Final victory comes after months of negotiations to move from a 5-year extension to a permanent reauthorization
Washington, DC—December 18, 2015....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today joined a majority in the House of Representatives to vote for a permanent reauthorization of the World Trade Center Health Program. The measure, which also includes a five-year, $4.6 billion extension of the Victim Compensation Fund, was part of a larger year-end spending package.
Measure extends the Zadroga Act, allocates funding to fight ISIS and combat prescription drug abuse, among other priorities
Washington, DC—December 18, 2015....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today joined the House of Representatives in passing the “omnibus” appropriations package by a margin of 316-113. It funds government operations through September 30, 2016 in line with the spending caps set in the October budget agreement.
Congress will answer the call of 9/11 first responders who selflessly answered their country’s call 14 years ago
Washington, DC—December 15, 2015....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that the year-end spending bill, known as the “omnibus,” includes a permanent extension of the Zadroga Act. The bill language, which became public moments ago, provides $3.5 billion for the World Trade Center Health Program, the level which WTC Health Program Administrator Dr.
Bill takes step forward in fight against radicalization through social media
Washington, DC—December 16, 2015....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today joined his colleagues in passing the Combat Terrorist Use of Social Media Act.
Provides Coast Guard with jurisdiction over maritime facility cybersecurity, including New York Harbor
Washington, DC—December 16, 2015....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that the House of Representatives passed the Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act, which includes a Donovan amendment empowering the U.S. Coast Guard to implement cyber standards to safeguard American ports.
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.