Rose Named to House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
Congressman will be only combat veteran with healthcare experience on Committee
Washington, January 17, 2019
Congressman Max Rose will serve on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in the 116th Congress. Rose, who currently serves in the National Guard, will be the only combat veteran with healthcare experience serving in the majority on the Committee.
“I’m honored by the opportunity to serve on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where I’ll fight to make sure our veterans get the care and benefits they deserve—including standing firm against any efforts to privatize or eliminate the services veterans depend on,” said Rose, an Army combat veteran and former non-profit healthcare executive. “When it comes to the VA and our broader healthcare system, I’ve experienced firsthand what we do well and what we need to do better—and I look forward to working with the VA nationally and in New York, to continue investing and innovating. We do a great job in this country thanking our veterans for their service, but we need to be better at supporting them in their transition home and into civilian life.”
“I am pleased to welcome the new Members who will make up the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and look forward to continuing our work to improve access to care, expand earned benefits, and protect whistleblowers and student veterans,” said Congressman Mark Takano of California, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. “Our Committee’s membership will showcase the diversity of our nations veterans including a Congresswoman who served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, an Army veteran representing the Northern Mariana Islands, an Army Ranger, National Guardsman, Navy veteran who’s father served in Vietnam, and a Marine Corps JAG. As our nation’s veteran population changes, our Committee will remain focused on meeting veterans challenges and working to prepare VA for the future.”
Rose is the first post-9/11 combat veteran elected in New York City. He served as a Ranger-qualified Infantry Captain in the active duty Army and he continues to serve in the Army National Guard. Rose deployed to Afghanistan where he earned a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Combat Infantryman Badge. After returning from service, Rose was the Chief of Staff at Brightpoint Health, a non-profit healthcare provider in New York City.
The Brooklyn Veterans Hospital, which is part of the Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Health Care System, is located in Rose’s district.