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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York


Press Releases

December 18, 2015 Press Release
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.

December 16, 2015 Press Release
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.

December 16, 2015 Press Release
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.

December 16, 2015 Press Release
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.

December 11, 2015 Press Release
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.

December 10, 2015 Press Release

“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.

December 9, 2015 Press Release
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December 7, 2015 Press Release
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.

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.