National & Homeland Security, Fighting for First Responders

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 »

Rose Statement on September 11th Anniversary

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Congressman Max Rose issued the following statement on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: “Today we remember the pain that swept over our nation 19 years ago. Here in New York, it wasn’t just an attack on our country, it was the last time we hugged our loved ones goodbye, or saw our neighbors dropping their kids off at school. And while so many of us wish we could unle... Read more »

Rose on President’s Order to Defund New York City

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Congressman Max Rose, who strongly denounced Mayor Bill de Blasio’s defunding of the New York Police Department, issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s orders to defund New York City: “With this order, President Trump is joining Mayor de Blasio in defunding the police. It was wrong then and it’s wrong now. I don’t care whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, I will not sit b... Read more »

As First Responders Face Layoffs, Rose Joins Bipartisan Call to Continue COVID Relief Negotiations

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Congressman Max Rose joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers today in calling on Congressional leadership to return to the negotiating table in order to address the desperate need for additional COVID-19 relief. This follows reports from the New York Post and Politico New York that New York City is planning to lay off nearly 400 emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics due to budget shor... Read more »

President Signs Into Law Rose-backed Bill Ensuring Benefits for Public Safety Officers with COVID-19

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Congressman Max Rose, who led efforts in the House of Representatives to ensure public safety officers who contract the coronavirus while on duty are eligible to receive death and disability benefits, issued the following statement on President Donald Trump signing into law the Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act late last week: “In the midst of this pandemic, with so many continuing to pu... Read more »

Rose Announces Winner of 2020 Congressional Art Competition

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See photo of the winning artwork HERE. Congressman Max Rose announced the winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition today. For this year’s competition theme of “Salute to Public Servants,” students were asked to submit artwork that honors those who serve the community. After receiving submissions from all over the district, Rose selected Prince’s Bay resident Giovanna Campagnino-Lomonaco’s ... Read more »

Rose Helps Lead Call for Trump Administration to Stop Playing Political Games with National Guard COVID-19 Response Efforts

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Congressman Max Rose joined with Congresswomen Cheri Bustos of Illinois and Deb Haaland of New Mexico yesterday to lead more than 30 lawmakers urging the Trump Administration to extend the activations of men and women in the National Guard for the entire duration of the declared disasters and emergencies so they can continue to assist with the nation’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic uninterru... Read more »

Rose and Thompson Announce Legislation to Ensure Proper Oversight of DHS Intelligence Products

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Rep. Max Rose (D-NY), Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, and Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, announced today they are introducing legislation to strengthen protections against abuses of civil rights and civil liberties by the intelligence arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by restoring vita... Read more »

House Passes Rose Amendment to Increase Funding for Law Enforcement Mental Health Grants

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Watch Rose’s floor speech HERE. After successfully securing an increase in funding for law enforcement mental health grants last year, Congressman Max Rose sponsored an amendment which was passed today by the House of Representatives to further increase funding by 50 percent for the upcoming fiscal year. The amendment was included in a larger funding bill which is expected to pass the House of Rep... Read more »