Kathleen M. Rice
|Katheleen M. Rice|
|U.S. House, New York, District 4|
|January 3, 2015 - Present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Predecessor||Carolyn McCarthy (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Cost per vote||$38.65 in 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Nassau County District Attorney|
|Place of birth||New York City, New York|
- 1 Career
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Key votes
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Rice was previously the district attorney for Nassau County.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Hill's academic, professional and political career:
- 2015-Present: U.S. Representative from New York's 4th Congressional District
- 2005-2014: Nassau County, N.Y., District Attorney
- 1991: Graduated from Touro Law Center with a J.D.
- 1987: Graduated from Catholic University of America with a B.A.
Rice serves on the following committees:
- Homeland Security Committee
- Veterans' Affairs Committee
The first session of the 114th Congress has enacted into law 6 out of the 2,616 introduced bills (0.2 percent). Comparatively, the 113th Congress had 1.3 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session. For more information pertaining to Rice's voting record in the 114th Congress, please see the below sections.
Economic and fiscal
2016 Budget proposal
On April 30, 2015, the House voted to approve SConRes11, a congressional budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, by a vote of 226-197. The non-binding resolution will be used to create 12 appropriations bills to fund the government before funding runs out on October 1. All 183 Democrats who voted, including Rice, voted against the resolution.
Iran nuclear deal
On May 14, 2015, the House approved HR 1191 - the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 by a vote of 400-25. The bill requires President Barack Obama to submit the details of a nuclear deal with Iran for congressional review, if negotiators reach a final agreement. Congress will have 30 days to review the deal and vote to approve or disapprove the deal. During the review period, sanctions on Iran cannot be lifted. Rice voted with 176 Democrats to approve the bill.
On The Issues Vote Match
- See also: On The Issues Vote Match
On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the analysis, Rice is a Moderate Liberal Populist. Note: We are working to resolve inaccuracies with this information. Thank you for your patience.
District Attorney tenure
First American donations
Questions were raised concerning donations made to Rice's state attorney general campaign by a company that was under the investigation by Andrew Cuomo's office at the time, as it could have been seen as a conflict of interest should Rice have been elected to the statewide position. According to an article published by the New York Daily News, Rice "received the maximum campaign contribution of $55,900 from Steven Napolitano, who heads a wholly-owned subsidiary of First American Corp." First American Corporation was sued by the state attorney general's office in November 2007 after it had been discovered that the company let a bank select appraisers who then inflated the values that increased the market value of homes they owned.
Albert Teichman, Chief Assistant to Rice in her former position as Nassau County District Attorney, was accused of double-dipping in the state's public employee pension program. Teichman reportedly received a state pension check from the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office valued at $74,000 while he was collecting an annual salary of $155,975 in Nassau County. He achieved this after he was granted an exemption by the State Civil Service Commission as dictated under Section 211 of the New York State Retirement and Social Security Law, which was "supposed to be granted only in unique cases when no one but the recipient can do the job." Critics argued that it was precisely these "211 waivers" that caused the out-of-control costs of the state pension system.
In 2014, Rice won election to the U.S. House to represent New York's 4th District. Rice won the Democratic nomination and ran uncontested for the Working Families Party nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014. She defeated Bruce Blakeman (R) in the general election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, New York District 4 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Kathleen M. Rice||51.2%||89,793|
|Source: New York State Board of Elections|
|U.S. House, New York District 4 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Kathleen M. Rice||57.3%||7,770|
|Source: New York State Board of Elections - Official Election Results|
- See also: New York Attorney General election, 2010
On February 17, 2010, Rice announced her candidacy for the statewide office of attorney general, the seat vacated by Democrat Andrew Cuomo, who ran for governor in November. Rice, however, was narrowly defeated by State Senator Eric Schneiderman on September 14, 2010, after receiving 32 percent of the vote.
|2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary|
|Democratic Party||Eric Schneiderman||34.4%|
|Democratic Party||Kathleen M. Rice||31.9%|
|Democratic Party||Sean Coffey||16.4%|
|Democratic Party||Richard Brodsky||9.9%|
|Democratic Party||Eric Dinallo||7.4%|
Comprehensive donor history
Comprehensive donor information for Rice is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Rice raised a total of $3,507,500 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 16, 2015.
|Kathleen M. Rice's Campaign Contribution History|
|2014||U.S. House (New York, District 4)||$3,507,500|
|Grand Total Raised||$3,507,500|
Rice won election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Rice's campaign committee raised a total of $3,507,500 and spent $3,470,327. This is more than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.
Cost per vote
Rice spent $38.65 per general election vote received in 2014.
|U.S. House, New York District 4, 2014 - Kathleen M. Rice Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$1,704,183|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$1,658,954|
|Top contributors to Kathleen M. Rice's campaign committee|
|First Nationwide Title Agency||$33,517|
|MacAndrews & Forbes||$27,700|
|Winston & Strawn||$21,400|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$265,060|
To view the breakdown of campaign funding by type click [show] to expand the section.
|Kathleen M. Rice (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$0.00||$1,471,492.64||$(169,579.35)||$1,301,913.29|
- Attorney General of New York
- New York Attorney General election, 2010
- United States House of Representatives
- New York's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014
- New York's 4th Congressional District
- Official U.S. House website
- Kathleen Rice for Congress campaign website
- Kathleen Rice's Facebook profile
- Kathleen Rice's Twitter account
- Associated Press, "New York - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 24, 2014
- Politico, "2014 New York House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2014
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Kathleen Rice," accessed January 28, 2015
- U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk, "Committee Information," accessed February 20, 2015
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 113th Congress," accessed April 29, 2015
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress," April 13, 2015
- Congress.gov, "S.Con.Res.11," accessed May 5, 2015
- Clerk.House.gov, "Final Vote Results for Roll Call 183," accessed May 5, 2015
- The Hill, "Republicans pass a budget, flexing power of majority," accessed May 5, 2015
- Congress.gov, "H.R.1191 - Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015," accessed May 16, 2015
- Clerk.House.gov, "Final Vote Results for Roll Call 226," accessed May 16, 2015
<ref>tag; no text was provided for refs named
Cite error: Invalid
- New York Daily News, "Would-be AG Kathleen Rice gets big donation from firm being sued by Cuomo's office," accessed August 21, 2010
- New York Daily News, "AG hopeful Kathleen Rice may be tripped up by double-dipping deputy Andrew Teichman," accessed August 23, 2010
- PRNewser, "Former Paterson Strategist Joins Kathleen Rice's Run for New York AG," accessed February 17, 2010
- New York Law Journal, "Schneiderman Edges Out Rice in Democratic Primary for Attorney General," accessed September 16, 2010
- New York State Board of Elections, "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed November 18, 2010
- Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Kathleen M. Rice," accessed April 16, 2015
- Open Secrets, "Kathleen Rice 2014 Election Cycle," accessed April 9, 2015
- Open Secrets, "Winning vs. Spending," accessed April 9, 2015
- Federal Election Commission, "Kathleen M. Rice Summary Report," accessed April 24, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Kathleen M. Rice April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
Carolyn McCarthy (D)
|U.S. House of Representatives - New York, District 4
| Succeeded by|
|Nassau County District Attorney
| Succeeded by|
State of New York
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Comptroller | Commissioner of Education | Superintendent of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Commissioner of Environmental Conservation | Commissioner of Labor | Chairman of Public Service Commission |
State of New York Court of Appeals | Supreme Court, Appellate Division | Supreme Courts (Trial Courts) | County Courts | Family Courts | Surrogates' Courts | Court of Claims | District Courts | New York City Civil Court | New York City Criminal Courts | New York City Courts | Problem Solving Courts | Town and Village Courts | Judicial selection in New York |