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  • Rep. Rice Announces Nearly $100,000 in Federal Grant Funding for Long Beach Fire Department
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice announced today that the Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $98,181 in federal grant funding to purchase new, life-saving equipment for their ambulances. The funding was awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, which provides grants directly to fire departments for projects that enhance public health and safety as well as the health and safety of emergency res... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Announces $1.7 Million in Security Grant Funding for 17 Jewish Nonprofits in NY-04
    Posted in Press Releases on August 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded more than $11 million for security enhancements to nonprofit organizations in the greater New York City area, including $1.7 million to 17 Jewish organizations, synagogues, and schools in New York’s fourth congressional district. The funding was awarded through DHS’s FY 2019 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), which supports target hardening and physical securi... Read more

  • Reps. Rice and Rose to Visit Southern Border as Part of Bipartisan Homeland Security Committee Delegation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON – Reps. Kathleen Rice (NY-04) and Max Rose (NY-11) will visit the Rio Grande Valley this Friday as part of a bipartisan Homeland Security Committee delegation to examine the migrant conditions at the southern border. The group will visit CBP facilities around McAllen, Texas, including a Border Patrol station, processing center, holding facility, and a port of entry. The delegation will also visit a Department of Health and Human Services shelter and meet with local immigration stake h... Read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rep. Rice Announces $1.2 Million in Security Grant Funding for Eight Local Nonprofits
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, Ranking Member on the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded more than $15 million for security enhancements to nonprofit organizations in the greater New York City area, including nearly $1.2 million to eight Jewish organizations, synagogues, and schools in New York’s fourth congressional district. The funding was awarded through DHS’s FY ... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Bill Requires Cybersecurity Training for All House Members
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | 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. 585, the bipartisan Congressional Cybersecurity Training Resolution of 2017 co-led by Rep. John Katko (R-NY), will require the Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives to carr... Read more

  • Rep. Rice Announces Nearly $450,000 in Security Grant Funding for Six Local Jewish Nonprofits
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded more than $6.7 million for security enhancements to nonprofit organizations in the greater New York City area, including nearly $450,000 to six Jewish organizations, synagogues and schools in New York’s fourth congressional district. The funding was awarded through DHS’s FY 2017 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP... Read more

  • Reps. Rice & Kilmer Demand Answers About OPM Policy Prohibiting Communication with Democrats
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) wrote today to the Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and OPM’s Acting Inspector General to request written confirmation that a new policy prohibits OPM from responding to letters from members of Congress unless the letters have been signed by the Chairperson of a Committee or Subcommittee. On May 1, 2017, the New Democrat Coalition Cybersecurity Task Force wrote to OPM to inquire about the fe... Read more

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