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Committee Unanimously Advances Rose Bill to Require Terrorist Threat Assessment of Foreign Violent White Supremacist Extremist Groups

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The House Committee on Homeland Security unanimously advanced Congressman Max Rose’s Transnational White Supremacist Extremism Review Act (H.R. 5736) today, which would direct the Department of Homeland Security to develop and disseminate a terrorist threat assessment of foreign violent white supremacist extremist groups. The legislation, which is endorsed by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), will... Read More »

Commemorating Black History Month, Rose Gives Congressional Tribute to ‘Ms. Park Hill’ Margie Garvin

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Watch video of Rose’s speech HERE. Congressman Max Rose marked Black History Month with a speech on the House floor today honoring Margie Garvin, also known as “Ms. Park Hill,” a fierce advocate for Staten Island’s African American Community. Rose’s speech, as delivered: Mr. Speaker, I rise today during Black History Month to celebrate a remarkable woman and a fierce advocate for Staten Island’s A... Read More »

Rose Calls for VA to Fund Construction of New Garage at Brooklyn VA

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Congressman Max Rose, who serves on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, called on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide funding to construct a new parking garage at the Brooklyn VA Medical Center. “As the bedrock of veterans’ health care in New York City, the Brooklyn VA should be easy to access for all veterans to receive care,” wrote Rose in a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wil... Read More »

Rose Helps Pass Major Pro-Worker, Pro-Union Legislation

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Watch Rose’s speech on the PRO Act HERE. Congressman Max Rose, who helped lead the effort calling on leadership to bring the bill to the floor for a vote, voted to pass the bipartisan Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act last night which would expand labor unions’ negotiating power, provide new protections for unions and workers, and stiffen penalties for companies that violate workers’ righ... Read More »

House Passes Rose Bill to Rename Dyker Heights Post Office in Honor of Mother Cabrini

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Watch Rose’s floor speech HERE. The House of Representatives passed Congressman Max Rose’s bipartisan legislation today to rename the Dyker Heights Post Office as the Mother Cabrini Post Office. Prior to the vote, Rose spoke on the House floor in support of the legislation, which was co-sponsored by the entire New York delegation, will now go to the Senate for a vote. “Mother Cabrini will always b... Read More »

Rose Introduces No Pensions for Corrupt Politicians Act

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Building on his record of fighting corruption in Washington, Congressman Max Rose joined Congressman Josh Harder (CA-10) to introduce the No Pensions for Corrupt Politicians Act of 2020 last week which would stop criminals who served in Congress from receiving their pensions. The bill specifically prevents the payment of pensions to members of Congress who commit—or conspire to commit—campaign fin... Read More »

Rose Introduces Bill to Require Terrorist Threat Assessment of Foreign Violent White Supremacist Extremist Groups

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Congressman Max Rose, Chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, introduced the Transnational White Supremacist Extremism Review (WSER) Act this week that would direct the Department of Homeland Security to develop and disseminate a terrorist threat assessment of foreign violent white supremacist extremist groups. “We can’t only be focused on the threats of y... Read More »

Rose Announces Retired Firefighter, 9/11 First Responder as State of the Union Guest

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Congressman Max Rose, who helped lead a bipartisan effort to fully fund and permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund (VCF), announced today that he will be joined at the State of the Union on Tuesday by Rob Serra of Staten Island, a retired firefighter with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) who served on September 11, 2001 and during the aftermath. Serra is a leading advoc... Read More »

Rose Calls for Mayor to Give NYPD Competitive Salaries Compared to NYS Troopers, MTA Police in Ongoing Negotiations

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As contract negotiations continue between the City and the Police Benevolent Association, Congressman Max Rose urged Mayor Bill de Blasio to provide New York City Police Department (NYPD) Police Officers a competitive salary and benefit package comparative to other law enforcement officers in the region. “Staten Island and South Brooklyn are home to one of the biggest populations of dedicated New ... Read More »

Rose Hosts Staten Island Rabbi and Holocaust Survivor to Deliver House Opening Prayer

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Watch Rabbi Cohn’s Opening Prayer HERE. Rose’s floor speech honoring Rabbi Cohn HERE. Congressman Max Rose, Member of the Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism, hosted Staten Island resident and longtime New York City Rabbi Avraham Hakohen “Romi” Cohn, a Holocaust survivor, to deliver the Opening Prayer before the House of Representatives today. “I’m especially honored to welcome Rabbi ... Read More »

Rose Leads Bipartisan SI Push to Fund West Shore Rapid Transit Study

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Congressman Max Rose led a bipartisan call for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to immediately fund a necessary environmental impact study on the West Shore Rapid Transit Project. Joining Rose in this effort is Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, State Senators Andrew Lanza and Diane Savino, Assemblymember Michael Cusick, and City Councilmembers Joe Borelli, Steven Matteo, a... Read More »

Rose Announces Over $2.2 Million in Federal Funding for Two New Power Generators for Staten Island Schools

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Congressman Max Rose announced today that two Staten Island schools received more than $2.2 million in federal funding to install generators that can provide power in the event of emergencies. These funds come as part of over $18 million in disaster-preparation grants awarded to the State of New York from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Both of the Staten Island schools receiving a... Read More »

On 3rd Anniversary of Anti-Muslim Travel Ban and Following Pressure from Rose, Leadership Announces Upcoming Vote on NO BAN Act

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On the third anniversary of the Administration instituting a Travel Ban which primarily targets Muslim-majority countries, and following pressure by 32 Members of Congress led by Congressman Max Rose, House leadership today announced that in the coming weeks the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act will move through Committee and brought before the House of Repre... Read More »

On 75th Anniversary of Liberation of Auschwitz, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Rose Announces Staten Island Rabbi and Holocaust Survivor to Deliver House Opening Prayer

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On the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Congressman Max Rose, Member of the Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism, issued the following statement announcing that Holocaust survivor and Staten Island resident Rabbi Avraham Hakohen “Romi” Cohn will deliver the House Opening Prayer this Wednesday, January 29 at 12:00 p.m. ET. “As ... Read More »

Following Concerns from Local Vets, Rose Calls for VA to Provide Greater Flexibility in Compensation & Benefit Exam Appointments

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Following up on concerns raised at his recent Veterans Town Hall, Congressman Max Rose, Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, called on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide greater flexibility and expand options for veterans to undergo compensation and pension (C&P) exams, which determine critical benefits veterans rely on. “Veterans shouldn’t have their benefits be hel... Read More »