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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York


Press Releases

February 2, 2016 Press Release
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.

January 21, 2016 Press Release
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.

January 20, 2016 Press Release
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).

January 16, 2016 Press Release

“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.

January 12, 2016 Press Release

“President Obama spoke about working families and the need to unleash the American worker’s potential. But seven years of government expansion doesn’t bolster the middle class. The answer isn’t higher taxes and more government to bring everybody down. The answer is building a ladder that everybody can climb.

January 12, 2016 Press Release

“Hours ago, extremists again targeted civilians going about their lives and minding their own business. It’s yet another needless reminder of the constant threat posed by radical Islamic terror – and yet another needless reminder of our flailing attempts to eradicate ISIS.

January 8, 2016 Press Release
U.S. government created 79,230 pages of new regulations in 2015 alone; estimates put total price of regulatory burden at $1.88 trillion

Washington, DC—January 8, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) last night voted to pass the SCRUB Act, which would create a bipartisan commission to review the Code of Federal Regulations and recommend repeals.

January 6, 2016 Press Release
The first such measure to pass both the House and Senate, the bill would eliminate Obamacare tax penalties and cut deficit by $500 billion

Washington, DC—January 6, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today voted with a majority of his colleagues in the House of Representatives to repeal major components of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The measure would end the job-killing employer mandate, cut taxes, and repeal penalties for non-compliance.

December 30, 2015 Press Release
After Congress tightened travel restrictions, Kerry sent a letter to his Iranian counterpart ensuring U.S. would protect “legitimate business interests” of Iran

Staten Island, NY—December 30, 2015….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today voiced strong opposition to the Obama administration’s pledge to protect Iranian business interests by waiving Congressionally-mandated travel visa restrictions.

December 18, 2015 Press Release
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.