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  • Rep. Kathleen Rice Introduces Bill to Ease Student Loan Debt
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: College Affordability

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today introduced a new bill that would help ease student loan debt for millions of recent college graduates and their families. The Students and Families Empowerment Act would amend the Internal Revenue Code to effectively remove the $2,500 cap on deductions for student loan interest. Borrowers would be able to deduct all their interest for student loan amounts up to $750,000 – the same loan threshold as mortgage interest deductions. The bill w... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Announces $1.2 Million in Security Grant Funding for Eight Local Nonprofits
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, Ranking Member on the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded more than $15 million for security enhancements to nonprofit organizations in the greater New York City area, including nearly $1.2 million to eight Jewish organizations, synagogues, and schools in New York’s fourth congressional district. The funding was awarded through DHS’s FY ... Read more

  • Reps. Reed, Rice Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Prohibit Members of Congress from Serving on Corporate Boards
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Tom Reed (NY-23) and Kathleen Rice (NY-04) today introduced a resolution to prohibit Members of the House from serving on the boards of publicly-held companies. The resolution creates a similar, yet stronger version of Senate Rule 37.6(a), which states no Senator “shall serve as an officer or member of the board of any publicly-held or publicly regulated corporation, financial institution, or business entity.” Currently, the Senate rule prohibits members from se... Read more

  • Reps. Rice and Reed to Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Updating House Rules to Prohibit Members of Congress from Serving on the Boards of Publicly-Held Companies
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Tom Reed (NY-23) today announced that they will introduce a resolution to amend the current Rules of the House of Representatives to prohibit Members of the House from serving on the boards of publicly-held companies. The resolution would create a House equivalent to Senate Rule 37.6(a), which states that no Senator “shall serve as an officer or member of the board of any publicly-held or publicly regulated corporation, financial instit... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Introduces Bill to Improve Airport Security Screening of Transgender Passengers
    Posted in Press Releases on August 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today announced she will re-introduce legislation that would improve the screening of transgender persons at airport security checkpoints. The Screening with Dignity Act of 2018 would require the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop new procedures and officer training protocols on how to appropriately and respectfully screen self-identified transgender passengers. While often unintentional, in recent years several shortcomings wit... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Introduces Bill to Expand Access to Services for People Living with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    WESTBURY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today announced she will introduce the Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Parity Act, which would amend the Older Americans Act to serve individuals who are under the age of 60 years-old but living with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease or other degenerative diseases. The announcement was made at the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF) headquarters in Westbury, NY, where Rep. Rice was joined by representatives from LIAF, the Alzheimer's Assoc... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Statement on the Need for an Election Security Czar:
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today calling for the creation of an Election Security Coordinator to oversee all U.S. election security efforts: “Friday’s indictments were further confirmation of what we already knew: The Russian government oversaw an extensive operation to influence our 2016 election. But President Trump’s response at today’s joint press conference with President Putin was shockingly weak, submissive and frankly, frightening. The... Read more

  • U.S. House of Representatives Passes Rep. Rice Amendment to Combat Terrorist Use of Virtual Currencies
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment yesterday sponsored by U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, Ranking Member on the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, as part of the Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act (H.R. 6237) that would require the Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary of the Treasury to develop and submit a threat assessment report on the use of virtual currencies by terrorist organizations. H.R... Read more

  • Keating, Rice: Yesterday Senior DHS Officials Refused To Acknowledge Russian Interference In Our Elections; Today DOJ Brings Indictments Against 12 Russian Military & Intelligence Officers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Yesterday, the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittees on Counterterrorism and Intelligence and Oversight and Management Efficiency held a joint hearing entitled “Access Denied: Keeping Adversaries Away from the Homeland Security Supply Chain.” During the hearing, Congressman Bill Keating (MA-09), a senior Member of the Committee, and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (NY-04), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, questione... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Condemns Refusal to Debate Amendment to Revise the Department of Veterans Affairs Motto
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice condemned House leadership today for their refusal to allow debate on her proposed amendment to the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act (H.R. 5895), which would change the motto for the Department of Veterans Affairs to be more inclusive. The current motto is a quotation from President Abraham Lincoln that reads “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, an... Read more

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