Kathleen Rice made a name for herself in this Congress on issues of national security, safety, and the costs from Hurricane Sandy. As a former prosecutor, Rice gained a reputation for being bipartisan, especially when working with members of the state’s delegation to address questionable political maneuvering by the Trump administration against New Yorkers.




In response to this project, Rep. Kathleen Rice issued a statement. The following statements and assertions are those of a political candidate and/or congressional office. Any statistics, data, or other information contained therein has not been independently verified or checked for accuracy as part of this project:


Rep. Rice has had more legislation in the 116th Congress pass the House and become law when you take into account that many bills get included in larger pieces of legislation. To update you on those numbers for the 116th Congress:

Enacted into law (4)

Passed in the House of Representatives (7):

What the rankings mean:

Number of bills sponsored:

This metric measures the number of unique bills put forward by a Representative or a Senator. A Resolution usually expresses an opinion or addresses procedure in the House or Senate and doesn’t go to the President. An Amendment is a change to the language of legislation. Everything has to be voted on.

Number of bills passed out of one chamber:

Getting a bill passed through a chamber is tough. In order to pass a bill out of a chamber, a member of Congress must build consensus among his or her colleagues.

Number of bills signed into law:

If a bill from an opposite party is signed into law by a President, the achievement is a significant victory for that Member of Congress if the bill is significant. Many non-controversial bills are signed into law as a matter of routine.

Percentage a member votes with his or her party:

Source: ProPublica. Procedural votes count toward this score and it isn’t entirely indicative of a member’s loyalty, or disloyalty, to the party.

Lugar Center Bipartisan Index Score:

The Bipartisan Index is a joint project of The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Scores above 1.0 are outstanding. Scores above .5 are very good. Scores below -.5 are poor. Scores below -1.0 are very poor.