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  • Rice Calls on County Executive to Provide Free Rides to Warming Centers
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2022 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY – With temperatures set to drop below freezing, Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) today sent a letter to Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman urging the County to provide free rides to Warming Centers for unsheltered Nassau County residents via the Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) bus system and to review the Department of Social Services’ process for emergency shelter in dangerous weather conditions. “We cannot wait for an unsheltered person to freeze to death before we a... Read more

  • Rice Announces $112.6 Million in Special Financial Assistance Funding for Local 138 Pension Fund
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2022 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY – The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) approved Local 138 Pension Plan’s application for $112.6 million in Special Financial Assistance funding on December 21, 2021, Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-04) announced today. “I was proud to vote for the American Rescue Plan last March and am very pleased to see that this important law is doing just what it’s named for,” said Rep. Kathleen Rice. “This law is rescuing 1,723 pensioners who have earned their retirement from devastating c... Read more

  • Rice Urges NYS to Reopen Mass Testing and Open Mobile Testing Sites on Long Island
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2021 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY – With COVID-19 cases surging across New York State, U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) today sent a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul requesting the reopening of the Jones Beach and Stony Brook University mass testing sites and the opening of mobile testing sites to serve communities of color on Long Island. The text of the letter can be found here and below: Dear Governor Hochul, I write today to urge you to expand New York State’s COVID-19 testing capacity on Long Island ... Read more

  • Rice Leads Introduction of Bipartisan CBD Product Safety and Standardization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04), Morgan Griffith (VA-09), Angie Craig (MN-02), and Dan Crenshaw (TX-02) introduced a bipartisan bill that will establish federal standards for CBD food and beverage products to protect consumers and provide marketplace stability for farmers, producers, and retailers. “CBD products are exploding in popularity, but the lack of federal regulation surrounding them has put consumers at risk and left businesses looking for clarity,” said R... Read more

  • Reps. Rice, Fischbach, Meng, Mast, Luria, Zeldin Lead Bipartisan Letter in Support of Israel’s Participation in Visa Waiver Program
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04), Michelle Fischbach (MN-07), Grace Meng (NY-06), Brian Mast (FL-18), Elaine Luria (VA-02), and Lee Zeldin (NY-01) today sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas in support of Israel’s participation in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Israel is under consideration to be added to the program after it was discussed in a bilateral mee... Read more

  • Rice Votes to Pass Build Back Better Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R.5376, the Build Back Better Act: “After taking appropriate time to review the bill and its corresponding estimates from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), today I voted to advance the Build Back Better Act. There are many policies in this bill that will improve the lives of my constituents, especially the agreement I helped finalize to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription ... Read more

  • Rice, Fitzpatrick Lead Bipartisan Resolution in Support of National Apprenticeship Week
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) introduced a bipartisan resolution that supports the official designation of the week of November 15, 2021 as National Apprenticeship Week. The resolution recognizes the important role that apprenticeships play in developing a highly skilled workforce and commends the businesses and organizations that actively support apprenticeship programs. In 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Obama Admi... Read more

  • Rice Votes to Pass Historic $1.2 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) today voted for H.R.3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The bill, colloquially referred to as the “bipartisan infrastructure bill/framework” or “BIF”, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 228-206. The $1.2 trillion-dollar bipartisan bill will create thousands of jobs and send billions of dollars to New York State for roads, ports, bridges, public transit, airports, drinking water, and other critically needed physica... Read more

  • Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution Passes House with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.Con.Res.44, the bipartisan Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution, authored by Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Andy Barr (KY-06), which requires the U.S. Comptroller General to present the Financial Report of the United States annually before a joint hearing of the House and Senate Budget Committees, open to all members of Congress. It passed the House by a voice vote. “The American people are sick of Congress playing the bl... Read more

  • Reps. Peters, Schrader, Rice, and Murphy Announce Deal to Lower Prescription Drug Prices Through the Build Back Better Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Reps. Scott Peters (CA-52), Kurt Schrader (OR-05), Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) announced a deal between House Democratic Leadership, the Senate, and the White House that, if enacted as part of the Build Back Better Act, would cap what seniors pay at the pharmacy counter for the first time and would allow Medicare to directly negotiate drugs in both Parts B and D. Largely based on the drug pricing reform framework laid out in the Reduced Costs and ... Read more