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  • Rep. Rice Statement on Credible Allegations of Sexual Harassment & Assault against Members of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today regarding members of Congress facing credible allegations of sexual harassment and assault. Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice: “When the recent wave of credible allegations of sexual harassment and assault reached Rep. John Conyers, my colleague in the House and a fellow Democrat, I felt we needed to show that we would no longer allow ourselves or our colleagues to be held to a double standard. If we ... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Introduces New Bill to Create a Distracted Driving Education Grant Program
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today introduced new legislation that will authorize the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to award a total of $5 million in competitive grant funding to non-profit organizations working to educate the public and prevent distracted driving in communities across the country. Rice announced the new effort today during an event at Mineola High School as part of AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign, which works to educate the public about the risks of distracte... Read more

  • Rice Calls on Speaker Ryan to Release Conyers Accuser from Confidentiality Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today called on Speaker Paul Ryan to intervene in the case of a former employee who accused Rep. John Conyers, Jr. of unwanted sexual advances, and release her from the confidentiality agreement that she was forced to sign as part of a settlement. In a letter sent to Ryan this morning, Rice wrote: “Under the settlement, the complainant was forced into a non-disclosure agreement and has been unable to openly discuss the workplace harassment and abuse... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Holding Mobile Office Hours to Help Residents Find Affordable Health Insurance during Open Enrollment
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice announced today that her office will host mobile office hours throughout the district over the next two months to help residents find affordable health insurance during the Open Enrollment period and to provide any other services that constituents may need. Rice’s office will host office hours in Freeport, Hempstead, Baldwin, Westbury, Roosevelt, Uniondale and Long Beach. Navigators from the New York State Department of Health will be available duri... Read more

  • Reps. Rice & Costello Introduce Bill to Help Prevent Domestic Abusers from Buying Guns
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Preventing Gun Violence

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Ryan Costello (R-PA) today introduced new legislation to help prevent domestic abusers from buying guns by creating incentives for states to provide complete domestic violence records to federal background check databases, and by providing grant funding to help states improve their reporting processes. H.R. 4183, the Domestic Violence Records Reporting Improvement Act of 2017, encourages states to improve domestic violence records in the... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Leads Bipartisan Coalition Urging Trump Administration to Seek Justice for American Victims of Terrorism in Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today led 67 House Democrats and Republicans in calling on the U.S. Solicitor General to respond to the Supreme Court’s request for a brief expressing the Trump administration’s views in Sokolow v. Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), et al., a case involving American victims of terrorism abroad who sought civil redress from the PLO and Palestinian Authority (PA) under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1992 (ATA), which gave American victims of terroris... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Bill Requires Cybersecurity Training for All House Members
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, introduced new legislation today that will require all House Members to undergo annual cyber- and information security training, just as is already required for House officers and employees. H.Res. 585, the bipartisan Congressional Cybersecurity Training Resolution of 2017 co-led by Rep. John Katko (R-NY), will require the Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives to carr... Read more

  • House Passes Rice, Donovan, Larsen, Reichert Bill to Reauthorize Expedited Business Travel Program for Pacific Rim Countries
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives last night passed S. 504, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act of 2017, which is identical to bipartisan legislation introduced in the House this year by Reps. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Dan Donovan (R-NY), Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Dave Reichert (R-WA). The legislation permanently reauthorizes the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card (ABTC) program, which provides access to fast-track immigration lanes at... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Statement on Las Vegas Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Preventing Gun Violence

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today regarding the shooting last night in Las Vegas. Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice: “It’s hard to find the words to express how it feels to once again wake up to reports of the deadliest mass shooting in American history. It’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen before – as many as 58 people dead, more than 500 injured, several in critical condition. But at the same time, it feels like déjà vu. “Right now,... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Announces Nearly $450,000 in Security Grant Funding for Six Local Jewish Nonprofits
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded more than $6.7 million for security enhancements to nonprofit organizations in the greater New York City area, including nearly $450,000 to six Jewish organizations, synagogues and schools in New York’s fourth congressional district. The funding was awarded through DHS’s FY 2017 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP... Read more

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