Legislation restores funding for security lab based in New York City that researches, develops, and evaluates new technologies for law enforcement officers and first responders
Washington, DC—September 12, 2017.... Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that his amendment to restore funding to the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Sixteen years ago, Americans across the country went about their routine unaware that our nation would be changed forever. We watched as terrorists attacked New York City and our nation because of the ideals our great country embodies – freedom, liberty, equality and opportunity. Today, we remember the innocent lives lost and support their families.
Congressman Donovan released the following statement on this week’s passage of the Self Drive Act, legislation that implements standards from the testing, development, deployment, and security of self-driving vehicles to encourage safety and innovation within the United States:
“For the past several months, I’ve been in direct negotiations with my colleagues on the House Financial Services Committee to extend and reform the National Flood Insurance Program. My top priority has and will continue to be the hardworking, taxpaying Staten Island and Brooklyn homeowners who made the biggest investment of their lives based on a certain set of flood insurance rules.
Federal funds awarded to New York through the Homeland Security Preparedness Grant programs strengthen New York City’s anti-terror and security preparedness capabilities; Grants support critical NYPD, FDNY, and NYC Transit and emergency management programs
Washington, DC – September 7, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), who chairs the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, today announced that New York was awarded $319,852,618 in federal funds through the Homeland Security Preparedness Grant programs for Fiscal Year 2017.
Congressman Donovan released the following statement on the passage of the Hurricane Harvey disaster relief bill that will provide $7.85 billion for recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana:
Together with Rep. Katko (NY-24), Donovan sponsored bill to up federal response efforts to tick-borne diseases; Castorina has continuously advocated for tick safety and educated the public on how to avoid these diseases.
Staten Island, NY – August 30, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and Assemblyman Ron Castorina today called attention to a number of tick-borne disease cases that local residents attribute to tick bites from local parks. At least seven South Shore residents have recently confirmed tick-borne diseases, including one whose illness developed into spinal meningitis.
Original legislation will combat the rise in availability of dangerous child sex dolls; Safeguards needed to prevent importation of dolls that promote exploitation of children from global online marketplaces
Staten Island, NY—August 28, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today unveiled his plan to help prevent the exploitation of innocent children by announcing legislation that will ban the importation, sale, and distribution of child sex dolls in the United States.
Congressman asks City to donate statue at Columbus Circle to National Parks Service for placement on Staten Island
Staten Island, NY – August 25, 2017….Amid calls to remove the Christopher Columbus statue in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today asked Mayor de Blasio to resolve the matter by donating the statue to the National Parks Service, which controls Great Kills Park on Staten Island.
After weeks of conversations with the U.S. Coast Guard, Donovan formally requests analysis of options to keep private yachts from obstructing the Statue of Liberty
Staten Island, NY – August 24, 2017….After several weeks of discussions, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today formally asked the U.S. Coast Guard to initiate a review of how to best prevent private yachts from obstructing Statue of Liberty views. Earlier this summer, a mega-yacht was parked in front of the iconic statue for weeks, preventing regular New Yorkers from enjoying Lady Liberty.