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  • Kathleen Rice Statement on Third Coronavirus Response Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) issued the following statement after the third coronavirus response bill passed the House of Representatives today: “I am pleased that Congress has finally reached a bipartisan compromise and passed this urgently-needed $2 trillion stimulus package. This bill provides immediate support to Long Islanders in several ways, including increased funding for New York’s hospitals, direct stimulus checks to qualifying families, expanded unemploy... Read more

  • Houses Passes Kathleen Rice Measure Requiring Cybersecurity Training for All House Members
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed a provision authored by U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04), a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, that will require all Members of the House to undergo annual cybersecurity and information security training, just as is already required for House officers and employees. The provision, originally introduced as a standalone measure with Representative John Katko (NY-24), was included in H.Res.756, a bipartisan resolution... Read more

  • Kathleen Rice, Bipartisan Colleagues Lead Bicameral Bill to Address Direct Support Professional Shortage
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04), Peter King (NY-02), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), John Katko (NY-24), Brendan Boyle (PA-02), and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) introduced the Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act (H.R. 6045), a bipartisan bill to address the Direct Support Professional shortage in the workforce. This legislation is supported by the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals, Inc., the American Network of Community Options and... Read more

  • Representatives Kathleen Rice, Aumua Amata Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase VA Oversight
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2020 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Aumua Amata (American Samoa) have introduced a bipartisan bill to strengthen oversight at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Strengthening Oversight for Veterans Act of 2020 (H.R. 5843) would provide the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) with testimonial subpoena authority. Without testimonial subpoena authority, the current ability of VA OIG to conduct complete and thorough investigations is severely limited. The bill... Read more

  • Rice, Clarke Lead Bipartisan Delegation Letter Questioning DHS Ban on New Yorkers from Global Entry Program
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) today led a bipartisan letter to Acting Secretary Chad Wolf questioning the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to implement a new policy banning New York State residents from the Global Entry Program and other Trusted Traveler Programs. The letter comes following Acting Secretary Wolf’s cable television announcement of the policy and the letter DHS sent to the New York State Department of Motor Veh... Read more

  • Kathleen Rice Statement on Acquittal of President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) issued the following statement today after the United States Senate acquitted President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial: "Today will be remembered as a solemn day for the rule of law in our country. By blocking witnesses and documents throughout this trial, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans ignored the will of the American people and abandoned their constitutional duty to act as impartial jurors. An acquittal without a fair trial ... Read more

  • Kathleen Rice Statement on Trump Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-04) today released the following statement on President Trump’s proposed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan: “As a strong supporter of Israel, I have always been in favor of a two-state solution negotiated by the Israelis and Palestinians to achieve long-term peace and stability in the region. Any such solution must ensure the safety and security of Israel, as well as the sovereignty of a future Palestinian state. “As outlined in its proposed plan, I am pleas... Read more

  • Kathleen Rice Announces Hempstead Native As Winner of Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-04) today announced Gerry Stevens, a Hempstead resident and sophomore at Holy Trinity High School, as the winner of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge for New York’s 4th Congressional District. Stevens created the “Sneaker Plaza App”, which helps consumers locate a specific shoe by searching stores in the surrounding area. “I am proud to name Gerry Stevens as the winner of the NY-04 Congressional App Challenge competition,” said Representative Kathleen ... Read more

  • Kathleen Rice Amendment to Help Long Island Communities Included in House Passage of Water Contamination Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act of 2019, a comprehensive bill to regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), clean up water contamination, and protect public health. A bipartisan amendment offered by Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-04), and cosponsored by Reps. Peter King (NY-02) and Tom Suozzi (NY-03), was included in final passage. The amendment authorizes $50 million in new grant funding for communities across the country that have alr... Read more

  • Kathleen Rice, Elected Officials Pledge Action to Combat Anti-Semitic Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    CEDARHURST, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) convened a press conference this morning to condemn anti-Semitism and pledge renewed action to combat it. Today’s event comes in the wake of several recent incidents of targeted violence against the Jewish community, including the Hanukkah stabbing in Monsey, the shooting at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, and at least eight other anti-Semitic incidents reported in the New York City metropolitan area since December 13. “The vicious ... Read more