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  • Rep. Rice Statement on Las Vegas Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Preventing Gun Violence

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today regarding the shooting last night in Las Vegas. Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice: “It’s hard to find the words to express how it feels to once again wake up to reports of the deadliest mass shooting in American history. It’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen before – as many as 58 people dead, more than 500 injured, several in critical condition. But at the same time, it feels like déjà vu. “Right now,... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Announces Nearly $450,000 in Security Grant Funding for Six Local Jewish Nonprofits
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded more than $6.7 million for security enhancements to nonprofit organizations in the greater New York City area, including nearly $450,000 to six Jewish organizations, synagogues and schools in New York’s fourth congressional district. The funding was awarded through DHS’s FY 2017 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Statement on President Trump’s Decision to End DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “President Trump’s decision to rescind DACA is a cruel and senseless mistake that Congress must immediately rectify,” said Representative Kathleen Rice. “Dreamers are Americans in every way but their paperwork, and forcing them to once again live in fear of deportation only serves to further divide our co... Read more

  • 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

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