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Rose Pushes Legislation to Expand Cost-of-Living Adjustment for Seniors on Social Security

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Following the recent announcement that Social Security beneficiaries will receive only a 1.3 percent Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) next year, Congressman Max Rose is backing a proposal to grant an emergency COLA increase for seniors, who are among the most heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Social Security COLA for 2021 Act, of which Rose is an original co-sponsor, would g... Read More »

President Trump Signs into Law Rose-Backed Bills to Support Veterans’ Mental Health, Suicide Prevention

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Congressman Max Rose, who led efforts in the House of Representatives to designate 9-8-8 as the universal telephone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, issued the following statement today on President Trump signing into law the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 and the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019 over the weekend.... Read More »

Rose Demands Justice, Accountability for Purdue Pharma, Sackler Family

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Congressman Max Rose is leading a call with dozens of colleagues in Congress urging the Department of Justice to hold Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and members of the Sackler family that owns it, accountable for intentionally addicting millions of unsuspecting people to powerful painkillers for profit and directly contributing to the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans. “I don’t know... Read More »

Rose Introduces Legislation to Address Veteran Suicide by Encouraging Data Sharing Between DoD and VA

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Continuing his efforts to address the veteran suicide crisis, Congressman Max Rose, a Member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, introduced new legislation today to help address the epidemic of veteran suicide by requiring the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to share information, in accordance with privacy regulations, regarding the rates of deployment f... Read More »

Rose Announces Over $190 Million in Federal Grants Secured for Staten Island and S. Brooklyn

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Congressman Max Rose announced today that since January 2019, more than $190 million in federal grants has been secured and awarded to New York’s 11th Congressional District, including over $100 million in CARES Act funding to support local hospitals’ ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic. In his first term, Rose also secured funding for projects to improve transportation, confront the opio... Read More »

Rose Delivers Congressional Tribute for Dyker Heights Intermediate School's Madeleine Brennan

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Watch video of Rose’s speech last week HERE. Congressman Max Rose delivered a congressional tribute for Mrs. Madeleine Brennan, the long-time principal of Dyker Heights Intermediate School 201, in a speech on the House floor last Wednesday. Mrs. Brennan served as principal of the Dyker Heights school for 50 years, making her the longest-serving principal in New York City history, and some experts ... Read More »

Rose Calls for Street Sign Honoring Fallen NYPD Officer to be Returned to Prominence

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Photos from the press conference HERE. Congressman Max Rose was joined by Adelaide Laurie, wife of fallen New York Police Department (NYPD) Officer Rocco Laurie, at a press conference today calling for the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to return the street sign honoring Officer Laurie to its original, prominent location. “Rocco’s sacrifice shouldn’t be hidden from the world beca... Read More »

Rose Votes Against Heroes 2.0: ‘Voting on this bill means both sides have given up—and I will never vote to do that’

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Congressman Max Rose issued the following statement following his vote against the partisan COVID-19 relief bill, Heroes 2.0: “I was proud to stand with a bipartisan group of Members who put forth a proposal that helped kick-start negotiations for COVID-19 relief. Instead of both sides making necessary concessions and getting Americans the relief they desperately need, we’re back to passing partis... Read More »

House Passes Rose’s Bill to Require Terrorist Threat Assessment of Foreign Violent White Supremacist Extremist Groups

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Watch Rose’s floor speech on the legislation HERE. The House of Representatives today passed Congressman Max Rose’s Transnational White Supremacist Extremism Review Act (H.R. 5736), which would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop and disseminate a terrorist threat assessment of foreign violent white supremacist extremist groups. “The homeland security threat posed by white ... Read More »

Rose, Joined by Local Veterans, Announces New Legislation to Improve Transit for Disabled Vets

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Photos from the press conference HERE. Congressman Max Rose, a Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, announced new legislation today that he will be introducing next week to improve transportation options for disabled veterans by allowing them to use high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes on highways without states or localities being at risk of losing federal funding. Rose was joined by... Read More »

Rose Calls on IRS to Set Up Taxpayer Assistance Center on Staten Island to Assist with COVID Relief Tax Implications

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In light of extensive COVID-19 financial changes implemented this year that will make tax filing more complex for families and businesses, Congressman Max Rose is urging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to set up a Taxpayer Assistance Center on Staten Island in time for next year’s tax season. Staten Island is currently the only borough in New York City without a brick and mortar Taxpayer Assist... Read More »

Rose-backed Bill to Protect First Responder Communications Passes House

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Congressman Max Rose helped pass through the House of Representatives today the Don’t Break up the T-Band Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation of which he’s a cosponsor that would repeal a provision of a 2012 law that directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to auction the T-band spectrum (470-512 MHz) by 2021. “We’ve seen in times of absolute chaos, crisis, and times of emergency just h... Read More »

Rose Hosts Forum on Anti-Semitism with Special Envoy Elan Carr

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Video of the forum HERE. STATEN ISLAND – Congressman Max Rose hosted a virtual forum last week on efforts to combat anti-Semitism with United States Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr, in partnership with the Council of Jewish Organizations of Staten Island, Staten Islanders Against Anti-Semitism, the Sephardic Community Center, and the Jewish Community Center of Staten Is... Read More »

Rose Joins Engel, McCaul & Zeldin to Introduce Legislation Supporting Israel’s Normalization of Relations with UAE and Bahrain

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Congressman Max Rose joined with fellow Congressmen Eliot L. Engel, Chair of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Ranking Member Michael McCaul, and Lee Zeldin, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations this week to introduce legislation supporting the landmark normalization agreements between the State of Israel and the United Arab Emirates and th... Read More »

House Passes Rose’s Anti-Bullying Legislation Named in Honor of Staten Islander

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Video of Rose’s speech HERE. The House of Representatives today passed Congressman Max Rose’s bipartisan legislation, Danny’s Law, to address bullying in schools. The legislation is named in honor of Daniel Fitzpatrick, a 13-year-old from Staten Island who took his own life as a direct result of bullying at school in August 2016. His mother became outspoken anti-bullying advocates and established ... Read More »