Economy & Jobs

Rose Announces New Legislation to Protect Homeowners from Drastic Hikes in Flood Insurance

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Congressman Max Rose today announced new legislation he will introduce this week to protect homeowners from unexpected and potentially drastic hikes in flood insurance premiums by requiring the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to report on the impacts of any changes in the national flood insurance program before they go into effect. “Last year, I stood here and announced my opposition to... Read more »

Rose, Lanza Urge Governor to Allow Reduced Capacity Indoor Dining on Staten Island

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As further COVID-19 restrictions are lifted for various small businesses on Staten Island and across New York, Congressman Max Rose and State Senator Andrew Lanza are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to include Richmond County in allowing 25 percent capacity indoor dining at restaurants, with safety regulations and guidelines. “We write to you on a bipartisan basis to ask that you allow indoor dining ... Read more »

Rose Calls for MTA to Protect Staten Island EZPass Jobs

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Congressman Max Rose, who has continually fought to protect good-paying jobs on Staten Island and in South Brooklyn, is urging the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to protect hundreds of Staten Island jobs as the agency seeks to renew its EZPass customer service contract. “The current EZPass customer service center has provided nearly 300 jobs with family supporting wages and benefits f... Read more »

Rose Calls for Enhanced PPP Relief for NYC Restaurants in Next COVID Relief Package

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Congressman Max Rose, who has been a strong advocate for struggling restaurants across Staten Island and South Brooklyn, is urging Congressional leaders to prioritize relief for the restaurant industry through enhancements to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Specifically, Rose is calling for expenses including for PPE, insurance costs, and costs to conform to local government regulations as ... 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 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 »

Rose, S. Brooklyn Electeds Host Roundtable with Chinese-American Business and Community Leaders

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Congressman Max Rose, along with State Senator Andrew Gounardes, Council Member Justin Brannan, and the Office of Assembly Member Peter Abbate, Jr., today hosted a virtual roundtable with Chinese-American community and business leaders to discuss efforts to support small businesses and the community through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including against rising xenophobia and discrimination. “Wha... Read more »

Rose Calls for New Guidelines, Timelines to Help Save NYC Restaurants

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Following continued meetings and conversations with restaurant owners across Staten Island and South Brooklyn, Congressman Max Rose is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to take action to help New York City restaurants safely reopen with clear safety guidelines and timelines. “The current guidelines for restaurants, or lack thereof, make absolutely no sense to anyone with ey... Read more »

Rose to IRS: Extend Tax Filing Deadline Three More Months

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As the new tax filing date of July 15 quickly approaches, Congressman Max Rose today is calling on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to extend the federal tax filing deadline three more months, to October 15. Rose cites concerns he’s heard from constituents and small businesses that due to the coronavirus pandemic and limited revenues and tax preparation services, the July date is still far too s... Read more »

Rose Continues Pressure on SBA to Fix Small Business Relief Programs

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Congressman Max Rose is continuing his pressure on the Small Business Administration (SBA) to make much needed improvements and fixes to small business relief programs. Rose specifically pushed the SBA on failing to properly administer the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) program, which provides economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. “Every ... Read more »