The Rice Report

Friends, 
It's been a busy week in the District! This week, I was able to spend time with our frontline healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 and many in our business community working to recruit employees and stay open amid supply chain issues and high inflation. We've got a lot of work to do, but I can't do my job effectively unless I hear from you. It was a pleasure speaking with so many constituents this week.

Thanking Our Frontline Healthcare Workers

healthcare workers

This week, I held three Frontline Healthcare Workers Appreciation events at McLeod HealthRegional Medical Center, MUSC Health Florence Medical Center, and Tidelands HealthWaccamaw Community Hospital. So many of our healthcare workers are overwhelmed. I’m hosting these events to make sure our healthcare workers know they are not forgotten. All our healthcare workers have shown resilience as they continue to press on through the COVID-19 pandemic. We can’t say THANK YOU enough!

Read the press release here.

Speaking to the Conway Chamber of Commerce

Conway Chamber

Thank you to the Conway Chamber of Commerce for having me this week to provide a legislative update about inflation, infrastructure, disaster recovery, and many more pressing issues facing South Carolinians. It’s an honor to represent you in Congress!

How to Order COVID-19 Tests

virus

Great news! All households in the U.S. are eligible for 4 FREE COVID-19 testing kits shipped via USPS. Amid a testing kit shortage in South Carolina, this is welcomed relief for folks who need a test. Please click here to order the FREE tests for your family.

On January 3, 2022, The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approved emergency use authorization for booster shots to include all aged 12+ who received a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The CDC continues to recommend booster shots for adults 18+  who received Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Click here for information from the CDC about boosters.

Vaccines continue to be readily available across South Carolina. Click here to view my COVID-19 Vaccine Newsletter with the latest information.

Mobile Office Hours

Mobile Office

One of the most important parts of my job is assisting you. I hope you'll take advantage of my office's upcoming in-person Mobile Office Hours to help with federal issue matters. My staff will be at the following locations this month to reduce travel and conveniently assist you:

Wednesday, February 9: Georgetown

Wednesday, February 23: Conway, McBee, & Society Hill

Thursday, February 24: Chesterfield

Please click HERE to view all Mobile Office times and locations.