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  • 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

  • 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 Announces Nearly $575,000 in Federal Funding for Security Enhancements at Local Jewish Nonprofit Organizations
    Posted in Press Releases on August 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice announced today that eight Jewish organizations, synagogues and schools in New York’s fourth congressional district have been awarded a total of nearly $575,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s FY2016 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), which provides funding for security enhancements to nonprofit organizations that are at a high risk of terrorist attacks. Congregation Aish Kodesh in Woodmere, the Hebre... Read more

  • LI Herald: After Orlando, sadness and stepped-up security in New York
    Posted in In the News on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Preventing Gun Violence

    By Mary Malloy, Barbara Rubin-Perry, Julie Mansmann and Anthony Rifilato As the shocking details of last Sunday’s mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., emerged this week, local police and community organizations ramped up security, and gathered for prayer. “We are appalled at the deaths of the innocent victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, and we’re keeping them and their loved ones in our prayers,” said Deacon Richard LaRossa, a pastoral associate at the Parish of St. Raymond’s Cat... Read more

  • LI Herald: Pride for Youth holds tearful vigil for Orlando victims
    Posted in In the News on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Preventing Gun Violence

    By Scott Brinton The worst mass shooting in U.S. history, at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., last Sunday, has the South Shore’s LGBT community reeling. The community, many within it say, has long been a target of violence. Gay nightclubs were supposed to be their safe havens. Now they wonder whether there’s anywhere to gather without fear of violence. That’s according to Pete Carney, director of Pride for Youth, a Bellmore-based nonprofit organization that serves the area’s youth lesbian, gay... Read more

  • USA Today: Congress approves TSA request for screeners to meet summer crush
    Posted in In the News on May 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    By Bart Jansen WASHINGTON – Congress approved TSA's request Wednesday to hire more screeners and pay overtime to deal with a surge in summer travelers who are already jamming airport checkpoints. The Transportation Security Administration asked Congress on May 4 to shift $34 million between its accounts to hire and train 768 new officers and pay overtime for its 42,500 officers. Key senators agreed the same day, and their House counterparts approved the shift Wednesday. The approval came after ... Read more

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