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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York

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November 1, 2017 Press Release

The alleged culprit in yesterday’s terror attack, Sayfullo Saipov, entered the United States in 2010 through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. According to the State Department, the lottery allocates visas through random selection to people from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States.

October 31, 2017 Press Release

“Investigations into the vehicle attack in Manhattan are ongoing, and the FBI is treating this tragic incident as an act of terror. The NYPD responded with the efficiency and effectiveness that is standard for the greatest police force in the world. I wish the injured a speedy recovery, and pray for comfort for the families of those who passed.

October 30, 2017 Press Release

Staten Island, NY—October 30, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today unveiled his legislation to help address the rise of bullying in classrooms nationwide.

October 30, 2017 Press Release

Staten Island, NY – October 29, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) hosted a roundtable discussion this morning with FEMA Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation Roy Wright, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District Commander Col. Thomas D. Asbery, and other officials to collaborate on the planned seawall for Staten Island’s east shore.

October 26, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Donovan released the below statement following President Trump’s formal declaration that the opioid epidemic is a national emergency. Donovan was at the White House during the announcement: 

October 26, 2017 Press Release

“I stand with the majority of my colleagues in New York’s Republican delegation in opposing the budget because it calls for the elimination of the state and local tax deduction.

October 24, 2017 Press Release

Staten Island, NY – October 24, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today called on the City of New York to adjust its sanctuary policies to comply with federal law instead of risking the loss of Department of Justice (DOJ) grants.

October 24, 2017 Press Release

Staten Island, NY – October 24, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced location changes for his upcoming ‘Coffee with Your Congressman’ events throughout Staten Island and South Brooklyn.

October 20, 2017 Press Release

Staten Island, NY – October 20, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) will travel to Puerto Rico on Saturday, October 21 to review the response to Hurricane Maria. Donovan will be joined by several other Members of Congress on a bipartisan delegation to the storm-ravaged island.

October 18, 2017 Press Release

Today, activists called on the NYPD to eliminate its database of known gang members. Last month, with support from Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), the U.S.

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In The News

October 30, 2015 In The News

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- While Rep. Daniel Donovan, Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are pushing for Congress to pass a permanent extensionof the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, a new House bill can been drafted to extend the program only five years.

October 23, 2015 In The News

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- After collecting stories from Staten Islanders about their experiences with Hurricane Sandy, Rep. Daniel Donovan shared them with a Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator this week to put names to the many victims of the storm.

October 23, 2015 In The News

The Palestinian Authority should pay a still financial penalty for the violence taking place in Israel, according to U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who is calling on the U.S. government to restrict future aid.

October 22, 2015 In The News

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- New York City is on its way to permanent federal funding to thwart attempts at nuclear attacks.

October 13, 2015 In The News

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- September 11, 2001, was 21-year-old firefighter Robert Serra's first day on the job.

Having graduated from the Fire Academy the day before, the Staten Island native saw the terrorist attack from the Verrazano Bridge and rushed home to grab his bunker gear.

October 12, 2015 In The News

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- As the third anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, Rep. Daniel Donovan is asking Staten Islanders to tell their stories in the hopes that it will make decision-makers reconsider federal disaster policies.

October 5, 2015 In The News

What Congress is doing to the sick and dying heroes of 9/11, many of them Staten Islanders, is a national disgrace. It's a low point in the history of American politics.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have yet to reauthorize the federal health program that provides monitoring and treatment for responders who toiled at Ground Zero.

October 3, 2015 In The News

It’s one thing to read about Israel. It’s quite different to visit.

Congressman Dan Donovan made a special appearance on Community Matters, a radio show on 570 AM that targets the larger Jewish community with an emphasis on the Orthodox community.

October 1, 2015 In The News

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- While there is enough money to fund programs under the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act for another year, the act's expiration at midnight brought dismay to Staten Island's members of Congress.

September 30, 2015 In The News

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Rep. Daniel Donovan was among the 277 House members to vote to keep the government funded on Wednesday.

The House of Representatives passed the measure by 277-151 after the Senate approved it by a 78-20 vote earlier in the day. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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