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  • Rice Statement on Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) issued a statement following the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris: “Today will forever be remembered as a historic day. Joe Biden has assumed office having won more votes than anyone ever elected President of the United States. And as the first female, Black, and Indian-American Vice President in American history, Kamala Harris has become a symbol of hope and inspiration to so many across this country. “Bu... Read more

  • U.S. Representatives Rice and Huffman Lead Letter Requesting Members of Congress be Permanently Required to Pass Through Magnetometers Before Entering the House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – In the aftermath of last week’s deadly domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol, Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Jared Huffman (CA-02) sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Committee on House Administration Chair Zoe Lofgren, and House Committee on Rules Chair James P. McGovern requesting that they make permanent the requirement that all Members, guests, and spouses pass through magnetometers before entering the House floor. The letter, co-signed by 25 of Rice ... Read more

  • Rice Votes to Impeach President Donald J. Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.Res. 24 to impeach President Donald J. Trump for incitement of insurrection: "President Trump betrayed his oath to the Constitution by inciting a deadly insurrection on the U.S. Capitol last week. If we do not hold the President accountable for this act of sedition, it would set a dangerous precedent and pose a lethal threat to the future of democracy in this country. For that reason,... Read more

  • Rice Statement on New York State Bar Association Investigation into Rudy Giuliani
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (D-NY), a former local and federal prosecutor, issued the following statement today in response to the New York State Bar Association’s announcement that it is launching an investigation into expelling Rudy Giuliani from its membership. Rice previously called for an investigation into Giuliani in an October 2019 letter to the New York State Attorney Grievance Committee of the First Judicial Department, the committee in charge of investigating compla... Read more

  • Rice Votes for Bipartisan COVID Relief and Government Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) released the following statement after voting last night in favor of the bipartisan COVID relief and government funding agreement, H.R. 133, The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. The legislation passed the House of Representatives and the Senate last night. “This agreement is far from perfect, but in this case something is absolutely better than nothing and I am pleased we have finally passed new relief for our constituents and avoide... Read more

  • Rice, Curran, State Senators Call for Federal Investigation into Town of Hempstead’s Use of CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04), Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, and New York State Senators Kevin Thomas, Todd Kaminsky, Anna Kaplan, and John Brooks today sent a letter urgently requesting the U.S. Department of Treasury to open an investigation into how the Town of Hempstead is spending the $133 million in federal funding it received through the Coronavirus Relief Fund under the CARES Act. Despite explicit Treasury Department guidance on how Coronavirus Relie... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Congratulates Baldwin Native Selected for NASA’s Artemis Team to Travel to the Moon
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    BALDWIN, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) congratulated Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, a Baldwin native and graduate of Baldwin High School, on her selection by NASA to the team of astronauts who will go to the Moon as part of NASA’s Artemis program. NASA selected 18 astronauts with a diverse range of backgrounds, expertise, and experience to form the Artemis Team and help pave the way for the next astronaut missions on and around the Moon. The announcement was made yesterday af... Read more

  • Rice Amendments Included in Passage of FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) today voted in support of the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 6395, The William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included three amendments she led to increase oversight of border wall contracts, strengthen cybersecurity for vulnerable government agencies, and support survivors of sexual assault, sexual or gender harassment, and intimate partner violence. The annual defense authorization bill passed the U.S.... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Congratulates Baldwin Native Selected for NASA’s Artemis Team to Travel to the Moon
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2020 | Preview rr

    BALDWIN, NY – Today, U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) congratulated Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, a Baldwin native and graduate of Baldwin High School, on her selection by NASA to the team of astronauts who will go to the Moon as part of NASA’s Artemis program. NASA selected 18 astronauts with a diverse range of backgrounds, expertise, and experience to form the Artemis Team and help pave the way for the next astronaut missions on and around the Moon. The announcement was made yesterday af... Read more

  • Kathleen Rice, Long Island Delegation Call Again on Treasury and IRS to Provide Relief for Commuters
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04), Peter King (NY-02), Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05), Lee Zeldin (NY-01), and Tom Suozzi (NY-03) sent a letter to the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) following up on their September 28 letter to Commissioner Rettig urging the IRS to consider any available options within its regulatory authority to provide targeted relief for individuals who have accumulated unused transportation benefits due to the COVID-19 pandem... Read more