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Edmund B. Rice

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Foreign Affairs
Senior Professional Staff
Washington, DC, USA


Edmund Rice is a Senior Professional Staff Member on the Democratic staff of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He has lead responsibility for Democratic staff's work on trade and international economics issues under the Committee's jurisdiction, including: dual-use export controls, export promotion, international economic and investment policy and related matters. He is responsible for oversight of the Bureau for Industry and Security, Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. Commercial Service and the Trade and Development Agency, and for the Committee's special oversight jurisdiction on the multilateral development banks and international financial institutions.

He has 40 years of Washington experience, including 20 years on Capitol Hill, in three tours of service.

Immediately prior to re-joining the Committee staff in July 2009, he served from January 1997 to July 2009, as President of the Coalition for Employment Through Exports. CEE is an organization of some 25 large multinational companies and banks that specializes in issues related to export and investment finance, export controls and similar matters. From 1999 to 2009, he co-chaired the Export Controls Working Group, comprised of some 200 specialists in export control policy. From 2008-9, he served as coordinator of the Coalition for Security and Competitiveness, comprised of 18 national business organizations, working to advance export control reforms.

From December 1990 to January 1997, Mr. Rice served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee staff, working on its Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade, with jurisdiction over export controls, economic sanctions, trade and related matters. During 1995-7 he was Staff Director of the subcommittee.

From 1987 to 1990, he worked on House Banking Committee issues for Rep. Toby Roth (R-WI), including staffing Republican members of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

From 1976 to 1987, he worked for the American Hospital Association, including as Vice President for Federal Relations, managing the association's Congressional and federal agency advocacy.

From 1971 to 1976, he worked for Rep. Margaret Heckler (R-MA), including as chief of staff and as legislative assistant for her Banking Committee assignment.

He graduated in 1971 with a BA in Political Science from Colgate University. He served in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve from 1970-76 and was honorably discharged. He and his wife have a son who is currently attending college.

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