Veterans

Rose Announces National Guard to Assist Brooklyn VA with COVID-19 Testing

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Congressman Max Rose announced today that following his efforts, the New York National Guard’s 24th Civil Support Team has deployed two Mobile Testing Units to the Brooklyn VA Medical Center to help supplement the VA’s efforts testing of veterans and staff. “No matter the challenge, the National Guard has continued to rise to the occasion and do what’s necessary to complete the mission, and this i... Read more »

Rose Applauds VA Action to Treat Non-Veteran Patients to Assist NYC’s COVID-19 Response

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Congressman Max Rose, a Member of the Committee on Veterans Affairs who has been leading the push for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to embark on its Fourth Mission, issued the following statement applauding today’s announcement that VA will assist New York City’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) by opening 50 beds to non-Veteran patients to ease the burden on local hospitals. “We’... Read more »

As Brooklyn VA Prepares to be Central Treatment Center for NYC Veterans with COVID-19, Rose Calls for Increase in Capacity

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Congressman Max Rose, Member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, is urging the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to take steps to drastically increase capacity for treatment at the Brooklyn VA Medical Center. This push follows guidance from VA that all New York City veterans who receive VA care and who need to be hospitalized with coronavirus (COVID-19) will be admitted to the Brooklyn VA. “... 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 »

Following Rose Push, House Passes Fix to Keep Veterans Student Housing

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With most colleges and universities closing campuses and moving to online learning, veteran students receiving Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) vouchers were in jeopardy of seeing benefits slashed, potentially forcing them to fall behind on rent. Following a bipartisan call earlier this week led by Congressman Max Rose and Congressman Gil Cisneros of California to quickly pass a bipartisan legisl... Read more »

Rose’s Bipartisan Bill to Increase VA Transparency Passes House

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Watch Rose’s speech on the House floor HERE. The House of Representatives passed Congressman Max Rose’s bipartisan VA Reporting Transparency Act last night which will increase transparency and accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Rose spoke on the House floor urging passage prior to the legislation being passed by unanimous consent. The House also passed bipartisan legislatio... Read more »

Rose Calls for VA to Fund Construction of New Garage at Brooklyn VA

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Congressman Max Rose, who serves on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, called on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide funding to construct a new parking garage at the Brooklyn VA Medical Center. “As the bedrock of veterans’ health care in New York City, the Brooklyn VA should be easy to access for all veterans to receive care,” wrote Rose in a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wil... Read more »

Following Concerns from Local Vets, Rose Calls for VA to Provide Greater Flexibility in Compensation & Benefit Exam Appointments

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Following up on concerns raised at his recent Veterans Town Hall, Congressman Max Rose, Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, called on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide greater flexibility and expand options for veterans to undergo compensation and pension (C&P) exams, which determine critical benefits veterans rely on. “Veterans shouldn’t have their benefits be hel... Read more »

Rose Tours Staten Island Community VA Clinic with Secretary Wilkie

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Photos from the tour HERE. Congressman Max Rose, Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, joined Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert Wilkie today for a tour of the Staten Island Community VA Clinic. On the tour, Rose and Wilkie met with veteran patients and staff, and discussed their efforts to ensure veterans receive the highest quality of care and treatment. “When it comes to en... Read more »

Rose Spends Holidays with Soldiers on Surprise Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Visit to Middle East

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Photos from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait HERE. Congressman Max Rose, a member of the House Committees on Veterans’ Affairs and Homeland Security, left Camp Arifjan, a key military base that supports operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, earlier today after spending the day with American servicemembers who are serving in Kuwait. Rose is traveling with a bipartisan delegation of eight Members of Congr... Read more »