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Kathleen M. Rice, Representative in Congress, District 4

KATHLEEN M. RICE

Democratic

BACKGROUND:

  • Rice, 55, of Garden City, is seeking a fifth term in Congress.
  • She won her first term in 2014 after serving as Nassau District Attorney from 2006-2014. She rose from assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, to Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice's Philadelphia office.
  • Rice is a graduate of Catholic University of America and has a law degree from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. She serves as chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation and Operations, and is a member of the House Committee of Veterans' Affairs.

ISSUES:

  • Rice's top priority is securing more COVID-19 relief funding for Nassau County, including new funding for state and local governments facing budget shortfalls due to the pandemic.
  • Rice is pushing for expanded unemployment insurance benefits for families out of work, and more aid to small businesses.
  • Rice is advocating for more investments into infrastructure to improve roads and bridges.

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