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  • Spectrum NY1: Federal Lawmakers Question NCAA's Gender Inequities
    Posted in In the News on March 23, 2021 | Preview rr

    An independent investigation is needed amid reports of unequal gym facilities at the NCAA's Division I college basketball tournaments this month, Rep. Kathleen Rice said Monday. The Long Island Democrat, in a letter with fellow lawmakers, also raised the possibility of an independent investigation of the separate facilities. Social media posts by players showed vast differences between equipment available to men and women at the tournament. The episode has highlighted the wider disparity in how ... Read more

  • Newsday: Floral Park Post Office renamed for hometown FDNY hero firefighter
    Posted in In the News on March 23, 2021 | Preview rr

    Honoring an FDNY hero who embodied courage, devotion to duty, and love for family and community, the Floral Park Post Office on Tuesday was renamed the Lt. Michael R. Davidson Post Office Building. Davidson perished when a Harlem building, being used as a set for a film, caught fire three years ago. "Obviously, we're caught up in our emotions and grief and thoughts but we thank you for giving us this celebration today so that we can honor Michael's life," said his widow, Eileen, during the lives... Read more

  • Patch: LI Dems Rice, Suozzi Support Biden's $1.9 Trillion Rescue Plan
    Posted in In the News on March 10, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC — Long Island's Democratic congressional delegation, Reps. Thomas Suozzi and Kathleen Rice, voted in favor of President Joseph Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan on Wednesday. The measure passed the House 220-211. The plan includes expanded unemployment benefits, $1,400 stimulus checks, and $20 billion in funding for a national coronavirus vaccine program. Included in the plan is about $23 billion in aid for New York, with about half dedicated to the state and about $10.8... Read more

  • Jewish Insider: House members introduce bipartisan resolution condemning Iranian nuclear program
    Posted in In the News on March 10, 2021 | Preview rr

    A bipartisan group of House members — consisting mostly of centrist Democrats — has introduced a resolution condemning Iran’s nuclear program. The resolution, introduced by Democratic Reps. Elaine Luria (D-VA), Kathy Manning (D-NC), Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Brad Schnieder (D-IL), joined by moderate Republican Peter Meijer (R-MI), condemns Iran’s decision to enrich uranium to 20% purity. The resolution argues that Iran’s continuing enrichment “is escalatory and intended to... Read more

  • LongIsland.com: Rice, Curran Announce $71.8 Million Federal Grant to Improve Water Quality, Storm Resiliency in Reynolds Channel, Western Bays
    Posted in In the News on March 9, 2021 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Nassau County Executive Laura Curran have announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $71.8 million to help fund the Western Bays Resiliency Project, which will replenish tidal wetlands to prevent flooding, sewerage back-up and unhealthy living environments in the Reynolds Channel and the Western Bays. “With our climate changing and sea levels rising, Long Island faces the troubling... Read more

  • WSHU: Rep. Kathleen Rice: Facebook Needs To Provide Data On Veterans Targeted For Radicalization
    Posted in In the News on March 1, 2021 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congresswoman Kathleen Rice from Long Island wants answers from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the social media company’s role in disinformation campaigns that target veterans. Rice wants Facebook to provide data on veterans that were targeted by extremist groups involved in storming of the U.S. Capitol last month. She blames Facebook for the spread of online conspiracy theories. “And it's my opinion that Facebook has a responsibility to stop it. Our veterans and military service member... Read more

  • Newsday: Rice digs for answers on Facebook’s role in spreading extremism
    Posted in In the News on February 22, 2021 | Preview rr

    With memories of the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol still raw, Rep. Kathleen Rice sent a letter Monday to Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg asking for information about the social network’s role in disseminating disinformation to veterans and service members that contributed to their embrace of extremist movements and philosophies. "We know that veterans and military service members are being targeted daily online by disinformation campaigns and dangerous conspiracy theories. We must ... Read more

  • Newsday: Post-Trump trial, Biden agenda starts to come into focus
    Posted in In the News on February 20, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, no longer dealing with the impeachment trial of his predecessor, set out this past week to lay the groundwork for other aspects of his first 100 days agenda, including ramping up bipartisan talks on an infrastructure package and introducing an immigration reform bill. Biden, asked about former President Donald Trump’s acquittal by a majority of Senate Republicans last Saturday, made clear he was eager to move past the trial, which loomed over the first 24 days o... Read more

  • Newsday: LI delegation reacts to Trump's acquittal on impeachment charge
    Posted in In the News on February 13, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump’s impeachment acquittal by the majority of Senate Republicans on Saturday was denounced by Long Island’s congressional Democrats, who argued the move will leave the country vulnerable to future politically fueled violent attacks. However, the delegation’s two Republicans sought to frame the end of Trump’s second impeachment trial as a turning point that will allow lawmakers to focus entirely on the pandemic and the economy. Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Garden ... Read more

  • Kathleen Rice Leads Bipartisan NY Delegation Letter to IRS Requesting Tax Filing Extension
    Posted in In the News on March 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) led a bipartisan letter with her New York congressional delegation colleagues calling on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to move back the April 15th tax filing deadline and immediately release specific details on pending tax filing and payment relief for taxpayers in response to the coronavirus outbreak. “New York has been one of the hardest hit states in the country by coronavirus, and the outbreak seems to get worse each day,” said Rep.... Read more