“President Obama’s veto of JASTA – which unanimously passed the House and Senate – is an insult to 9/11 families who’ve already suffered unimaginable loss. The President caved to Saudi threats and sent a deeply saddening message to future victims of terror: relationships with foreign governments come first.
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that the Staten Island Museum will receive $11,715 in federal grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
"The details of last night's explosion in Chelsea are still evolving, but it serves as a reminder that New York City remains a top target for terrorists and those inspired to incite hateful violence. Thank you to the NYPD for their vigilance and constant dedication to protecting the citizens of the greatest city in the world."
“Foreign threats can’t dictate American policy. Nothing outweighs the justified desire of 9/11 families to have their day in court. Nearly 3,000 American lives were taken 15 years ago, and their families’ tireless pursuit of justice sent a bill unanimously through Congress and to the President’s desk.
“Today, Congress again did right by the victims of the 9/11 attacks and their families. I spoke to House leaders about why JASTA is so important, and I shared deeply emotional letters from FDNY widows. All these families want is the opportunity to have their cases heard, and I think they’ve earned it through their sacrifice.
Washington, DC—September 8, 2016….Continuing his work to secure critical infrastructure against terror threats, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today introduced the Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility Act. The legislation improves the ability of transit agencies to prevent and respond to terror attacks by making the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) more flexible.
Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness Helps Prevent Youth Substance Abuse, Including Rx Drugs & Alcohol, Through Their Responsible Beverage Server Trainings, Sticker Shock Campaign & Community Education Forums
“I’m thrilled that the House will consider JASTA – 9/11 families deserve their day in court. American victims of terror and their families come first, period. Several widows in my district shared with me deeply personal and emotional letters in support of JASTA which I gave to House leadership, and I’m honored to be able to share today’s news with them.
Bill passed Senate; Donovan pushing for passage in House
“I’m glad the Obama Administration finally heeded the common-sense requests from me and other Members of Congress to reallocate existing funds to Zika research and response. It’s disappointing it took this long. Frankly, expecting mothers don’t care that it’s an election year. Hopefully we can now move forward together and tackle this crisis head-on.”