Staten Island, NY—April 26, 2016....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today blasted the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) plan to punish homeowners who do not consider offering rental units to criminals. The new regulation, announced earlier this month, prohibits landlords from banning rental applicants with criminal records.
Washington, DC—April 21, 2016....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19) teamed up to introduce legislation addressing the severe inequities in disaster assistance after Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy. Gibson sponsored the Federal Disaster Notification and Payment Protection Act, with Donovan as an original cosponsor.
Washington, DC—April 21, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) this week voted to support a package of common sense bills to make the IRS more accountable to the people it serves. Despite the common sense principles contained in the package, though, it faces resistance from President Obama.
Washington, DC—April 20, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) yesterday voted to pass legislation aimed at the IRS’s reckless targeting of groups and individuals for tax scrutiny. The bill, H.R. 4903, prohibits the IRS from using funds to target American citizens simply for exercising their First Amendment rights.
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressmember Dan Donovan and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that $6 million in federal Department of Transportation grant funds will be provided to the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) for Staten Island Ferry-related upgrades.
“The State of Israel has the right to exist free from terror, and I hope today’s bombing does not indicate a continuation of recent violence. Our most important ally in the Middle East deserves America’s full support in confronting any and all threats to its security.
“I pray for a speedy recovery for those wounded.”
Note: Earlier today, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced plans to bring opioid abuse legislation up for a vote in the House of Representatives in the coming weeks.
Staten Island, NY—March 31, 2016….As representatives from dozens of nations are meeting this week in Washington, DC for the sixth annual Nuclear Security Summit, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today called for concrete international commitments to boost security at nuclear facilities.
Washington, DC—March 24, 2016....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and 16 other New York Members of Congress today sent a letter to President Obama expressing their opposition to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
Staten Island, NY—March 23, 2016....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced the 2016 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. One winning submission from each Congressional district will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.