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  • Reps. Rice and Rose to Visit Southern Border as Part of Bipartisan Homeland Security Committee Delegation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Reps. Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Max Rose (NY-11) will visit the Rio Grande Valley this Friday as part of a bipartisan Homeland Security Committee delegation to examine the migrant conditions at the southern border. The group will visit CBP facilities around McAllen, Texas, including a Border Patrol station, processing center, holding facility, and a port of entry. The delegation will also visit a Department of Health and Human Services shelter and meet with local immigration stake h... Read more

  • Durbin, Collins, Wenstrup, Rice Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill To Make The VA Smoke-Free
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Susan Collins (R-ME), along with U.S. Representatives Brad Wenstrup, D.P.M. (R-OH-02) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY-04), today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to prohibit smoking at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The legislation would repeal an antiquated 1992 law that requires the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to furnish and maintain designated indoor or outdoor smoking areas. Supported by the VA, the bill would brin... Read more

  • Rep. Kathleen Rice Statement on Recent Trip to Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Kathleen Rice released the following statement today following her recent trip to Israel as part of a bipartisan Congressional delegation: “Last week I had the pleasure of joining a bipartisan group of Members of Congress on a trip to Israel, where we met with Prime Minister Netanyahu, Members of the Knesset and top security officials. Throughout our many meetings, we expressed a strong, bipartisan commitment to Israel and its security. We also had the opportunity to meet with... Read more

  • Rep. Rice’s BRAVE Act Passes House with Broad Bipartisan Support
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – This week the U.S. House Representatives passed H.R. 2109, the Boosting Rates of American Veteran Employment (BRAVE) Act. The legislation, which was introduced by Rep. Kathleen Rice, authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs when awarding VA contracts, to give preference to companies that have high concentrations of full-time veteran employees. This bill will reward contractors that actively hire veterans and create an incentive for other contractors to do the same. The BRAVE Act... Read more

  • Rep. Kathleen Rice Leads Letter to the EPA Regarding Water Contamination on Long Island
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) today sent a letter from the entire Long Island delegation to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler regarding a recent study from the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) that found that Long Island has the most contaminated drinking water in New York State. The study also found that Nassau County has the highest number of water systems with detected emerging contaminants among New York’s counties. In... Read more

  • As Airplane Noise Over Nassau County Hits Record High, Rep. Kathleen Rice leads letter to Governor Cuomo Requesting Changes to the New York Communities Aviation Roundtable
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) today sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo requesting that the Governor use his executive powers to amend the bylaws of the New York Communities Aviation Roundtable (NYCAR) to increase Nassau County’s representation, balance the voting power of each office, and reduce the overly-burdensome quorum standards. NYCAR is responsible for making recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Port Authority of New York a... Read more

  • Rep. Kathleen Rice introduces Three Bills to Combat Impaired and Distracted Driving
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2019 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) today introduced a package of three bills aimed at combating impaired and distracted driving. The End Drunk Driving Act will require that within 10 years, all new cars sold in the U.S. come equipped with advanced DWI-prevention technology; the Prevent Impaired Driving Child Endangerment Act will set national standards for criminal penalties against individuals who drive while intoxicated or impaired with a child passenger in the vehicle... Read more

  • Reps. Rice and Katko Lead Bipartisan New York Delegation Letter to MTA Regarding Chinese State-Owned Company’s Plan to Design New Subway Cars
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and John Katko (NY-24) sent a letter to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) expressing concerns over a Chinese state-owned company’s plan to design a new set of subway cars. The letter is signed by Reps. Jose Serrano (NY-15), Peter King (NY-02), Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Gregory Meeks (NY-05), Yvette Clarke (NY-09), Paul Tonko (NY-20), Tom Reed (NY-23), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Lee Zeldin (NY-01), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), ... Read more

  • Representatives Kathleen Rice & Brian Mast Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Revise Department of Veterans Affairs Mission Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Brian Mast (FL-18) today reintroduced legislation to revise the mission statement for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to be more inclusive of women veterans and surviving family members. The current VA mission statement is a quotation from President Abraham Lincoln that reads: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.” As it stands, this mission statement fails to recognize the service ... Read more

  • Rep. Kathleen Rice Introduces Legislation Establishing Adoption Policy for Research Animals
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Kathleen Rice today introduced H.R. 2850, the Humane Retirement Act, an animal welfare bill that would establish an adoption policy for Public Health Service (PHS) research institutions that take part in animal testing with cats and dogs. Each year, PHS agencies conduct research on thousands of animals without a formal policy for adopting out animals no longer needed for research. While current law strictly governs the care and use of animals involved in research and testing, t... Read more

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