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  • Rep. Rice Statement on Trump Administration Firing U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY -- U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today about the Trump administration's firing of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. “Preet Bharara is an outstanding prosecutor who has served New Yorkers with integrity, honor, and a relentless commitment to the pursuit of justice. The decision to demand his resignation and that of 45 other U.S. Attorneys, while not without precedent, raises serious questions in light of President Trump’s bizarre allegations of ille... Read more

  • Rep. Rice: What Has DHS Done to Examine & Improve Vetting Procedures?
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, today requested information from the Department of Homeland Security related to any actions taken pursuant to the original Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” which was announced on January 27, 2017. In a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, Rice notes that while a federal court issued a temporary restraining order... Read more

  • Reps. Rice & Demings to Demand ICE End Courthouse Detentions for Victims of Domestic Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Val Demings (FL-10) are circulating a letter to House colleagues urging the Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to issue guidance making it clear to ICE personnel that victims of crimes should never have reason to fear that seeking justice in the court system could lead to detention or deportation. The letter comes after reports last week that ICE agents detained a transgender woman in an El Paso, TX court ... Read more

  • House Passes Rep. Rice’s Bill to Boost Veteran Employment
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives tonight passed H.R. 974, the Boosting Rates of American Veteran Employment (BRAVE) Act, introduced by Rep. Kathleen Rice and co-lead sponsor Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA). The BRAVE Act authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), when awarding federal contracts, to give preference to companies that have high concentrations of full-time veteran employees, which will reward contractors that actively hire veterans and create an incentive for others to d... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Statement on Trump Administration’s References to Nonexistent Terrorist Attacks
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, the Ranking Member on the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, released the following statement today after reports that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made numerous public references to a terrorist attack in Atlanta that never occurred. Last week and in previous public statements, President Trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway similarly made several references to a nonexistent “massacre” in Bowling Green,... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Named Top Democrat on Counterterrorism & Intelligence Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, will serve as the Democratic Ranking Member on the Counterterrorism and Intelligence (CTI) Subcommittee in the 115th Congress. Rice’s fellow Long Island delegation-member, Rep. Peter King, serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee, which is responsible for overseeing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) counterterrorism and information-sharing efforts. Rice has served on the Homeland Securit... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Announces $1M Federal Grant for LI Health Center Treating Underserved Communities
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,036,342 in federal grant funding to the Long Island Federally Qualified Health Center (LIFQHC), a non-profit organization that provides primary care, preventative care, education and other health care services to underserved communities in Nassau County. LIFQHC has primary locations in Elmont, Freeport, Hempstead, Roosevelt, and Westbury/New Cassel, as we... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Unveils New Bill to Protect Children from Drunk & Impaired Drivers
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Combating Drunk Driving

    GARDEN CITY, NY – As we approach the holiday season, one of the most dangerous periods of the year for drunk driving, U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today unveiled major new legislation that will set national standards for criminal penalties against individuals who drive while intoxicated or impaired with a child passenger in the vehicle. Joined by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) National President Colleen Sheehey-Church and MADD New York Executive Director Richard Mallow at the Garden o... Read more

  • 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

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