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  • OP-ED: IRAN DEAL IS A RISK I CAN'T SUPPORT
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    IRAN DEAL IS A RISK I CAN'T SUPPORT By Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) Three weeks ago, President Obama announced that American and international negotiators reached a final agreement with Iranian leaders restricting Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. I’ve since taken time to study the text of the proposed deal, and I’ve consulted with negotiators, nuclear experts, and my constituents. President Obama entered into negotiations with Iran because he is a p... Read more

  • Op-Ed: Keep the Pressure on Iran
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on July 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    5 Towns Jewish Times As American and Iranian negotiators work to finalize an agreement seeking to restrict Iran’s nuclear capabilities, many questions remain unanswered. We don’t know what is on the table in this final round of negotiations, what concessions have been made or considered by either side, or what exactly the final deal might look like. That said, there are a few basic elements this deal must include to have any chance of permanently preventing a nuclear-armed Iran. First and forem... Read more

  • 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