Max Rose is a first-term Congressman known for a blunt style of speaking on hot-button issues. He successfully flipped NY-11 from Republican to Democrat in the “blue wave” of 2018. Rose has gained a reputation on Capitol Hill for veterans’ and national security issues. Rose has a track record of working across the aisle with Republicans on issues that are beneficial to New Yorkers.


In response to this project, Rep. Max Rose issued a statement. The following statements and assertions are those of a political candidate and/or congressional office. Any statistics, data, or other information contained therein has not been independently verified or checked for accuracy as part of this project:


“I came to Washington promising to stand up to both parties and get things done. President Trump signed six of my proposals into law, including my bill to put sanctions on Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturers, to allow construction on the East Shore Seawall to begin, and to bring split tolling to the Verrazzano in order to reduce traffic on our expressways. And I did all of this without taking a cent from Corporate PACs or federal lobbyists. From keeping my word and voting against Speaker Pelosi, to voting against my party more than twice as much as the average Democrat, to voting with Republicans nearly 70% of the time, I will always put country first.”


Signed into law?

Leg Win


Included in:


Yes, 12/20/19

Split tolling

Revocation of one-way tolling on Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

H.R. 1865


Yes, 12/20/19

Fentanyl Sanctions Act

Sanctions foreign illicit fentanyl traffickers

H.R. 2500 NDAA


Yes, 12/20/19

BAH language

Allows servicemembers to receive a temporary increase in BAH, if their net housing costs are 20% greater than allotted BAH rates.

H.R. 2500 NDAA


Yes, 12/20/19

Homeland Security Assessment of Terrorists’ Use of Ghost Guns Act

Provides assessment of this threat to local LEOs

H.R. 2500 NDAA


Yes, 12/20/19

Amendment - Assessment of threats re. NatSec professionals later working for foreign governments

Assessment of this emerging risk

H.R. 2500 NDAA


Yes, 3/12/19

Seawall Easement

Grants an easement over the Gateway National Recreation area for the purpose of the seawall construction

S. 47 John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act


Not yet

House Passed Rose Amendment to Veterans' Access to Child Care Act

Ensures health care services related to substance or drug abuse counseling are included to receive VA child care.

HR 840


Not yet

House Passed Lobbyist Loophole Closure Act

Expands disclosure requirements for political and strategic consultants, or shadow lobbyists.

HR 1


Not yet

House Passed Rose Amendment to VAWA

Implements texting to the National Domestic Violence Hotline

HR 1585


Not yet

House Passed FIGHT Veteran Suicide Act

Adds reporting and notification requirements to VA in cases of veteran suicides on VA campuses.

Passed as standalone


Not yet

House Passed Mother Cabrini Post Office Renaming

Changing the name of the Dyker Heights Post Office to honor her

Passed as standalone


Not yet

House Passed Breaking Barriers for Women Veterans Act

Language to ensure additional funding for primary care and emergency care clinicians in women veterans’ health care mini-residency programs, and establishes a women veteran training module for non-VA health care providers.

HR 3224


Not yet

House Passed More Help for Seniors Act

Uses savings from Medicare negotiation to lower OOP costs for seniors

H.R. 3


Not yet

House Passed VA Reporting Transparency Act

Requires the VA to establish and maintain a website that allows the public to obtain electronic copies of all legislatively requested reports required to be submitted after the date of the enactment of this bill.

Passed as standalone


Not yet

House Passed Captive Commuter Relief Act

Eliminate an outdated federal restriction that prevents entities such as MTA & PANYNJ from using toll revenue to provide additional discounts to commuters

H.R. 2


Not yet

House Passed Rose Amendment to Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act

Clarified that nothing in the bill would impede counterterror work

H.R. 1140


Not yet

House Passed Rose Amendment BAH Equalization Language

Language to ensure no municipality with a population over 500,000 may be covered by more than one MHA.

H.R. 6395 NDAA


Not yet

House Passed Toll Reimbursement Language

Adds tolling as an allowable expense for servicemembers to be reimbursed for official travel

H.R. 6395 NDAA


Not yet

House passed Rose Amendment to double budget Special Envoy to Monitor & Combat Anti-Semitism

Increases budget from $500,000 to $1 million

H.R. 7608 - Approps


Not yet

House passed Danny's Law

Establishes ant-bullying Roundtable

Passed as standalone


Not yet

House passed Transnational White Supremacist Extremism Review Act

Requires DHS to develop and disseminate a terrorist threat assessment of foreign violent white supremacist extremist groups to state and local law enforcement

Passed as standalone

What the rankings mean:

Number of bills sponsored:

This metric measures the number of unique bills put forward by a Representative or a Senator. A Resolution usually expresses an opinion or addresses procedure in the House or Senate and doesn’t go to the President. An Amendment is a change to the language of legislation. Everything has to be voted on.

Number of bills passed out of one chamber:

Getting a bill passed through a chamber is tough. In order to pass a bill out of a chamber, a member of Congress must build consensus among his or her colleagues.

Number of bills signed into law:

If a bill from an opposite party is signed into law by a President, the achievement is a significant victory for that Member of Congress if the bill is significant. Many non-controversial bills are signed into law as a matter of routine.

Percentage a member votes with his or her party:

Source: ProPublica. Procedural votes count toward this score and it isn’t entirely indicative of a member’s loyalty, or disloyalty, to the party.

Lugar Center Bipartisan Index Score:

The Bipartisan Index is a joint project of The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Scores above 1.0 are outstanding. Scores above .5 are very good. Scores below -.5 are poor. Scores below -1.0 are very poor.