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  • Rep. Rice Calls for Bipartisan Investigation of Russia’s Reported Interference in U.S. Elections
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement today calling for a “rigorous bipartisan investigation” into Russia’s reported interference in American elections. Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice: “Russia’s reported interference in our elections – regardless of whether their motivation was to undermine the integrity of the process or, as the CIA has concluded, to help a specific candidate – is a d... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Statement on Racist Graffiti Found in Mineola
    Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today after Newsday reported that someone spray-painted the words “Make America White Again,” along with swastikas and racial slurs, on a sidewalk in Mineola last week. Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice: “To the person who spray-painted swastikas and ‘Make America White Again’ on a sidewalk in Mineola: You are not clever, you are not tough. You are a coward. If you have something you want to say, then come ... Read more

  • Rep. Kathleen Rice Backs Tim Ryan for Democratic Leader
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) released the following statement today announcing her support for Rep. Tim Ryan to serve as the next Democratic Leader. Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice: “After seeing the results of this election, I believed it was important to delay House Democratic leadership elections so that we had time to learn from this loss, look critically at ourselves and identify the best path forward. I believed it was important to have some tough conv... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Introduces Resolution Supporting National Apprenticeship Week
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today introduced a House Resolution that supports the official designation of the week of November 14th, 2016 as National Apprenticeship Week, recognizes the important role that apprenticeships play in developing a well-trained and highly skilled work force, and commends organizations and employers that actively support apprenticeship programs. Original cosponsors of the resolution include Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Ranking Member on the House Commit... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Statement on Attempts to Claw Back Bonuses from Servicemembers
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, a member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, released the following statement today regarding recent reports that the California National Guard is forcing thousands of servicemembers to repay bonuses that were offered as re-enlistment incentives during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice: “It is outrageous that the National Guard would try to claw back bonuses and benefits that were promised a... Read more

  • Rep. Rice & Sen. Kaminsky Call for FAA Action to Help Reduce Airplane Noise
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice and New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky are calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to adopt a lower threshold of acceptable airplane noise in order to address health, environmental and quality-of-life concerns in communities near major airports. The FAA uses the Day-Night Average Sound Level (DNL) as the metric for quantifying exposure to aviation noise, and has set 65 decibels as the DNL value at which federal funding will be av... Read more

  • SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & RICE ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $4.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL RECOVERY FUNDING FOR ISLAND PARK, LAWRENCE & LONG BEACH
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Superstorm Sandy Recovery

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $4,600,000 in federal grant funding to the Island Park School District, the Lawrence School District, and the City of Long Beach for repairs made as a result of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. The Island Park School District will receive $1,479,372.48 in federal funding for repairs to Francis X. Hegart... Read more

  • Rep. Rice to Host Mortgage Modification Fair
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice is hosting a Mortgage Modification Fair on Saturday, September 24th from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in cooperation with Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano's office. Homeowners who are struggling to make mortgage payments will have opportunities to attend lectures and seminars on financial best practices by homeownership and mortgage modification specialists, and meet directly with attorneys, counselors, support ... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Calls for Hearing on Emergency Response Failures at JFK & LAX
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, the top Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Transportation Security, called today for a hearing to investigate emergency preparedness and response procedures at American airports in the wake of two recent incidents at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California. On the night of August 14th, reports of an active shooter at JFK, which later proved to be fa... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Hosting Service Academy Information Session
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice will host a Service Academy Information Session on Thursday, September 15th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Uniondale Public Library. The event is open to all high school students in New York’s fourth congressional district who are interested in applying to a U.S. service academy this fall. Students and their family members will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from all five service academies – the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy... Read more

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