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  • Rep. Rice Announces 2017 Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on August 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice announced today that New York’s fourth district will participate in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge, a contest designed to encourage high school students to learn how to code and create their own software applications for mobile devices or tablets. The Congressional App Challenge is open to all high school students who live or attend school in the district (there is no age minimum; students below high school age are also eligible). Whether... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Introduces Teachers & Parents at the Table Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today introduced new legislation that would create two committees made up of public school teachers and parents and family members of public school students to advise the U.S. Secretary of Education and report to Congress about a range of issues related to students, teachers and family engagement in education. H.R. 3246, the Teachers and Parents at the Table Act, would establish a Teachers Advisory Committee made up of public school teachers who hav... Read more

  • Reps. Rice & MacArthur Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Prohibit FEMA Claw Backs after Three Years
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Superstorm Sandy Recovery

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would prohibit the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from taking any action to recoup disaster assistance funds if more than three years have passed since the individual received the funds. In the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, FEMA has sent thousands of letters seeking to recoup millions of dollars in assistance funding from homeowners in New York and New Jersey,... Read more

  • Reps. Rice, Donovan, Larsen & Reichert Lead Bipartisan Push to Reauthorize Expedited Business Travel Program for Pacific Rim Countries
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Dan Donovan (R-NY), Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Dave Reichert (R-WA) today introduced legislation to permanently reauthorize the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card (ABTC) program, which provides access to fast-track immigration lanes at airports for travelers who conduct verified business in the APEC region. APEC, a forum of 21 Pacific Rim countries including the U.S., created the ABTC program in 1997, and the U.S. sta... Read more

  • Reps. Rice & Kilmer Demand Answers About OPM Policy Prohibiting Communication with Democrats
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) wrote today to the Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and OPM’s Acting Inspector General to request written confirmation that a new policy prohibits OPM from responding to letters from members of Congress unless the letters have been signed by the Chairperson of a Committee or Subcommittee. On May 1, 2017, the New Democrat Coalition Cybersecurity Task Force wrote to OPM to inquire about the fe... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Introduces Legislation Targeting Terrorists’ Use of Virtual Currencies
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, the top Democrat on the Homeland Security Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee, today introduced legislation that directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to conduct a threat assessment regarding the use of virtual currencies such as Bitcoin to carry out terrorist activities or to provide material support for terrorist organizations. H.R. 2433, the Homeland Security Assessment of Terrorists’ Use of Virtual Currencies Act, comes d... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Statement on Reports that President Trump Revealed Highly Classified Information to the Russian Officials
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today after reports that President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian Foreign Minister and Ambassador during a meeting last week in the Oval Office. Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice: “According to widespread reports, President Trump recklessly blurted out highly classified information while meeting with Russian officials at Putin’s request. At a time when some of our allies were al... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Statement on House Passage of the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today after House Republicans voted to pass the American Health Care Act. Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice: “The Republican health care bill was awful in March, and the version that passed today is even worse. It still completely decimates Medicaid to finance a huge tax cut for the rich, it still increases costs on seniors, and it’s still an attack on women that would de-fund Planned Parenthood. Now, it al... Read more

  • 11-Year-Old Oceanside Resident Named Environmental Champion by EPA Region 2
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice announced today that Zoie Napolitano, an 11-year-old resident of Oceanside, has been selected to receive a 2017 U.S. EPA Environmental Champion Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 2. The award is the highest recognition presented to the public by EPA Region 2, and is given each year to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to improving the region’s environment. Rep. Rice’s office nominat... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    GARDEN CITY, NY -- U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today regarding the U.S. missile strikes launched last night against a Syrian airfield. Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice: “Based on what I know at this point, last night’s missile strikes on a Syrian airfield seem to be an appropriate response to Assad’s brutal chemical attack that killed dozens of his own citizens, including children, and I commend the members of our armed forces who planned and exe... Read more

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