Rice is seeking House authorization to launch a lawsuit against the administration on behalf of the institution. So far, his authorizing resolution, has 42 GOP co-sponsors.
“Am I optimistic that we’re going to be successful at this?” Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, asked. “Probably not. I’m not an attorney, so I’m not sure I can actually evaluate the merits of the case, but it seems to me that it was worth bringing up.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.