Donovan voted in support of the education overhaul, which replaces No Child Left Behind
Washington, DC—December 11, 2015....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today applauded final approval of the Every Student Succeeds Act after President Obama signed it into law. The measure ends the era of federally-mandated high-stakes testing and prohibits the Secretary of Education from forcing states into adopting Common Core.
“Speaker Ryan told me this morning that the Zadroga Act, which funds health screenings and treatments for 9/11 first responders, is in the large spending bill that will pass next week.
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Electeds joined FDNY EMS Local 2507 to Call for Permanent Zadroga Act Reauthorization
Brooklyn, NY—December 7, 2015....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), Council Member Vincent Gentile, and dozens of first responders and union leaders today rallied in support of a permanent Zadroga Act extension.
“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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.