Staten Island, NY – May 24, 2017….U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Dan Donovan, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Borough President James S. Oddo, and Minority Leader Steven Matteo today sent a joint letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S.
“My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by yesterday’s terror attack in Manchester and the people of the United Kingdom. We condemn this atrocity and support the efforts being made to bring those responsible to justice, which has already led to the arrest of one suspect.
Washington, DC—May 22, 2017….Continuing his work to bolster national security, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) helped pass legislation to provide law enforcement officials with the resources they need to prepare for and respond to terror threats. The Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 (H.R.
Washington, DC—May 18, 2017....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and the U.S. House of Representatives this week voted to pass two bills to support law enforcement officers. The Thin Blue Line Act (H.R. 115) toughens penalties against criminals who harm or kill law enforcement officers, and the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act of 2017 (H.R.
“Although the investigations are ongoing, the NYPD has said there is no apparent connection to terror. The NYPD and FDNY have shown once again that they’re the greatest first responders in the world – they secured the area quickly and disseminated timely information to the public.
Washington, DC – May 18, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, yesterday voted in support of the Combating European Anti-Semitism Act, legislation he cosponsored which passed the House with broad bipartisan support. The bill promotes religious tolerance and combats the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe.
Washington, DC – May 18, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) this week sent a letter to Veronique Hakim, President of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit, inquiring about the agency’s attention to mass transit problems facing the residents of South Brooklyn.
“I have complete confidence in the FBI and Justice Department, along with the House and Senate committees, to find out the facts. The public has a right to know what, if anything, happened, and if the appointment of a special counsel gets us there, then I support DOJ's decision. Robert Mueller has an impeccable reputation and has served in administrations of both parties.
“The President has the legal authority to dismiss the FBI Director, as Bill Clinton also did in 1993. The controversy surrounding Director Comey’s comments about Secretary Clinton’s e-mails has caused many to lose confidence in his ability to lead the Bureau.
“All policy is local, and my job is to represent the 740,000 people in New York’s 11th Congressional District. Despite amendments and revisions, this bill still does not address the needs of the people of Staten Island and South Brooklyn. As written, the AHCA would impose a tax hike on City residents to fund tax cuts elsewhere in the state.