Healthcare & Combating the Drug Epidemic

Rose Funding Priorities Pass House, Including Nearly $100 Million Increase in Opioid Funding

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The House of Representatives today passed a major funding bill which included a $96 million increase in funding for opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery services that was secured by Congressman Max Rose. Also included in the funding bill are provisions secured by Rose to increase funding for law enforcement mental health programs by 50 percent, to provide $25 million in grant funding to inst... Read more »

Nearly $100 Million Increase in Opioid Funding Passes House Committee Following Rose-led Bipartisan Effort

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Following a bipartisan effort led by Congressman Max Rose to increase funding for opioid prevention, treatment and recovery efforts, the House Committee on Appropriations passed legislation yesterday increasing funding for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) by $96 million above current funding levels and $238 million above the President’s budget request. The leg... 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 Announces Nearly $30 Million for RUMC to Make Critical Resiliency Upgrades

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Following continued advocacy by Congressman Max Rose, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) has been awarded nearly $30 million in federal funding to make critical upgrades to mitigate flooding during future storms and weather disasters. This grant brings the total federal funding for the project to $44 million, allowing RUMC—which ... Read more »

Rose’s Office Announces Nearly $1.5 Million in Federal Coronavirus Funding for Staten Island Community Health Centers

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The Office of Congressman Max Rose today announced that as a result of recent legislation passed by Congress and signed into law to help address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, two Staten Island community health centers have been awarded nearly $1.5 million combined to help expand treatment, testing, and equipment needed to treat COVID-19 patients. “Congressman Max Rose has been relentless in... Read more »

Rose Helps Pass Emergency Coronavirus Relief, Sending Over $40 Billion to New York

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Watch Rose’s floor speech HERE. Congressman Max Rose voted today to pass the historic, bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide over $40 billion in much-needed relief to New York. The legislation, which passed the Senate on Wednesday, was passed by the House of Representatives by a voice vote and heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. Prior to th... Read more »

Rose Proposes Ft. Hamilton as Potential Site for Military Field Hospital Deployment

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Following Secretary of Defense Mark Esper stating today that the Department of Defense is prepared to deploy military field hospitals to help address the coronavirus (COVID-19) surge, Congressman Max Rose requested Ft. Hamilton be examined as a potential location for deployment. “We’re waging war on the coronavirus and here in New York City we desperately need reinforcments,” said Rose, an Army co... Read more »

FDA Approves GenMark Automated COVID-19 Test Equipment Following Rose Push

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Following a push by Congressman Max Rose, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved manufacturer GenMark’s automated testing equipment for coronavirus (COVID-19), which will significantly boost testing capacity and bring at least one new GenMark automated machine to New York City’s Public Health Lab. The GenMark equipment will allow approximately one thousand more tests per day at the lab, w... Read more »

As Hospitals Face Capacity Limits, Rose Proposes Examining VA Facilities as Option to Expand Healthcare Capacity

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As New York continues to seek every possible avenue to increase hospital capacity in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Congressman Max Rose, Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, wrote to Governor Andrew Cuomo today urging him to consider requesting from the federal government that Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and facilities be opened up to the general public o... Read more »