Donovan amendment to defense bill results in 4.5% increase in housing assistance for Staten Island student-vets; Good news is latest step in Donovan’s years-long fight for equity for Staten Island
Staten Island, NY—April 16, 2018....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), joined by Staten Island veterans and leaders from the College of Staten Island, today announced that Staten Island student-veterans will receive a 4.5% increase from the Department of Defense’s (DOD) “Basic Allowance for Housing” (BAH) program.
Nationwide contest open to all high school students; winning artwork to be displayed in U.S. Capitol
Staten Island, NY—April 13, 2018....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that his office is accepting submissions for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. Open to high school students around the country, the competition is an opportunity for Staten Island and South Brooklyn students to showcase their artistic talents.
Legislation would reign in Washington’s out-of-control spending by requiring the federal government to balance its budget each year; Promoting responsible spending is critical to addressing the U.S. government’s more than $21 trillion debt
Washington, DC—April 12, 2018....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today voted for the Balanced Budget Amendment (H.J.Res.2) to support fiscal responsibility and stop unsustainable government spending. The legislation instructs Congress to balance its budget each year and requires that the federal government not spend more money than it receives in revenue.
“The Trump Administration continues to ramp up pressure on Russia for its bad behavior, and it’s exactly the right strategy. Today’s sanctions hold accountable those who seek to undermine our nation and Western democracies. By isolating Russia and targeting its oligarchs, we make clear that America won’t tolerate their destabilizing actions."
Donovan hosts YouthBuild participants at Staten Island office; Program with demonstrated record of success enrolls low-income youth in education, job-training initiatives
Staten Island, NY – April 5, 2018….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today hosted local YouthBuild students and program director Kamillah Hanks to announce his push for full YouthBuild funding in the Fiscal Year 2019 federal budget. YouthBuild USA, funded by the U.S.
Staten Island resident found that local post office displayed pictures of former President Obama and Vice President Biden – but not current President Trump and Vice President Pence; Donovan legislation to implement uniform official portrait requirements at all U.S. Post Offices
Staten Island, NY – April 5, 2018….Congressman Dan Donovan today announced he will introduce legislation reversing a little-known U.S. Postal Service regulation prohibiting photographs of the President and Vice President from hanging in post offices.
“To watch some of the coverage today, you’d think the world is coming to an end because of a minor policy announcement from the Trump Administration. It’s basic common sense for the federal government to get an accurate tally of the citizenship status of people who live in the United States.
"I fully support President Trump's response to Russia's chemical attack in the U.K. Today's expulsion coupled with the recently-announced sanctions makes it clear that the United States stands firmly with our allies and we will not tolerate Russian aggression."
Donovan, who chairs Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee, pushed for security grant programs included in omnibus; Donovan successfully funds NYC counter-terror research lab slated for closure
Washington, DC – March 22, 2018….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today lauded much-needed homeland security funding included in the omnibus funding package. New York City, the world’s top terror target, relies on Department of Homeland Security grants to prevent, mitigate, and respond to terror threats.
“The funding package I voted to pass is a win for our district, city, and country. It provides critically needed funding for our troops, dedicates $4 billion to fighting the opioid epidemic, and fully invests in homeland security programs on which New York City relies.