Staten Island, NY—December 12, 2016….Today, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) honored Robert Avenoso, a senior at Tottenville High School, for winning the 2016 Congressional App Challenge. The Challenge is a nationwide competition aimed at encouraging elementary and high school students to pursue an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.
Staten Island, NY—December 12, 2016....U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that the legislation to rename 3031 Veterans Road West on Staten Island in honor of Leonard Montalto has passed in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The bill now heads to the President’s desk for final signature.
Staten Island, NY—December 8, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a new outreach initiative intended to deliver better casework services to the local veteran population. Starting in December, the VA will station a representative one day per month at Donovan’s Staten Island and Brooklyn District Offices.
Washington, DC—December 7, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and the U.S. House of Representatives advanced the fight against childhood cancer by passing the Childhood Cancer STAR Act, legislation Donovan cosponsored.
Washington, DC—December 2, 2016....Congressman Dan Donovan’s (NY-11) legislation to expedite veterans’ entry into the maritime workforce today passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Washington, DC—November 30, 2016.... Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and the U.S. House of Representatives today infused the national fight against opioid abuse with $1 billion in grants for states to distribute for treatment, education, and enforcement.
“My thoughts and sympathies are with the families of the two police officers who put their lives on the line in defense of our city. May the hero who made the ultimate sacrifice rest in peace. Today's tragedy is a reminder that thousands of men and women in blue leave their homes each day to face an uncertain and dangerous environment to keep us safe.
Brooklyn, NY—November 2, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) gathered local veterans and advocacy organizations for a roundtable discussion at the Knights of Columbus in Brooklyn yesterday.
Staten Island, NY—October 11, 2016….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today unveiled the Comprehensive Fentanyl Control Act, sponsored in partnership with Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17), in response to a national surge in overdose deaths caused by the substance. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more powerful than heroin and 100 times more powerful than morphine.
“I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson. Ken was a community leader and passionate about criminal justice, and his time was cut tragically short. My thoughts are with his family, friends, and the Brooklyn community.”
-- Congressman Dan Donovan served as Richmond County District Attorney from 2004 to 2015.