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Rep. Daniel Donovan

Former Representative for New York’s 11th District

pronounced DAN-yul // DON-uh-vun

Donovan was the representative for New York’s 11th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2015 to 2018.

Photo of Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Donovan.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Donovan is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Donovan sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Donovan was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Donovan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Emergency Management (23%) Crime and Law Enforcement (19%) International Affairs (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%) Education (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Donovan recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Donovan voted No

Passed 239/173 on Jan 10, 2018.

The Rules Committee Print includes the text of S. 140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify …

Donovan voted Nay

Passed 237/189 on Nov 14, 2017.

H.R. 2874 reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years, introduces private market competition, and provides programmatic reform to help policyholders. An amendment …

Donovan voted Nay

Passed 216/212 on Oct 26, 2017.

H. Con. Res. 71 establishes the budget for fiscal year 2018 and the budget levels for fiscal years 2019-2027. Specifically, the resolution sets overall discretionary …

Donovan voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe …

Donovan voted Nay

Passed 240/175 on Mar 16, 2017.

H.R. 1181 prohibits the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from sending the name of an individual to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for inclusion on the …

Donovan voted No

Passed 235/180 on Feb 2, 2017.

###The context and what the bill does The Obama Administration in its closing days instituted a new regulation instituting a novel form of gun control. …

Donovan voted No

Donovan voted Aye

Donovan voted No

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. …

Donovan voted Nay

Passed 216/210 on Jun 9, 2015.

This bill is the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, a yearly federal spending bill. The bill began as the Transportation, …

Donovan voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Missed Votes

From May 2015 to Dec 2018, Donovan missed 56 of 2,319 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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