Electeds teamed up in 2014 to purchase boxes for each Staten Island precinct
Staten Island, NY—February 16, 2016....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (East Shore, Bay Ridge) today called on the NYPD to expand to every police precinct a drug takeback initiative started by the two legislators.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of yesterday’s heinous stabbing that killed a mother and her two children and critically wounded her third child. The horrific attack that occurred in a Staten Island shelter yesterday is a startling example of the City’s growing homelessness epidemic and why more and more people are choosing to live on the streets.
Administration circumvented law to appease Iranian business interests
Washington, DC—February 10, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today joined his colleagues on the House Committee on Homeland Security in grilling Obama Administration officials over flouting a law – signed by the President in December – intended to restrict terrorist entry into the United States.
“The President must have mistakenly thought he won the Powerball because the tax and spending spree contained in his budget is in stark difference to the reality of the dire straits of our nation's finances. Our $19 trillion debt is mortgaging our children's future and making the U.S.
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.