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3 Staten Island Schools to Close due to Senate Inaction on State and Local Funding, Rose Calls for Action

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Congressman Max Rose issued the following statement on the announcement that three Staten Island schools will close due to inaction by the U.S. Senate to pass the Heroes Act, which provided billions in critical funding for state, local governments, and schools. According to Office of the Superintendent of Schools, the St. Peter-St. Paul School in New Brighton, St. Joseph-St. Thomas School in Pleas... Read More »

Rose to Introduce Legislation to Determine if Russia is a State Sponsor of Terrorism

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Following reports that Russia placed bounties on American soldiers in Afghanistan, Congressman Max Rose will introduce the Stopping Malign Actions from Russian Terrorism (SMART) Act today with Congresswoman Kendra Horn of Oklahoma to require the U.S. Department of State to determine if the Russian Federation should be designated as a state sponsor of terrorism. “If a foreign power or entity tries ... Read More »

Rose Introduces Legislation to Counter Global White Supremacist Terrorism

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Congressman Max Rose, along with Congressman Ted Deutch of Florida and Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey, recently introduced the Countering Global White Supremacist Terrorism Act, bicameral legislation to strengthen the U.S. government’s counter-terrorism efforts against transnational white supremacy and identity groups. “The perpetrators of white supremacist violence don’t just share the same v... Read More »

Combating Chinese Government Efforts to Exploit the COVID-19 Pandemic Goal of New Legislation by Rose

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Congressman Max Rose joined Congresswomen Kendra Horn of Oklahoma and Stephanie Murphy of Florida to introduce legislation yesterday requiring the U.S. government to identify, analyze, and combat efforts by the Chinese government to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic. “From the opioid epidemic, to trade, to our intellectual property, China has a long history of trying to rip off America,” said Rose, Me... Read More »

Rose Pushes Legislation to Support Struggling Restaurants

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As indoor dining is delayed further across New York City and restaurants continue to struggle to survive, Congressman Max Rose is backing a bipartisan proposal to establish a stabilization fund to help independent restaurants. The Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed to Survive (RESTAURANTS) Act of 2020, which Rose is cosponsoring, would establish a $120 bill... Read More »

Rose to Mayor: Set Youth Sports Leagues Up for Success in Reopening

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With youth sports leagues preparing to start next week, Congressman Max Rose urged Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to proactively reach out to youth sports teams and organizations to ensure that their permits are in order and that the leagues are prepared to successfully meet new guidelines for restarting operations amidst the coronavirus pandemic. You... Read More »

Rose Helps Pass Major Infrastructure Package to Fund Critical Investments in New York City, Tolling Relief

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Watch Rose’s floor speech yesterday on the legislation HERE. Congressman Max Rose today helped pass through the House of Representatives the Moving Forward Act, a comprehensive funding bill which will invest in transportation, water infrastructure, housing, and create millions of new jobs. The legislation, which passed with bipartisan support, includes nearly $500 billion in federal funding for su... Read More »

Rose Blasts Senate Inaction Leading to Massive State and Local COVID Budget Gaps

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Watch Rose’s speech HERE. Citing the drastic budget gaps state and local governments are facing due to the coronavirus pandemic, Congressman Max Rose delivered a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to act swiftly. “Over 125,000 Americans dead, economic destruction all around us, and cases are spiking around the country,” Rose said o... Read More »

Rose Helps Pass Patient Protection & Affordable Care Enhancement Act to Lower Healthcare Costs

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Congressman Max Rose today helped pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, of which he is a cosponsor, to lower health costs and prescription drug prices for all Americans. Today’s vote in the House of Representatives comes days after the Trump Administration filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including prote... Read More »

Rep. Max Rose, Sen. Tina Smith Introduce Legislation to Deliver More Effective Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services during Pandemic

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Congressman Max Rose of New York and U.S. Senator Tina Smith of Minnesota introduced companion bills today in the Senate and House to make sure public organizations and nonprofits can more effectively and efficiently provide mental health and substance use disorder services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and future emergencies. Currently, there is a backlog in mental health and substan... Read More »

Rose Demands Answers on Reports of Russian Bounties on American Soldiers in Afghanistan

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Congressman Max Rose, an Army combat veteran, issued the following statement on reports of Russian bounties on American soldiers in Afghanistan and the President’s claim to not have been briefed on the intelligence: “Failing to respond to Russian bounties on American soldiers is an utter failure of leadership at the highest of levels. The Administration owes the American people, and more important... Read More »

Following Rose Push, Trump Administration Considering Pooled Testing for Coronavirus

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Following calls by Congressman Max Rose for the federal government and states to adopt pooled testing to help greatly expand coronavirus testing, Dr. Anthony Fauci has said the Administration is seriously considering the method. “The fact is until a vaccine is widely available we need drastically more testing, not less—and pooled sampling is the way to do that,” Rose said. “I’m encouraged to see t... Read More »

Rose Gives Congressional Tribute to ‘Stapleton’s Mother Teresa’ Rev. Maggie Howard

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Watch video of Rose’s speech HERE. Congressman Max Rose paid tribute to the life of Rev. Maggie Howard, the former pastor of Stapleton Union American Methodist Episcopal (UAME) Church, who worked day in and day out in the church’s food pantry and soup kitchen, and who was a pillar of Staten Island’s spiritual community. “From her Stapleton UAME Church on Tompkins Ave. on Staten Island, Reverend Ho... Read More »

Rose Statement on Proposed Unilateral Annexation in West Bank

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Congressman Max Rose issued the following statement on potential unilateral Israeli actions to annex territory in the West Bank: “I steadfastly support Israel’s right to self-defense, and continue to be a strong supporter and believer in the importance of the US-Israel relationship. However, I’m concerned that Israel’s proposed unilateral annexation of territories in the West Bank would only take ... Read More »

Rose Leads Bipartisan NY Delegation Push for MTA and ATU Negotiate Fair Labor Deal

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Congressman Max Rose led a bipartisan effort with 13 other New York Members of Congress in urging the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) to negotiate in good faith a fair and equitable contract. Earlier this year, the MTA and Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 reached a contract agreement, but despite long-standing tradition of offering similar contracts ... Read More »