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  • Kathleen Rice Leads Bipartisan Effort to Support Tourism Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) led a bipartisan letter to House and Senate Leadership calling for the expansion of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a federal relief program that helps businesses and other organizations keep their workforce employed, to include destination marketing organizations (DMOs), conventions and visitors’ bureaus (CVBs), and state tourism offices as eligible applicants. U.S. Representatives Tom Suozzi (NY-03), Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Anthony ... Read more

  • Kathleen Rice Votes for House Passage of Additional Coronavirus Relief Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) released a statement after voting in favor of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, which passed by the House of Representatives by a vote of 208-199: “Today the House passed a new coronavirus relief bill that provides critically-needed funding to address the unprecedented health and economic crisis gripping our nation. The HEROES Act authorizes $1 trillion for state and local governments, and will send m... Read more

  • Representatives Rice, Meeks, Meng Urge House and Senate Leadership to Provide Additional Relief for Nursing Homes
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) led a letter to House and Senate Leadership with Representatives Gregory Meeks (NY-05) and Grace Meng (NY-06) calling for additional federal funding in the next coronavirus relief package to address the dire situation in nursing homes and long-term care (LTC) facilities in New York and around the country. “Our nursing homes and long-term care providers have been some of the hardest hit facilities during this pandemic,” said Rep. Kathleen Ric... Read more

  • Kathleen Rice Calls on VA to Protect Veteran Homeowners
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) today called on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie to issue clarification on the forbearance program available to borrowers with VA-guaranteed home loans during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure homeowners and veterans who take advantage of this program are not required to make lump sum repayments at the end of a forbearance period. The letter comes amidst ongoing confusion regarding the various mortgage repayment... Read more

  • Kathleen Rice Statement on Third Coronavirus Response Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) issued the following statement after the third coronavirus response bill passed the House of Representatives today: “I am pleased that Congress has finally reached a bipartisan compromise and passed this urgently-needed $2 trillion stimulus package. This bill provides immediate support to Long Islanders in several ways, including increased funding for New York’s hospitals, direct stimulus checks to qualifying families, expanded unemploy... Read more

  • Houses Passes Kathleen Rice Measure Requiring Cybersecurity Training for All House Members
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed a provision authored by U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04), a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, that will require all Members of the House to undergo annual cybersecurity and information security training, just as is already required for House officers and employees. The provision, originally introduced as a standalone measure with Representative John Katko (NY-24), was included in H.Res.756, a bipartisan resolution... Read more

  • Kathleen Rice, Bipartisan Colleagues Lead Bicameral Bill to Address Direct Support Professional Shortage
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04), Peter King (NY-02), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), John Katko (NY-24), Brendan Boyle (PA-02), and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) introduced the Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act (H.R. 6045), a bipartisan bill to address the Direct Support Professional shortage in the workforce. This legislation is supported by the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals, Inc., the American Network of Community Options and... Read more

  • Representatives Kathleen Rice, Aumua Amata Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase VA Oversight
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2020 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Aumua Amata (American Samoa) have introduced a bipartisan bill to strengthen oversight at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Strengthening Oversight for Veterans Act of 2020 (H.R. 5843) would provide the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) with testimonial subpoena authority. Without testimonial subpoena authority, the current ability of VA OIG to conduct complete and thorough investigations is severely limited. The bill... Read more

  • Rice, Clarke Lead Bipartisan Delegation Letter Questioning DHS Ban on New Yorkers from Global Entry Program
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) today led a bipartisan letter to Acting Secretary Chad Wolf questioning the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to implement a new policy banning New York State residents from the Global Entry Program and other Trusted Traveler Programs. The letter comes following Acting Secretary Wolf’s cable television announcement of the policy and the letter DHS sent to the New York State Department of Motor Veh... Read more

  • Kathleen Rice Statement on Acquittal of President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) issued the following statement today after the United States Senate acquitted President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial: "Today will be remembered as a solemn day for the rule of law in our country. By blocking witnesses and documents throughout this trial, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans ignored the will of the American people and abandoned their constitutional duty to act as impartial jurors. An acquittal without a fair trial ... Read more