U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, who was appointed earlier this week to the House Committee on Homeland Security, was named as the ranking Democratic member on the Subcommittee on Transportation Security. Rice, a former federal prosecutor and district attorney, was recently sworn into her first term representing New York’s fourth congressional district.
“I’m honored to serve as the ranking member on the Subcommittee on Transportation Security,” said Rice. “With the Long Island Railroad running through the heart of our district and two major airports right nearby, we have a unique interest in securing our transportation systems and doing everything we can to protect passengers and prevent acts of terrorism. Last week’s attacks in France are only the latest reminder that we’re facing very real threats right now, and we know transportation systems are always prime targets. So we’ve got a lot of work to do and I’m eager to get started.”
Rice was also appointed to serve on the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications.