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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York


Press Releases

December 7, 2015 Press Release

“Like many across Staten Island, South Brooklyn, and the country, I tuned in to President Obama’s speech this evening hoping for clear leadership and action. Instead, I heard the President recite his worn and failed approach to defeating ISIS, then lecture us on American values.

December 2, 2015 Press Release
A formula change Donovan fought for will increase funding for the Ferry by $3.2 million per year, a major win for Staten Island

Washington, DC —December 2, 2015....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced a major victory for Staten Island Ferry riders. The long-term transportation reauthorization agreed to by House and Senate negotiators changed the formula used to determine allocations to the country’s ferry systems.

November 30, 2015 Press Release
Robert and Nicole Silvestri’s family insurance premiums have doubled since 2010, to $25,000

Brooklyn, NY —November 30, 2015....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today toured Frank J. Silvestri Insurance, Inc., a small, family-owned business that has served Dyker Heights and South Brooklyn for more than 50 years.

November 24, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today sent a letter to each of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives urging passage of a permanent extension of the World Trade Center Health Program. In the letter, Donovan highlights the heroic life and tragic death of Diane DiGiacomo:

November 23, 2015 Press Release
Cuts Could Affect Staten Island Transit, Including SI Ferry, MTA Bus, and Staten Island Railroad

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Dan Donovan today launched a bipartisan effort to restore mass transit funding cuts passed by the House of Representatives. As a part of the transportation bill passed by the House, an amendment was agreed to that completely defunds a critical mass transit program called the 5340 Program or the High Density States program.

November 19, 2015 Press Release
House passes legislation to place a moratorium on admitting Syrian and Iraqi refugees, requires top security officials to certify integrity of background checks

Washington, DC—November 19, 2015....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today voted in support of the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act. The legislation freezes refugee admissions until the Obama Administration meets stringent security protocol conditions. In Congressional testimony in October, FBI Director Comey warned of vulnerabilities in the refugee screening process.

November 18, 2015 Press Release
In the past month, ISIS has successfully slaughtered civilians on three continents, pledged to target America

Washington, DC—November 18, 2015....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today called for the United States to aggressively combat ISIS to counter the grave threat to innocent civilians across the free world.

November 17, 2015 Press Release
Legislation would require Congressional approval before any new refugees admitted to US, direct Government Accountability Office to thoroughly audit existing screening processes

Washington, DC—November 17, 2015....Congressman Dan Donovan today backed legislation to halt entry of Syrian refugees into the United States while the federal government audits security and background check protocols.

November 16, 2015 Press Release
School granted prestigious honor based on academic excellence

Staten Island, NY—November 16, 2015....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today joined faculty and students to celebrate PS 5’s outstanding achievement as a National Blue Ribbon school. PS 5 is one of only 7,000 American schools to receive the award over the past 32 years.

November 12, 2015 Press Release
Electeds joined Joe Zadroga, law enforcement and construction unions, first responders to call for permanent Zadroga Act extension