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  • Rep. Rice Introduces Legislation Targeting Terrorists’ Use of Virtual Currencies
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, the top Democrat on the Homeland Security Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee, today introduced legislation that directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to conduct a threat assessment regarding the use of virtual currencies such as Bitcoin to carry out terrorist activities or to provide material support for terrorist organizations. H.R. 2433, the Homeland Security Assessment of Terrorists’ Use of Virtual Currencies Act, comes d... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Statement on Reports that President Trump Revealed Highly Classified Information to the Russian Officials
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today after reports that President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian Foreign Minister and Ambassador during a meeting last week in the Oval Office. Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice: “According to widespread reports, President Trump recklessly blurted out highly classified information while meeting with Russian officials at Putin’s request. At a time when some of our allies were al... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Statement on House Passage of the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today after House Republicans voted to pass the American Health Care Act. Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice: “The Republican health care bill was awful in March, and the version that passed today is even worse. It still completely decimates Medicaid to finance a huge tax cut for the rich, it still increases costs on seniors, and it’s still an attack on women that would de-fund Planned Parenthood. Now, it al... Read more

  • 11-Year-Old Oceanside Resident Named Environmental Champion by EPA Region 2
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice announced today that Zoie Napolitano, an 11-year-old resident of Oceanside, has been selected to receive a 2017 U.S. EPA Environmental Champion Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 2. The award is the highest recognition presented to the public by EPA Region 2, and is given each year to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to improving the region’s environment. Rep. Rice’s office nominat... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    GARDEN CITY, NY -- U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today regarding the U.S. missile strikes launched last night against a Syrian airfield. Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice: “Based on what I know at this point, last night’s missile strikes on a Syrian airfield seem to be an appropriate response to Assad’s brutal chemical attack that killed dozens of his own citizens, including children, and I commend the members of our armed forces who planned and exe... Read more

  • Reps. Rice & Quigley Lead Call to Prevent Suspected Terrorists from Buying Guns
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Preventing Gun Violence

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (D-NY), a Vice Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) and 35 fellow House Democrats yesterday called on House appropriators to close the loophole that allows suspected terrorists to purchase firearms and explosives. In a letter to Commerce, Justice, & Science Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Culberson and Ranking Member José Serrano and Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Cart... Read more

  • Reps. Rice, Lieu & Plaskett Request Special Prosecutor to Investigate Possible Collusion between Trump Campaign & Russia
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Stacey Plaskett (D-U.S. Virgin Islands), all former prosecutors, today sent a letter to acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente requesting the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to investigate any Trump campaign collusion with Russia. The recent disclosure that President Trump’s first National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, has asked for immunity is just the latest reason why a Special Prosecutor is needed to inves... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order Rolling Back Clean Power Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today after President Trump signed an Executive Order rolling back the Clean Power Plan. Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice: “President Trump and Scott Pruitt deny basic science and do what big oil companies tell them to do, even when it means jeopardizing our national security, environment, and public health. But it’s people in places like Long Island who will pay the price of polluted air, rising sea level... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Statement on the Death of Martin McGuinness
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today regarding the death of Martin McGuinness, the former deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland. Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice: “I am shocked and saddened by the death of Martin McGuinness. Martin was many things to many people in his life, but through it all, he was a patriot who had relentless faith in the future of Northern Ireland. Amid the violence and despair of the Troubles, Martin believed ... Read more

  • House Passes Rep. Rice’s Bill to Improve TSA Technology Acquisition Process
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 1353, the Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017, legislation introduced by Representative Kathleen Rice, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security and the former Ranking Member of the Transportation Security Subcommittee. Under the Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act, which was signed into law in 2014, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is required to develop a five-year technolo... Read more

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