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  • Rice Votes to Pass Build Back Better Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2021 | Preview rr
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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

  • Rice Statement on Surface Transportation Extension, Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2021 | Preview rr
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    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

  • Kathleen Rice, Local Leaders, Members of New York Delegation Call for Federal Action on Long Island Offshore Wind Development
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2020 | Preview rr
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    LONG BEACH, NY – Today U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) was joined by local environmental and labor leaders at a press conference calling for the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) to designate final Wind Energy Areas in the New York Bight and hold new lease auctions before the end of 2020. Earlier this morning, Rice sent a bipartisan letter to DOI formally calling for the designations with her New York colleagues; Representatives Tom Reed (NY-23), Tom Suozzi (NY-03), Jerrold Nadler (NY-... 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
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    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. Rice Urges Governor Cuomo to Designate “Opportunity Zones” in NY-04
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice is calling for eligible communities in New York’s fourth congressional district to be designated as Opportunity Zones, which will incentivize long-term investment of private capital in low-income communities. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 established a new community development program that provides tax incentives for investors to re-invest in low-income urban and rural communities that have been designated as Opportunity Zones. Communities are ... Read more

  • House Passes Rice, Donovan, Larsen, Reichert Bill to Reauthorize Expedited Business Travel Program for Pacific Rim Countries
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives last night passed S. 504, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act of 2017, which is identical to bipartisan legislation introduced in the House this year by Reps. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Dan Donovan (R-NY), Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Dave Reichert (R-WA). The legislation permanently reauthorizes the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card (ABTC) program, which provides access to fast-track immigration lanes at... Read more

  • Reps. Rice, Donovan, Larsen & Reichert Lead Bipartisan Push to Reauthorize Expedited Business Travel Program for Pacific Rim Countries
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
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    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Dan Donovan (R-NY), Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Dave Reichert (R-WA) today introduced legislation to permanently reauthorize the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card (ABTC) program, which provides access to fast-track immigration lanes at airports for travelers who conduct verified business in the APEC region. APEC, a forum of 21 Pacific Rim countries including the U.S., created the ABTC program in 1997, and the U.S. sta... Read more