On March 15, 2016, Congressman Donovan – Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications – will hold a hearing on the impact of President Obama’s proposed homeland security funding cuts.
Mayor Bill de Blasio will testify.
Note: Earlier today, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul and Senator Mark Warner introduced legislation to establish the National Commission on Security and Technology Challenges.
Fatal disease currently has no cure; usually results in death before age 25
Brooklyn, NY—February 26, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and State Senator Martin J. Golden today called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expedite its review of treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The 100 percent fatal genetic disease progressively breaks down the muscles, usually resulting in death before age 25. No cure exists.
Donovan announces support for Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act to provide tools to local governments to combat crisis
Staten Island, NY—February 18, 2016....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), together with Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and Council Member Joseph Borelli, launched a push for a comprehensive federal response to the opioid and heroin abuse epidemic.
Position gives Donovan leadership role in homeland security, disaster response policy
Washington, DC—February 16, 2016....House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (TX-10) today appointed Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) chair of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications.
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).