“Government’s most fundamental responsibility is protecting the country from attack. The President has sought travel restrictions from countries that are hostile to the United States or havens for terrorists, and the law grants him broad authority to institute such restrictions.
“Years of appeasement have emboldened the Iranian regime, which continues to pursue the use of ballistic missiles, support terrorists, and carry out horrific human rights violations. Today, President Trump made it clear that the U.S. will no longer tolerate these aggressive actions.
Washington, DC – October 13, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), who chairs the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, held a Congressional hearing examining the status of emergency communications networks.
“The current healthcare system is collapsing, further burdening hardworking Americans with soaring costs, canceled plans, and limited choices. President Trump is right to use his executive authority to help create a truly competitive marketplace that will drive down costs, increase consumer choice, and allow families to access the quality care they deserve.
“In our community’s time of need, most of the country was there to support us. It’s our duty as one nation to help our fellow Americans, and I’m proud to cast a vote supporting those who desperately need assistance.
Washington, DC – October 12, 2017…. Congressman Dan Donovan testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee to advocate for a comprehensive strategy to combat the opioid abuse epidemic. His testimony highlighted the importance of treatment, education, and enforcement to addressing the deadly drug epidemic.
“President Trump made an excellent choice in Kirstjen Nielsen to lead the Department of Homeland Security. She has extensive experience in security policy and in navigating the department. I look forward to working with President Trump and Ms. Nielsen to protect the homeland, secure the border, and keep our country safe.”
Washington, DC – October 10, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced his successful advocacy to keep critical medical services at the Brooklyn VA Medical Center (VAMC). A proposed change would have required veterans to travel to Manhattan for certain inpatient surgeries, including open heart procedures, joint reconstructions, and appendectomies.
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Congressman Dan Donovan met with cancer research advocates from Staten Island and Brooklyn Tuesday to discuss a new measure aimed at advancing medical research, and to call on Senate to pass the bill.
U.S. Rep. Daniel Donovan has been in Congress for only four months but he has had quite an eventful time as a freshman lawmaker.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Having witnessed Pope Francis speak to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, Rep. Daniel Donovan said, "It was an amazing event to experience live."
His holiness spoke about political and social issues, including immigration, the Syrian refugee crisis, environmental concerns, poverty, eroding family structures, terrorism and the death penalty.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With Pope Francis arriving in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Rep. Daniel Donovan said he hopes His Holiness will address Christian persecution in the Middle East.
Pope Francis arrived in the nation's capital on Tuesday, will stay Wednesday and Thursday for various events, including speaking to a joint session of Congress Thursday morning.
Congressman Dan Donovan joined local elected officials, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Community Boards 10 and 11 yesterday to inspect Shore Road Park and identify opportunities for resiliency investments to protect the Belt Parkway during floods.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Senators Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand, Congressman Dan Donovan and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that FEMA will be providing over $1.4 million in funding to restore Wolfe's Pond Park in Prince's Bay.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Renewing the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act is an urgent matter and we owe it to those who have 9/11-related ailments.
That's the message elected officials and first responders are trying to get to Congress in pressing the act's renewal: sick and dying people need the act's benefits to get treatment.
CITY HALL -- The federal government will waive a rule that could have forced hundreds of Staten Island homeowners to repay Hurricane Sandy recovery funds.
It's not pie in the sky. The proposal to build an aerial tram above New York Harbor from Staten Island to Manhattan is more than simply a big idea.
As put forth by the Staten Island Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC), the concept of a 5.7-mile transit link towering over the water is viable at least.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- One of the many members of Congress opposing the Iran nuclear deal, Rep. Daniel Donovan is also among a large group arguing that President Obama broke the law by withholding from Congress the details of "side deals" made with Iran.