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  • Kathleen Rice Announces Hempstead Native As Winner of Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-04) today announced Gerry Stevens, a Hempstead resident and sophomore at Holy Trinity High School, as the winner of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge for New York’s 4th Congressional District. Stevens created the “Sneaker Plaza App”, which helps consumers locate a specific shoe by searching stores in the surrounding area. “I am proud to name Gerry Stevens as the winner of the NY-04 Congressional App Challenge competition,” said Representative Kathleen ... Read more

  • Kathleen Rice Amendment to Help Long Island Communities Included in House Passage of Water Contamination Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act of 2019, a comprehensive bill to regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), clean up water contamination, and protect public health. A bipartisan amendment offered by Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-04), and cosponsored by Reps. Peter King (NY-02) and Tom Suozzi (NY-03), was included in final passage. The amendment authorizes $50 million in new grant funding for communities across the country that have alr... Read more

  • Kathleen Rice, Elected Officials Pledge Action to Combat Anti-Semitic Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    CEDARHURST, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) convened a press conference this morning to condemn anti-Semitism and pledge renewed action to combat it. Today’s event comes in the wake of several recent incidents of targeted violence against the Jewish community, including the Hanukkah stabbing in Monsey, the shooting at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, and at least eight other anti-Semitic incidents reported in the New York City metropolitan area since December 13. “The vicious ... Read more

  • Rep. Kathleen Rice Backs United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) today voted in support of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Act, a bill that makes long-needed updates to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The bill passed the House of Representatives today with strong bipartisan support by a vote of 385-41. "I am proud to support the updated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement which will defend American jobs, support workers’ rights, and add importa... Read more

  • Rice Votes to Impeach President Donald J. Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) issued the following statement today after voting in favor of both articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump: "Today I voted to impeach President Trump for both abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. While I took no pleasure in casting these votes, I believe they were necessary to hold the President accountable for his actions. As a career prosecutor, I spent more than 20 years fighting to combat corruption and uphold th... Read more

  • Reps. Kathleen Rice, Nydia Velázquez, and Joaquin Castro Call on DOJ to Investigate Housing Discrimination on Long Island
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04), Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-07), and Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, sent a letter today to Eric Dreiband, the Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, asking him to immediately open an investigation into potential fair housing violations exposed in a recent Newsday report. Using undercover testers as potential homebuyers, a three-year investigation conducted by New... Read more

  • Reps. Kathleen Rice & Mike Turner Introduce Bill to Help Prevent Domestic Abusers from Buying Guns
    Posted in Press Releases on October 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    BALDWIN, NY – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Mike Turner (R-OH) today introduced H.R. 4600, the Domestic Violence Records Reporting Improvement Act, to help prevent domestic abusers from purchasing firearms. H.R. 4600, which was introduced at the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, creates incentives for states to provide complete domestic violence records to federal background check databases. Rep. Rice made the announcement at Bethany House in Baldwin, where she was join... Read more

  • Reps. Rice & Lieu Call for Bribery Investigation into NRA Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) today sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray asking him to investigate whether the Chief Executive of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, attempted to bribe President Trump after it was reported that he met with the President and offered him some form of support in exchange for a commitment to oppose new gun control measures. In the letter, the Members write: Dear Director Wray, We are writing with ... Read more

  • Reps. Kathleen Rice and Andy Barr Introduce Bill Requiring Comptroller General to Present Congress with a Report on Nation’s Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Andy Barr (R-KY) today introduced H. Con. Res. 68, the Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution, which would require the Comptroller General to present the Financial Report of the United States to a joint hearing of the House and Senate Budget Committees. All Members of Congress would be invited to attend. By inviting a nonpartisan government official to present to both the House and Senate, Congress would receive a sober and clear-eyed ass... Read more

  • Rep. Kathleen Rice Urges Governor Cuomo to Advocate on Behalf of Island Park in LIPA Suit
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice sent a letter this week to Governor Andrew Cuomo requesting that he advocate on behalf of the Island Park community and urge the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to drop all suits against the village. LIPA filed a lawsuit against Island Park to reduce its tax obligations on the EF Barrett Power Station facility in Island Park, which could devastate the local school district. LIPA had previously committed to paying a substantial amount of taxes to ... Read more

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