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  • 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

  • The Hill: Dems urge Trump to enact 'tough and smart' cyber policy
    Posted in In the News on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    By Joe Uchill A group of more than 30 Democratic lawmakers is urging President Trump to adopt "a tough and smart" policy on cybersecurity. The lawmakers, members of The New Democrat Coalition, sent a letter to Trump this week "to highlight the importance of making smart cybersecurity investments, which will more than pay off in the long run." The letter pushes for increased spending on federal IT, academic research and curricula, and critical infrastructure security as well as a "strengthening"... Read more

  • Homeland Security Today: What Has DHS Done To Examine, Improve Vetting, House HS Committee Member Wants To Know
    Posted in In the News on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    By Homeland Security Today Staff Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly was asked Tuesday for information about directives in Trump’s original January 27 Executive Order, Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, which weren’t affected by the court's temporary restraining order (TRO). On February 3, a federal court issued a TRO preventing the enforcement of five specific sections of the original Executive Order, but several provisions of the ... 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

  • Newsday: Rep. Kathleen Rice presses for review of immigrant vetting procedures
    Posted in In the News on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    By Tom Brune WASHINGTON — Rep. Kathleen Rice on Tuesday asked whether President Donald Trump’s administration has begun its review of how refugees and citizens of Muslim-majority nations are vetted, the issue that led Trump to impose a temporary travel ban on Jan. 27. Rice (D-Garden City), a House Homeland Security Committee member, sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly asking for an update on what the administration has accomplished in the 39 days since the president ordered ... 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 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 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. Kathleen Rice calls for hearings on airport security
    Posted in In the News on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    By Zachary R. Dowdy Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City) is calling for a congressional hearing to discuss how prepared the nation’s airports are for active shooter situations, after unfounded reports of gunfire at airports in New York and Los Angeles sparked pandemonium for passengers and authorities last month. Rice, who sits on the Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Transportation Security, wrote to the subcommittee’s chairman, John Katko (R-Camillus), on Tuesday asking for the foru... Read more

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