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  • Op-Ed: The President is right on trade
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on June 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    The President is right on trade By Representative Kathleen Rice In January, I was asked to sign a letter to President Barack Obama expressing deep concern with the prospect of fast-track trade authority. Allowing the President to strike sweeping trade deals outside of the congressional amendment process is an almost unfettered power that in too many instances has led to the exploitation of the American worker. In signing the letter, I stood as an opponent of a fast-tracked, up-or-down House vot... Read more

  • OP-ED: Confront the threat in Africa
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on May 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    By Representative Kathleen Rice As a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, as a former federal and state prosecutor, and as a New Yorker, my top priority is to protect our country and do all that I can to make sure we never see another day like September 11. Keeping Americans safe demands diligence here at home, but it also demands that we protect our people and interests abroad and work alongside leaders far beyond our borders who are fighting every day against enemies that threa... Read more

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