeal penalties for non-compliance.