Veterans

 

As a U.S. Army combat veteran, and as a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Max is focused on ensuring the United States government keeps its sacred commitment to our veterans. This oath is vital not just for the nearly 22,000 veterans in New York’s 11th Congressional District, but for our men and women who served across the country.


He is a proud cosponsor of multiple pieces of legislation, including the Burn Pits Accountability Act and the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act, that seek to protect veterans who have been exposed to toxic chemicals in the line of duty, and to make sure veterans receive the benefits that they deserve.


It doesn’t matter how big or small the issue, Max will be there for our veterans. As a member of the Health Subcommittee, he will fight so veterans get the healthcare and services from VA facilities that work. He will use this position to push for comprehensive legislation that reduces the opioid epidemic which is impacting too many of our country’s veterans.


Keeping in mind that thousands of veterans pursue secondary education after their service, Max is making sure that the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for veterans attending college on Staten Island is equitable; if our vets want to attend college in their own community, they should receive benefits fairly.


While Max is representing Staten Island and South Brooklyn, he will do everything in his power to solve these issues, some of which include:

  • Making sure our veterans are adequately covered by the GI Bill.
  • Easing the burdens of student veterans seeking housing.
  • Increasing the quality of VA resources at every level.

Those that put their life on the line for our nation and its people deserve a fierce advocate; Max will go to bat for them back at home, and in the halls of Congress.