Congress poised to authorize new grants for substance abuse treatment, education, and enforcement
Staten Island, NY—May 9, 2016....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), together with Borough President James Oddo, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, and Council Member Joe Borelli, today rallied in support of legislation to address Staten Island and South Brooklyn’s substance abuse epidemic.
Leonard Montalto, a long-time postal worker, drowned in his home during the storm
Staten Island, NY—May 3, 2016....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) last week re-introduced legislation renaming a South Shore post office in honor of Leonard Montalto, a postal worker who passed away tragically during Superstorm Sandy. Former Congressman Michael Grimm introduced the legislation originally in 2012 and again in 2013.
Measure eliminates opportunity for damage inspection fraud, reforms flawed appeals process
Washington, DC—April 28, 2016....The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed legislation Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) introduced to address altered post-Sandy damage inspection reports.
In letter to HUD, Donovan says property owners should be able to reject tenant applications from criminals without facing lawsuits
Staten Island, NY—April 26, 2016....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today blasted the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) plan to punish homeowners who do not consider offering rental units to criminals. The new regulation, announced earlier this month, prohibits landlords from banning rental applicants with criminal records.
Bill requires feds to inform disaster victims of all forms of assistance available; prohibits FEMA from collecting debts caused by FEMA error
Washington, DC—April 21, 2016....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19) teamed up to introduce legislation addressing the severe inequities in disaster assistance after Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy. Gibson sponsored the Federal Disaster Notification and Payment Protection Act, with Donovan as an original cosponsor.
House passes five bills to improve customer service, prevent fraud, and ensure taxpayer dollars are spent properly
Washington, DC—April 21, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) this week voted to support a package of common sense bills to make the IRS more accountable to the people it serves. Despite the common sense principles contained in the package, though, it faces resistance from President Obama.
Bill to prohibit IRS from targeting citizens who exercise their First Amendment rights passes House
Washington, DC—April 20, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) yesterday voted to pass legislation aimed at the IRS’s reckless targeting of groups and individuals for tax scrutiny. The bill, H.R. 4903, prohibits the IRS from using funds to target American citizens simply for exercising their First Amendment rights.
Federal Funds Will Be Used to Replace Deck Scows on Dock, Upgrade Ramps at Ferry Maintenance Facility
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressmember Dan Donovan and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that $6 million in federal Department of Transportation grant funds will be provided to the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) for Staten Island Ferry-related upgrades.
“The State of Israel has the right to exist free from terror, and I hope today’s bombing does not indicate a continuation of recent violence. Our most important ally in the Middle East deserves America’s full support in confronting any and all threats to its security.
“I pray for a speedy recovery for those wounded.”
Note: Earlier today, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced plans to bring opioid abuse legislation up for a vote in the House of Representatives in the coming weeks.