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  • 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

  • Rice Leads Call on Major Cable Providers to Expand Access to Jewish Programming
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice led a group of Members of Congress to call on seven major cable providers to expand the availability of Jewish television programming across the country. The seven letters were individually addressed to the CEOs of Altice USA, AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, Cox Communications, Dish Network, and Verizon Communications. U.S. Representatives Brad Sherman (CA-30), Grace Meng (NY-06), Ted Deutch (FL-22), and Ted Lieu (CA-33) joined Rice as... Read more

  • Rice Introduces Teachers & Parents at the Table Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice introduced the Teachers and Parents at the Table Act, which would create volunteer committees of public school teachers and families to advise the U.S. Secretary of Education and report to Congress on topics that affect public school students such as testing and assessment, teacher diversity and training, family engagement, school climate, and more. Rice announced the introduction of her bill during a meeting yesterday with Jennifer Wolfe, a social ... Read more

  • Rice Statement on Surface Transportation Extension, Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a short-term funding bill to reauthorize surface transportation programs, but failed to bring up the bipartisan infrastructure bill: “I’m relieved the House voted today to pass a short term surface transportation reauthorization, preventing the furlough of nearly 4,000 federal employees and resuming work nationwide on important infrastructure projects. But this was the ... Read more

  • Rice Announces $689K for Broadband Connectivity and Device Purchases for NY-04 Schools, Availability of Further Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is committing $689,640 in federal funding to four school districts in NY-04 for the purchase of devices and access to broadband connectivity needed to support off-campus learning. The funding is part of the first wave of commitments from the FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Fund, a $7.17 billion program which Congress included as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to hel... Read more