Staten Island, NY – Congressman Max Rose will serve on the House Committee on Homeland Security in the 116th Congress. Rose, who currently serves in the National Guard, will be the only veteran serving on the Committee.
“The cops, firefighters, and first responders who call my district home are on the front lines every single day defending our country and our city against the real threats we face,” Rose said. “Having fought to defend our country overseas, I’m honored to serve on the Committee on Homeland Security where I’ll fight to protect our nation here at home and work tirelessly to ensure the brave men and women who keep our city safe get the support and the resources they deserve.”
The House Committee on Homeland Security has jurisdiction over the Department of Homeland Security, which includes programs that support local law enforcement and first responders, the United States Coast Guard, and counterterrorism programs. Sector New York is the largest Coast Guard operational field command on the East Coast and is headquartered at Fort Wadsworth in Rose’s district.
Rose is the first post-9/11 combat veteran elected in New York City. He served as a Ranger-qualified Infantry Captain on active duty in the 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.