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  • Reps. Rice, Lieu & Plaskett Request Special Prosecutor to Investigate Possible Collusion between Trump Campaign & Russia
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Stacey Plaskett (D-U.S. Virgin Islands), all former prosecutors, today sent a letter to acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente requesting the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to investigate any Trump campaign collusion with Russia. The recent disclosure that President Trump’s first National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, has asked for immunity is just the latest reason why a Special Prosecutor is needed to inves... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order Rolling Back Clean Power Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today after President Trump signed an Executive Order rolling back the Clean Power Plan. Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice: “President Trump and Scott Pruitt deny basic science and do what big oil companies tell them to do, even when it means jeopardizing our national security, environment, and public health. But it’s people in places like Long Island who will pay the price of polluted air, rising sea level... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Statement on the Death of Martin McGuinness
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today regarding the death of Martin McGuinness, the former deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland. Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice: “I am shocked and saddened by the death of Martin McGuinness. Martin was many things to many people in his life, but through it all, he was a patriot who had relentless faith in the future of Northern Ireland. Amid the violence and despair of the Troubles, Martin believed ... Read more

  • House Passes Rep. Rice’s Bill to Improve TSA Technology Acquisition Process
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 1353, the Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017, legislation introduced by Representative Kathleen Rice, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security and the former Ranking Member of the Transportation Security Subcommittee. Under the Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act, which was signed into law in 2014, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is required to develop a five-year technolo... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Statement on Trump Administration Firing U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY -- U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today about the Trump administration's firing of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. “Preet Bharara is an outstanding prosecutor who has served New Yorkers with integrity, honor, and a relentless commitment to the pursuit of justice. The decision to demand his resignation and that of 45 other U.S. Attorneys, while not without precedent, raises serious questions in light of President Trump’s bizarre allegations of ille... Read more

  • Rep. Rice: What Has DHS Done to Examine & Improve Vetting Procedures?
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, today requested information from the Department of Homeland Security related to any actions taken pursuant to the original Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” which was announced on January 27, 2017. In a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, Rice notes that while a federal court issued a temporary restraining order... Read more

  • Reps. Rice & Demings to Demand ICE End Courthouse Detentions for Victims of Domestic Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Val Demings (FL-10) are circulating a letter to House colleagues urging the Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to issue guidance making it clear to ICE personnel that victims of crimes should never have reason to fear that seeking justice in the court system could lead to detention or deportation. The letter comes after reports last week that ICE agents detained a transgender woman in an El Paso, TX court ... Read more

  • House Passes Rep. Rice’s Bill to Boost Veteran Employment
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives tonight passed H.R. 974, the Boosting Rates of American Veteran Employment (BRAVE) Act, introduced by Rep. Kathleen Rice and co-lead sponsor Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA). The BRAVE Act authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), when awarding federal contracts, to give preference to companies that have high concentrations of full-time veteran employees, which will reward contractors that actively hire veterans and create an incentive for others to d... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Statement on Trump Administration’s References to Nonexistent Terrorist Attacks
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, the Ranking Member on the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, released the following statement today after reports that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made numerous public references to a terrorist attack in Atlanta that never occurred. Last week and in previous public statements, President Trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway similarly made several references to a nonexistent “massacre” in Bowling Green,... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Named Top Democrat on Counterterrorism & Intelligence Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, will serve as the Democratic Ranking Member on the Counterterrorism and Intelligence (CTI) Subcommittee in the 115th Congress. Rice’s fellow Long Island delegation-member, Rep. Peter King, serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee, which is responsible for overseeing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) counterterrorism and information-sharing efforts. Rice has served on the Homeland Securit... Read more

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