As the first post-9/11 combat veteran serving New York City in elected office, Max’s top priority is the safety and security of our community. Max was chosen to serve as the Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Intelligence, where he advocates for our city’s Bravest and Finest everyday. Max fought for and won a $90 million dollar increse in the counter-terrorism funding that NYC relies upon.
Max has stood with law enforcement and bipartisan colleagues from across the state in calling for Albany to fix the recent bail and discovery laws and protect victims of crimes.
He also went to bat for our NYPD officers and called on the Mayor to finally boost their pay to be competitive with NYS Troopers and MTA officers. Max always speaks out against attacks on our police officers, because he knows that our brothers and sisters in blue are making sacrifices daily to keep us safe.
Time and again, Max gets it done. Max led the fight to reauthorize and fully fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to ensure that all of our first 9/11 responders get the care and compensation they deserve.
Following the surge in police officers dying by suicide in New York City, Max fought for and secured an increase to more than double the funding for law enforcement mental healthcare. Max prioritizes the needs of the law enforcement community. When the NYPD let Max know that ghost guns were becoming a greater concern for them, he took action. These untraceable homemade weapons are assembled from parts or even 3D printed. Max got a bill signed into law by the President that will ensure a threat assessment regarding terrorist use of ghost guns and requires the Department of Homeland Security to share this threat assessment with local law enforcement.