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  • Rice Joins President Biden at White House as PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act is Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) joined President Joe Biden at the White House as he signed the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act into law. Rice was the Democratic co-lead on the bipartisan bill introduced by former U.S. Representative Steve Stivers (OH-15). “It was a great honor to join President Biden at today’s signing ceremony for the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act,” said Rep. Rice. “By creating a pilot program on dog trainin... Read more

  • Cárdenas, Guthrie, Mace, Rice Announce Launch of Live Events Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on August 6, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — This week, Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Kathleen M. Rice (D-NY) announced the launch of the Live Events Caucus, which they will co-chair. The mission of the Live Events Caucus is to highlight the contributions and impacts of the vast and diverse live event ecosystem, and how live events drive economies, create jobs and memorable experiences that uplift communities and culture. “The live event industry employs more than 12 million people, so... Read more

  • Rice Statement on Nassau County Bill Allowing Police to Sue Protestors
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2021 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) released the following statement: “On Monday, the Nassau County Legislature passed a bill that enumerates police officers and first responders as a protected class under the Nassau County Human Rights Law. After reviewing the legislative text and listening to public comment, I must state my strong opposition to this bill as currently drafted. “I support policies to protect our police officers and other first responders. But it is wrong ... Read more

  • Members of New York Congressional Delegation Make Renewed Call for Governor Cuomo's Resignation
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — Today, after the release of a state investigation report that found Governor Andrew Cuomo had fostered a culture of workplace misconduct and had sexually harassed numerous women, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), along with Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Brian Higgins (D-NY), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Ritchie Torres (D-NY), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Grace Meng (D-NY), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), Mondaire Jones (D-NY), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) ... Read more

  • Rice Announces $3.5 Million in Security Grant Funding for NY-04 Jewish Nonprofits
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2021 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $3.5 million for security enhancements to 20 Jewish nonprofit organizations in New York’s Fourth Congressional District. The funding was awarded through DHS’s FY 2021 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), which supports target hardening and physical security enhancements at nonprofit organizations that are at a higher risk of a terrorist attack. “No Long... Read more

  • Rice, Barr Reintroduce Bipartisan Resolution Requiring Comptroller General to Present to Congress on American Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Andy Barr (KY-06) today reintroduced 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. The resolution has been cosponsored by 80 bipartisan Members of Congress. Under the resolution, all Members of Congress in both the House and Senate would be invited to attend the Comptroller General’s... Read more

  • Rice Secures Nearly $7.5 Million for NY-04 Projects in House Funding Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) voted in favor of H.R. 4502, a package of seven federal government funding bills. It passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 219-208. H.R. 4502 includes funding for nine “Community Project Funding” requests championed by Rice during the appropriations process. The projects, which total nearly $7.5 million for New York’s Fourth Congressional District, are listed below: · $2 million for streetscape improvements within the... Read more

  • Rice Leads Bipartisan Bill to Address Direct Support Professional Shortage
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04), John Katko (NY-24), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Brendan Boyle (PA-02), and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) reintroduced the Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act (H.R. 4779), a bipartisan bill to address the Direct Support Professional workforce shortage. This legislation is supported by the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals, Inc., the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), the Arc of t... Read more

  • Rice Leads Bipartisan New York Delegation Letter Demanding NYS Distribute Emergency Rental Assistance Program Payments Immediately
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHIGNTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) led a letter to the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance demanding that it accelerate application processing and begin the immediate disbursement of funds through New York State’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). The letter was co-signed by U.S. Representatives Lee Zeldin (NY-01), Andrew R. Garbarino (NY-02), Thomas R. Suozzi (NY-03), Grace Meng (NY-06), Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-07), Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), ... Read more

  • Rice, Garbarino Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support School Districts with Influx of Unaccompanied Migrant Children
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2021 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Rep. Andrew Garbarino (NY-02) introduced H.R. 4667, the Public School Emergency Relief Act, a bipartisan bill which would authorize new federal funding to support local school districts educating unaccompanied migrant children. Current federal policy is to place unaccompanied children with family members or relatives living in the United States. Long Island has a large population of immigrants from Central America, where many of th... Read more