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  • 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
    Tags: Homeland Security

    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
    Tags: Veterans

    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

  • Rep. Kathleen Rice Introduces Bill Requiring Cybersecurity Training for All House Members
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, introduced new legislation today that will require all House Members to undergo annual cyber- and information security training, just as is already required for House officers and employees. H.Res. 355, the bipartisan Congressional Cybersecurity Training Resolution of 2019, co-led by Rep. John Katko (R-NY), will require the Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives to car... Read more

  • Rep. Kathleen Rice Introduces Bill to Help Commemorate Long Island’s Aviation History
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice reintroduced legislation today directing the federal government to study ways to commemorate Long Island’s leading role in the development of our nation’s aviation industry and preserve significant sites related to aviation history. The bipartisan Long Island Aviation History Act, which has been cosponsored by every member of Long Island’s Congressional delegation, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special study in order to evalu... Read more

  • Rep. Kathleen Rice Announces $1.2 Million Grant For Adelphi University to Support Next Generation Science Teachers
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice announced today that the National Science Foundation has awarded $1,199,752 in federal grant funding to Adelphi University’s Adelphi's Scholar Teacher Education Program to recruit, support, and prepare 24 science teachers, including those from typically underrepresented groups, to take STEM teaching positions in high-needs school districts. This project is a partnership between Adelphi University, Mineola Public Schools, New York City Departmen... Read more

  • Rep. Kathleen Rice Statement on Redacted Special Counsel Report
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY - U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today released the following statement on the redacted Special Counsel report: "The Special Counsel's report presents clear and startling evidence that the President repeatedly tried to hinder the investigation into his presidential campaign – findings that were made all the more glaring by the Special Counsel's explicit decision to not exonerate the President of obstruction of justice. And in stark contrast to Attorney General Barr's previous ... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Introduces Alcohol Responsibility Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Combating Drunk Driving

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice yesterday introduced H.Res. 305, which designates April as “Alcohol Responsibility Month” and expresses the U.S. House of Representatives’ commitment to support efforts to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking. The resolution is endorsed by the National Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org). Original cosponsors of Rep. Rice’s resolution include Reps. Carolyn... Read more

  • Rep. Rice, Sen. Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill Expanding Access to Services for People Living with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today introduced H.R. 1903, the bipartisan Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Act, which would amend the Older Americans Act to serve individuals who are under the age of 60 years-old but living with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease or other degenerative diseases. Joining Rep. Rice in introducing this legislation are Reps. Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chris Smith (NJ-04), Pete King (NY-02), Elise Stefanik (NY-21), and David Trone (MD-06). Senators Susan C... Read more

  • House Passes Rep. Rice’s Legislation to Combat Terrorists’ Use of Virtual Currencies
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 428, the Homeland Security Assessment of Terrorists’ Use of Virtual Currencies Act, introduced by Rep. Kathleen Rice. The bill would require the Homeland Security Assessment of Terrorists’ Use of Virtual Currencies Act would require DHS’ Office of Intelligence and Analysis to develop and submit a threat assessment report on the use of virtual currencies by terrorist organizations. The bill, which was co-sponsored by Rep. Peter King... Read more

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