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Rep. Max Rose: Defunding the police is shortsighted and wrong (Opinion)

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After the murder of George Floyd, this country could no longer ignore the cries for real reform to address the legacies of systemic racism across our society. When you put on the uniform and have power over someone’s life as a police officer does, or as I did in Afghanistan, you also take on a higher responsibility to demonstrate not only the courage to run into danger, but also the composure to s... Read more »

Rep. Max Rose: Why I oppose Trump impeachment

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For the past decade, the American people have been sending a clear and unmistakable message: End the hyper-partisanship and do your jobs. Yet, both parties have taken electoral victories as mandates to ignore that message to do what they want. It must stop. Republicans across the country ran on a proactive agenda in 2016: To drain the swamp, rebuild our roads and bridges, and protect Social Securi... Read more »

Bill to fully fund, permanently reauthorize 9/11 fund passes committee, making its way to full House for vote

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A bill to fully fund and permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund is now on its way to the full U.S. House of Representatives for a vote. On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee passed the legislation which had received nearly 300 Congressional co-sponsors. Earlier this year, VCF Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya said a record number of claims submitted in 2018 and this year ... Read more »

New FEMA flood insurance plan could lead to 18% premium increases

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The head of the Federal Emergency Management Administration said Wednesday that people in flood-prone areas could see their annual flood insurance premiums increase as much as 18 percent. Those increases would be part of FEMA’s planned overhaul of the National Flood Insurance Program, and the Risk Rating 2.0 program. Peter Gaynor, the acting head of the agency, told Rep. Max Rose the plan is part ... Read more »

U.S. House likely to pass 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund legislation, Rep. Rose says

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With more than 290 Congressional co-sponsors in support of a bill that would fully fund and permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, the U.S. House of Representatives appears to be on track to pass the legislation, Island Rep. Max Rose’s Office said Tuesday. On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties began hearing the legi... Read more »

A furious Jon Stewart tells Congress to support 9/11 first responders: 'It's an embarrassment'

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Jon Stewart, the former host of “The Daily Show,” delivered powerful testimony Tuesday on Capitol Hill, condemning legislators who failed to show up to a House Judiciary Committee hearing on reauthorizing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which is set to be drastically reduced, even as the number of claims rapidly grows. “What an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process t... Read more »

Two-way bridge toll plan passes first hurdle

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A drive by U.S. Rep. Max Rose and two of his Democratic colleagues to bring two-way tolls back to the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge passed its first big test when the House Appropriations Committee passed a funding bill that removed language that would have kept the current one-way toll intact. Rose and U.S. Reps. Nydia Velázquez and Jerrold Nadler are pushing for a return to a two-way tolling system ... Read more »

Slow mail service puts stamp on residents’ anger

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Postal carriers are routinely putting letters in the wrong mail boxes in Dyker Heights, according to local residents who have a litany of complaints against the U.S. Postal Service, including misplaced mail, late mail delivery and broken mail boxes, and are demanding answers. Problems with service at the Dyker Heights Post Office at 8320 13th Ave. were a major topic of discussion at a recent round... Read more »

Rep. Rose Calls on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell To Pass Anti-Corruption Reforms

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Rep. Max Rose led the class of freshman congressmen in calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass anti-corruption reforms earlier this week. “We’re here to ask a simple question to Mitch McConnell: whose side is he on?” Rose said. “Is he on the side of his own voters and the American people who have said clearly that they want to drain the swamp and end Washington corruption, or is ... Read more »

Could the seawall help bring an East Shore fast ferry to the borough? Oddo, Rep. Rose exploring possibility

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What would it take to bring an East Shore fast ferry to Staten Island? Borough President James Oddo and Rep. Max Rose (D-Staten Island/South Brooklyn) are hoping the East Shore Seawall’s construction will allow an East Shore fast ferry to become a reality. Langan, an international engineering firm, has been hired to conduct a feasibility study to determine if any area along the East Shore Seawall ... Read more »