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)
Rep Rice’s Homeland Security Assessment of Terrorists’ Use of Virtual Currencies Act was included in the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act in December 2019.
Rep. Rice’s resolution prohibiting Members of Congress and their staffs from serving on the boards of publicly-held companies was agreed to House Rules package for the 116th Congress in January 2019.
Rep. Rice’s resolution requiring annual cybersecurity training for Members of Congress and employees enacted as part of H. Res. 756 in March 2020.
Passed in the House of Representatives (7):
Homeland Security Assessment of Terrorists’ Use of Virtual Currencies Act (January 2019)
H.R.1833 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 Tulip Avenue in Floral Park, New York, as the "Lieutenant Michael R. Davidson Post Office Building". (October 2019)
Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Act (October 2019)
Provision included in the House Labor-HHS-Education bill for FY 2021 that would instruct the National Institutes of Health to require external grantees conducting research on animals with NIH funds to put those animals up for adoption when no longer needed for research (July 2020)
Honoring All Veterans Act (September 2020)
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.