“I’m very happy with the compromise reached on funding for the Gateway project. Several hundred million dollars will be available between now and September 30th as conversations continue over future funding streams, and I'm hopeful we can keep making progress. I thank President Trump and Speaker Ryan for listening to me and my colleagues on how important this project is for our country.
“President Trump’s three-pronged approach to combating the opioid epidemic is the right strategy. I’ve long said that appropriate attention and resources for education, treatment, and enforcement will beat back a crisis that tears apart families in every part of this country, and particularly Staten Island and South Brooklyn.
“The Trump Administration’s sanctions against Russia for meddling in the 2016 election are right on target. As a former prosecutor, I’ve long said that we should let investigators determine exactly what happened, and then use their findings to take appropriate action.
Measure is in response to a dog’s death on a United Airlines flight
Washington, DC – March 15, 2018….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today introduced legislation banning dogs from overhead compartments after Kokito, a French bulldog, died on a United Airlines flight. Kokito’s owner says a flight attendant required her to put her 10-month old dog in the overhead compartment and he did not survive the flight.
Donovan cosponsored bill expands programs to improve school safety
Washington, DC – March 14, 2018….The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to pass a school safety measure cosponsored by Rep. Dan Donovan (NY-11). The STOP School Violence Act reauthorizes, modifies, and expands a Department of Justice program that awards grants to state and local governments to improve school security. It passed by a 407-10 margin.
“Any person involved in the murder of a police officer should never be able to walk our streets again. It’s unfathomable to think that Herman Bell, a domestic terrorist and member of the Black Liberation Army, who murdered two NYPD officers – as well as a police officer from San Francisco – in cold-blood will be released on parole.
“I had the pleasure of serving briefly with Mike Pompeo in Congress. He’s done a great job as Director of the CIA and will continue to serve our nation well as Secretary of State.
Amendment mandates comprehensive strategy from DHS to combat vehicular terrorism
Washington, DC – March 8, 2018….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) yesterday advanced a measure to combat vehicular terrorism through the House Committee on Homeland Security.
House passes legislation to modernize regulatory review process to eliminate regulations that harm consumers and economic growth
Washington, DC—March 7, 2018….Continuing his work to bolster the economy by curtailing burdensome regulations, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) this week voted to pass the Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act (H.R. 4607).
Donovan nominated 18 local students for applications to Army, Navy, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies
Staten Island, NY—February 23, 2017…. Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) presented eighteen outstanding Staten Island and South Brooklyn students with certificates in honor of their nominations to the U.S. military service academies.