National & Homeland Security, Fighting for First Responders

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 »

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 »

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 »

Rose Hosts Grant Workshop in Brooklyn to Assist Religious & Nonprofit Institutions Improve Security

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Photos from the event HERE. Congressman Max Rose, Chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, hosted a Nonprofit Security Grant Program Workshop at the Sephardic Community Center in Brooklyn Tuesday night. Rose helped lead a successful bipartisan effort to increase funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program to $90 million, a 50 percent increase, which pr... Read more »

Rose Chairs Hearing on Combating Anti-Semitic Domestic Terrorism

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Video and opening statements from the hearing can be found HERE. Congressman Max Rose chaired a Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence & Counterterrorism hearing today titled “Confronting the Rise in Anti-Semitic Domestic Terrorism.” Rose’s hearing focused on recent incidents of domestic terrorism motivated by anti-Semitism, including recent mass attacks in the New York City metro area, as... Read more »

Rose Statement in Opposition to Non-Binding War Powers Resolution on Iran

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Congressman Max Rose, an Army combat veteran, issued the following statement on the War Powers Resolution on Iran before the House of Representatives today: “President Trump was justified in killing a terrorist who was responsible for the murder of hundreds of American servicemembers and was in the process of planning to kill more. I appreciate the President’s efforts to de-escalate conflict in th... Read more »

Rose Delivers Floor Speech on Actions Taken to Address Rising Anti-Semitism

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Video of Rose’s speech HERE. Congressman Max Rose, the first Jewish Member of Congress from Staten Island, gave a speech before the House of Representatives today on the rising levels of anti-Semitic attacks and hate crimes across New York City, as well as his continued efforts to address this crisis. “Since December 23rd, there have been over a dozen attacks on Jews across New York City, this aft... Read more »

Rose Statement on Tensions with Iran, President’s Remarks

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Congressman Max Rose, an Army combat veteran, issued the following statement on the situation in Iran and President Trump’s remarks today: “I support the President’s goal to ensure Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon and ceases its support for terrorist proxies, and am encouraged by his efforts to de-escalate military tensions in the wake of Iran’s retaliatory attack last night. While the killing ... Read more »