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  • Rice, Gillibrand, Stivers, Murkowski to Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Modernize Outdated VA Motto
    Posted in Press Releases on April 22, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, introduced bicameral, bipartisan legislation to update the mission statement for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to be more inclusive of women and LGBTQ veterans and their surviving family members. The legislation is co-led by Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) in the House and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in the Senate. The Hono... Read more

  • Rice Statement on West Hempstead Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-04) released the following statement in response to the shooting at Stop & Shop in West Hempstead: "I am praying for the victims of the West Hempstead shooting and their loved ones. Thank you to the Nassau County Police for responding quickly and decisively. "Until Congress takes action, shootings like this will continue to be the norm in our country. It is disgraceful that any of my fellow lawmakers can oppose common sense gun reforms when so many innocent pe... Read more

  • Rice Statement on Conviction of Derek Chauvin
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-04) released the following statement on the conviction of Derek Chauvin: "George Floyd was murdered by Derek Chauvin. Today’s verdict confirms what we all knew to be true. I commend George Floyd’s family for their strength during this process and their continued dedication to the cause of justice. Now we must continue to fight to deliver justice for all Black Americans. No single bill can eradicate systemic racism or police brutality at once, but the George Fl... Read more

  • Rice, Gillibrand Introduce Bill to Protect Superstorm Sandy Survivors From Having to Repay Money Already Spent to Fund Recovery
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice announced their introduction of the Senate and House versions of the Sandy Duplication of Benefits Fairness Act, to protect Superstorm Sandy survivors and ensure they can keep the grant funding they received through the New York Rising program. Immediately after Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) told New Yorkers that in order to receive any federal disaster assistance, they must firs... Read more

  • Rice Announces Winners of NY-04 Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2021 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) today announced the top three winners of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge for New York’s 4th Congressional District: James Nagler, a student at Garden City High School; Samuel Schwartz, a student at Lawrence Woodmere Academy; and Peyton Elie, a student at Buckley Country Day School. The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is hosted by Members of Congress to challenge students in their districts to create and submit apps for a competit... Read more

  • Rice, Aumua Amata Introduce Bipartisan Bills to Reform VA Police and Increase Oversight at the
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Aumua Amata Radewagen (American Samoa) today introduced two bipartisan bills to strengthen oversight and accountability at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): the VA Police Improvement and Accountability Act, which would require the VA police to implement the use of body cameras, address police staffing needs at VA facilities, and improve transparency for the law enforcement operations of the Department; and the Strengthening ... Read more

  • Representatives Rice, Pascrell Applaud Offshore Wind Energy Area Announcement in the New York Bight
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) applauded the Biden Administration’s announcement today designating a new priority Wind Energy Area in the New York Bight to clear the way for offshore wind development off the coasts of New York and New Jersey. Today’s announcement comes following a bipartisan letter that Rice, Pascrell and members of the New York and New Jersey congressional delegations sent to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on... Read more

  • Dingell, Rice, McKinley Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Eliminate Drunk Driving
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Kathleen Rice (D-NY), and David McKinley (R-WV) today reintroduced legislation to reduce drunk driving deaths across the country. The legislation, the Honoring Abbas Family Legacy to Terminate (HALT) Drunk Driving Act, will require the commercialization and standards for advanced drunk driving prevention technology systems in all new cars. The HALT Drunk Driving Act came after a Michigan family was tragically killed in a car crash caused... Read more

  • Fallen FDNY Hero Lieutenant Michael R. Davidson honored in designation of Floral Park Post Office
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2021 | Preview rr

    Floral Park, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) joined the U.S. Postal Service and local delegates and community leaders to honor a fallen FDNY hero in a Post Office virtual dedication ceremony. On December 3, 2020, Rice's legislation to designate the Floral Park Post Office building located at 35 Tulip Ave., Floral Park, NY 11001, as the “Lieutenant Michael R. Davidson Post Office Building” was signed into law by the President. Today is the third anniversary of the 2018 Harle... Read more

  • Rice Leads Letter to NCAA Demanding Investigation into Discrepancies Between Women and Men’s Basketball Tournaments
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) today led a letter with her colleagues on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, U.S. Representatives Anna Eshoo (CA-18), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-At large), to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Mark Emmert in support of the NCAA’s Committee on Women’s Athletics call for an independent investigation in response to the disparities at the 2021 women’s and men’s NCAA basketball tournaments. ... Read more