Kathleen (Kathleen) Rice (D-04)

US Representative Kathleen Rice

Kathleen (Kathleen) Rice (D-04)
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Capitol: 202.225.5516
FAX: 202.225.5758
District: 516.739.3008
Representative
Room 2435 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3204
229 Seventh Street
Garden City, NY 11530
Residence:Garden City, NY

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairGlobal Investment in American Jobs Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Prosecutors Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Reformers Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Counterterrorism Caucus
FC MemberNew York Defense Working Group
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
FC MemberLong Island Congressional Delegation
Co-ChairJoint Whistleblower Protection Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation
FC MemberNew York Bipartisan Congressional Delegation
FC MemberCongressional Stop DUI Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on International Exchange and Study
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
FC MemberU.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus
FC MemberDemocratic Israel Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Long Island Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Tourette Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberHouse Public Works and Infrastructure Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Homeland Security
FC MemberHealthcare Innovation Caucus
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus

Bio

Congresswoman Kathleen Rice represents New York's Fourth Congressional District, which encompasses the majority of Nassau County, NY, a diverse suburban community located on Long Island. First elected to Congress in 2014, Kathleen has become a leading voice on national security issues as a member of the Homeland Security Committee, where she passed legislation to improve airport security screening in her first year and conducted rigorous oversight of the Trump Administration's border policies during her tenure as Chair of the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations. As a member of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, Kathleen established herself as a fierce advocate for veterans and for accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and she authored bipartisan legislation to expand employment opportunities for veterans, which was signed into law in January 2021. For the 117th Congress, Kathleen was named to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, which has the broadest jurisdiction of any authorizing committee in Congress, and she remains a member of the Homeland Security Committee. Prior to Congress, Kathleen ran for District Attorney of Nassau County in 2005 and shocked the Long Island political establishment by defeating a 31-year incumbent, becoming the first woman elected District Attorney in Long Island history. Kathleen served as District Attorney from 2006 to 2014, and received national acclaim for her efforts to combat drunk driving, which led to a statewide overhaul of DWI laws and Long Island's first DWI-related murder convictions. Rice also focused on combating public corruption, launching investigations that led to significant government reforms and the convictions of dozens of officials from both parties who violated the public's trust. Rice began her career in public service as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, NY, where she prosecuted cases of domestic violence and gang activity before joining the office's elite Homicide Bureau. In 1999, Kathleen was appointed an Assistant U.S. Attorney, where she went on to an award-winning career as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice's Philadelphia office. Kathleen resides in Garden City, NY, where she was raised with her nine brothers and sisters, and she is the proud owner of a Maltese-Yorkie rescue named Pearl. Kathleen is a graduate of the Catholic University of America (1987) and earned her law degree from Touro Law Center (1991).

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 2/15/1965
Counties Representing
Nassau