“This afternoon, President Trump met with a bipartisan group of leaders to discuss immigration reform. He’s displaying remarkable political courage by trying to make a deal on a problem that’s been kicked down the road for years. I fully support President Trump’s push to secure the border, legislatively fix DACA, and reform our broken and backwards immigration system.
Staten Island, NY—January 8, 2018....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), leaders from the Staten Island Board of Realtors, and a local accountant and College of Staten Island (CSI) Accounting and Finance Professor today detailed how the new tax law, which capped the SALT deduction, will negatively impact hardworking New Yorkers.
Brooklyn, NY—January 8, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and military officials today honored ROTC Cadet and Brooklyn native Mark Kindschuh with the ROTC Medal for Heroism. Cadet Kindschuh, a student at Boston College, helped save a man’s life during a terror attack in a selfless act of heroism while studying abroad in London on June 3, 2017.
Congressman Dan Donovan, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, issued the following statement on continuing protests against the Iranian regime:
Washington, DC – December 22, 2017….Following months of advocacy on behalf of New York City, which included speaking with Republican leadership and testifying before the House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced that the New York Police Department was awarded a federal grant to cover overtime costs related to protecting President Trump and his family.
“I wanted nothing more than to vote for a tax plan that would put more money in the pockets of overburdened taxpayers and spur job creation. However, the bill that came out of the conference committee still means a tax increase for many Staten Island and Brooklyn residents.
“President Trump’s doctrine of principled realism presents a refreshing and sober-minded strategy to advance American interests and defend the homeland. The geopolitical arena is competitive and cutthroat – we cannot expect other sovereign nations to just sing Kumbaya and support our goals. Power is what moves nations, and it’s about time our country started projecting ours.
Washington, DC—December 14, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), along with a bipartisan coalition of 12 original cosponsors, today introduced the Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots (CREEPER) Act to ban importation and distribution of child sex dolls. Similar bans already exist in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Washington, DC—December 13, 2017….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, introduced the Shielding Public Spaces from Vehicular Terrorism Act to better protect the homeland and keep Americans safe.
“Thank God there weren’t more injuries or fatalities from this morning’s terror attack. The response by NYPD, FDNY, NYC Emergency Management, and other first responders should give all New Yorkers confidence – they’re the best in the world.
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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.